Saturday, January 9, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Final Christmas Party of the Season Edition

1. not letting the calendar stand in the way of a good party
2. or a mediocre one, for that matter*
3. packing for VA
4. the nice people who take care of our house
5. the nice people we'll see in VA

*it'll be a good one today, though. Don't get me wrong 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, New Tires Edition

1. being even more prepared to hit the road
2. the comedy inherent in a "buy 3, get 1 free" sale on tires
3. 80k treads*
4. prepaid tire rotation**
5. getting some reading done while I wait

*I am officially old, because I get excited about things like this
**and this

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Winter Bees Edition

1. honey
2. knocking (gently!) on the side of the hive to see if they're home
3. having them buzz back at you
4. mild winters*
5. spring

*knock on wood, people

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Making Art Edition

1. printing on fabric
2. or on paper
3. or writing a poem
4. or singing
5. finding your creativity

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Silver Lining Edition

1. it's warm inside
2. we don't live on the Cape, where there was apparently snow again this morning
3. warm, comfy sweaters
4. Tazo Berryblossom White tea*
5. only going outside by choice**

*I said yesterday that it's like drinking a cup of warm Boo Berry cereal, but in a good way. And I stand by that assessment.
**unless you count taking the dogs out, and since we chose to have the dogs we have, I suppose taking them out is part of that larger choice and anyway it helps ensure I get a little sunlight and move around a bit and jeez maybe I should have thought a little more carefully about #5 this morning

Monday, January 4, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, We Had to Get Snow Eventually Edition

1. when the snow is all pretty and fluffy and stuff
2. how happy it makes Butler
3. not needing boots
4. being able to "shovel" by just pushing a shovel lightly across the driveway
5. melting

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Coffee Edition

1. espresso*
2. americano
3. caffe latte**
4. cappuccino***
5. macchiato****

*not "expresso," people. That kind of sucks a little, sorry.
**personal favorite
***very close second
****I'm going to get super-snobby here and say that I mean a real macchiato, espresso barely "stained" with milk, not whatever that thing is that Dunkin' Donuts puts out into the world. Although that might not suck--but it's also not a macchiato.