An eensy weensy check-in

Foxy then now

Some seasons can’t be wrapped up into compact little blog posts. So let’s just pretend that I haven’t not written here for a while – at least anything of substance – and catch up free-form. Like a meandering conversation – but with me talking into a megaphone (everyone’s dream).

We’ll start with the most important things, such as my sadness over Zayn leaving One Direction. Where do broken hearts go, Zayn? Things will never be the same. In light of his departure, I have reordered my ranking of best voice to worst voice to Zayn, Liam, Harry, Niall, Louis (Louis will always be last) – because what can I say? Absence makes the heart grow fonder. We didn’t know what we had when we had Zayn. Paved paradise and all that.

Now, an explanation for why I’ve been a bit MIA. In the past three weeks, I’ve been in nine different states (Foxy joining me for eight): Colorado, obviously. Then Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Kansas, and Minnesota. I am finally back home for the next two and a half weeks, reacquainting myself with my morning routine, exercise, and dry air. Each time I’ve reentered Colorado in the past few weeks, I’ve gotten a bloody nose. Love, your ideal woman.

Speaking of Foxy (not that we were, but let’s do), I thought about creating an ongoing series on this blog called Fox News – but then I remembered that it would all kind of be the same. She’s the best! I love her! We go on walks! She doesn’t eat her food! She’s scared of strangers and kids and balloons! She loves kittens! So there’s your Fox News, no Ann Coulter necessary. And if you’re feeling nostalgic, here’s a Then & Now warm fuzzy.

Foxy then now

I’ve made a list of things I want very much, but for financial reasons will need to pace myself in the procurement thereof. In no particular order, here they are: a new bike, a Shark vacuum, a Fitbit, a new rolly suitcase, a grown-up size CrockPot (right now I just have a little one), a new Sonicare toothbrush (mine died), and an entirely new wardrobe.

I am still working from my dining room, which means that I am still living in squalor, like a natural foods Grey Gardens. One hundred square feet is simply not enough space to house all of the STUFF my job requires, so it’s all spilling out into the rest of my 500 square feet and making me twitch.

And with that, I’ll let you get back to your day. Keep going! Pink bunny with the drum.



  1. Michael on April 23, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Thank you for the warm fuzzy then and now! Shark vacuum for the win! We love ours, and we love our ginormous CrockPot. You need your Sonicare, and I want you to have a new bike. Also yes to the rolly suitcase. Where to start? Why, with wardrobe, of course. Thanks for the update.

  2. Perry on April 23, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Natural foods Grey Gardens – you crack me up.

    CrockPot tip – they are dirt cheap Black Friday and off and on for much of the Christmas shopping season. And you don’t typically have to stand in line or shove people out of the way to get one.

    Foxy looks so dignified.

  3. Matt on April 23, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Yay! A new post! :)

    Also happy to see a bike on your list. Bikes are the best. You probably have a million friends who could help you, but if you need any bike advice let me know!

  4. Kaci on April 23, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    this is super random but I love my crockpot. Anytime someone mentions getting a new one I have to share :) you can get one for cheaper but this one is awesome for several reasons.
    1. Lid snaps close
    2. It has a timer
    3. The best thing of all…the inside insert is super lightweight. It is also nonstick. I can take a papertowel and just wipe it down. And I’m not the best at quickly washing it out and food NEVER sticks.

    My husband is laughing at me right now because of my passion about said crockpot but seriously this crockpot is the only one I ever use.

  5. Peg Achterman on April 23, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    do you want my FitBit? I’m kinda over it – I know how far I go most of the time. Not sure the battery is good.Is the W. 23rd Av address correct?

  6. Lan | morestomach on April 24, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    this would be the only Fox News that i would be interested in reading/hearing about.

    also, in regards to a new wardrobe, have you read about a Capsule Wardrobe, and how successful people wear the same thing over and over and over again? this article was the impetus for me to clear out my closet and now i will attempt to maintain a basic wardrobe.

  7. Michael on April 26, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Never give up, Annie! Stephen Hawking actually was asked about the cosmological impact of Zayn leaving One Direction. His response:
    “Finally, a question about something important. My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may will be proof of multiple universes. It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe. And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction.”
    I just had to share…

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