Welcome to another edition of Friday Fragments - please visit my friend, the lovely lady Mrs.4444. And freewriting Sara at Ordinary & Awesome:
Well look at this, the actual opportunity to blog again in 24 hours!
Too bad I had computer problems and couldn't publish until too late. Oh well, carry on...
Compliment of the Day:
I'd just got home from the dentist, and gave my husband a smile from ear-to-ear, saying,'How do they look?"
The hubs: "Wow, they look so white, they're so big they look FAKE!"
Nice. Nothing sweeter than having your husband tell you that you look like you're wearing dentures.
Irony of the day:
After surviving a visit at the dentist for not one, two but all three of us, the hygenist who cleaned the kids teeth pulled me aside to tell me this:
"I am not one to BS, and I've seen many, many kids in this dental setting and I've got to say, your kids are the beyond the best behaved kids I have ever seen. I think it's a testament to the parents, and I had to tell you that."
See me beaming?
See me five minutes later as I'm struggling with all their dental paraphernalia, my purse, the girlie's stuffed penguin, and my cellphone at the New York Fries counter after hearing them whine about hunger and thirst. See my kids screaming at each other while we wait for the order, as the boy pulls on the girlie's balloon from the dental office, and then the girl shrieking as the string was pulled so hard that the balloon came off and the remaining string was cutting off her circulation at the wrist.
See me looking desperately for something to loosen the offending wire trap on the girlie's arm. See a kind stranger next to me in line who pulls out his keys, gently holds the girlie's wrist and releases her from the pain.
Best behaved kids ever. Hah!
See me seething.
I've been having issues with my work computer almost since I started the job. Turns out everyone who occupied my office previously also had problems. They checked all the cables and hard wiring before I joined and weren't expecting any issues again. I was starting to think my office was haunted. I was also having trouble connecting remotely from home. Couldn't access while there; couldn't access while away. Complex, anyone?
Turns out the newest cable they provided me was missing one of those plastic tabs that holds it in place. So everytime I moved my feet or shifted, I would pop out of the network. There's nothing like being kicked out of the network more than 20 times a day to frustrate you beyond belief.
And I finally got my wireless issue cleared up. Turns out we had the wrong passcode- it was case sensitive, but whoever gave us the password wrote the code in the wrong case. Nice, eh?
Router access = remote access = work from home possible.
And that is a very good thing.
Quote of the day:
In response to her big brother quoting her some rules of the household:
"Hey, I don't need a THIRD parent!
Wishing all my Canadian friends a very happy Thanksgiving long weekend with your loved ones.