My house is so quiet right now that I can hear only the A/C running and an occasional yawn from LuLu (no, that's not my ugly plaid couch - it's at the lake, and it's already been recovered!).
I just discovered Pixel Paper Prints' store on Etsy. Y'all, her work is too adorable! She's also having a sale right now, buy three, get one free. Here's some cutie-patootie examples.
Oh my! My washer kind of broke Thursday, and wouldn't drain the water out or spin the clothes dry, but it's fixed now, and I finally have almost everything dry, but absolutely nothing folded. There are five loads of clothes in my kitchen awaiting me, yet here I sit! :)
I have to say, I have it pretty good. I married the love of my life, we have two smart, sweet, beautiful daughters, we're all relatively healthy, live in a nice home, and have immaterial riches galore, including our families, friends, and Heavenly Father. What more could a girl want? When I think of how many people there are who live with so little, or who have illnesses, lack of support, or are just going through rough times, my heart nearly breaks! It's so easy to complain about our little issues, but I, for one, need to remember the bigger picture.
That said, my cell phone is AWFUL!!! No one can understand a word I say, because of echoing static. Verizon is aware of this issue with the phone model I have, but they can't fix it. In fact, after taking out the battery, losing all my contacts, apps, calendar information, etc., they told me they could send me a used replacement, but that it would void my insurance because it would be the second replacement in 12 months. Really??? So they know the phone is cruddy. They know they have to replace them all the time. They can't fix them. My contract renews next month, but instead of upgrading early, they'd be happy to send me a "new" old phone (again) and void my insurance? No thanks.
Back off the rant, if you're wondering who all your lovely new followers are on Bloglovin', but you can't view them, set your Bloglovin' account to send you a notification each time someone new follows you via e-mail. Then you can keep up with who's following you, compare to your Google Reader followers, etc. That's my big tip...hope someone can use it, and I'm not the last to figure it out! Oh, and one more thing...you can get this counter widget to see the number of followers you have. Just go into the Buttons menu, and choose your color!
Happy Fourth of July!