It’s feeling strange yet comforting to write tonight. I’m doing this in list form because it will be easier to put my thoughts on paper that way.


1. We still don’t have a tree. Or stockings up. Or presents bought. Or a plan for Christmas. Or clean socks. We’re out of milk too. That’s totally my fault though.


2. My blog is broken. It’s all squishy or something. The type is so small that I cannot read it. It’s given me the sadz. Someone said it’s a php issue. OMG I have no idea what that means. So get your reading glasses out to read my blog until forever because I don’t know how to fix it. Ever. PHP sounds like an issue with yeast or something – maybe caused by 14 straight days in a bikini in Costa Rica.


3. I cleaned out the basement this week. Our basement is empty. Like let’s have a dance party empty. I found Truffle cat just sitting in the middle of the floor looking very confused because all the stuff was gone. It was freeing to just get rid of stuff. I love our empty basement. Now the goal is to not put anything ever again in the empty basement. I cleaned out the basement because we are probably putting our house on the market because….


3. We made an offer on a house this week! YAY – we were so excited about it. More space. Less taxes. Great schools. FOUR bathrooms. Not really totally the suburbs. It was quite perfect. But they rejected our offer. So foolish. It was a great offer. Oh well. I’m trying not to be sad about it. I know there will be another house in the area we are looking. I’m also having pains about totally leaving the city…but…but. I don’t know – it’s such a balance between being a sell-out and wanting a good neighborhood elementary school.


4. I’m not a big believer in the god stuff but I do believe things happen for a reason. And I believe we didn’t get the house because Jed is now, currently in the hospital with something potentially wrong with his heart. This is how our texts/calls go when Jed needs to go to the hospital...and we live in American and are self-employed and have private, high-deductible insurance..yet still have a sense of humor.


Jed: Um I’m at my doctors appointment for my physical and they are making me go to the ER because my heart rate is extremely high. So high they are worried I’m having a stroke or something.

Me: Yeah, all the veggies, no mayo or oil, wheat bread…oh sorry Jed, not you, I’m at Subway getting a quick dinner for the kids before dance. So what do you need?
Jed: They said I can’t drive myself but no way am I paying for an ambulance. Maybe I’ll call a cab or someone.

Me: I agree. We don’t have the budget for an ambulance. I think you should chance it.

Jed: Yeah, I’ll just drive there because I don’t want to pay for a cab either. You know a hospital stay is going to be crazy expensive and we don’t have it right now. It’s going to float us right up to our high-deductible. Maybe I should just come home and take my chances.

Me: No, you need to go. Maybe I’ll skip the chips at Subway then…. Hey, if you go to the hospital and get this fixed then maybe I can squeeze in my ablation by year end! I think we should all get medical procedures for Christmas since we’ll hit our crazy-high deductible. This is a much better idea than American Girl dolls. See, this is why we haven’t decorate for Christmas yet – we’ll be spending it at the hospital.

Jed: Well I will text you when I get to the hospital.

Me: Do you want anything from Subway? Kidding. Oh, and are you okay?


So all kidding aside – Jed’s in the hospital and has officially been admitted for heart trouble that is concerning. We will know more in the morning if he’s having surgery tomorrow or what’s going on. Would appreciate some positive thoughts for Jed, for meeting our insurance deductible, and for the fact that the plumber is coming tomorrow to work on our broken bathroom and we might be without water indefinitely. Also, we need milk.



About Tracy

My name is Tracy Morrison and I live in sunny Minnesota. I'm neither British nor a nun - I'm just a Midwesterner with a headache. This is mainly a humor and lifestyle blog that documents the lighter side of parenting. I am an ex-corporate ladder climber turned freelance writer, social media manager, and fashion expert - and ruler of my own little universe(very small). Aren't we all. I would love for you to contact me at tracy@sellabitmum.com

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  1. Les says

    I do believe in the God thing…so prayers coming to you and Jed. And I agree with everyone else…you should get a pink tree. Life is too short!
    Oh and congrats on a clear basement. It’s amazing the relief you feel when clearing out, isn’t it!?

  2. Elizabeth says

    I’m so sorry about your husband’s hospital stay. I’ll say a prayer for his health and for peace of mind in your family while you get it all taken care of. Blessings!!

  3. says

    Oh Tracy, Oh no. I am having heart palpatations right now just thinking of Jed.
    I hate when my friends have to go through days (months, years) like this and reading this is making my heart hurt (along with his)

    I will be praying and thinking of you…sending much love and good heart vibes. You let me know if you need anything okay.


  4. Sarah says

    Tracy, I’m so very sorry about Jed and I’m sending you through the magic of the internet every good thought, energy and wishes for his health. I hope the doctors get it sorted out as soon as possible and with minimum delay and anxiety for you all.
    Can’t help with the milk-sending it from Australia poses a number of issues-send Truffle with a note?

  5. Marleen says

    Hope everything will be ok with your husband.

    I have been reading your blog for awhile and you are quite hilarious in your writing. I enjoy your take on motherhood.

  6. Donnamay says

    Buggers! An early Christmas present for you!!! I’m sending positive vibes. and I’m still reading your blog even if I have to get our my magnifying glass!

  7. Michelle says

    Thinking of you and your family, and sending many good wishes for answers for Jed and quickly! Your positive energy and spirit is truly contagious…..and he is blessed to have you! I hope you will all be re-united at home for the holidays soon….perhaps gazing at a pretty pink tree!

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