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ttI’m home! And it’s awesome! My own bed, my own shower, clothes that I haven’t worn every day for the last five weeks (one suitcase, 3 people, you do the math!).  I don’t know why I brought any of our clothes home – I pretty much never want to see them again. I took a long hot shower this morning, clarisoniced my face, applied all of my products (missed you Nioxin Diamax) and now have resolved to give an hour for blogging and then back to cleaning.

Because my apartment is not as cleaned as I remembered it. At all.

Not awesome: USPS screwing up my mail forwarding and returning all of my mail to sender… (I’ve been on the phone for hours about it)

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Awesome: Lisa from Girl Meets Box sent me beavers for my collection!! I smiled so big. Then my daughter complained that I wouldn’t share my beavers (I won’t – they are mine. My one thing!). Some day I will have to get her one just for her. Thank you Lisa! Also awesome – messages like “I’m so glad you love your beavers!” You can read Lisa’s Glossybox Holiday box review and her Citrus Lane Review. And if you know how to send things to Canada cheaply, can you let us know?

Not awesome: we’re sick! As we always are when leaving Vermont

Awesome: boxes! And my AMAZING NEIGHBOR!

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Not awesome: I didn’t have it in me to do a single review last night. Wrangling a sick child, pushing another one in a stroller, and pulling a 50 pound suitcase will sort of take it out of you. I have been pounding Lipton cup of soup (spring vegetable!). Wild and crazy.  My body still hurts this morning. I could barely move last night.

Awesome: smelly candles. And thank you Jennifer for the heads up on the Illume sale! I bought some on Birchbox but am getting more. Alena turned me into a candle addict. (code Mod10 for free shipping/extra 10% off). Update! Illume has Ebates!

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Not awesome: needed because I forgot thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge.

I’m linking up with Thursday Thoughts with Jennifer!

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  • glennerallyspeaking
    01.10.14

    Wow, Super Momma! I think you earned yourself a few gold stars for the week 🙂 I hope everyone feels better soon!

    • Brandy
      01.10.14

      Yes for sure! Unfortunately my gold stars are not redeemable for cash or luxury vacations!!! If only.

  • Natasha
    01.09.14

    Feel better girl, you and your family! <3

  • jvergin
    01.09.14

    Ahhh, what all got sent back Return to Sender? What a mess!!!! And how is the EC candle?

    • Brandy
      01.09.14

      Everything. We got a few items (maybe 5) forwarded, and nothing else. We haven’t received any other mail for a month. Mostly they delivered the smartpost/surepost boxes but many were also returned. The EC candle is VERY STRONG! It’s gorgeous which was the main reason I wanted it. I got the BOGO deal and fortunately it was actually delivered. I have dreams of having a nice place to put everything. We have big news (happened mid day), my husband is coming home at the end of March!! So I’m going to put reorganization/room makeovers on hold until we figure out what’s up, we could be moving again.

      • jvergin
        01.09.14

        OMG he is?? That’s amazing!!!!! Will you be staying in that area then??

        • Brandy
          01.09.14

          I know. And today is our anniversary (of our wedding). Best gift ever! He has to get a new job which might take us somewhere else. We will see.

  • Lisa
    01.09.14

    Phew..there they are! Now for the last one to arrive.

    Hope you’re all feeling better soon! Both of my boys were sick too and I literally was sick for over a month and am finely getting over it. I know it was strep throat or some type of throat infection, but the doctors thought otherwise. All I needed were some antibiotics, but they didn’t want to give me any. Geez, thanks for making me suffer for far too long. Idiots!

    As for you, take it easy and hopefully we can figure out this shipping thing.

    • Brandy
      01.09.14

      I had strep this summer! I got a hole in my throat! It was really bad!!! Unbelievably I came down with it and flew home (to Florida) the next day with the kids. That was a miracle I got there. I was in VT for a couple weeks before I got sick and only in DC a week. The travel just sucks everything out of me.

  • Jennifer
    01.09.14

    Ah beavers… always looking for more wood.

    Terrible that you are sick. I don’t envy your usual single parenthood. I have to do it next week for 5 days, and I am dreading it! I can’t believe the post office returned to sender! I would be so mad! I am going to be messing up a few subscriptions with my credit card issues, I’m sure. I don’t have nearly as many to worry about as you do, though.

    I might break down and place a tiny order at illume. I have 3 of the old-fashioned tins in my cart for about $15 with free shipping…..will make nice secretary gifts for the school.

    • Brandy
      01.09.14

      hahahahaha you are funny. I think it helps slightly that my daughter is sick, so I don’t have to try to keep up with her. We do have my son’s intake meeting for preschool (fortunately they are coming to the house) this afternoon). I think the candles would be great school gifts. I soooo want to organize and even just take out the trash but I don’t have it in me today. (Trash is on the porch!). I did clean like mad yesterday when I got home (I cleaned about half the kitchen). I think I overdid it.