Tuesday was a rather unpleasant day, to say the least.
I really try to be a positive person, and talk about positive things because let’s be real, if I were to bitch even half of the time, it would get old pretty quickly.
But today, I’ll talk about it. Especially because -spoiler alert- there’s a happy ending.
Actually, let me just catch you all up by saying that on Monday night, my phone decided to die. It was working fine, and then all of a sudden it turned off. When I restarted it, my IG was deleted and when I went to re-install it, I wasn’t able to. And then, out of nowhere, the screen went blank, and would not turn back on…..even after 2 hours of letting it charge.
Oh hell no.
So now you know that I woke up on Tuesday without a phone.
Oh and with a really bad cold.
And with a teething baby.
And with a dog that doesn’t listen to me.
And with a blog that had crashed in the afternoon.
And a fiance who had to go to work, and left me to deal with this mess by myself (how dare he)!
And I found myself saying, “I just want to be on a beach. Someone PLEASE send the three of us to a beach for the rest of time!” (I even started looking at Groupon escapes..)
I think you get my point, but I’m done anyway.
You know how there are so many people who say, “Omg I would absolutely positively DIE without my phone!”? Well, I really thought that I was one of them. But truth be told, I actually enjoyed not having a phone. Yes, Dominic left me his phone (for emergencies), but with no one being able to call or text me, or my email/social media notifications not being able to go off every few minutes, I have to admit that it was kind of nice.
And I’ll go even further and say that I was able to pay more attention to Olivia because really, I’m on my phone a little more than I care to admit, while she plays in the corner by herself.
Speaking of the teething baby.
She was such a mess. Actually, she still is. Her nose is so runny, she’s drooling so much and my oh my is she feisty. Feistier than usual, anyway. Olivia would always get a little cranky when she was about to cut a tooth of two, but nothing like this. It seems to be that these molars are a thousand times worse, and it is so sad. She constantly has things in her mouth, she’s very whiny, and cannot seem to get comfortable when it’s time for a nap or to sleep for the night. I have been giving her little cups of ice to help relieve some pain, and it seems to work a little. But this whole putting her to bed thing is really throwing me for a loop because she is usually really easy to put to sleep. We’ve tried Tylenol, but it’s just not working. Our poor girl. Molars, we hate you.
I think that my blog crashing was what really got to me because it was MY fault. I was messing around with stuff, and I don’t really know what I’m doing and then I put in the wrong code and then BAM, I couldn’t get back into my site. Like at all. Not even my admin page was working.
[Insert freak out here.]
I think had my blog been all fine and dandy, it wouldn’t have been that unpleasant of a day. I’ve just been working so hard to make it look pretty and then I had convinced myself that I had deleted it forever and Dominic was all, “Well, you can start another one, babe.” And I was like “NO I’M NEVER GOING ON MY COMPUTER AGAIN, I’M DONE BLOGGING!!!” Pure. Psycho. Status.
Obviously I’m over that now.
And obviously it got fixed (happy ending), thanks to the WordPress Staff and the Customer Service God over at GoDaddy (who seriously had the best personality ever!)
Although I still wouldn’t mind getting away to a beach for a few days.
Oh, and the reason why this post is titled ‘Unplugged’ is because I am going to make a serious effort to ‘unplug’ more often. What that means is that I am going to spend less of my day in front of the computer, on my phone, or even in front of the TV.
I am going to get on the ground and play with my daughter more often. She’s only going to be this tiny once.
It’s starting to get nicer outside, so I’m going to make it a point to get out at least once a day. Even if it is only for an hour or two.
I’m going to start giving my FULL attention to Dominic when he gets home. Which means I’ll have to have my posts written out before he gets home. He deserves all of my attention, not just half, or even 3 quarters.
Social media is so time consuming and while they’re all great community outlets, they can suck you in longer than you expect and before you know it your fiance is on his way to work and it’s your daughters nap time and you find yourself, alone, saying, ‘damn, I could’ve waited to do all that stuff until right now.”
I sound like such a terrible person, I promise I’m not. But right now there are some days where I’m giving 85% and I should be giving 110% each and every day, you know what I mean?
Any body else going to start being more unplugged? Because I know I’m not alone.
I plan on taking Olivia outside today, we were quarantined the past two days because we were sick! What are you going to do with your little one(s) today?
P.S. Here’s another sleeping baby picture to hold you over for the weekend. How precious is she?
P.P.S Have you heard about Natalie’s #mightylove campaign? If you have not, head on over to her blog to see how you can be part of a wonderful cause! I participated today via Instagram.