In the midst of my recent move (yes I moved, both addresses and towns, albeit slightly), I was forced on a tea hiatus. Where everything in the entire place was packed – except for my computer, which I am typing on right now, and also Toga, who stayed at Grandma Cork Head and Grandpa Wonk’s. It was there that he played with us uncle brother, Jasper, who is his actual litter mate, for two entire weeks. So long so that he was only mildly excited to see me upon his entrance to the new home. That is, until no one was watching and he slept two millimeters from my face for nights at a time. Anyway, the tea. It was packed up and I could not get to it. But I wanted it. I wanted to taste its deliciousness and benefit from its subtle hints of caffeine. But there were […]
In the world of freelance writing, unless you’re doing 10 million things at once, you feel like you’re doing nothing. Like not even one thing. So really it’s lucky that I’ve been doing so many thousands of things every single second of the last month and into this month. And I get it, you don’t want to hear how busy I am. It’s lame. I don’t want to hear how busy you are, or even how busy I should be or have been or could be if I was actually keeping up with my office paperwork. And yet here we are. Sigh. #kindofsorry So if you want to help me get less busy (so I can bless you with more blogs, like Tuesdays used to happen), here’s a list of things you can do. Come cook dinner at my house. Return all of these Amazon packages that came in weird sizes […]
Sometimes I watch HGTV. Because it’s full of interesting shows. Almost as good as Investigation Discovery, but cheerier. Really, if I had actual cable and not Netflix/Chromecast, I’d watch it most days, probably. It’s just that enjoyable. Especially when Nicole Curtis is on. But when she’s not, my go-to replacement is House Hunters. On account of it combining two of my favorite hobbies: seeing the insides of houses and judging. A grand time for all. If you’ve never seen the show, let me explain how the premise works. A person or couple is looking to move. They work with a realtor, tell them what they want (and in what price range), and then they look at three houses. At the end of the show they choose one of them – usually – and claim it for their very own. Now, I’m assuming there’s way more that goes into this. Maybe […]
Want to know what I did last week? Check out this video; it has all the answers. Once I stop having 12 zillion things to do, I’ll even tell you about it in more detail. Or not. Because being a newlywed is hard work, I’ve been told. So is moving. Working a full time job, being a mother to a cat who hates rules, and trying to not be completely anti-social. Be back soon, though. Promise!
In just two short days, I will be turning a certain number of years old. And I’m pretty pumped about it. Because who doesn’t love birthdays, really? Sure it’s not fun to turn old(er), but as a wise lady named Dear Prudie once said, “You only feel old because it’s the oldest you’ve ever been.” But it IS fun to celebrate. Not because I think I’m a huge deal, but because I’m always looking for a good excuse. Especially when it’s to have fun. So what am I doing this year to celebrate? First off, thanks for asking. Second of all, all kinds of things. On the actual day, I’m wearing a fancy dress and being taken out by Bo. For his work event that just so happens to fall on my day of birth. Where I’ll get to be confused by how much silverware there is to use. Fill […]
It’s finally spring. Not just because the calendar says so, but because the weather now says so too. And I’m pretty pumped about it. No more Netflixing the day away (you know, unless you want to) while winds leak their way into windows and create way-too-high energy bills. No more starting the car at the front door (remote start, best invention ever) and waiting for it to heat up. And definitely no more layering clothes upon clothes until they just won’t fit. All of which calls for a celebration. For things like: Being Barefoot Who wants to wear shoes when not wearing shoes is a perfectly good alternative? Spring Flowers Pretty and smelling great. Barbecues Also pretty and smelling great. But tasting the best of all. Sundresses I want to wear all of the dresses. All of them. Tomato Planting Time There really is no better breakfast than […]
Shocker, I know. Everyone was super surprised to read that title. That I, the baby whisperer, am claiming to not know about infants. Or how to care for them, or dress them, or talk in that high-pitched voice that they seem to understand, but gets on adults’ nerves. Just kidding! That was sarcasm, all of it. I don’t think anyone in the history of ever meeting me is surprised by that title statement. They’re probably surprised I haven’t said it sooner. That is, assuming they hadn’t heard it already. It’s not that I hate babies or want nothing to do with them. It’s that I don’t quite know how they work; I’m out of practice. And really never have been in practice. By the time you get used to helping with one (a family member, for instance), they’re onto the next confusing stage. And you have to learn what to […]