Friday, June 1, 2007

Bad Juju

I've been fond of the bad juju sentiment since they offered it up on Gray's Anatomy. It seems like we have some seriously bad juju at our house the last few days. Nothing earth shattering just enough to plant the "what's going to happen next" seeds in my head. I am cheap, make that frugal. I am infamous for the temperature at which I keep the house in the winter (58 at night) and I hold out as long as I can during the summer before turning on the AC. Last night I'd had it, it was hot and there was some serious humidity so we shut all the windows and turned on the AC. Things were pretty steamy but I'd just finished cooking dinner and we'd just turned on the AC so I didn't think much of it. We ate dinner, watched a little TV, were in and out of the house, I could hear air moving all was well at the house of the bad juju. We went to the gym and when we came home the house felt seriously hot. Hotter than it had all day. The thermostat declared "recovery." My first thought--what the heck is it addicted to?!

I opened windows, GMan tinkered with fuses and circuit breakers and his assessment was nothing is happening with the unit outside. Yippee! I was starting to panic until I remembered we have a home warranty compliments of our fabulous realtor! Gman called and got a claim number and the people to call. Of course no answering machine last night and this morning the phone was busy all morning long. Finally he got through, the verdict--Monday morning 8-noon. Ugh. Forecast for the weekend: hot and humid, highs near 90 with lots of humidity--chance of thunderstorms. Of course it cools down on Monday.

We will be playing "stay out of the house" all weekend long.

Please someone, take the bad juju away.

Blog Blast

Okay, speaking of potentially bad love juju, the folks at eHarmony marriage (a new site that offers an online alternative to marriage counseling) and Parent Bloggers Network are sponsoring a Blog Blast today--"You know you need a date with your spouse/partner when..." The first thing that came to my mind was You know you need a date with your spouse when the only sex you are having is hallway sex, you know when you pass by each other and say "f--- you." Usually its not that bad but I know we need a date when we start to get really crabby with each other because we haven't taken any time to be Gman and Maven instead of employee, parent, Sunday School teacher, volunteer, commitee member and on and on and on. I am trying out the new eHarmony site, stop back in on June 7 to read more about our experience with the site. In addition to that we leave SHMILY notes to each other in the car, on the mirror or in the others work bag. SHMILY stands for See How Much I Love You. Finding that little reminder that someone loves you and thinking about you can really pick up your day and remind you about your romantic link to your partner. I think I first read the SHMILY story in one of the Chicken Soup books but its repeated MANY times on the internet, the link above is just one of them.

If you'd like to write your own response to the question do it today and send a link to Parent Bloggers Network at parentbloggers @ and be entered for a chance to win $100 Amex Gift Card and $100 cash to have a special night out with your someone special!


Julie Pippert said...

I've been reading all of these and yours is the first I LOL at. Hallway sex. LOL!

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

OMG - first the fishies and now this? You guys are having a bit of the bad juju!

FENICLE said...

58 is COLD! I thought we were a chilly 65 degrees at night. WOW!!!!!

Heather said...

Big props to Gman who has fixed the A/C for the time being at least. Of course this evening it cooled off nicely. Figures huh?!

Thanks Julie, its not original but I always thought it was funny and some days appropriate.

Fenicle, 58 is good sleeping when you have someone to cuddle with and like to burrow into blankets!

Jenny said...

SHMILEY... I like that! gonna have to try it...

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I know that kind of hallway sex! Maybe that is why Mr. Mayhem and I can't seem to get along....DATE NIGHT it is!

Cute post!

mama k said...

I love the SHMILY idea. I'll have to try that out.

Found you via the blast. My entry is here

yerdoingitwrong said...

I like the SHMILY idea, too!

And heeheeeeeeee! I'm quite familiar with hallway sex.

Hope the bad juju is coming to an end soon, girl. =(