Consumed/Used: an entire box of Kleenex and fudgsicles, several containers of ramen noodles, 1 bottle of Robitussin (started on my 2nd), and half a box of Alka-Selzer Cold & Flu in the two days last week I was out sick. I was still not feeling the best, but email called so it was back to work. While I was sick, I started my period too so last week won at major suckage. I thought I had a cold, but I’m pretty sure it’s allergies. It’s awful. I had them bad when I was a kid, but it’s been years since I’ve struggled with them this much. Mearl had her spaying surgery on Wednesday afternoon, and I think she feels better than I do!
Watched: countless hours of Gilmore Girls, The Bat, Carl Dreyer’s Vampyr, and George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. There are some of those that I would be hard pressed to provide a plot on as I kept falling asleep. Night of the Living Dead was the best. The others were okay, but I don’t have to see them again.
Wanting: besides all things Pumpkin Spice flavored (my award winning spouse brought me home Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and Pumpkin Spice Twinkies last week when I was sick), I’d like this Bill Haverchuck shirt from Etsy. Kelly had me watch all of Freaks and Geeks once and about a year after that, I confused a memory of Bill’s childhood with Kelly’s, and they remind me of one another as kids–or what I picture Kelly like as a kid. If I can’t get the shirt, I’d settle for the charm below because I like associating my young husband with Bill. OR OMG, I JUST FOUND MY MONSTER BABY BROOCH!!! YOU GUYS WHO ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HEAR THE STORY ABOUT WHEN I HAD MY MONSTER BABY WHICH IS, HANDS DOWN, THE BEST STORY I TELL, MY DREAM HAS COME TRUE AND I CAN OWN MY OWN DON KNOTTS THAT RESEMBLES THE ONE I HAD BACK IN THE DAY. I CAN EITHER GET A BROOCH OR THE SPECIMEN BELOW, BUT I MAY GET BOTH. OMG. TIME HAS STOPPED. PLANETS ARE SHIFTING. IT HAS HAPPENED.
Kelly suggested yesterday we run over to Memphis for a thrifting date and to go out to lunch, and since it’s been ages since we went to the city we love so much and were married in, we were off! There’s never enough time in Memphis, but we did visit several of our favorite thrift stores (one new one) and The Four Way. The Four Way was amazing! I had the turkey and dressing and Kelly and the fried chicken. I highly recommend trying it out! I’m checking the internet for chili recipes to make today. I’m craving a bowl even though it isn’t cold, yet. Something spicy!
Readers, I know Queenie McBear was supposed to be a bully in the Berenstain Bears, but I couldn’t help but admire her fashion style and sassy as hell attitude. She made an impact on me way more than Sister Bear ever did. I reread the story with Queenie hundreds of times. She had a 10 speed bike, taught everyone the latest dance moves, and had her ears pierced and wore hoop earrings. Sister had overalls, and that just wasn’t doing it for me.
This was a great weekend! I got to visit my Grandma Cash’s ranch for the first time in like 10 years which I’ve touched on before here and here. I’ll talk more about that in a post later this week. It was everything I’d remembered and even better. I wish I wouldn’t have stayed away that long, but it seemed so much more precious and rare to me now after such a long time away. So if I skip Saturday gab after the link, just know that’s coming soon! Continue reading Weekend Wrap Up
My birthday is next week, and I have bombarded everyone (i.e. Dad, Mom, and Kelly) with my requests–often changing and always demanding. Haha! Am I spoiled? But of course! My latest have to have item for my birthday that I will probably end up saving up for myself over the new few weeks are one of the pairs of Dr. Martens below. I had black Dr. Martens in my goth phase in junior high, and I wish I would’ve saved them. They’d still be good, I’m sure, but in a fit of anxiety and “your things you own end up owning you” panic, I chunked them one day. The ones below are dreamy, though?! I’m just struggling with which pair I want the most? I think the top ones, but then, I change my mind.
