Archive | August, 2017

Done enough. Happy anniversary.

August 31, 2017



Let’s start with some backstory points: 1. Someone… Beth?… gave Lloyd a really cool beer caddy. It’s made of wood and has a built-in bottle opener. We’ve brought it to a couple of functions and everybody admires it. 2. Lloyd makes really good gin & tonics. He usually brings his supplies in a picnic basket […]

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Floor sleeping

August 30, 2017


Have I mentioned that I’ve been sleeping on the floor for a couple of weeks? It started during the insomnia and one night I just curled up on the carpet with a blanket to quiet my stupid brain. It kind of worked. Since then I’ve been using the Prius mattress on the bedroom floor. Lloyd […]

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Like Cookie Monster, but grosser.

August 29, 2017

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Take your hand and make it into a puppet. Talk a little with it. “Hi, Puppet!” “Hi, you! I like you!” Isn’t that fun? Now pretend that your puppet is eating something, like cereal. Or beans. Or a hamburger. Or chicken tetrazzini. Nothing dry and crunchy like a cookie – no, something involving gravy. Chomp […]

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More head shaking

August 28, 2017

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Why, candy makers? Why? The only thing in the world that should taste like banana is a banana. I’m even iffy on that. I ate that last red one today. Everything else went in the trash. Bleh.

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Yet another laundry rant.

August 27, 2017



UPDATE: I forgot the holiday announcements when I first posted this. Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!! Happy Birthday, Beth! OK, on to the ranting: I ran out of laundry detergent. This is astonishing, considering a giant box of it from Sears can last me nine months. I just assumed I’d have more in the secret […]

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Colorful spinny things

August 24, 2017



I just want to make things out of cups, okay? Is that so wrong? i stopped at a garden center last week and marveled at their yard spinners. Some of them are just so clever, but they are so, so expensive. That’s alright. This week’s water crisis has left me with many plastic bottle to […]

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