• Buddies,  house stuff!

    We’re in the Thick of It!


    Last Wednesday, I flew into Sacramento to stay with my good friend and fairy godmother, Susan, for a week in Grass Valley. She’s hired me to help *organize* her house with her. Yay!

    I love to tidy. It’s an obsession. I drive people around me crazy with my ability to hyper-focus for days on end. I don’t relax until the task is done and it can be hard for others and my body! I absolutely love The Home Edit  (RIP my Netflix subscription, sniff).


    So Susan and I set an intention to reorganize her beautifully eclectic home and have a good time while we do it! How is it going? Well, I’ll get to that.


    It’s a good thing Susan and I are such good life-long friends because we are in the THICK OF IT.


    Stuff, stuff, stuff and more stuff. We’ve even opted to skip our usual outings to fun restaurants and thriftstore shopping because WE ARE FOCUSED. Okay, I lie. We hit five thrift stores really quick on one day when we dropped off a full load of donations but other than that we are staying home and working our little squirrel hearts out.


    Everything always looks worse before it gets better.


    We’ve been having a good time as we go. Lots of jokes and spontaneous dance parties to 80’s music to keep our energy up.

    I’m just worried one week isn’t really enough time to get everything done. It’s going to break my heart to leave without everything perfect. But such is life, right? Not everything can be perfect. Wabi Sabi.



    But I do miss Bug and the Zoo. There is so much on the horizon for me to worry about (Where am I going to move to??? and when???). I’m starting training for a new career next Monday and I haven’t even told you about Homecoming, the school night concert, or the night Bug and I fooled around in Ikea just for photos.

    Stay tuned!

  • Adventures with Suzette,  Apartmentlandia,  house stuff!,  rando bits

    Got my mojo back, maybe.


    I actually woke up excited to blog today. That is huge! It’s been probably fifteen years since I looked forward to blogging. It was such a job there for a while, you know? It was fun when I was famous but then blogs fell out of fashion and mommy blogging was so overdone…I was kinda ashamed to be part of all that but I think in spite of myself and all the flubs I’ve committed over the years, I finally have a great corner of the internet all to myself. I really look forward to the comments here and I feel like you are my real friends. I love updating you. I love the inside jokes we have. So here I am, back!

    I’ve felt slightly better over the last few days. Payam and I are friends and today I walked the dogs which was a HUGE serotonin hit. I follow a bunch of golden retriever accounts on Instagram (to combat depression obviously) and they make me miss Cody so much! Of course, I miss Whiskey too but there aren’t as many cute wheatens on the internet as there are golden retrievers. I’m a sucker for a good puppy video. They get me every time.  It was really fun to walk them. I walked them all the way to Starbucks and got them big glasses of water and puppuccinos. They were so happy. I might make it a regular thing.


    Yesterday I got a bee up my butt and I rearranged the living room furniture. That’s definitely a sign that I’m feeling better. I also re-covered that chair you see on the left. I bought it at an estate sale for ten bucks. It was soooooo dusty. I think the original owner must have been in dead or in a home for years before they opened up the house and decided to sell all the stuff. There were so many amazing antiques. I bought a pot and a can opener and a chair! I love a good estate sale. It’s been nice to have a new place to furnish. I wish I was a professional estate sale shopper. If anyone needs unique furnishings, email me. I’m great at finding unique things!


    Oh yes, remember this goober? She still steals my phone and takes hundreds of silly selfies. I love it.


    In other news: Bug’s bike got stolen right out of our carport. It was locked to the trellis wall with my bike (Suzette the bicyclette) and the thieves just cut the lock and took it. We are so bummed. They didn’t take Suzette though so I whipped her upstairs and have her stashed half in my closet and the other half sticking out. It’s not the most aesthetically pleasing arrangement but nobody’s going to steal my bike if I can help it. We filed a police report and an officer actually came out to talk with us. He said there isn’t much we can do but they took all of our information and they were really nice about it. I’m so glad Toby still had the serial number so if they do find it they can return it to us. Sigh… thems the breaks of apartment living.


    Last night Bug and I crept onto the golf course to take a photo of the super moon. It was so fun to sneak around in the dark where we normally are not allowed. I didn’t even care that I was wearing my pajamas.


    This is definitely proof that I’m getting my mojo back. I think I want to throw a “fabulous fifty” birthday party and ask all my friends to dress up for a pool party at the clubhouse in our complex. I’m planning the ultimate photoshoot and everybody must dress up. The more fabulous the better. I was thinking crazy flowered pants and Elton John style glasses but when I went to a thrift store to find some “70’s glam costumery” all I found was this amazing peacock green gown instead. It is truly AMAZING. There is so much fabric and it’s super heavy and stretchy like a swimsuit. You can tie it a million different ways and every way is flattering. I’m also working on a Brendarita invitation with real margarita powder and freeze-dried strawberries (just add tequila)! If you want to be on my exclusive mailing list email me. Because if you are still reading here on this corner of the internet you deserve to be at this party!