K. took off this morning for south Arkansas to celebrate Memorial Day with his family, but I stayed behind to get some things together in the house before our upcoming mini road trip. I was also a bit worn out from Saturday. Continue reading Against the Law
It’s Tuesday again, and I’m lamenting over how quickly the weekends fly by. We haven’t been up to much lately, and it’s been nice. Last Saturday, Kelly and I ran over to the nearby town of Paragould to check out a few flea markets. We didn’t have much success, but it was the perfect opportunity for him to stop off at a hole in the wall restaurant that he likes, Hamburger Station. He got his usual, ‘The Humburger” which is basically a huge burger piled with massive amounts of grilled onions. It smelled like White Castle the entire ride back in the car, but it’s a once in a blue moon treat so I didn’t grumble too much.
Hey, dudes. I have some upcoming posts about a recent weekend getaway to Oxford, Mississippi I’ve been working on, but until those are ready (because I’m the procrastinating sort), here’s an update of me just rambling! There are a lot of recent new things I’m digging. One of my student employees has fostered to many time sucking addictions in my life. I owe her for at least two of the items on my list below.
60 Days In–So this is one of those “why did I let my student convince me to get hooked on this show”? Kelly and I have breezed through all the episodes on the A&E app on our Apple TV, and now, we are watching it every Thursday. You can watch the episodes online here. It’s about a corrupt jail that comes up with this program that places seven civilians undercover in the jail to help determine how inmates are smuggling drugs in, etc. It didn’t sound like my bag, but the way my student kept talking about it, I caved and it’s as good as she promised. I can’t wait to watch tomorrow’s episode. Want to make this show even better? Watch the episode while scrolling through twitter #60DaysIn as people live tweet it. You will laugh so hard.
Miitomo–This is the other addiction the student started me on which is an app on my iPhone wherein you get to make a cute character and answer questions about yourself and learn things about your friends. You can dress them in different clothes, and the highlight of my week was when I bought little Cash Money (my Mii character) a cat suit. Dream come true! Yes, I’m an adult that still plays video games, but when you don’t have kids, you get to do that sort of thing. Children are entirely overrated. All the moneys and all the time=all mine!
It is Tuesday evening, and I’m angry again. Internet world, I am Susie Green. I’m not joking. I’m biting off the end of a loaf of chocolate chip banana bread that a friend made me like an ice cream, the whole loaf in my hand. It’s vastly improving my mood, so there. I’ve taken to telling everyone to “suck an egg” like we did in the schoolyard in the 80s. It feels strangely rebellious, pulling back this insult from youth. It feels as powerful and defiant as when I would go in my closet when I was mad at my parents in 3rd or 4th grade and whisper curse words. Continue reading Fever Dream
Oh, weekend of plenty! What I desperately needed before the normal routine at work resumed came just in time this weekend. Perhaps, it goes even deeper. Perhaps, it’s what I needed in life right at this moment. My words won’t adequately capture it all, but I’ll make a go of it for my own records anyway.
Saturday morning, and I’m waking up to my frolicsome silver cat snuggles and my bearded love wondering if I might make him breakfast. I adore weekend mornings: thick slices of quiet near the ones I care about the most. Here we are with messy hair, side by side at the table. Here we are with the kitties fighting or dozing nearby, depending on their moods. Sometimes I am screaming at the top of my lungs that they are “driving me crazy” as they hiss, fight, and run laps around the house. Other days, I am doting on them. I whisper as Francis dozes by my breakfast plate, “You are the most handsome cat to ever live. You are the most darling of them all.” He ignores me no matter whether I offer criticism or praise, and I love him for it. I make K.’s eggs first, and then for me, a baked egg in toast and a mug of coffee. Continue reading “Songs from the Edge of the World”
We ended the holiday season with our second trip to Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Last Christmas we stopped there for a day, and as we wandered around during their yearly Christmas festival, I spied the most charming bed and breakfast. Kelly and I promised we’d come back to visit someday, and I was so happy we went back after Christmas this year and finally stayed at The Southern Hotel. Continue reading End of December Getaway
Another highlight of my holiday season was our little getaway to Natchitoches, Louisiana. Last year, a friend of mine who visits every year was talking about it in the office, and I immediately posted a Youtube video on Kelly’s page with a “We have to go here” message attached. Fortunately, Kelly’s family saw our posts, and in December of 2015 they gave us a gift certificate to Andre’s Riverview Bed & Breakfast.