Monthly Archives: June 2014

Nothllog

This past Saturday morning, instead of fretting and sweating over the EFHIP – WHICH IS STILL NOT FINISHED, MIND YOU – Trent and I decided to do something more enjoyable:

This!

This!

We picked and ate the first tomato from our GIGANTIC black truffle heirloom plant, that’s currently completely taking over the west side of our yard. Continue reading

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Battle Plan

The EFHIP is STILL GOING!

I may need to be committed soon.

I still refuse to tell the full tale until it’s resolved – and I BELIEVE IT WILL BE – but recent estimates now put that at least another two weeks away.

DEAR GOD.

In the meantime, we at least have a battle plan. It involves some of this:

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And a whole lotta this:

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And hopefully not too much of this:

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Refocus

I’m in the middle of an EXCEPTIONALLY FRUSTRATING home improvement project right now. One which should have been over a while ago.

One now involving people it never needed to involve, only I was stupid-nice and offered people work when they asked for it. Work I COULD have done myself.

NOTE TO SELF: Don’t be stupid-nice. Don’t take a break, ever. No matter how bad you want one. Even if contractors fall out of the sky asking for work doing the VERY JOB you’re standing in your kitchen procrastinating on starting. Continue reading

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Highs and Lows

Our weekend in a nutshell…

Very very good:

Kicking off the weekend celebrating my birthday with a gang of great peeps at my fave bar! With a mustache straw! And several shots of whiskey! Aw yeah.

Kicking off the weekend celebrating my birthday with a gang of great peeps at my fave bar! With a mustache straw! And several shots of whiskey! Aw yeah.

God awful:

Painting. All day Saturday. And all day Sunday. And it's STILL NOT DONE.

Painting. All day Saturday. And all day Sunday. And it’s STILL NOT DONE.

And so we keep on keepin’ on, as poster children for the work hard / play hard mentality. Sigh…

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36

I turned 36 yesterday. June 2, 2014. On the backslide to 40: good lord.

I don’t know how it happened so fast – I swear I just turned 16, and all of a sudden 20 years went by. Damn.

Me, age 16, with my Number 1 Fan. At least some things never change...

Me, age 16, with my Number 1 Fan. At least some things never change…

But though I’ve been known to get down on the idea of getting older, and lament how fast the past few years have flown by, I really have absolutely nothing to complain about. I have pretty much the best life I could ask for. I never dreamed it would be so good.

So I will shut the f#@% up about wanting to be 22 again, I promise. I had the most lovely birthday yesterday. My family was good to me, my team at work was amazing to me (thanks for the vegan creole food! and the vegan cake! and the champagne!), I heard from all the people I care about, and my day ended on the couch with the World’s Greatest Husband and the World’s Greatest Pup.

And as the World’s Greatest Husband wrote to me in my birthday card (a card which, per usual, brought me to tears in public so – thanks for that yet again, WGH)…

“What happens next?”

Short answer (because the card really is just for me):

Everything awesome.

Me, age 36. And my World's Greatest Family. Bring on awesome!

Me, age 36. And my World’s Greatest Family. Bring on awesome!

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