Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mission Accomplished

One of the funniest/hardest-to-please people I know just found something I wrote funny... AND in 50 words or less!

Here it is...
  • Old, charming me used to be able to keep small-talk with perfect stranger for an hour and not want it to end. Today, crushed Safeway cashier with three little words, dour reply, "You're bagging it," when she sweetly asked if we "were doing anything special tonight?" *Frozen food delights. :-\
Happy St. Valentine's Day?

Monday, February 13, 2012


... the stupid things I find myself doing.

For instance, putting recipes in the drawer.  I like to cook, and when I find a suitable recipe - one I think everyone in the house might enjoy - I print it out.  So I have sheets and sheets of recipes I've found online.  All of them good too.  But this is what I thought was pretty dumb today.  I found a random one on the ironing board set up in the front room (we use conjoined formal living/dining room as a catch-all of crap I have no idea what to do with, or donatables) and I picked it up, came into the kitchen and dropped it in the recipe drawer.  I seriously doubt I'll ever make it or any of the other recipes again, but to be sure, it was delicious... baked crab cakes with lemon mustard!

Regardless, pretty sure it should have gone straight into the rubbish bin... like everything else.

And don't even get me started on why I'm still keeping the houseplants alive.  *Did throw one away this morning... neglected to water it, I guess.

Other stupid things I catch myself saying/doing:

Using the words hope, pray...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Packing day....

...but, what, really is the point?  We have nowhere to go from here.

And by "packing," I mean packing Christmas decorations.  That's right, Rick and the kids decided to bring a few decorations up from the basement last December to make the house festive, despite the fact that life is not.  I think I'm still actually missing lingering scent from traditional fresh cut tree.  Usually, scent would still be wafting from vacuum cleaner.  Did the t.v. room yesterday... Nothing.

So today is "take down" day.  Actually, every weekend (or days kids have had off from school) has been given that designation for the last month and a half - but nothing yet.  I'm not going to do it.  Too painful.  Plus, it makes more sense to me to try to sell my collectible Santas and Dept 56 stuff to raise funds for my girl.  She's had two college acceptances in the last two weeks and we are hopeful scholarships and grants will cover full tuition.  There are still fees we have to figure out how to cover, including travel expenses, and like I said, it just makes sense to sell everything we can.  Too bad there isn't much value to anything we own.  But something is something.  I told my daughter that I hope she's okay with my idea.  Must do what we can.

After all, the way I see things, Christmas 2010 was goodbye to family Christmases as we had known them.  And I honestly believe I'll never see these Christmas treasures ever again.