Goodbye STUFF!

Goodbye STUFF!

For Lent (I’m not Catholic, I just think it’s an interesting exercise) I’m giving up stuff.

Something leaves my house every day, whether it’s giving it away to a friend, donating it, sending it back where it belongs, recycling it or trashing it. So far two IKEA bags of clothes and household items have gone to donation, a pile of books to a little free library, and three garbage bags of fabric scraps to the trash.

So much more to go. Where did all this STUFF come from?

Kitten Update!

Our current tenant is moving out, so I was looking back thru this poor neglected blog for photos we took of the studio apartment when we first finished it. I realized I’d never updated the Baby Jessie story, so here goes…

We had her for about a week when we realized Baby Jessie just didn’t fit. Once she started eating again, she was the funniest cat, and would squirm along the floor like a worm. So, we re-named her Noodle. She even got her own Facebook Page.

Thanks to the generosity of a lot of people, we got her nursed back to health and spayed, and a dear friend decided she would make a perfect friend for her lonely boy kitty.

So off Noodle went, to live in a fancy highrise.

And she even has a boyfriend.

and has learned to love the food lady:

So, a very happy ending for everyone involved.

looking back, looking ahead


January Husband and I took a “vacation” to the fancy part of town. Stayed in a nice hotel, ate at fancy restaurants, pretended we were the other half for a minute. It was fun, but I think I like my half better.
leaving the land of make-believe

February A quiet month full of crafting and books
reading stories about sea monsters

March Went to see a mermaid and took a hike through some beautiful woods.
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April Threw the first annual East Atlanta Pollen Festival
Special Sangria

May Participated in a fashion show at the High Museum
culture shock - Frida Kahlo

June went to the beach

July Found a kitten

August DragonCon
Kratos and The Oracle

September A mermaid walks into a bar…
a mermaid walks into a bar

October Day of the Cupcake
Day of the Cupcake

November The Deep
The Deep

December Friends
winter wonderland

2014 is the year of fixing what’s broken, including me. More books, more music, more sleep, more patience, more understanding, more love. More fun, more creativity, more friends, less tilting at windmills, less guilt, less stress, less anger. More dancing, more sex, more petting kittens.
2013 was bad because I let it be. 2014 won’t get that opportunity.