Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Remember Me?

I know, I know.  I've been missing for quite some time, and you all are just DYING to know what I've been up to. 
I'll keep it brief, I promise.

Last week was quite the week for weather around these parts.  My kids went to school on Monday, and then followed that up with a SIX day weekend.  Yes, SIX.  If anything were going to drive me to start drinking, 4 snowdays in a row would have done it. 

In addition to the kids having no school, Roon was also confined to the house due to icy roads.  This really isn't a HUGE deal, because he is lucky enough to be able to work from home.  However, this means that my precious laptop was commandeered for this purpose, leaving me with little to no computer time.  I currently have 199 unread posts in my Google Reader.  That makes me sick.

I am so close to "going postal" on the USPS.  Last Monday, I shipped off 2 packages containing the Quince Quote prizes for both December and January.  On Thursday, I received word that BOTH packages had been received COMPLETELY SHATTERED.  The packages were insured, so all is right with the world.  Once we sell our souls to the devil, and perform some sort of ritual sacrifice, we MIGHT be reimbursed for the things we can provide proof of value for. 

As if that weren't enough, on Saturday I shipped off my "PINKTASTIC" swap package to my amazing parter Leah.  Before doing so, I thoroughly wrapped a specially made glass pitcher in bubble wrap, just to make sure it arrived in one piece.

It didn't. 

Yesterday, I found out that the pitcher had also arrived at it's destination in several pieces.

Looks like I'll be using FedEx from now on.  Take that, USPS!

I'm sure there's more that has gone on around here, but I seem to have chosen to block it out.  I have several posts planned out in my head, so with any luck, I'll be out of my bloggy rut, and back up to normal speed soon.

*Fingers crossed*


MiMi said...

My rant against the USPS is very, very, very long.
Just ask about everyone I know.
Thank goodness you insured it.

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

When your ornaments showed up shattered I tried to see about the insurance process...You have it described correctly. Ugh.

Let us know how FedEx works out. I never thought to use them.

Miss you! Glad we are both getting back in the swing. :)

Mamarazzi said...

i squeeeeeeeeeled when i saw a post from you in my reader.

speaking of reader...it's ok to just click "mark all items as read" and start over. i won't be totally sad id you skip my most recent posts.

though they are ALL freaking awesome, soooo...

sorry to hear of your USPS upset...that ain't right.

Megan Harmeyer said...

I'd totally go postal on USPS...that totally sucks!! The kids here in Albuquerque had the same 6 day weekend. WTH?! And we're due to get more snow today and tomorrow! I hope things go back to normal for you soon.

Impulsive Addict said...

You poor girl. If it will make you feel better to go postal on the USPS, so be it. They can just suck it. My Christmas swap gift from Shawn had 4 broken gifts.

Loved hearing from you again! =)

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Vivienne said...

Ugh. That suh-huks! Bummer. :(

Emmy said...

Yes, as soon as I saw the sticker on the outside of the box saying it may be damaged my heart skipped a beat. "may" was a huge understatement.

Yes I have been checking and checking your blog, I missed you :)

Princesa said...

Uggh. I hate it when that happens. Hopefully this week will be better.

Colleen said...

Welcome back! I frgging hate the post office. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness ... I've missed you ... like a lot, almost to an unhealthy extent! Hehe!

Very sorry to hear about all this crazy breakage - that plain old stinks.

Sending lots of hugs ... do you feel any better now?

Eschelle said...

UGH I know what you mean about not having time, no worries life happens to us all.
My sisters dad sent her his mothers china from scotland and it arrived in pieces too :( so sad... but she made a mosaic table with the pieces.

Erinsgobragh said...

:P I always get nervous when shipping something. Especially a piece of artwork I was paid to do. I always cross my fingers that it makes it to it's destination ripped and creased free.

Xazmin said...

I said it before, and I'll say it again: Jackwads.

USPS sucks big time.

Myya said...

I so miss you Ms Sami! We don't have snow here, but I've been stuck home WAY more then I'd like with sick kiddos. Today was A COMPLETE MESS, lets just say Z + unlimited throw ups = a worried mama & LOTS of cleanup.

{leah} said...

There is no shame in rocking yourself in the corner while you cry.

I'm just sayin'

Lisa said...

Wow. I still think it's crazy that TEXAS has had more snow days than IDAHO!!! :) Sorry you had such rotten luck with the USPS. No fun there. But it looks like you got an awesome package in return! :)