Ostentatiously batsh*t crazy buttercream flowers

Betsie took over my last job in the Braille and Talking Book Library. It included coordinating the volunteer narration program and over the course of her first years, we became good friends. I still volunteer for her. In January, she moved into a new house. I'm no good at painting, plumbing and wiring are a … Continue reading Ostentatiously batsh*t crazy buttercream flowers

First world problem of the day: I’m A section D violating money laundering terrorist 

Recently I got a bank charge for $15 and made a mental note to contact the bank. A few weeks passed, I hadn't gotten around to it yet, and I got another $15 charge and, mysteriously, my savings account had seemingly been converted to a checking account. What the heck? I called the bank and … Continue reading First world problem of the day: I’m A section D violating money laundering terrorist 

First World Problem of the Day: Decorative Throw Pillows

I have recently become enamored of decorative throw pillows. I dropped a couple hundred bucks on them at Pier One last month before I could even catch myself. They were just sooooo gooorrrrgeous with all their fancy embroidery and color-coordinated matchlessness. I have the idea that my entire living room has been transformed. Hubby hates … Continue reading First World Problem of the Day: Decorative Throw Pillows

First world problem of the day: recycling

"Oh SHIT!" Hubby bellows from the study. "What is it?" I ask from the living room. There's a moment of silence. "Oh crap!" he growls in his most disgruntled voice. "Honey, what's going on?" I ask. I haven't moved a muscle at this point although I have paused the AppleTV on which I am watching … Continue reading First world problem of the day: recycling

First world problem of the day: Phones

For all the obvious reasons I am extremely careful about who I give my cell number to. But I think there has been a security breach. First I had five calls from unknown numbers, some in Michigan, some elsewhere, in two days. Now I'm getting on average one sales call a day. It's almost all … Continue reading First world problem of the day: Phones