Sunday, July 24, 2016

Brain Fog

I was going to title this post Brain Farts, but imagine all the weirdos who would search it! Like me, googling brain fart for a picture or definition.

You know those senior moments when you are doing something you have done a hundred or a thousand times and all of a sudden you don't know what you're doing.

Clearly I worked a few too many days because the brain farts were multiplying. Although I am not the only one to have suffered!

I am still tired and in a bit of fog this weekend, but I have hopes of it clearing.

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Definition of brain fart

chiefly US informal
  1. :  a mental lapse :  brain cramp < … she stumbled over remembering when Sam was born and even had a brief brain fart where she forgot his name. — Crushable, 26 Sept. 2012>

Saturday, July 23, 2016

There and Back Again

Well, hello. 

Yes, I did go on an amazing road trip. I have tons of pictures. And I did take the sewing machine and hem Ernest's curtain. 

But since I returned I have been working a lot, covering for co-workers who are having their own vacations. 

I had a 5-day week, a 4-day week, and another 5-day week. It takes a lot out of me. 

Hopefully things will settle down soon. 

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Mom Cave

The whole house is not my cave, just a room or two full of books, plus unused art, craft and sewing supplies.

I think I might prefer a Tiki Bar. Oh so coincidentally, there is a (wine) Tiki Bar in my small town!

Beloved Niece and I went there for my birthday. These are my own lousy cell phone pictures but I love the atmosphere. 

So. Anyone want to join me in the Tiki Bar Cave?  

Amazon has the classes and drink umbrellas and even straws that look like bamboo!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Shall I Hem Your Curtains?

I had a text discussion with Ernest about bringing my sewing machine to hem a pair of curtains, which drag over the towel rack in a bathroom.

It reminded me of this:

Sunday, May 29, 2016

How To Plan a Road Trip

Decide on your ultimate destination.

Put stickers on the map for things you want to see.

Decide which stickers are close to a reasonable route.

Decide which exceptions and detours must be made.

Discuss planning ahead versus winging it.

Discuss making reservations versus showing up and hunting for a place to stay.

Discuss short drives with time for sightseeing, or 8 hour drives with time for dinner, versus 15 hour drives where you get in at midnight and still have to make camp.

Make reservations.

Note: the person who does the planning gets the last word. 


Wednesday, May 18, 2016


A co-worker and I thought this guy was wearing a pointy hat. 

And definitely a contrasting effect here: huge cat, tiny perch. 

That perch looked so much bigger when we bought it. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Pink Saturday

Ernest spotted this pink darling at the Arboretum. 

I went wild and crazy with some hard boiled eggs, soaking them in beet juice. 

My husband said he could not find a good card for me for Mother's Day, but somehow I managed to find the perfect card for his mother.