Clutzy Frustration

So today was one of those days when I REALLY wished I could have a do over… I had a horrible time waking up this morning, ending with having to snuggle up on the couch while the kids watched cartoons. That lasted for most of the morning, thankfully with Ken working from home in his little cubby he was able to take over the cartoon choosing. At least when I woke up the mess upstairs was not too bad and the kids had been under control.

THEN I went upstairs to set up for lunch… and while sorting out the kitchen counter and shifting the laptop that is up there knocked my iTouch onto the floor… the laminate and HARD floor. Can you guess? CRACK all over the screen… ugh. This means it still works but for the major cracks there are now on the view portion. At least THAT can be fixed by purchasing another screen… for 70.00 (boo)…

So the iTouch is fixable… IF I get my Kijiji ads sold! BUT the camera on the other hand… with its spot of dirt is looking less fixable. This is something VERY devastating to yours truly as I absolutely ADORE my camera. It does work pretty well as long as I don’t zoom in but still… Ken has tried flushing it out with our air compressor with no luck. He is looking around online but with it almost a year old and it not being covered (this issue) under warranty… well it looks like I use the cameras we have in the house and save our pennies. Not Lisa’s finest technological day AT ALL. So fingers crossed the ads sell… I want to replace the camera AND the screen AND get the pool… and am realizing once again the world runs way too much on money!!!

So I spent my day in need of hugs (which I got), condolences (I swear it feels like a family member is sick, how sad is that?) and re-familiarizing myself with my previous camera renamed “grindy” for the noise it makes when you focus (the reason behind its replacement). I almost feel like having a wake… ok maybe not but I do absolutely love my camera.

Ok ok on to things of actual importance! First off Gavin worked with Zander to catch him up to date on his Canada lapbook. All that is left to do is for us to use brads to finish a piece and then a pocket for the images of Canadian animals. Not bad!

Working together... bug off Mom!

Then there was fun outside in the sunshine after quiet time (see the camera DOES still work, if I don’t zoom in and the other one zooms but makes ominous noises so don’t worry pictures will continue! Ken has promised to try and get me my Christmas gift early this year – a SLR camera! which means who knows when my LAST year’s present will come – Cricut… I do love Ken, he is so eccentric with certain things!). I refilled the pool in a new location in the morning so the water was nice, refilled the bubble machine and put on the sprinkler. Of course freezies were involved as well!

With her bubbles

Fun in the sun

Echo got up close and personal with our Canada Day watermelon. I am hoping I have a bucket big enough to toss it in cold water to chill it nicely on Friday. I am looking forward to Canada Day…

Watermelon baby

Top off the GOOD stuff with a visit from Kristen who is quickly becoming a new favourite with the kids. She has so much patience with our large group of kids. We chatted while they ate and bathed and then she joined in on our new game that I picked up at Michaels (1.29!) – rhyming dominoes. The boys spent at least 10 min working on their reading and rhyming skills. And I got some company. A great reminder that life actually is REALLY good. I think we need those from time to time, especially on a day like today. This also let Fydo and Ken go out to a boardgame night! So we both won on that one.

Dominoes with Kristen also has a special right now – if you sign up you get 50 4X6’s for FREE and since you can pick up at Futureshop or Best Buy – no shipping costs! Definitely a bit of a pick me up at the end of a difficult day. And an added incentive to get my crafting area done. So good and bad today … and tomorrow I am DETERMINED will be a GREAT day!

The shorts say it all

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