Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I Highly Recommend The Jalapeno Bean Box

We went to the Japanica! today. Owen asked me if I was going to get my usual "jalapeno bean box." He meant curried tofu Bento box but that was close enough. I did not. I got the curried shrimp Bento box. It was excellent! Owen, as usual, ate his weight in miso soup, salad with ginger dressing and sushi. So did Gibson. August watched us all and had a little nursies.
It was great fun.

Then we went to the dreaded Walmart because Jesus, we're stupid. But I wanted to get Gibson a new big-boy booster car seat for my car and Lily wanted curtain material and so did Jessie.
August had a great time at Walmart. Owen is enchanted with entertaining Baby August and he kept him smiling most of the time.

Look at those toes.

And I found this fabric.

Why did I not know that they make Virgin of Guadalupe prints? Huh? No one told me. But there it was and I bought two yards. Perhaps I will make some curtains too. I don't know. But I had to buy it. 

And after Walmart we went to Costco and yes, all we do is lunch and shop. Lunch and shop. Lunch and shop. And we have fun. Costco had more food out for sampling than I've ever seen in my life. One of the things they were giving out was a small cup of vanilla ice cream with a cookie in it. 
"Cookies and ice cream!" said Owen. "What a treat!" 

The boys were completely done after that and so were the rest of us. 
"MerMer's house!" they demanded and so to MerMer's house we came where that damn cat is still hanging around and he has threaded himself around and around my legs and seems determined to stay. I told Mr. Moon that his name shall be Jack as in "Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more."
I do not want this cat. I am not kidding you. I don't want to pay to get him neutered, I don't want another animal to take care of. And yet- what do I do? I know the shelters are overrun with cats now. I suppose I'll call both the Leon County and Jefferson county Humane Societies tomorrow to see what they suggest. He is not feral. He is too friendly. Neither of the other cats wants a thing to do with him and I don't blame them. They barely tolerate each other.

Well that's enough drivel. 
I have bored myself. But at least there were pictures. 
I will try to do better tomorrow.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. I love that fabric! And your boys. I'm sorry I haven't been commenting. I'm having Google issues.

  2. the fabric is beautiful, and so *you*! the cat......needs his balls removed, foremost. As to who will have them removed........ is the big question. You may not want another cat but he knows where he wants to be! Good luck with that!
    Your family......all beautiful. Hope the flea situation was dealt with successfully so that Lily can go back home and pre-labor in peace and comfort
    Susan M

  3. Wow amazing fabric. I seem to have done more food shopping and other shopping with my kids than normal. Always seems to be crazy busy .

  4. Well. what a fab Christmas you have had with your darling family and friends and now even more exciting is the birth of the expected grand daughter.. what joy that will bring, just as it did with the boys.. cannot wait to see when you share... meanwhile dear friend I send you all the very best wishes for the coming year, may your cup overflow with love and joy. and a bit of wealth too>!! hugs from across the pond. J

  5. I think someone in the Wal-Mart purchasing department clearly became aware of your blog and decided to cater to the good customers of Lloyd. It IS the perfect fabric for you!

    Owen cracks me up. "What a treat!"

    I think it's a great idea to touch base with the Humane Society and see what they say. Keep us posted!

  6. the three grandgirls are coming today to stay through Sunday so I'm headed to Costco in a bit. I absolutely refuse to shop at Walmart. I will not give one penny of my hard earned money to the richest family in my state and maybe the country that will not pay their employees a living wage. I'll do without or wait til I'm near another store.

  7. Happy New year old bean , hoping 2016 will be a cracker xxxxxxx

  8. I hope you have a wonderful New Year, Ms. Moon!

  9. A- Right?

    Stephanie- Better google issues than gastric! You can quote me on that. Hey woman!

    Susan M- The only thing that would make that fabric better is if it were in silk or velvet. Cotton will do, however! Thank you for the good wishes and back to you too!

    Leisha- We all need this and that and it is fun to get together to gather these things. We make each other laugh and consult each other on our choices and it is helpful as well as fun.

    jeannine nye- We are on joyful tenterhooks about this new one to come! Ah- she is going to be so loved and we are going to have even more baby love around here. I am so very wealthy in love. I hope you are too and may your New Year's be filled with all sorts of joy.

    Steve Reed- New Year's Eve day just doesn't seem like a good day to be calling animal shelters. Ugh. I will keep you posted. As you know. Owen also offered to use the money he is saving to buy a scooter to send his grandfather and me to Mexico for FOUR DAYS! He's the funniest, sweetest little boy. As is his brother.

    Ellen Abbott- I agree and go years without going to Walmart. And then...I go. Fuck me. I'm a horrible human being.
    But that material!
    Have fun with your girls!

    John Gray- And to you and yours! Why do I love being called "old" by you so much?

    e- Thank you! And you too!

  10. "Then we went to the dreaded Walmart because Jesus, we're stupid."

    This made me laugh, because I do the same. When it's the only store in town, you gotta do what you gotta do.

  11. Oh great material! Our Lady of Perpetual Drapery!

    I imagine that cat lives somewhere nearby and he just likes your buffet. You should probably throw water at him and frighten him off, but ... well. I probably wouldn't bring myself to do it. Jalapeno bean box is great :)

  12. I did a little, "Eeeee!" when I saw those toes. I want to kiss them so badly!


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