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Thursday, September 27, 2012

me + elevators = friendship cut off

Yesterday was the day that the elevator & I ended our long friendship.  We're done.  No longer.  O.V.E.R.

Normally I'm a fan of taking the lazy route elevator, but it all ended yesterday.  Yep, it ended when I got stuck in the elevator for an hour & a half.  I almost died lost my mind!  Let me take you through my horrific experience {can you tell I'm a little dramatic about the whole thing??}!

I got into my work building at my normal time.  Walked to the elevators as I normally do.  Pushed the "up" button & waited.  The doors opened, I got in & hit the button for the 4th floor.  The elevator went down to the basement floor (one floor below where I was), so I figured I'd mistakenly hopped on an elevator that was going down first.  No big deal, right?  WRONG!  The doors opened & I hit the button for the 4th floor.  The doors closed.  And that's when things when down the crapper.

I could feel the elevator go up a bit & then it just stopped.  The light that shows what floor you're on went blank.  I shat myselfI hit the "open door" button about 4543154165135 times {true story}.  The door did NOT open.  I panicked.  I took out my phone and all it said was "searching for service"I shat my pants, again.  I totally freaked out.  I sat down & took 20 seconds to THINK.  Then I noticed the "emergency phone".  I hit the call button.  A recording played: "you are in elevator 1 at the McNamara building...." that freakin' message played THREE more times.  

Finally...{what felt like hours later} someone answered and said "does someone need help in the elevator" {um, no, I just thought I'd make this phone call for funsies...}  YES!  I screamed politely said.  She asked me to explain what happened and asked if I knew what floor I was on.  I told her the situation, but that I wasn't completely sure what floor I was on.  She told me she would contact the building management.  Then...she hung up.  

I may or may not have shat myself a third time ;)

I stared at my phone & tried to text/call my Husband, co-workers, family....anyone.  But, I had no service.  I stood up & started to pace {which is probably comical to watch or think about since I was in a 4x4 space} and then I started to feel like I was going to faint.  So I quickly sat my arse back dwon.  I waited.  And waited.  And waited some more.  30 minutes had passed & was starting to freak myself out.  What if the building starts on fire & I can't get out because I'm stuck in the elevator & I DIE?  What if my boss realizes I'm not at work & haven't called in & she calls my Husband and he freaks out because he realizes my car is in the parking lot & thinks that someone kidnapped me.  And most importantly: what if I have to PEE?  

These thoughts were starting to truly freak me out, so I decided to call the "lady on the other end of the phone" again.  I got a different person this time & she said that they had to call the repair guy & that he'd be there in 20 minutes or so.  WHAT, another 20 minutes of waiting...not cool, lady, not cool.  

I just sat there with nothing but my thoughts.  My stomach hurt, I was sweating like a freakin' pig, & I was on the verge of crying.  20 minutes passed, 30 minutes, 40 minutes...where is the repair guy??  Then, my phone died!  I know that it wasn't working, but at least when it was on, I had some hope that it would magically "find service".  But, it certainly did me no good with a dead battery.  

Probably 10 minutes after my phone died, I heard what sounded like someone messing with the elevator.  I quickly stood up & listened.  Then, I saw two hands trying to pry the doors open.  BEST FEELING EVER!

The repair guy opened the doors and I practically jumped into his arms.  I've never been so happy to see someone in my life.  It was not my most favorite way to start my morning...needless to say, I'll be taking the stairs from now on.  I think I lost about 10 years off my life yesterday...awesome.  

And, that's why I am no longer friends with the elevator.  The end.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

9 months

How is it that I'm sitting here writing about how my sweet BABY is 9 months old already?  Where does the time go?  Ah yes, it's been spent: staring at her, feeding her, changing her diapers, reading her books, having "conversations" together, going for walks, playing {lots & lots of playing}, dancing for her, finding any way to make her giggle {oh, that giggle...it melts my ♥}, taking oodles of pictures of her, watching her sleep, watching her dance, listening to her babble, snuggling with her & being completely & utterly thankful for her - she is a blessing; she's made our lives a million times better!  

Here are my nine things for 9 months:

1.  My sweet baby has 4 teeth!  Both of her bottom & upper teeth have popped through.  We had some rough days, but she looks pretty much adorable when she smiles - those teeth ;)


2.  Dafney is now scootching {um is that even a word?} backwards.  She hasn't figured out that she can go forwards & hasn't mastered crawling yet.  I'm sure that is to come in the very near future.  

3.  Dafney loves, loves, loves MUSIC!  She loves to play her little piano & dance.  It's pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen.  Seriously.  


