Week In Review

by Marinka on October 28, 2011

Monday: Wake up. Uh-oh. What’s this? A cold? I HAVE A COLD? WOE IS ME. Oh, wait. I’m not a man. Proceed with day.

Tuesday: Wake up twenty seconds later than usual due to cold. Notice Husbandrinka having breakfast with the kids. Notice that Young Ladrinka is sitting next to a tube of Benadryl Cream.

Turns out that Young Ladrinka is covered with hives.

Take Young Ladrinka to the pediatrician who confirms that Young Ladrinka is covered with hives. Tragically, they are contagious and despite Young Ladrinka’s protestations that he doesn’t want his class mates to “catch the itch” and go through the hell that he’s been going through, he’s Claritined and dispatched to school.

Marinka: still sniffly. See, Monday. Cold.

Wednesday: Wake up. Thank the Good Lord in Heaven that Beautiful Daughter’s High School Applications are not due until December 1st. A whole month to work on them together by the cozy fireplace!

Get email from guidance counselor saying “Where’s the draft application, dumbass, remember they’re due on November 1st not on December 1st, you demented moron” (or words to that effect.)

Start hyperventilating.

Cold: better.

Thursday: Wake up. Coldless. See that Kristine’s son reviewed Wanted:Cat. Automatically place Kristine & Son on Preferred Blogger list and demote everyone whose child has not reviewed Wanted:Cat to a different list. Not necessary worse list. Just different.

Oh yeah, high school applications. Send Beautiful Daughter a text reminder.

Friday: Wake up. What? A Wanted: Cat review and giveaway?! Stasha and her son are now on the Preferred Blogger list and Kristine and her son, well, they’re on a different Preferred Blogger list.

Thank you, ladies for giving birth to such wonderful boys with great taste in literature!

So. How was your week? Did you wake up?

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

October 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I am not a man, proceed. Must remember and qoute in the future!


sweetney October 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm

How my week was: I’m glad it’s over, if that’s any indication.


October 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm


I await notice of my preferred blogger status:

I have ordered Wanted: Cat (S) copies.

One for child’s classroom, one for child himself.

Said child will be reviewing purchased book and posting.

Because I know…we will love them.

Will let you know when books arrive…should be soon.

Even without the Amazon SuperSaver 30 day Free Trail Upgraded shipping.

Because as we know, you can never get out of those 30 day free trial things..ever.


dusty earth mother October 29, 2011 at 11:23 am

I would also ask for Preferred Blogger status because I ordered two copies, one for myself, one for a giveaway. But I would never actually tell you that in your comment section, because it might be interpreted as cat-anus-kissing and blatant self-promotion. So I would never ever in a million years actually write such things in your comment section.

I will say, however, that this: “Wake up. Uh-oh. What’s this? A cold? I HAVE A COLD? WOE IS ME. Oh, wait. I’m not a man. Proceed with day” made me laugh out loud.


anymommy October 29, 2011 at 11:05 pm

I won’t kowtow to your lists, Marinka. (Ordering for Christmas, very excited.) (But I still blame you for the cat hair crafting book trauma.)


the mama bird diaries
October 30, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I’m starting to think I should have my kid review your book. I mean, I’m sensing some very subtle clues.


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