April was all about gardening & trees & bees. I wonder what May’s going to bring now.

Today I kept thinking about that little silly rhyme about the weather: "April showers bring May flowers." Well, with today's heavy rain this morning (and more predicted for tomorrow), it's not quite accurate. But then again, welcome to southeast Texas. We just had some minor spats of rain, maybe an hour or two here or … Continue reading April was all about gardening & trees & bees. I wonder what May’s going to bring now.

A defense for not cleaning my sliding glass door so often…

And it's not just laziness. Seriously, when you've got dogs that insist on pressing their noses against the thing or fogging it up with their breath while waiting to go outside--or both--then it takes some doing having to scrub all that slobbery mess off after the sun's baked it on for a couple of days. … Continue reading A defense for not cleaning my sliding glass door so often…

I Swore I Would Stop Shopping Online for a While… But My Parakeets Need Boyfriends, Among Other Things…

Oh man. I thought I had it made with my cranky parrot's old cage. I had to put a fat dowel rod down to block the one area my craftiest parakeet could exploit to get out, but otherwise it was nice, big, and roomy. But if I add two more parakeets, it's gonna get crowded. … Continue reading I Swore I Would Stop Shopping Online for a While… But My Parakeets Need Boyfriends, Among Other Things…

Blitz Q #158: When your sleeping patterns have been interrupted for a while, which is the worse scenario…?

I've pondered this one for years and still can't make up my mind on which would be worse when you've had lousy sleep for a week or so, and then one morning either: A. You wake up, and you're wide awake. Not a trace of sleepiness, must've been a deep sleep. You're awake enough that … Continue reading Blitz Q #158: When your sleeping patterns have been interrupted for a while, which is the worse scenario…?

Narcissism is a weapon, & storming the Capitol building in D.C. was a result…

I hadn't paid much attention to the news the past few weeks--just too tired and focused on health issues. So imagine my surprise when I get back to it two days ago, and all the stations had breaking news about the attempted takeover and trashing of the U.S. Capitol building! Of course, the event's been … Continue reading Narcissism is a weapon, & storming the Capitol building in D.C. was a result…

Maybe it’s the novelty of new appliances in the house, but I just might enjoy doing the laundry from now on…

I'm gonna sound like a 1950s housewife, stereotypically gushing about the latest chore-saving gadget that my loving husband bought for me to keep me a happy modern woman. Ugh. (Cool colors, though.) I'm not married and I picked out my new washer and dryer on my lonesome after weeks of comparison shopping over the internet. … Continue reading Maybe it’s the novelty of new appliances in the house, but I just might enjoy doing the laundry from now on…

Never had a surgical procedure done before… boring & interesting in turns.

And by surgical procedure, I mean anything that puts you out entirely with anesthetic. I've had locals shot into my mouth to make it easier to fix fillings or yank out teeth (my dentist has probably made a small fortune off my mouth). I've been to a few specialists about my core area issues (digestive … Continue reading Never had a surgical procedure done before… boring & interesting in turns.

One way to ensure house cleaning gets done fast: sudden roommates.

I knew today was just gonna be weird. Started out crazy and never seemed to stop. My computer abruptly (after a storm) stopped connecting to my TV and that led to me finally updating both my computers. My office is a wreck so I've been using the computer in the living room exclusively. Plus, my … Continue reading One way to ensure house cleaning gets done fast: sudden roommates.

Pandemic Learning Curve; or, shaving your own head for the first time…

Well, definitely didn't expect how that turned out, in the sense that it wasn't nearly as bad a job as I thought it might be. After getting some ladies at the hair place to basically shave my head three weeks ago (which they didn't quite do as much as I thought--I guess they figured I'd … Continue reading Pandemic Learning Curve; or, shaving your own head for the first time…

I installed bidets in my house this weekend. 7 things to keep in mind about ’em…

I had never actually seen a bidet before and certainly never used one until now. And what do I think after three days? I am kicking myself for not learning about & installing one of these years ago! I can only imagine how much healthier & cleaner I'd have felt (and how much less toilet … Continue reading I installed bidets in my house this weekend. 7 things to keep in mind about ’em…