July 8

As you know, I purchased a washing machine.

The store that I purchased it from told me…”if you have the old machine out, and ready for the new one, the delivery men will install it, and make sure it is working.”


Free delivery!


Free set up!

So Monday, the boy and I began to remove the old machine.

But we ran into problems right away.

There was absolutely no way that it would come out.

It was stuck.

It was then that we remembered that the sink wasn’t installed when we first put in the washing machine.


We had to remove everything from the mud room.

Everything, and the brownies were forgotten.

The kitchen got so full of stuff that the sink was relegated to the out of doors.

Then the boy got to work wrestling the machine to the front porch.

It took him about 15 minutes.

It wouldn’t make it past the door, so the door to the mudroom had to come off.

Wiped sweat off face.

The machine made it out of the mudroom…6 whole inches before we realized that the refrigerator handle was in the way.

Off it came.

Machine on the porch…check.

Wiped sweat off of face.

Fridge handle back on…check.

Door back on the hinges…check.

Finally I was able to go back into the mudroom, and for the sake of full disclosure….

I swept up about 2 cups of litter and enough cat fur to make a kitten.

Where is all this sweat coming from?

Mop the floor…check.

Wiped sweat off of face.

Put all the cat stuff back in the room…check.

Wiped sweat off face.

Ate a brownie…or four.

Yesterday morning the men arrived with my new machine.

Door back off the hinges…check.

And the machine makes it into the room.

All hooked up…check.

Moving man: could you please turn the water back on so that we can make sure it is working properly.

CC:  not really a good idea.   The sink lines are still open.

Moving man:   That’s ok, it will be alright.

CC: shrugs and hobbles trots downstairs to turn on the water…hobbles trots back upstairs into the mudroom only to see 2 men frantically trying to plug the sink lines with their fingers.

Moving man:  frantically looking up says “turn it off”

CC: giggles to self as she makes her way back down the stairs.

Back upstairs to see Moving men freaking out because of all the water.

CC: mops the floor…..again

When the boy got home from work, he put the sink back in.

And all is right with the world.

Now to wash some clothes.


July 7

So, I have to go back to the dentist next Monday.

I must return for 2 reasons.

It seems that a piece of the bonding on my permanent retainer is gone.


How could it be gone?

I don’t eat anything hard enough to remove permanent bonding.

Also, according to my dental hygienist I don’t floss enough.

Who flosses enough?

I hate to floss, and I told her so.

She laughed and said “I can tell.”

I also have the beginnings of a cavity.


I lay the blame for this solely on all the vegetables I eat.

I gravitate toward beans.

Specifically cacao beans.

These beans, it seems, when mixed with a small bit of milk and sugar isn’t good for the teeth.


Veggies bad for the teeth?

That is not what my mama told me, as she spooned broccoli and cooked spinach on my plate.

And in honor of my favorite vegetable, Lisa of Surviving Oz picked out today’s TWD.

Katherine Hepburn brownies, and they are chock full of beans.

They are also made in just one pot.

Yes.   One pot.

Fabulous, healthy, and hardly any dishes.

You just can’t ask for more than that!

Instead of putting strong coffee in the brownies, I put in cappuccino chips.

*insert picture of fabulous cut brownie with some vanilla bean ice cream, which isn’t availiable because when they were cool enough to photograph, my mud room exploded into my kitchen~~come back tomorrow to see why*

I wish I had made more, because after the day I had yesterday…I needed every last bit of them.

For Chocolatechic, brownies=crack

Yes, I blame my next trip to the dentist, squarely in the lap of beans.


July 6

  • I have to go to the dentist today.    I actually like our dentist.   He is young and fun….and I can tease him…muahahahahahha
  • Dragging the girl with me to a friends house today.
  • And wrangling a washing machine out of kitty jail without the aid of an appliance dolly…wish my linoleum luck.
  • Then I have to mop the floor.    I hate mopping the floor.
  • One of my cats pooped in the window sill.   It was disgusting…and the chips laughed till they cried.
  • I have many pictures from this weekend, but   Photoshop and I still need to become best friends.
  • I haven’t made my TWD yet.   This is criminal because it is chocolate.
  • Last but not least, there is a Cardinal outside my house and his incessant chirping has given me a headache.   I’m thinking about letting Whiskey out, and letting the laws of nature work to my advantage.


July 4

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Today, Internet, we celebrate the fact that the USA divorced itself from a government that taxed them without representing them.

A government that wanted total control of every facet of their lives.

A government that didn’t care what the people thought.

A government that wanted to get bigger and richer off the backs of the people.


So, today as your eating your hot dogs, your hamburgers, your brats.

Making sure your pasta salad isn’t to dry, your potato salad has enough pickle relish in it, and your fruit salad has enough watermelon…don’t forget.

Don’t forget the entire reason we celebrate today.


July 3

Heeeeyyyyyyy Internet!

It is Friday, and I am a nosy chic!

I am craving chocolate today,   specifically a Reeses.

I want to know what your favorite candy bar of all time is.

Maybe I can get my mind off of me today.


July 1

Every couple of months or so, the family piles in the car and we head up to Amish country~~ Amish country, meaning about 20 miles up the road~~for bulk food supplies.

We always end up at Walnut Creek Cheese, where the food is in bulk.

And so is the candy.

I heart me some bulk food.

I love to wander each and every isle, reading every label.

I don’t get out much.

There are buggies.


And farms dotting the land scape.

There also are clogged streets, and insane traffic…which is why we only go every couple of months.