Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrri need help. (shocked, you are?)
We need to discuss carpet cleaner. Like a rug cleaner. Like the one directly below my house shoes right in this instant permeating dog piss up into my nostril caverns like a middle finger of doom.
(I feel great why do you ask?)
Charlie knows better, yes. But she’s three trillion years old and things are changing. And I need a fizzy, foamy machine that rumbles and grumbles and get this smell OUT, bro.
I’ve tried the Pet Resolve can over and over. Fixes the problem for about four and a half minutes. I have no idea when she even peed on this rug but my super sniffer nostrils cannot rightly deal. Gotta fix this or else she’s on Ebay by tomorrow morning.
Do I rent something? Remember those Stanley Steamer commercials back in the ’90s? Haha! Are they still around? Surely I can Amazon something. Tell me what you use to foam up your rugs with a machine that sounds like a downtown Manhattan construction zone and I’m IN.
I need some advice on good detective novels for ten year olds. My kids are very into an Agatha feel (apple doesn’t fall far…), and they especially love Hercule Poirot. I ordered Will the Hardy Boys boxset for Christmas because he told his teacher he prefers “old fashioned books from the 1960s” and we about died in email over it.
But what else! Is there anything I’m not thinking of? Besides everything?
How’s your Christmas shopping going? I’ll have a little guide for you all next Tuesday. Nothing overwhelming, and nothing crazy expensive. Just fun goodies to ponder.
We’re starting a band called Fun Goodies to Ponder.
Books and podcasts update!
Okay, I have forty pages left of Locust Lane and OMG. I have no idea which way this is going to go. I’m expecting a twist, and then I’m also expecting my teeny tiny suspicion to be the answer, but then I’m also expecting everything and nothing. Have you read it? I’ll update once I finish later today! Also if you’ve not read The Only One Left you muuuuuuuuuuuuuust. Right now. Get on it.
Right after this I plan on something a little warmer. Tom Lake is next in the queue. Which I’ve heard is transformative. I cannot wait because all these murdery podcasts and books are feeding into my anxiety like micro drops of poison. I gotta switch to happy and cozy for a while, man!
Speaking OF – are you reading anything holiday related this year? I need inspo on that. Just one during December, but give me something cute and lovely!
As far as podcasts, I have a highlight reel in my Stories on everything, but I started Bear Brook and WHOA WOW OKAY YES. Riveting and gutting (cue anxiety), I’m working hard on putting this puzzle piece together. Have you listened? It’s crazy and awful and after this I’m back to Smartless with Michael Stipe as the guest. Eeeeee! R.E.M. forever.
This is all over the place, you are correct.
Tell me what you’re reading and listening to.
I made a focaccia to go with it, and I seriously want you to try it if you can. Not hard at all!
Here’s where you can find the Prosecco. Get oooon that.
Quite a bit over here! An estate sale this morning with Mindy, followed by Thanksgiving lunch at school, followed by me finishing that dang book. Mom night tonight with my lovelies, some leaf raking tomorrow (hahahaha, right). Oh! I have a fun event if you missed it in my Stories. I’ll be “in conversation” with my old friend Jenny Marrs (from Fixer to Fabulous) tomorrow night for her book event! If you don’t know how I know Jenny, then come and hear the story. It’s a good one. Here are the tickets to that.
Soccer on Sunday and our annual Fakesgiving Farm Party with old friends immediately after! (yes I’m making focaccia, duh.)
Okay what do we think about this guy??