25 July 2011

Moving

MOVING MOVING MOVING!!!!!  Every time I move I go into this denial state.   "I don't have that much stuff," I say to myself.  "We can pack just a day or two before we head off," I reassure myself.

HA HA!

SURE!

Every time.

Not this time.

This time we're moving to Florida from Tennessee.  That's like what, TWELVE HOURS AWAY.  Plus, we've decided to only pack our two cars.  That's one Toyota Corolla and one Volvo station wagon.  Are we going minimal?  Yes.  Are we chucking most of our furniture?  Yes.  Am I freaking out?  Just a little.  But, I've been there before.  I've lived with just toys and clothes and started over.  I have the benefit of having experienced near homelessness before.  This time we have family support.  This time, there is Florida Craigslist!  The free section there holds out far more couches, chairs, and beds than here where I live.  We are going bold people.

Now comes the hard part.  Getting rid of nearly everything!!!!  

Here's a small list:

1 Queen Size Mattress
1 Twin Size Mattress
2 Two Drawer Filing Cabinets
1 Rocking Chair
1 Blue Arm Chair
1 Antique Chest
1 Small Book Shelf
1 Small Chest of Drawers
3 Kitchen Chairs


That's just the Furniture portion.  There is a whole closet of folding chairs and folding table that we haven't discussed yet.  Plus holiday stuff, a guitar, violin, toys, clothes, kitchen stuff.  It all needs to be drastically reduced.  My husband doesn't quite realize the amount of stuff.

I'm thinking of having a virtual yard sale on Craigslist so keep your eyes open you may score some cool swag.

20 July 2011

Lucious

Lucious aka Dragonfly is on a business trip in Chicago. I miss him.

18 July 2011

After Forty Years of Marriage, She Tries a New Recipe for Hamburger Hot Dish by Leo Dangel

"How did you like it?" she asked.

"It's all right," he said.

"This is the third time I cooked
It this way. Why can't you
ever say if you like something?"

"Well if I didn't like it, I
wouldn't eat it," he said.

"You never can say anything
I cook tastes good."

"I don't know why all the time
you think I have to say it's good
I eat it, don't I?"

"I don't think you have to say
All the time it's good, but once
in awhile you could say
you like it."

"It's all right," he said.

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This poem reminds me of my grandfather and grandmother. I miss him.

Which reminds me: I'm moving to Tampa next month! So much to do before and after! At least I'll be with family.
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15 July 2011

Recycled T Shirt Rag Rug

I'm way craftier than I give myself credit. It's made from Lucious' favorite old t shirts!

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We Can Survive Anything

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Oh Shit!

I just had the most disgusting experience of my life as a full time mom.  I picked up my baby only to have her poop come squirting out of her diaper like warm toothpaste!  It was everywhere.  To make it worse, I was calling for my husband to help.  He was in a coma like pre work day nap.  He didn't hear anything.

Gah!