 4.  Sleep...still not sleeping through the night.  But, I know we'll get there.  I try to stay positive & enjoy our time together in the middle of the night.  However, she has mastered the art of falling asleep while eating!!

5.  Dafney loves to swim...or at least she loves water!  She loves to splash around & gets a huge smile on her face when she sees a pool, lake or bathtub ;)  She starts swimming lessons next week, so we'll see if she actually likes to swim!





6.  Dafney is CLINGY.  Oh my is she clingy.  She always wants to be held by me...and if I'm not around, she'll take Dad.  She's such a stinker in the morning's when I drop her off at daycare.  She will cry {minus tears...which I call fake crying} when I set her down, but the second I walk out the door, she stops, smiles & looks for a toy to play with.  She certainly knows how to pull at Mom's heart-strings!  

7.  Dafney is a sports nut!  Or, so her Daddy likes to think ;)  She is a GOPHER and a VIKINGS fan...like she had a choice!  She loves to support her teams & is excited for football season to start!  



8.  Dafney loves to "read".  She's so freakin' advanced!  Her favorite thing to read these days is Mom's People magazine.  If I'm lucky, it's in tact enough for me to read, too.  


9.  She's growing!  Obviously, right?  She is finally starting to fit into her 6 {yes, I said SIX} month clothes!  Some are still a bit big in the waist, but they're not falling off of her anymore!  We certainly got good use out of our 3 month clothes ;)

We have her 9 month Dr. appointment tomorrow so I'll post her height, weight, etc. over the weekend!  

Until then, have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

smartphone vs. the not-so-smart phone

Hi Friends!  Happy Wednesday {or as one of my co-worker's says "Happy Humper Day"}

My wonderfully amazing Husband {um, I wonder if he even reads my posts?} works at a place that rhymes with "shmarget" ;) and they get a poll sort of question each week.  This week it was:


What part of your life could use an upgrade?
  •  My cell phone
  • My car
  •  My organizational style
  • My wardrobe
  • My home 
  • My social life
  • No need to upgrade anything!  I am on the cutting edge. 
My husband thought he knew what I'd say & I thought I knew what he'd say.  My answer was my cell phone {he guessed correctly}.  He answered my home {I guessed correctly}.  Neither are shocking. {**Is it really sad that all those answers are things that need upgrading in my life??}

I've wanted a new cell phone for a while now.  We don't  have *smartphones* {yes, you may gasp in horror} because we never really wanted to spend oodles & oodles of {somewhat} hard earned money each month.  The phones we currently have are "meh".  Certainly nothing special, but functional (most the time).  But, we're eligible to upgrade...and that's exactly what I want to do!  Now the question is: do we UPGRADE upgrade & get smartphones, or do we continue to live under rocks & stick with the plain Jane, no interwebs, cheap monthly rate phones?  

This is probably where my Husband & I might have to "agree to disagree".  He's frugal smart.  Especially when it comes to finances.  He knows that it probably doesn't make sense to pay money to use the interwebs on a phone, especially since we have internet at home.  But, I wouldn't mind leaping into 2012 & joining in on the smartphone craze.  I guess I see pros & cons to having one.  Obviously it costs a lot more {major con}.  But, on the flip side, it would come in handy when we're lost & need some directions.  Or, if a road is closed & you need an alternative route in an unfamiliar area.  I know, I'm probably not being smart, but I'm human.  I want what everyone else has!    

Regardless, I want a phone that if nothing else has a decent camera.  I don't often have my camera with me & it would be nice to have a phone that would take decent pictures, since I always have my phone on me.  Any phone recommendations?  Smart or the plain Jane type?  

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Wednesday!

Monday, September 10, 2012

it's back!!!

Are you ready for some football?

It's hard for me to believe that it's already football season.  The leaves are changing, the air is starting to get cool & crisp, I've taken the crockpot out & I've started to mentally prepare for {gulp} winter.  

With all that comes football.  In "guy world" it's like it's own season.  Or at least it is in my house.  Saturday's & Sunday's are now dedicated to hours of football watchin' & scouring the interwebs for Fantasy football scores.  

Thankfully this year, Hubs has someone new to watch every.football.game.with.  Here's to hoping Dafney loves watching football as much as her Daddy ;)  

the weekend started with some Gopher football!

Go Gophers!!




Sunday was dedicated to the Vikings!

the girls were excited for football to start!

   the whole family got dressed up for the occasion ;)




 All the football action throughout the weekend made Dafney a tired little girl.  She fell asleep while eating {who does that?}!





Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  Happy football season ;)