Friday, 22 August 2008

Happily Reunited

Our beloved laptop finally returned to our homestead on Thursday morning. The virus completely removed, well actually virtually everything removed but still we were happy to have her back nonetheless.

For 4 days we were completely Internet free. It was almost like losing an arm. But not nearly so dramatic.

I was forced to find new sources of entertainment, time wasting and procrastinating the ironing.

Fortunately for me our loss of laptop coincided beautifully with the Olympics.
I dedicated many an hour to cheering on team GB and was thrilled to witness our greatest number of medals ever (yes we are generally a nation of gross underachievers), and it's not even over yet!

Roll on London 2012 (but not too quickly because I am not so excited about getting 4 years older) when we get to watch it at a reasonable time of day for once.

Without access to Google Reader I had to resort to the lowly alternative of reading an actual real book. So I found myself delving under our bed where I hoard all new books that I buy. (Does anybody else collect unread books? Just me? Righto!) Anyhow I pulled out 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult and read and read and read and I loved it. If you love Jodi like I do you will not be disappointed I promise.

With Rob computerless he was forced to end each working day early which obviously was a huge hardship for him. So we utilised some of our time by taking the boys for way overdue haircuts. We figured it a more sensible ratio to go two on two, reducing the risk of me getting tag teamed by the toddlers. Especially after the drama last time I took Eli.

So they used to look like this

Now Eli looks like this.

We managed to get through the ordeal with relatively few tears. Though being the drama lover that he is he did cry out 'Ow-Ow' or 'Ouch' with every single snip to his precious locks. He also threw in a few whimpers of 'Daddy no hurt me!' too.

Thomas now looks like this.
Excuse the complete trance-like almost gormless state of both boys. They were fully engrossed in a critical point in an episode of Go Diego Go when I pulled out the camera. All attempts to bribe them to look into the camera by offering chocolate sadly failed.

Yes, I am that kind of mother.

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21 lovely comments:

Susan said...

Congrats on getting your computer back and on GB's medal count. I would love to head over there for the Olympics in 2012. I guess we will have to see where our lives are when that time comes.

THopgood said...

I too hoard new books...I have a stack of about 20. I buy new books everytime I pass one that looks interesting even when I still haven't read the one I bought 6 months ago. Looks like I'll have to go out and find that one too...who knows when I'll get around to reading it.

Krystyn said...

Yay! You are back!

I've heard that one is good, but she pulls so hard at my heart strings, I don't know if I can read another!

And, chocolate? Who hasn't used it as a bribe?

WTG team GB!

Allikaye's Mama said...

Oh! I do love Jodi books! I have that one - I should pull it out! And I am so gald you have been visitin my site! I love yours and your boys! Their hair is cute! I am going to link you so we become bloggy friends! Woohoo!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

You have the most adorable children...

The White House said...

Carol, that is so funny. Yes, I am that type of mother, too. I read 19 minutes- CRAZY, page turner. and slightly worry inducing for a mom. Yikes. I am so glad that you are back. We missed you. The boys look so cute with their new haircuts.

3boys247 said...

Glad to see you are back in action. The haircuts look great.

And BTW, I actually asked Hayden this morning if he was "getting his grump on." Thanks for that, I plan to use it often!!

Angelique said...

Awwww...your boys are so stinkin' cute!

Dana said...

So glad you finally got your computer back. Stupid virus! I am sure you have lots to blog about from your time away.....

anti-supermom said...

I thought 19 min. was fabulous! She is a great writer, happy to have you back writing too.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Isn't funny all the stuff we get done when we are computerless ;)

4under3 said...

Your boys are scrumptious! I'm especially fond of Eli's sidebar picture.

Glad you're plugged back into the cyberworld.

And who did your background? It's very nicely done, my dear.

Tiff

Penelope said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who hoards books! I go to every library sale I can and buy any book that looks semi-interesting. I haven't read most of them, but I have found a few that were great reads. I'll have to add Nineteen Minutes to my list; it looks like a good book!

Melissa Wollman said...

YAY! So glad that you're back!

The boys look cute with their new hair cuts. Totally not looking forward to that when it comes time to have to cut Kingston's hair.....

Mandy said...

I had trouble posting a comment yesterday...hmm...
suppose it didn't work. Sorry if this comment gets duplicated!!
Thanks for the book recommendation. That book is actually next on my list. I am currently reading Sophie Kinsella's books and I am almost done with those.
Haircuts look great. I always give my boys lollipops during haircuts to keep them occupied. It works until they pull it out of their mouths. Then, it gets all hairy. Nice, huh?

Katie said...

Oh, I know that trance well. I have seen the very expression on other faces I know well... often. Ah, look... right now, in fact...

AMY said...

So glad to know you are back online and in tough with the real world again! Thanks for the book suggestion, I need one for my new bookclub. Love the haircuts!

BookMomma said...

Hooray for well Internets!

The boys look great and I, too, love Ms. Piccoult. Have you My Sister's Keeper yet? I haven't but hear lots about it. Presently I am trapped in the twilight series, and I will be very happy when it's over...

The Mrs. said...

I lost both computers last fall and thought I was going to go into shock. Though my kids were far more traumatized when the car dvd went on the fritz. Yes.. I'm THAT kind of mom! : )

Wendi said...

Reunited and it feels so good!
Why do I feel like singing that song?
So glad you and the computer are together again.
Missed. you.
Go GB in Beijing!
We must plan a blogger convention in 2012.
We can all meet up and watch the Olympics.
Sounds like a great read.
I am currently on the third book of the Twilight series.
I seriously think I am in love with a vampire!
Who knew!
The boys are precious as always with their new "dos".
Yes...I am THAT kind of mother too!

LiteralDan said...

Don't scare me with stories of such things! My laptop might hear you and get ideas...