The Age Old Question: Up or Down?

Did you think I was going to discuss toilet paper roll placement? You silly fool, this is much more serious than that and any sane person knows the TP should be facing down. *eye roll*

Do you have the typical silverware set up in your dishwasher that fits on the bottom rack?

I know what you’re thinking: I’m proficient at shedding light on hard hitting topics.

We have that basket type at our GA house and while it’s not my first choice, obviously it’s been working for humans for many, many years.

This is what came with The Most Beautiful Dishwasher when we remodeled our house almost 5 years ago. {Miele} It has this secretive third rack on top for silverware. I love this dishwasher so much that I’m considering requesting it as my spot for eternal rest. It is the bomb at cleaning, has interior lights, you can knock on the outside to get it to open (although I always forget} and it fits tall wine glasses on the bottom rack like it was made for them.

It’s my favorite appliance. If it added money to the bank account via direct deposit, then the Coach could be worried about his place here.

Kidding.

Back to the standard. How do you arrange your flatware in the standard basket type?

My Uncle Alan (RIP) used to put forks with forks, spoons with spoons, etc…clearly, this is a faulty idea as spoons like to spoon but I never told him that he was insane to his face; instead, I just said so on my blog years after his passing.

We always threw ours in willy nilly, but facing DOWN like normal humans.

On this last visit to GA when I had much quality time with my girl Kelly, I noticed when I was emptying the dishwasher that I was being stabbed by forks and butter knives. I know, they’re for butter, but they are a bit sharp on my delicate phalanges.

I had to have a heart to heart with Kelly: “You do remember that one day when the guys leave us (and not by divorce) and we were going to live together in our final years? Well, I’m going to have to retract that plan unless you learn how to load the silverware without injuring me”

That looks SO dangerous!

She tried to defend her actions by stating that the flatware is able to get cleaner with her method. I’m not buying what she’s selling.

For the duration of our visit, she came around to my method which is good ’cause I’d hate to have to throw away a 33 year friendship over something this trivial serious.

I suppose I frightened her with my threat because a few days after I arrived home this thank you note arrived in the mail.

And there was no mention of the Georgia dishwasher/silverware/incident of 2021.

So, do you load yours like a normal human, all facing down? Or are we going to have to break up?

XO

Things That Make Me Smile: Real Doors, Visits & My Misfits

I’m having a hard time putting a decent post together lately, so here’s what has made me smile lately in 369 words.

The New doors/window at the GA house. These are the new fangled type of door that come equipped with Hinges and get this: they swing open and then if you’re feeling crazy, they also swing closed.

Here they are in all their glory. We decided to do a single fixed pane in the center and doors on either side. This was before my painters came in to work their magic so, it’s raw wood here.

Coach is modeling with the before: FAKE doors. It’s hard to get a good pic with no glare, but you have a fabulous view as soon as you walk into the front door through the screened-in porch area and now even more so with less wood/door area. The single pane goes almost to the floor behind the sofa.

Did you notice Callie up there curled up in Lillie’s little bed. I’ll never NOT think that is adorable.

Serendipity. As I was writing this post this morning, my painters let me know they finished the painting yesterday.


Last weekend both of our girls came for a visit and it was so wonderful. I wasn’t referring to them as the Misfits; the pups are my misfits. They swam in the pool, Coach grilled a big lunch, we visited and laughed. Mattis the Husky loves to swim and this enticed Lillie so much that the little turd jumped in the pool and Good Lord, SHE CAN SWIM. I had no idea! We can fully assume that she was peeing while swimming since she does it all.the.time.


Speaking of my little tinkle-er. This photo from our last trip to GA makes me smile. Max is not a fan of other dogs and I think that makes Lillie want to love him even more and even lay ON him. I can almost read his mind and it’s full of four letter words.

What do you mean your dog doesn’t wear a diaper? It’s ALL the rage with rescues who were never potty trained.

So, what is making you smile lately? Humans? Dogs? Fully functioning home parts?

XO

Home Again, Home Again. What’s A Jiggity Jig And Will I Injure Myself?

First, thank you all for the anniversary well wishes for the Coach and I. We had a nice time together in GA. On our actual anniversary I think there was a lot of house stuff that needed our attention. I hope that one day, we might go there and actually find ourselves bored. We ended the day with a nice dinner at a local restaurant and in the morning the Coach bid me adieu as had to head back home for a last minute business meeting.

In theory I might have also departed that day or a few days later, as we drove separately, but my girlfriend Kelly needed some Suzanne time. She had just put down her beloved boxer Milo, quit smoking (YAY!) and was stressed from her husband who spends too much money. Can anyone relate? She flew in the same day that the Coach left for home and we had some much needed girls time for the next 6 days. My excuse for being MIA in the blog world.

Who knew I’d love short dogs that also have actual tails?

Kelly and I spent our days walking the dogs, (always with the dogs) shopping for items for the new bedroom/bathroom, puzzling, reading, watching and arguing over what birds were what, and generally laughing. At the end of each day after we ate dinner, walked the dogs, showered then retreated with the pups downstairs (the terrace level=fancy for basement with lots of windows) where the big tv is located. We watched the entire three seasons of The Kominsky Method on Netflix. Have you watched it? I really wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as I don’t love Michael Douglas, but it was suprisingly funny and touching. There was a lot of laughing happening and also a few tears because that is how we roll.

I arrived home late last night and I’ll spend the next few days playing catchup and cleanup; I ended up being gone for 19 days; that’s a long time to let sh*t go here. I promise, I’ll visit all my blog friends soon!

Did you miss me? WHAT? Not even a little?

XOXO