Look At Me, Not Wallowing, But I’m Totally Complaining About Wallowers. Happy 2021 Our Home Away From Home.

Happy. Merry. All that jazz.

I’ve had it up to HERE with negativity. I can’t. I won’t. Go away negative people, go far away.

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” 

― Oscar Wilde,

Doesn’t it seem like some of us can only focus on the bad stuff and can’t go a day without mentioning the shit show of 2020, what-they-can’t-do instead of what-they-CAN-do. Be like that damn Disney girl who sings LET IT GO over and over again. Wait, she’s annoying as hell. Never mind. Me, forever the Pollyanna….singing The Sun is gonna come out tomorrow at the top of my lungs and perhaps annoying my neighbors.

Does it feel like I’ve gone off my meds? Or does it feel like I SHOULD be on meds? Any suggestions?


Transitioning to the good stuff…

We had a very nice, low key New Years Eve and day in JawJa with our dear friends. It was a cold/wet/dreary day and I had made a boat rental reservation for the lake in our community 6 weeks prior. Damned if we were going to cancel and miss out on some fun. We were ALMOST the only people on the lake, aside from some awesome herons, mallard ducks, geese, bald eagles and the Gorton fisherman.

The thing about us and our people, we can have a blast just about anywhere in any instance. Wet, cold and the boat couldn’t get over 2.8 MPH, I’m sure I swim faster, but we tootled around the lake and laughed like we were at a comedy show for two hours. Cheap entertainment.

We enjoyed homemade meatballs and cooked-all-day spaghetti sauce, collectively created a large pot of chili to be eaten over several days, sipped good wine, and of course some movies on the couch.

Callie had her boxer friend Milo for a few days which she loved, we had lovely sunrises and look at me trying to save a buck on our gas bill by watching a fireplace instead of turning on a fireplace. Who knew I was such a genius?

I crack myself up. Very cheap entertainment.

I truly believe things WILL GET better for every one of us. I really do.

So, did anyone even bother to make a resolution this year?

Cheers to all things being better. My favorite saying: Optimism is contagious. Feel free to pass it on.

XO

Happy 9131.06 Days

My sweet, sassy, hilarious, intelligent & oh.so.colorful baby turns 25 today. It was just yesterday that I FINALLY got her potty trained and now she does this to me? Grows UP? The nerve. I’m so blessed to have her as my daughter, confidant and friend.

My girls really do read my blog and they really DO think I’m funny and I didn’t even have to threaten them about it. So, wish my sweet Linds a happy 25th birthday and if you have any sage advice for her, she’ll read and possibly take some of that sage advice.

Happy birthday my sweet Lindsburger! XOXO

The One Where We Find Joy Even If The Universe Has Other Plans; NO CARDS FOR YOU.

I saw this video earlier this week and it really made me laugh; it’s a knee slapper if you’re into that type of slapping.

I didn’t ask for any gifts, but that robe DOES look cozy. We don’t exchange anymore because we just buy what we want all year round and this year, we bought each other a house. BUT, I did ask for a dozen bags of mulch. There must be an anniversary or something that equates MULCH. Merry 35th Christmas you weirdo, here’s some shredded cypress for your garden.

Our Christmas cards are trapped in Post Office Purgatory. In the years past, this might have put me over the edge of my “Suz needs to have control over all holiday preparations or no one will feel the joy”.

But this year, what.ever. *rolls eyes at the thought of controlling anything*

We took our photos at Gibbs Gardens over the Thanksgiving holiday in GA; this is our official card pic for 2020. You saw it here first. Goodness, I love my people and I’m SO freaking blessed. I have some news regarding our kids; (Nathan is now my child too) I’ll be updating you all on that in a week or two. Some of it, I’m trying to digest.

Stop it. I AM smiling. THAT’S JUST MY FACE. *Inside joke for my people.


We do have something unprecedented happening this Christmas Day and I’m so freaking excited.

I won’t have to turn on the air-conditioning for the entire day as we are looking at a forecasted high of 58*. ON CHRISTMAS. This rarely happens and I can hardly stand it. I won’t be sweating on Christmas Day. Well, unless Santa comes through and I start spreading my coveted mulch.

True story, Iguanas are stunned by the cold weather and DO fall out of trees, but they mostly wake up once it warms up.

Wishing ALL of you a very special day, weekend, month, year to come. Praying that 2021 brings ONLY GOOD THINGS TO ALL OF US. Hopefully by yelling that the UNIVERSE will hear me.

I’m thankful for all of you who stop by here to have a chat because talking to myself gets stale after a while. XOXO