Monday, July 28, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Off to See the Poets Edition

1. road trips
2. singing quahog songs with Baby Squirrel
3. Jed getting the house to himself for a little bit*
4. sneaking the luggage out to the car last night while the dogs were out walking with Jed
5. hugs. So many hugs

*cue Risky Business dance number

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Sending Me Packing Edition

Note: Tomorrow morning, I'm headed to Connecticut for my annual week with poets. Sometimes the wi-fi there is great, sometimes not so much. Also, I'll be way out of my routine, so I might not think to post. And it'll all be fine. But there's a possibility of spotty-to-no FTTDS coverage for the next week. You have been warned.

Meanwhile, if any of you want to check on Jed and the dogs and make sure they occasionally have food, that would be great.

1. clean laundry
2. lists
3. checking things off the list as they go into the suitcase
4. road trips (albeit short ones)
5. snacks

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, That's Why I Say "ALMOST Every Day" Edition

1. having friends staying for a while
2. getting all distracted and such
3. knowing that the whole purpose of the FTTDS list is fulfilled, ironically enough, when I forget to make one
4. breezes coming in through the window
5. butterflies

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Talking Squirrels Edition

1. considering this theme while walking the dogs this morning
2. realizing I only know of two talking squirrels and I really need five if I'm gonna do this right
3. plowing forward regardless
4. Rocket J. Squirrel
5. Baby Squirrel LaTour

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Clean House Edition

1. clean floors
2. clean laundry
3. clean bathrooms
4. clean sheets*
5. a husband who vacuums

*maybe not the best thing in the world, but lovely that first night

Monday, July 21, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, My Mom's Birthday Edition

1. my mom
2. her birthday
3. sharing my birthday celebration with her every year*
4. the number of times she must have expressed delight at Calgon bath beads or some such
5. yellow tulips**

*even if some years we have to wait until August to do it
**they're out of season but they're her favorites and they don't suck