Monday, June 25, 2012

This Tiny Life

Wouldn't it be great to be allergic to cats? Then declining to pet one would be so much more polite. "Oh, sorry, I can't pet your cat. I'm allergic."

I was about to say that I'm not allergic to anything, but that's not true. My skin reacts to everything - plants, soaps, lotions (including sunscreen), the sun, food oils, metals, various bugs - it's annoying.

I rearrange stuff in the house all the time. A few weeks ago my daughter couldn't find the cutting board and asked where it was. She thought that maybe I had moved it out of the kitchen and into the living room for some random unknown reason.

At age 48, one would think that I would have figured out by now to feed myself on a regular basis. Instead, I am surprised by stark raving (raging) hunger several times a day. I'm hungry right now. Absolutely starving.

The same daughter who asked about the cutting board is newly engaged (yay!) so we have a wedding to plan. One thing that means that I'm going to have to shop for some grown up shoes. My guess is that it might be uncool for the mother of the bride to wear chucks to her daughter's wedding.

Someone recently offered me $1000 for Tilly

Organic dishwasher detergent doesn't work AT ALL. These dishes are about to go through the wash for a third time.

Recycled toilet paper (the kind organic type people buy) is unpleasant to use. 

I literally dream of living in a really old house someday.

I painted the upstairs bathroom. It's blue. Apparently, I'm in a blue phase.

Editor's note:
The Amazing Reese was concerned that some of my faithful readers are cat lovers and would therefore be offended by the above cat remarks and consequently never read this blog again. Well, here it is. I'm not a huge fan of cats. I am, however, a HUGE fan of the people who own them. If showing you that I care about YOU means that every now and then your cat jumps in my lap from out of nowhere and scares the living daylights out of me, then so be it. I like you and once my heart rate returns to normal, I'll get over the fact that your cat freaks me out on occasion. Thanks for continuing to be my friend and faithful blog reader.


bbaker4311 said...

I am convinced many people fake allergies so they do not have to deal with other people's pets.

Me? I like them. But everyone is different.

My daughter in law takes a different tack. She is from Colombia. I think down there it is perfectly acceptable to simply say you are afraid of cats (or dogs) and avoid them that way.

Sarah Hazel said...
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Jennifer said...

Congratulations! An upcoming wedding!

Sarah Hazel said...

Yay! Thanks. We're so excited about the upcoming wedding.

Hilary said...

Don't you dare sell Tilly to pay for our wedding, I would never get over it. On a lighter note; I read the cutting board blurb and thought, "that was me." It's a fun story and not impossible that the cutting board would be moved that far away.

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Oh whew, glad to read your Editor's note cause I'm a cat lover! :) Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. Your bedroom looks wonderful. Seeing photos of your home always inspires me!

Sarah Hazel said...

Hilary - Don't you worry your pretty little head another minute. We're not going to sell Tilly.

Joan - Thank you. Let's do something together soon.