What I learned this week

By Moriah on March 31st, 2009

When you decide to change your URL to make your domain name a little more streamlined, make sure your old address does not expire for a VERY LONG TIME (and thus stop redirecting your traffic).

Otherwise, you’ll leave well over a hundred readers and countless links stranded in cyberspace, up a creek and without a paddle.  Yes, I learned this little nugget firsthand.

And also?  That sometimes Motherhood kicks my rear.

To read what others have learned this week, click back to WILTW.

Motherhood kicked my rear today

By Moriah on March 30th, 2009

I could probably cut Monday completely out of my week and never look back.  Today has been extra stressful because the new restaurant Andy’s helping with opens this week and, well, we didn’t see him much.  I have a feeling the next couple of weeks are going to be rough.

Today was particularly trying.  I let the kids play outside this morning – which was going swimmingly until Adelaide decided to turn on the water from the outside faucet.  The best description I can think of is MUD BATH.  Both she and Drew had splashed around in it sufficiently before they paid any attention to the woman yelling at them from the deck (that would be me).

Oh, and the dog poop?  I don’t think anyone has actually gone and done anything about it.  Several of the kids shoes are sporting ripe-smelling lumps.  (Sorry.  I know.)

So back to the muddy children.  I peeled their clothes off outside, and sent them all into the bathtub.  I needed to scrub the pen marks off of Adelaide anyway.

I got her down for a nap, safe and sound – and left Drew and Madeline to play in the tub while I folded mountains of laundry (5 loads to be exact.  Unfortunately it was last week’s laundry and I still have mountains, only they’re dirty).

When I went into the bathroom later, I stepped into at least an inch of standing water.  I’m glad I wasn’t wearing socks; that might have been the boiling point.  I was angry enough.  They know that water-splashing is sooo against the rules.

And speaking of puddles of water, twice today Madeline poured her own cup of water and, well, let’s just say her Brita-pitcher aim leaves something to be desired.

I self-medicated during naptime with sweet tea and fresh lemon and hot mozzarella sticks with marinara.  (Junk food = does a mama good.)

The rest of the evening went in much the same fashion.  I served peanut butter & jelly for dinner – that was about all I could muster.  The kids are all mercifully tucked in bed and even though my house is still a wreck, I can breathe just a little easier.

And I’m hoping tomorrow? Will be better.

Resorting to Bribery

By Moriah on March 30th, 2009

When Emily (chatting at the sky) changed her URL, she hosted a giveaway for her readers who had updated their links/subscriptions and I told her I just might have to use her idea – because it was GENIUS.

So. Here is how to win a $20 giftcard (she used Target, but I think I’ll let this winner choose, although who doesn’t love Target?):

1) Leave a comment telling me that you updated my link in your sidebar/blogroll/whatever to www.pleasepassthesalt.net. (Or you can link to me now for the very first time; it doesn’t matter.) But it MUST be my current link to win. (And yes, I’ll check.)

2) Leave a comment telling me that you updated your subscription to my current address (www.pleasepassthesalt.net) or feed (http://feeds2.feedburner.com/PleasePassTheSalt) in your feedreader of choice. You do not have to have a blog, just be subscribed – and you know, it’s free! You can also enter by subscribing now for the very first time.

3) I’ll allow an extra entry by your posting about this giveaway on your own blog to help me spread the word. Just leave a separate comment with the permalink to your post (not your main blog) saying you posted about this giveaway. And I’ll be indebted to you forever.

(Or at least until I give away the gift card. Then we’re even.)

So basically, you could have up to three entries! (And make sure they are all separate comments.) Doesn’t matter if you haven’t commented here in a while or never have – perfect day to de-lurk, don’t you think?!

I’ll leave this open all week and choose a random winner on Friday.

Adelaide’s Cupcakes

By Moriah on March 26th, 2009

Aren’t they cheery?




I can’t hardly believe my baby is 2.

Happy Birthday To You

By Moriah on March 26th, 2009

(This was taken yesterday; her birthday is today.  Also, they sing near the end.)

Happy Birthday To You from Please Pass the Salt on Vimeo.

(And please excuse the dry-erase marker on my fridge.)

Did we all make it?

By Moriah on March 25th, 2009

Welcome to my new bloggy home!  PLEASE let me know that all my trouble has not been in vain and that you are HERE! If you were subscribed to me by my feedburner feed, you shouldn’t need to change anything.

(That would be http://feeds2.feedburner.com/PleasePassTheSalt, just fyi.)

PLEASE also update your sidebar links and blogrolls – all you have to do is change the “1.com” to “.net”…

I’ve still got a few sidebar kinks to work through, so bear with me a little, but hopefully all the major legwork is finished and we can get on with the program.


Someone pinch me, my house is clean

By Moriah on March 24th, 2009

Still working on the never-ending project; still doing more laundry than one woman should be required to.

Andy unclogged my vacuum for me today so I finally was able to vacuum my house. I think that one thing can make all the difference, don’t you? And since spring is really and truly here, I dumped out my dresser drawers and sorted out a Goodwill pile and made some space for the clothes that have been waiting so patiently in the attic all winter.

Spring cleaning will do wonders for your mood. (Or at least for mine!)

I would never have done all this today except for the fact that Nicky & Co. are coming over for a pizza supper. I honestly think that is the best motivation for getting your house clean — invite someone over.

Try it!

A quick Monday greeting

By Moriah on March 23rd, 2009

We had a pretty great weekend and Andy and I even managed to snag a date! I AM beginning to wonder if my house is EVER going to recover from the past four days, however, what with the kids constantly tracking in leaves and dirt (Max stays mostly outside, so they’ve been out there a lot) and oh, the laundry.

(Surely it multiplies during the night.)

I’m about to go and exercise (first time in ages) so I’ve got to run but I did want to warn you that my blog may be a little quiet this week as I’m wrapping up a rather time-consuming project (more on that later) and Adelaide’s birthday is on Thursday.

Hope your day is as sunny as it is here!

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