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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Snow and Famous People.

We had movie snow today; big fat flakes floating down from the sky that made a "pft" sound as they hit the ground.. We took pictures, videos and Megan went outside to dance in the wonder of it.

My dad traveled a lot for his job, and encountered a good many celebrities when he flew. (This was in the 70's before the influx of pajamaed people and crying babies.) If he were seated next to someone famous, he would get their autograph for me. Today as I was going through my memory box, I found these:

Terry Bradshaw, Ted Williams, Lou Rawls, and Sugar Ray Leonard.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

What Have I Been Doing?

Playing lots of Blokus with's really fun. I've taken the plunge and ordered yet another mattress; it is supposed to be delivered tomorrow. Until this new bed passes my approval, our current king sized mattress is in the living room on the floor, and has been turned into a castle/fort, by Oliver. Since we are bed people anyway, this works out well for all of us loungers. Added bonus, it's next to the fireplace.
I got an invitation from Hulu to join for a month for free, so yeah, I did that. The first thing I watched was RBG. Have you seen it? Good documentary, GREAT lady.
Random fact: did you know that the fashion industry is the second largest polluter of our earth? Petroleum is first. I've always had a concern for the environment, even as a kid. I've never used disposable products, try to buy things with little packaging (even though I adore packaging) buy a good portion of my clothes and home goods second hand, and use vinegar, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide for all my cleaning needs. The products I buy are laundry detergent, dish soap, and dishwasher detergent . This past month I eliminated dishwasher detergent, and started making my own. Not only is it cost effective (translate, cheap) it works better than anything I've bought and it can also be used as a toilet bowl cleaner. Want the recipe? well Im giving it to you anyway.
1/4 Cup of citric acid
1/2 cup of baking soda
1 teaspoon of dish soap.
stir the ingredients together in a bowl, then press into silicone molds and let dry overnight. You can see a blog post with pics here.
my molds ended up being too big for the dishwasher and I've been smashing them into powder, so this next batch Im just going to dump onto a baking pan and let dry overnight, and use it like dishwasher powder.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Here Comes the Sun Snow.

It's really cold and grey outside, and I am looking longingly at my photos from sunny green Florida. I now understand the appeal of the sunshine least for the month of January. Our house has great light, but almost no direct sun, especially in winter; however for half an hour in the mid-afternoon a little sunshine sneaks in Brewiers bedroom window and I lay on the floor like a cat, soaking up the heat.

Brewier and I were out thrifting this morning and he spied this, um, beauty? Someone took a gourd, added their own painterly touches, then poked holes in it to hold candle cups. It had a price of $15 on it. I wanted to ask if this is how much they would pay me to take it.

This is Sarahs dreamy bedroom. I want to replicate it in my house.

I've been stalking this rug at Target, and it's on sale this week. Oh the temptation!

Friday, January 11, 2019

I'm Starting a New Hashtag.

Won't you join me? It's #mybestSarahlife Yes, It's inspired by my friend Sarah, the one who sits in bed and eats caviar. While I was sitting in her bed sipping wine, I snapped a photo and sent it to her at work, saying I was living my best Sarah life. Then I thought, "What a great hashtag for all those beautiful moments in life." So, now it's thing.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Hello Stranger.

I've been meaning to blog, but once I fall behind its hard to start up again. The only reason Im doing it now is because Im resting in bed. UTI. how can three little letters make one feel so miserable?
Our trip to Florida was a blast, though I kept forgetting to take photos. Since we've been home I've reorganized all our Christmas decorations and put them in clear bins, and cleaned out our storage room. I've also folded all my clothes into little rectangles per the Kondo method. I think Ms Kondo and I are kindred spirits.

No trip to Florida is complete without a visit to the beach and Hotdog Heaven.

John and Sarah took me to the piece of land they just bought, and are building a house on. For some strange reasons, the land came with two concrete rams, hiding under trees. #florida

Sunday, December 30, 2018

It Went Down LIke This.

I was texting with Sarah (as she sat in bed eating caviar, and no, that’s not unusual for her) bemoaning the fact that it was another New Years Eve that I wasn’t having a party with friends spending the night...something I did every year in Florida. John texted me saying that they had an empty bedroom and super fast internet (ours wasn’t working) and that we should drive we threw some clothes in a suitcase and hopped in the car. We made great time, arriving just before 5am. I haven’t slept, but I have been to brunch, visited John and Sarahs property, and Sarah and I made an epic run to Costco to get supplies for tomorrow night. I thrive on spontaneity.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Twas the Week Before Christmas.

I had planned on visiting my mom the first week in December, but being sick for four weeks put a damper on that, so I thought visiting right before Christmas, and coming home the same day as Jessica and her crew arrived at our house was a good idea. While in Ky mom fixed a big lunch and my brother Ken and his wife Elva joined us. Evenings were spent relaxing and watching cheesy Christmas movies; it was a lovely three days. I've included a picture of my mom and I when we first wake up in the morning so that my girls can behold their future. I've also included a picture of myself that Megan took while we were on a brunch date, to show you that I clean up pretty nice, and to show off my $15 thrift store leather jacket that I attached my $2 garage sale fox collar to. I love it.

Megans annual Christmas list.

This is what happens as soon as I point a camera at Clay.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

This Was Christmas.

Jessica, Ray and the kids got here very late at night on the 20th; most of their visit is a bit of a blur. We visited a couple of breweries, it snowed much to the kids delight, I celebrated my birthday, and I ate an entire family sized box of Cheez-its. I also ate lots of cheese, crackers and sweets, then became a real bear because...well, Im allergic to those things and always forget just how awful they make me feel. Megan took lots of photos and edited them beautifully, while I took a handful of photos and did no editing, as you can tell.