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If you can feel what I’m feeling, then it’s a musical masterpiece.

May 3rd, 2018 · 5 Comments · Daily


Harper turned 13 on Saturday, and because we were in Columbia for state music contest, she chose Shakespeare’s Pizza for her birthday dinner. My favorite Shakespeare’s combination is broccoli pizza with orange soda, so there I went.


Meredith turned 15 on Sunday, and she chose Mission Taco for her birthday dinner. My favorite Mission Taco dinner is two portobello tacos, so there I went.


I will be turning 48 on the 12th, and my parents asked me what I would like for my birthday. I said, “A really tall fake ficus that can get lit in the corner of the family room.” (It’s either me or the ficus, you know.) The six-foot-tall tree arrived today and I had five strands of tiny lights. More lights will be arriving on Saturday, and I’m hoping to spend some time fluffing (because I am a fluffer) between now and then.


Last night I made couscous and I threw a bunch of grilled vegetables into it and summer is my least favorite time of year, but: Oh, the vegetables.


I’m thinking of doing the lazy journal thing again.


Finally, tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of MCA’s death, and my left ear is all “Intergalactic planetary, planetary intergalactic!”



5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Carroll McNeill // May 3, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    So, my poor eternally struggling ficus tree really doesn’t have to struggle so much? Who knew! It’s anathema to me to even consider giving house room to an artificial plant, but in this case I might actually have to consider the possibility. Please let us know how you like it after the fluffing and final lighting is done!!

    (Also, how soon will you be adding the Christmas decorations?)

  • 2 MJ // May 3, 2018 at 7:23 pm


  • 3 RzDrms // May 4, 2018 at 12:59 am

    But…but…*how are the lights lighted up if they’re not plugged in*?!

  • 4 Pharmgirl // May 5, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Shakespeare’s is wonderful, but give me Aris’s (Jeff City location preferred) every time for Mid MO pizza.

    Happy Birthday to Puddin and the Pops!

  • 5 Tommie // May 10, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Love the earrings. So galactically cool.