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Well, it’s not pretty,

By Tara Zandra | July 16, 2009

but at least I know my archives are here and safe. Maybe now I can finally relax and lower my stress level. The knot is my stomach is finally gone. Losing my archives would be akin to losing all my family albums and scrapbooks. I don’t keep a seperate diary and refer to my blog all the time for journalling in the kids’ scrapbooks. My archives are my family history and I’ve been so sick worrying they were unrecoverable.

As to how the blog is back now? I have no idea. I restored my back-up, but don’t know why the back-up works now when it didn’t before. Anyway, I have in my hands the book “Wordpress for Dummies” which is the same series I used to teach myself html back in 1997 so I figure it’ll help out now. I want to know the complete ins and outs of Wordpress so that if an issue comes up again, hopefully I’ll actually be able to fix it as opposed to whatever the hell happened Tuesday.

I’ll switch gears to a nice post about our family happenings, all nice and normal like :) After dinner last night I attempted to play my new Punch-Out game for the Wii and found it’s not exactly what I like. I don’t know that I gave it a fair chance though and may try again. In any case, Chris wanted it too so it will still get plenty of use by him and perhaps he can even teach me how to play so I don’t feel so intimidated.

I was still in the mood to play video games though so I pulled out my Samba de Amigo. Chris and I took turns and let me tell you, you have not had fun until you’ve shook your booty to a samba version of Chumbawumba’s Tubthumping. Rather than let the fun stop when we were tired of Samba, we pulled out Dance, Dance, Revolution Disney Grooves. There is currently a train table set up in my living room so we couldn’t break out two mats and play at the same time. This time we let Tabitha go first while I did bedtime with Daisy. Eventually we made Tabi stop so she could have a bit of downtime before bed so Chris and I got our groove on. Way too much fun and I hope to pull it out again tonight or tomorrow.

Once we got both kids off to bed, Chris and I watched a movie called “The Fountain.” It was interesting, for sure, but also confusing. I’m glad I watched it, though it wasn’t quite what I expected.

The girls and I went out to a science center today. It’s where Tabitha chose to go this week and talked her sister into it. We managed to arrive just a few minutes before the day camps moved to the other level so we were without crowds for most of our trip. We also bought a membership because they were running a good deal and Tabitha often wants to go back to see the ever-changing exhibits. We went to the shop when we were done exploring and the kids each picked out something small. I feel the gift shop has changed, there really used to be way more stuff that I wanted to get them and now, not so much.

Next we went to the same grocery store Chris, Daisy and I went to a couple weeks ago called Mother’s Kitchen. It was close and I knew I could get veggie pepperoni so it seemed like a good idea. Yeah, except it literally would have been cheaper for our family of 4 to go out to dinner tonight than buy pasta salad ingredients at Mother’s Kitchen. Sheesh. We’ll be eating well though with our organic olives and pasta. The whole meal will be organic now other than the cucumbers because I already have some in my fridge. Even their non-organic stuff seemed high priced. When we went there before we just picked up a couple snacky items so I wasn’t really paying attention to prices but good grief! I could have shopped at Whole Foods for less and that’s saying something!

Right now the kids are having a bit of downtime and I’m probably going to fool around on the compute for another 15-minutes before cooking dinner. The family better enjoy it tonight!

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2 Responses to “Well, it’s not pretty,”

  1. Vanessa Says:
    July 16th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Yeah, back when I used to work there it was bad news when Whole Foods came to town — they can sell stuff cheaper because they buy in larger quantities, so their costs are lower. You should try the restaurant part sometime; it’s really good. I should know after eating there every day for six years. :)

  2. Aunt Kari Says:
    July 17th, 2009 at 8:28 am

    I am so glad you are back up and running. You are so amazing that you were able to “fix” it.

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