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No time like the present

2010 January 19
by Emily Hill

For those of you who know me, it should come as no surprise I’ve put off posting on this site until the design was rarin’ and ready to go. And then I realized my site, like my life, will never be 100% complete. They are both works in progress, and if I keep waiting for ITRML’s design—or my life—to be perfect, I’ll never get around to posting, which means my soon-to-be-avid readers (thanks, Mom!) will miss out on all the chaos, craziness and out-of-control moments that fill my days.

So here it is, January 18th, and I’m finally writing my first post on and today couldn’t have been a better example of why I chose that name for my site. It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. day (i.e., no school for the kids) and what have we done today? Here’s a rundown of just half of my “holiday”:

  • 7:30 a.m. Wake up to the croupy cough of George; take him downstairs to watch TV
  • 7:35 a.m. Check on Lauren who most likely has had strep throat for two days
  • 7:50 a.m. Release Livi from her room but not before putting on her current favorite dress and princess shoes (a beat-up pair of Old Navy ballet flats)
  • 8:20 a.m. Attempt to go back to sleep for a half hour
  • 8:25 a.m. Livi finds me and decides she wants a different dress; get out of bed and put her in her second outfit
  • 8:35 a.m. Learn that Madison woke up with a sore throat and fever
  • 8:40 a.m. Call the pediatrician and make appointments for Lauren, Madison and George
  • 9:15 a.m. Overhear Nathan make an appointment with is doctor to find out if his overabundance of phlegm is due to a sinus infection
  • 9:30 a.m. Grab a Slim Fast and take Livi with me to my yearly OB/GYN appointment
  • 10:00 a.m. Keep Livi entertained during my appointment with two suckers, one piece of paper and pen and a plea for her to hold my hand so I wouldn’t be scared
  • 11:00 a.m. Head to Walmart for groceries and other miscellaneous crap
  • 11:20 a.m. Buy Livi french fries to keep her happy while shopping
  • 11:40 a.m. French fries don’t do their job so I bribe her with a sucker and Smarties
  • 12:00 p.m. Find out from Lauren that both she and Madison have strep throat while George is simply cycling through viruses
  • 12:45 p.m. Check out from Walmart, once again forgetting my reusable bags
  • 12:46 p.m. I vow to remember said bags next visit
  • 1:15 p.m. Arrive home, put away groceries and put everyone down for naps
  • 1:30 p.m. Breath a very deep sigh of relief…

Five co-pays: $100. Prescriptions: $52.

Everyone drugged and asleep by 9:00 p.m. … priceless.


Now it’s about 12:16 a.m. (Tuesday) and I’ve succeeded in importing my posts from Blogger AND somehow deleting the header Quinn so lovingly designed for this site. I hope she’ll take pity on my firs thing in the morning and help me find it. It is SUPER cute! Here it is in case it’s still not at the top of the page by the time you read this:

And now 12:33 a.m. and I still have a product review to write for Boutique Cafe so I’m off to do that before I collapse on my keyboard. All I need is to wake up with Ctrl + Alt + Del stamped on my face. Before I go I’d love to give a shout-out to Quinn who helped design my header, button and this blog, which looked much better before I deleted the custom header. She’s also designing my Twitter background and business cards. She’s amazing!

Stethoscope image by a.drian, shared via Flickr.

3 Responses Post a comment
  1. January 19, 2010

    Oh my goodness!!! I’m worn out now, from reading your post! Oy veh!!! What a day?!! Well bless your heart! I’m glad we could get your header back installed today – tragedy averted. I have LOVED working on your designs! It’s been so much fun! Love you and looking forward to reading more!

    love, avid reader #1


  2. Jennifer permalink
    January 19, 2010

    Love your new site!! And what a day you had. Just thinking about what the rest of your day must have been like…


  3. January 19, 2010

    Thanks for helping me avert tragedy. I’m sure there will be more to come. No more “update now” buttons for me! ;)


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