Friday Flotsam

Frrrrrrrrrrrrrr y a d i r f!

Why is it that anytime and every time someone and everyone points to their tooth and says, “You have something..” we go for the wrong tooth. And that person, without fail, says, “Other side.”


What is it about humans that cannot get this right? “Wrong side. Wrong tooth. One over. Not that one. There you go. Wait, not yet. You got it. I thin- nope. Still there. Now ya got it. Sure thing, no prob.”

I’ve tried to figure this out on multiple occasions because a) somehow I always have something in my teeth, and b) I need friends. And I’m trying to figure out where the error is. Is it the person letting us know about the tooth? Are we mirroring where they’re pointing? Because I feel like when we mirror, they automatically come back with, “Other side.” But if we reach for our upper left side because they’re pointing to their upper right side, it’s going to get complicated. And fast.

Because this is the thing, where they’re looking, where their eyes are cast should be THE MAIN INDICATOR on where the something is. Therein, we mirror. YET IT IS WRONG EVERY TIME.

Also, have you ever flossed with a loose jean thread in an emergency?



I’ll just be over here still needing friends.

Here’s another thing.

And I’m not sure if it’s age, if it’s being a woman, if it’s being a mom, or if it’s just being a loon toon. BUT, if I’m getting settled somewhere, like the sofa, or my work spot, or downstairs to tidy up the basement, or in the bedroom doing laundry, I have a list (re: haul) of things I need to bring for comfort.

And that list is:

lip gloss

my phone

perhaps a charger

hand lotion

my water bottle

my coffee

a hair tie, because what if my neck gets hot?

incense (for downstairs if I’m cleaning)

my wireless speaker (for downstairs if I’m cleaning)

my book (obviously if I’m on the couch)

I think that’s it. Not so bad, huh!?


What’s on your creature comfort list?

POLL: at what point do you start wearing suntan lotion again? Are you a hard March kickoff type of person? Or do you wear it year round? Are you an arms-and-chest-only wearer during the spring and move down to legs once shorts are back into rotation?

My friend Kate and I were talking about this other day over Saturday morning cappuccinos, and she said to me, “Look, if you can’t tone it, tan it.” And I was like, “YES! AND VISORS!” She just looked at me.

I found my trusty Jergens Natural Glow in the bottom bathroom drawer the other day. The lid was wonky and dangling, and the lotion was sort of crusty when it oozed out of the dried-out top, but I managed to get a little out and slathered on my terrifying-little-Victorian-girl-ghost arms. Felt good!

Wait, are we still using Jergens? Do I need to up my game here, folks? Go easy on me.

I’m thinking we might need an official book club post next week. You in?

Weekend plans?

It’s officially our spring break, but it snowed five inches yesterday. Yay? And get this – this time NEXT week it’s back in the 70s. So today we’ll sled, have a cozy fire, go to bed early, and in a few days it’s park date with friends, patio lounging and a garden fest at a local nursery. I’ll be sporting my visor and Jergens. Bananas.

From this week, in case ya missed it::: Pappardelle with a Simple Tomato Sauce! A glorious vegetarian meal that’s suitable for the quickest of suppers to date night finesse. And a crushingly tasty Mediterranean Bean Salad. Just a few ingredients and you’ve got the most vibrant side dish ever. Another vegetarian meal! Who am I?

Tell me your spring break plans. Staying home? Traveling? Building garden beds? Avoiding all humanity? Spill it!

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11 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Tessa March 11, 2022 at 7:13 am #
    Harmonize Beauty just did all the dirty work for us on self tanners - she tested a ton! I’ve been liking Tan Luxe but going to give Coco Eve a try on her rec. Going for a long hike this weekend. Can’t wait to try the pappardelle dish soon 😋
  2. Kristin March 11, 2022 at 9:08 am #
    I like to have my phone, a book, Chapstick, water or coffee, and my laptop. I gather all of this several times/day when our 17.5 year old cat sits on the arm of the cozy chair and demands that I sit down so she can sit on my lap. But...plot twist! Recently she demands that we sit, just so she can hit us on the shoulder and make us LEAVE, so she can sit in the spot we have apparently just been warming for her. But I still gather my stuff, because what if she actually wants to sit on my lap, as she does in the morning, and is indeed doing at this very moment?? And don't tell me she is spoiled. She is old, deaf, and spent her first 15.5 years living with a cat who thought the world revolved around him, so it is her turn to have things her way. I am not going to answer about sunscreen just in case my dermatologist is reading this.
  3. Stephanie March 11, 2022 at 10:46 am #
    Jergens is great but TanLuxe The Butter is AMAZE. I snag a big bottle on HSN (lol) whenever it goes on sale cause it's $$. Hairties, my phone and SoftLips are always within reach for me!
  4. Emily M March 11, 2022 at 11:41 am #
    Totally busted out the Jergens and started slathering my legs about 3 weeks ago. I bought a new tube then found my tube like yours under the cabinet!! I need to do my arms too though. And 100% on book post. Ok, my creature comforts.... beverage, ipad, readers (for nighttime #eyeroll), and Kindle. and a thin, soft blanket. We are on spring break too... no snow, but lows in mid 20s over the weekend. one more batch of chili coming up this weekend.
  5. D March 11, 2022 at 12:05 pm #
    Hahaha. I realte hard to the creature comforts. My must-haves? Water, phone, and current book. I gather these things approximately 100x/day as I am currently breastfeeding.
  6. Susan March 11, 2022 at 1:12 pm #
    I thought I was the only person still using Jergens! I did try a very pricey tanning cream but it didn't go on evenly and I thought it was too orange colored. Bought Jergens again and didn't look back. Yes, to creature comforts once I settle in. Lip balm, phone, pen (I might have to write down a new show to watch or book to read and I won't want to get up!), and a nail file. That last one is a must because, sure as anything, as soon as I am snuggled in all comfy I'll find a snag on a nail that I will obsess over.
  7. Janel March 11, 2022 at 2:24 pm #
    Water, phone/iPad or laptop (whichever is charged) and whatever I’m reading. No need to grab the pets as they follow me room to room.
  8. Joanne March 11, 2022 at 3:24 pm #
    I like to have my phone, book, and drink in arms reach when I sit down but depending on how cold it feels it the house I might need a blanket too... and maybe a snack?!
  9. Sherre March 11, 2022 at 3:47 pm #
    I look forward to Friday flotsam. You never disappoint in adding some cheer before the weekend. My comfort list would include blended mocha (it’s warm in California), fluffy pillow, coconut body butter from Trader Joe’s and a good book. Are you interested in book suggestions? Have a good weekend ☀️
  10. Sarah March 11, 2022 at 8:58 pm #
    Jergens is good, but I prefer Isle of Paradise water. Ridiculously hard to mess up, and looks natural. I like your list of creator comforts. I also need a good blanket, preferably my marine layer one. 92 out? Sorry, I'm inside and still need my blanket
  11. Kathy R March 12, 2022 at 11:22 am #
    My daughter will pull a strand of hair out of her head and floss with it! In an emergency!

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