The world as seen through the eyes of an exhausted, caffiene addicted, homeschooling, atheist mama.

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The Things That Matter

We have so much freaking stuff. This weekend we had a yard sale and got rid of a fair amount of stuff. That will make packing a bit easier, but there’s still so much stuff that we actually need. Or I think we need it. It’s hard for me to tell the difference between what we need and what we don’t right now.

I guess I can see why it is generally recommended not to make major decisions after a death. Grief blurs the lines between what matters and what doesn’t. As we sorted through a bunch of crap that we don’t use, I just felt like everything could go. I mean, Hubby and BB are alive and well. What else matters? My logical mind said “Okay, you’re not going to sell your cast iron. You have to feed your family. And obviously, we all need clothing, so clothes stay…” But it was really, really, really hard for me to discern what really matters and what doesn’t.

In the end, I suppose I had it right. We have clothes, we have food, we have each other. The rest is just frosting.

A whole lotta BB

My handsome hubby

my handsome hubby

Happy pets

awesome cookware

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Some things I like

And now, for a Fluff Post.  I’ll post things I like and try and dig up pics of them (mostly I’m testing out my NetGen capabilities, but let’s just keep that our little secret!) so you can see why they’re so darned groovy.

batali-crocs.jpg1. Crocs- I just loooooove these things.  Everyone who knows me knows I wear them about 10 months out of the year, and the only reason I don’t wear them 12 months is because I can’t afford the liner…Maybe for my anniversary!  I know, I know.  They’re ugly.  They’re beyond ugly.  They’re Fugly.  But I do believe the only people who hate crocs are either those who have never tried them or those with abnormally long toes.  I’m dying to get an orange pair like Mario Batali.

benandjerrys_choctherapy_f.jpg2. Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy ice cream   Need I say more?


lightning.jpg3. Dean Koontz novels.  Okay, don’t tell anyone, but I adore a Koontz novel.  It’s like  falling into the arms of a familiar lover in a foreign land.


4. My kitchenaid stand mixer. kitchenaid.jpg Seriously, I’ve been known to hug this thing with nobody is watching.


5. Johnny Depp. johnny_depp.jpg Again, need I say more?  Let’s hope Hubby doesn’t stumble in here and get jealous!


6. My car lydia.jpg This thing is just purdy!


7.  Alton Brown alton2.jpg See previous post!


What I don’t like: the way these pictures are all wonky in comparison to the text…I’ll work on it some more later because there’s one more thing I really like.  Sleep.  Nighty night!

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