I’ve been MIA from my blog for a while because of a combination of two reasons. First of all, last week, I made the mistake of forgetting a brand new tube of chapstick in the pocket of my jeans. I didn’t discover my error until I found the, then empty, tube in the bottom of my dryer and all the clothes covered in greasy stains. This doomed load of wash included two pairs of my husband’s Dockers pants (so much for Stain Defender) and five work shirts. Needless to say I was not pleased. I lost three days of my life trying to remove those stains. In the end I was able to almost completely remove most of the stains and fade the remaining ones enough that the clothes were still wearable.

The day after that fiasco ended I came down with the worst case of sinus congestion I probably ever had. It’s been going strong for four days, no end in sight. I can honesty say I’ve barely breathed out of my nose for four days and my ears have been closed up for two. Nothing seems to make a dent. So I am in survival mode, if that, while my very supportive husband helps me care for our daughter and try to keep the house from falling down around our ears.

Hopefully I’ll be back posting regularly soon. Stay tuned for a series in the month of March on my participation in Project Simplicity on Simple Mom!