02 June 2010

whiny wednesday

*disclaimer: I know there are real people out there with real problems. I know some of these people and I love you. And I know I shouldn't complain about the measly glitches in my daily life.  But blogging is like free therapy, right?

End of disclaimer.

Today has been a doosey. It actually all started yesterday. I got to go grocery shopping by myself. It was a peaceful break as I filled my cart with fruits and vegetables, fresh tortillas, cheese, milk, yogurt. Perishables. Lots and lots of perishables.

Then I came home, just in time to make dinner. I was excited: fish tacos and avocado salad. Perfect, easy, yum. We sat down to dinner and decided with such a menu, a beer was in order. I noticed it wasn't exceptionally cold. I decided to eat dinner in denial. Afterward, I was cleaning up while Nick graciously put the boys to bed. I started to load the refrigerator with our leftovers, my fears were confirmed. Cooling system broken. Again. For the second time in two months. In our brand new fridge. DANG IT. Last time it took a week to fix, a week of living out of our tiny cooler, throwing away nearly everything, and generally feeling sorry for ourselves.

I made Nick call LG. I told him exactly what to say and that he better lay the smack down. Why didn't I just call myself? I am so bossy.

And of course, they can come on Monday. Oh no no no NO. I called them back today and told them kindly, but firmly that I have three little boys that I have to feed all day long and I cannot live out of a cooler for nearly a week. And this has happened before. And we want a new fridge. 

So a guy is coming tomorrow. My fridge is very very clean, and we have three large bags of ice keeping all of our fresh groceries from growing some deadly bacteria. I hope.

To top it all off, Lute and I had a real winner of a day together. Jealousy, potty training accidents, blatant disobedience. Lots of frustration. Lots of whining. Lots of tears and throwing of self on the floor (him, not me, just to be clear) and nap time could not come soon enough. Thankfully, he woke up refreshed, we have reconciled and now we are maxing out on child labor while he helps his dada pick weeds. 

yep, that about sums it up.

And now I am off to make a seriously huge batch of stir fry with all of those fresh vegetables. Ugh.

I will be thankful tomorrow, I promise.


  1. What a day! I can't imagine losing the fridge for any amount of time. I am glad things ended well at your house. JDaniel had a rough evening. Things did not go his way.

  2. Yummm... fish tacos and avocado salad.

    Sorry about your fridge... that sucks. Good for you that you prevailed and they're coming tomorrow. I always have a hard time getting tough with people.

  3. I'm so happy I live in a era of mommy blogs because it really gives the real deal, day to day stuff. I still want to be a mom in the future, but the reality checks are helpful. I'm glad to hear he reset after his nap. I feel that way sometimes too.

  4. Carina,

    Are you SURE you aren't exaggerating about Lute? I mean, come on...throwing himself on the floor? Blatant disobedience. Hmph. I don't believe it. I hope you get a new fridge!r

  5. OMG! What a mess! ...but dude, look at that FACE!
    Awesome blog gf, just became a follower!
    Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
    1. Free your heart from hatred.
    2. Free your mind from worries.
    3. Live simply.
    4. Give more.
    5. Expect less.

  6. ack! what a day!
    why do appliances always decide to go down right after a big shopping?
    ...and you got to go to the store alone? bliss!! : )
    I hope they bring you a new fridge... good job being tough. I always make the Mr. call, too, AND tell him what to say, too! : )
    Also, no need for a disclaimer. That's what a blog is for, right?
    I hope tomorrow is a better day! : )