Friday, February 13, 2009

MLou & Miss J

A stop along the beautiful sunlight dappled Cavendish Beach walking trail

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it's you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it

Hey ! You know the words - it's the tune I'm singing this early morning. It's kinda like Christmas morning ... only much, much better 'cause that girl arrives later today for a full weekend of great food, scintillating non stop chat-a-thon and a big ol' Purgapalooza (the project for this weekend). MLou's been practising her best Peter Walsh impression and in her ongoing attempt to help me get ready to sell this house, to extremely lighten my load (by more than a half I would guess) in preparation for my big change - to my new tiny life - the new teeny, tiny life with a big huge heart that's waiting for me just up ahead around the next corner.

My new life within walking distance to that girl. How fantastic would that be. Shut Up !! It's all I think about ...

This old brick house is a big house and considering it's size and certainly compared to those other hoarder types that you see on Oprah and such I don't really have that much stuff. But, what I do have is still an awful lot of non-essential stuff, junk really, junk that I'm attached to for some unknown reason, stuff I have a very hard time parting with. I am a hoarder there's no question, thankfully I'm still at the point of being a fairly Junior variety and now I have Peter Walsh's Canadian associate coming to help me. The Clutter Calvary is arriving before dark tonight. Hooray.

My dream is for my next house to be less than 900 square feet. I want to feel like I'm living in a large hotel room. As long as there's room for the teak topped desk and the nest of down & flannel and a dog bed or two ... I know I'll be happy.

I have been so busy drawing, drawing, drawing all week (that project is now going very well and nearing completion) that all my get ready 'cause we're having company chores have been left for today. Those darn valets are still AWOL so Mama's gotta dig out the vacuum cleaner. I have a whole day ahead of me to putter and clean and tidy and cook. I'm making haddock chowder and The Black Apple's cinnamon rolls. Happy Sigh. Bubbles and scent are awaiting.

ps. thanks for all the funny cat stories !!


  1. Sweet Susan......Have a wonderful time with Mlou and the les gang this weekend!

  2. Good morning, Susan,
    Is Miss J. a wheaten terrier? She looks a lot like my sister's Sammy.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. my heart is so happy for and your adventure, susan!!

  4. I hope the two of you have a most wonderful, productive time!

  5. It sounds like it's going to be a good weekend. Enjoy!

  6. Y'all are going to have BIG fun!!!
    Please tell Cynthia who left the comment yesterday about getting out cat pee smells: go online to:! I swear to you that stuff is MIRACULOUS!!! Do everything just as they instruct and you won't smell THAT smell ANYMORE!!! It is so worth it!!!

    Can't wait to hear all about your weekend on Monday!!! God bless!!

  7. Well, to illustrate how out of it I am... I thought you meant the Peter Walsh from the Virginia Woolf book, Mrs. Dalloway. I couldn't understand the reference at all, then I cliked on the name... and well, then I got it. Duh.

    Love that dog of Mlou's! Could be Edward's cousin. I know Miss Winnie's gonna enjoy the weekend!!

  8. Hey, a pic of MLou! Very good.

    "in preparation for my big change - to my new tiny life - the new teeny, tiny life with a big huge heart that's waiting for me just up ahead around the next corner."

    --love that. Also, moving into a smaller place will lighten your load, simplify it so much. Other than for noisy neighbours, I love living in small places. It's cozy and a room can never get lonely looking--everything remains warm and familiar.


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