You may have noticed that my last post was before Christmas. The one where I hit a deer and totaled my car? Yup. So much for good intentions. Anyway, quick catch-up, I got a new car. It’s a silver Subaru Forester and it almost drives itself, it’s so cool, I love it. Except I had a tiny accident this morning while driving through our campus parking lot. It’s too hard to explain how it happened but I emphatically believe that it was not my fault nor was it the other lady’s fault, it was the big-ass pick-up truck parked carelessly at the end of the lane that completely blinded us from seeing eachother until it was too late. Seriously, who ever parked it decided to get all fancy and backed it into the space instead of just parking the normal way so the largest most obnoxious part of the truck was sticking way out. Anyway, that’s my story, I’m sticking to it. Luckily no one was hurt and the damage was minimal. It’s just… it’s my new car. :-/
Operation House Fixer Upper has started. I’ve repainted my living room and part of my kitchen a Sherwin Williams Sea Salt grey. I love the color. The hardest part about painting has been my kitten. I’d like to say my kitten is just cute and curious, but the truth is she struggles a lot with what my friend accurately described as “extremely poor judgement”. Especially with things that involve heat. She sniffs the iron when it’s hot, walks across the kitchen stove when it’s on and sits on lit candles catching her tail on fire, she’s just nuts. Anyway, she knocked over the paint canister twice this week, the second time she pretty much dived into it and was almost entirely covered in paint. I gave her a bath in the sink but if you’ve ever tried to give a feline a bath then you probably know how well that went. I ended up cutting chunks of her hair off because it was just impossible to wash all of it out.
I also bought a rug, an accent chair and curtains for the living room. Yes, an accent chair. Nobody ever really sits on the accent chair. Except maybe the kitten but like I said, she has poor judgement and doesn’t understand that an accent chair isn’t meant for sittin’ on, it’s meant for lookin’ at. So that’s what we do, we look at it and the pretty flower pillow that accents the accent chair. I also got serious about the curtains. I bought two kinds of curtains. A lacy set for the center and a solid beige set to hang at the sides. As an accent. Yup. I’m accenting all the things now, I’m pretty sure this qualifies as a whole new level of adulting.
Now that I have a car that syncs to my phone, I’ve started listening to a whole bunch of podcasts. I have a thing for unsolved crime and mysterious in general. Here are a few of my recent favorites:
A little morbid, it involves a series of child murders that happened in Atlanta in the early 80s. I would make sure you’re in a pretty good mood before listening to an episode, it can leave you with a dark feeling. But it’s really well done, it’s produced by the same folks who did Up and Vanished which is another popular true crime podcast.
This one is about a young french woman who was brutally murdered outside her holidy cottage in West Cork. I really like how the producers approached their investigation, you can really get a sense of how this tragic event effected the whole town, how rumors spread and people turned against each other.
This isn’t really a true crime podcast although there is definitely mystery and intrigue. I loved this podcast most for the storytelling and it was just really unique all around.
My son and I have plans this weekend to plant herbs. He’s decided he wants to own a spice shop like Monroe and Rosalee in Grimm so we’re going to try to grow medicinal herbs. We have some chamomile, mint, lavendar and few others. I am not very good at keeping plants alive and my son still has a hard time remembering to keep his glasses on all day so between the two of us we’ll probably forget to water them and this whole endeavor will fail. But let’s think positive.