Moon Room

Moon Pie is away at camp this week so JD and I are living it up! We actually went inside the perimeter last night to do a little shopping. Of course we were shopping for MOON, but still. We headed to IKEA because we’ve decided that while the Moon is away, her room will get an upgrade.

First, a new bed:



It’s not exactly what she wanted, as it has a headboard, but it’s low and black so she should be happy.

We also got her new linens:



In her favorite colors, black and gray. And because she wants NO dresser and NO desk, a simple shelving unit:



The one we bought doesn’t have the doors on the bottom because that would make too much sense and Moon want’s NO clutter. Who is this kid??

We’re going to drag out her white bed, desk and drawers sometime today and then paint. She’s had the bright green room since she was a baby, but now we’re going a little more sophisticated and doing a gray.



Okay, not THAT sophisticated.

When we’re done, we’re hoping she’ll have a nice, teenage room in a gray pallet. Should anyone be concerned it’s too dark, let me remind you of the room she asked for:



Not a bad compromise, Kittens, amiright?

When bored.

I took Moon to the doctor today for a check-up and she wouldn’t even let me LOOK at her, much less take her picture. I was reminded of a time when she was a little more amiable. The post below was originally posted Sept, 2009.


The Moonpie and I have a habit of being late for the eye doctor. It’s not my fault, really. They are just so darn far – 45 minutes away, and we only leave 30 minutes before the appointment. Okay, so it IS my fault.


And when the receptionist says they’ll still TAKE us, but only AFTER the other people, we just roll with it.


We kill time by playing the, “Who Can Make the Silliest Face and Most Annoying Noise” game.


It’s amazing how quickly they find a way to fit us in.

Hair today, gone tomorrow (7 years ago today)

(Freeda is still here and going strong. This blog however, seems to be winding down. I’ll try to find interesting content before we say good-bye.)

Sorry. It’s late.

Do you know what every summer for the last 7 years has been like? Sort of like working the janitorial shift at Hair Clips. THIS is what happens when the weather gets warm –

_mg_1678Huge clumps of hair fall out of my dog. The above brush was from ONE quick swipe over Freeda’s coat. The brush is unnecessary, anything  – petting, feeding, sleeping – will cause little hairy tumbleweeds to blow around my house. It’s as COOL as it sounds. I must sweep five times a day, and yet there’s always more. Until now.

That’s right, we FINALLY decided to take Freeda for a haircut.

_mg_1682This is JD explaining “Spa Day” to Freeda.

_mg_1684This is Freeda saying, “No Thanks.”

In my naivete, I thought we’d just stand there and watch. I SO wanted to document the whole process, but no, they sent us away and said to come back in FOUR hours. Yikes. Dogs are such divas.


We finally got the call that she was ready. Rachel couldn’t wait to see the result.


Whoo Hoo. Freeda couldn’t wait to see US.


Hey, where you going?

_mg_17121 got her Rachel?


Wow. She’s really in a hurry to show off her new “do”. It must be a girl thing.

10 Cool Things

I was all set to blog about New York when I got to the blog and saw that I already did! I guess I ought to read Zolligirl once in a while. I’m sitting at home with the hubby watching The Tony Awards and we’re enjoying all of the performances, but especially the one from On The Town. That was the show we saw last week with Moon, which reminded me that Moon has seen and done a LOT this past school year.

Here’s 10 Cool Things Moon Did/Saw during the 2014-2015 School Year

1. Chicago via segues

2. The Broadway show, On The Town, complete with hanging out afterwards and getting the cast to sign her playbook, NYC

3. Singing along at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville.

4. The show Wicked at the Fox Theater, Atlanta

5. A Half Ironman in Oceanside, California

6. Learned about pirates and the history of Charleston, South Carolina

7. Partook in a Seder for Passover

8. Ate dinner in Grand Central Station, NYC

9. Had a macrobiotic breakfast on Rodeo Drive, California

10. Went to 4 concerts and saw Goo-Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Maddie and Tae, and Dwight Yoakem in concert.

She’s 13. When I was 13 I’d been to 1 concert – The Osmond Brothers – and traveled as far as Cookeville, TN almost 25 miles away.

Obviously, fun skips a generation.