In CategoryNavel Gazing
  • I saw a cookie recipe on Bon Appetite that takes 27 hours from start to finish. And that doesn’t count that you have to make something called Milk Crumbs first. Probably won’t be baking those any time soon.


  • Yesterday afternoon I could hear my neighbor in his backyard talking baby talk to his dog. Really loud, enthusiastic baby talk to a dog that flings himself at the fence growling whenever my kids are outside. It was kind of creepy.


  • I got an email from Room & Board letting me know that the secret to a happy holiday season is a new dining room table. The one I liked was $1600. Without chairs. All these years, I have been having inadequate holidays and I didn’t even know it.


  • Friday night I took Big to Costco. As I was digging through my bag to get the membership card while keeping one hand on my kid and juggling his snack (the secret to shopping with children is to never leave home without food), the enforcer at the door came bobbing out, chirping, “let me show you how to put him in the cart without lifting!” Even though this lady was probably 65 years old and not a threat to me in any way (unless it was to startle me into dropping all my crap), I still do not appreciate having strangers making grabby motions at my children. I gave her a curt, No Thank You and swung him into the cart. She visibly deflated, and then I felt bad for hurting her feelings. But she was LUNGING AT US. So why do I feel guilty?


  • There is something, somewhere in this house that is beeping. Every few minutes, three faint little beeps. I might go mad.


Later —

I located the beeping sound. My husband had left the refrigerator door open. Luckily, we have annoying, condescending appliances to alert us to human error. Every time I put groceries away and the door is open for more than ten seconds, it starts in with the beeping. I have, in fact, actually cursed out the fridge. That’s how I roll.

The fact that I find the fridge so annoying is not going to stop me from plotting revenge on my husband, though. I’m a multi-tasker that way.

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7 Responses to “Randomly”

  1. Mrs. C Says:

    Whooooo’s a cute attack dog? Whooooo’s he? Awww.

    LOL yeahhh, I could see where that’s a bit creepy. And the Costco lady? Think how hurt your child would be if she dropped him or freaked him out by grabbing him. People who work at these places don’t ALWAYS have everything together socially. I don’t think I’d have wanted her touching my child in a non-emergency situation, either, even if she were trying to be helpful. That’s just the way it is.
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  2. Michelle Says:

    Little old men at the grocery store like to pinch and tickle little girls they don’t know. I don’t know, I guess it’s a little old Cajun man thing. It is tres creepy. But they don’t mean anything by it, just being friendly like they’re everyone’s grandpa. My oldest would scream at the top of her lungs when a man got within a foot of her, and the poor men would look at me like I should DO something about that. How about keeping your hands to yourself, Pops?

    Hmm . . . computer battery backup?
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  3. Connie Weiss Says:

    I slap people that try to touch my children out in public.

    beep, beep, beep
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  4. alice Says:

    Hi there! I came to your blog from the Waddleeahchaa site. You are a funny lady. I’ll be back to read more!

  5. joyce:waddleeahchaa.com Says:

    I’m from the waddleeahchaa site too and I agree with Alice you are a joyce funny laDY AND i SURE NEEDED A LAUGH! Oh my gosh I hit the caps key while I was typing. That tells you what kind of day I had. Actually I had a great day: worked half a day, my daughter took me to lunch and I took my grandsons to the park this afternoon and the hot hummid weather broke today in Texas, we awoke to 50 degree temp.! My dog is standing by the back door, gotta go, actually he has to go. 🙂
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  6. Helena Says:

    Okay, I just flat out love this post. I love that it’s so random. I really really love random. Big fan.And the beeping thing. All of it–so funny.

    Yeah, you ARE a funny lady! Thanks for the smiles today, Deb!
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  7. Theresa Says:

    You are so funny! I really enjoy your blog!

    Maybe you can disarm the fridge alarm!
    And I would also be irritated at some woman lunging at my kid and I, but then feel bad that I hurt her feelings.

    Just to let you know, I am not doing Touring Tuesdays today, but I joined the Homeschool Chick’s Blog Hop. She has a cool giveaway. That’s how I roll 😉
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