Clicked into Oblivion — A n00b’s Oopsy

Well. That was a hard lesson learned. I’d written a semi-alright post about my anniversary trip to Reno and posted it. Being so pleased with having made another post and all, I decided “I should clean out my drafts. If I’m going to do this I should be organized about it.” Hahaaaaaaaa!

So, as I’m checking drafts to delete, sonny boy starts awailin’ and on cue his sister joins in behind him. So I bring him to the computer to multi-task – ya know, rock him so he’ll take the nap he needs while I finish the seemingly simple task of deleting the, ohhhh I dunno, 5 drafts I had to delete.

So kids are bellowing, Mama’s rocking, Mama’s hitting delete, Sonny’s pulling Mama’s hair, Mama’s CONFIRMING DELETE… and seeing post list… and seeing… OMG. No, no no no, this can’t be right! It is! I manage to keep the stream of expletives from running down my brainstem and out my mouth. Still unable to really grasp what’s happening, I search for a fix. There is none – MMM is S.O.L. *side note: just grabbed sonny boy again only to have him throw up on me. Motherhood J

At any rate, I learned a few valuable lessons:

1.       Save a copy of your post somewhere else, genius. Kind of a given, I s’pose.

2.       Grab the permalink too. It could have saved my behind if I’d had it.

3.       DOUBLE and TRIPLE check before you confirm delete. You, even in all your awesomeness, can make a silly mistake too.

I will rewrite the Reno post later and it will be even better… but still, I vow to do everything I possibly can to avoid this in the future. For now, we’ll laugh this one off and call it a rookie mistake. I refuse to stress over it – ain’t nobody got time for that!