Shingles and Spiders

First of all, what's for dinner? Because I have no idea. I should probably go defrost something right now. I woke up this morning to the DOORBELL, which is disconcerting when you have morning hair. Luckily Derrick was there to shove out of bed, he doesn't have to worry about making his hair look presentable.It … Continue reading Shingles and Spiders

The Post Where I Admire Chicken Bottoms

It's been a week of tears, of feeling my own fragility. The earth shakes, the waters rise, and life goes on for some of us. I don't know about tomorrow. And so, in light of life's uncertainty, I will count my blessings and embrace them. I will not waste these gifts, they too precious. Consider … Continue reading The Post Where I Admire Chicken Bottoms

Some Pumpkin Love and a WALKER!

It's pumpkin time!We welcome Fall with orange pumpkins and yellow hayAnd a toddle through the Pumpkin Patch. Horray!Sheldon is now walking. Usually he is walking and dragging his stuffed bunny by the ear, but I don't have a picture of that yet.Tomorrow we will force him into a Toy Story Alien suit and introduce him … Continue reading Some Pumpkin Love and a WALKER!

Not Waving But Drowning: Loving My Neighbor

Nobody heard him, the dead man,But still he lay moaning;I was much further out than you thoughtAnd not waving but drowning.Poor chap, he always loved larkingAnd now he's deadIt must have been too cold for him his heart gave wayThey said.Oh, no no no, it was too cold always(Still the dead one lay moaning)I was … Continue reading Not Waving But Drowning: Loving My Neighbor

Focus On Cups and Sunrises…Ignore the Pee Pee

I woke up this morning and my favorite cup (it has pretty designs INSIDE it!) was clean and ready for some coffee love.I opened all the windows in the house and Q watched the sunrise and I rejoiced over clouds and cool weather after a few days of 100 degree what-the-end-of-September? heat.I made ham and … Continue reading Focus On Cups and Sunrises…Ignore the Pee Pee

An Important Service Announcement

Tomorrow I am moving away, and the more I pack, the messier my house gets, and the more random shoes I find....or should I say "shoe" because, inevitably the other half of the pair has been packed yesterday. I know, don't pack a shoe until you find it's friend! I blame Derrick. He started packing … Continue reading An Important Service Announcement

Tragedy at the Farm: Squeezie Donna Edition

Crazy things happen on the farm.I spent a few days out at my parents walnut farm this week, where I lazed around and listened to chicken talk. They discussed the roosters, and the high cost of feed, and worried about the mysterious disappearance of eggs. They also conspired to lay their eggs in the woodpile, … Continue reading Tragedy at the Farm: Squeezie Donna Edition

Real Estate Attack: How I Almost Died from Embarrassment

At some point, one must do laundry...it's something you just can't avoid if you want to have clean underwear and fit in with clean smelling society.I had to face my laundry today. I'd done about eight loads and piled it onto the couch, folded the towels, and traipsed off to the park, and then...the grocery … Continue reading Real Estate Attack: How I Almost Died from Embarrassment