i’m pretty sure that

-There are critters living with me.  I hear tiny toenail scrapes in the walls some nights.  There’s a poster in a plastic bag under the chair-that-is-my-bedstand.  Again last night I heard it crinkle.  I turned on the reading lamp, flipped over, slapped on my glasses and saw nothing.  I heard it again and imagined that Lady and the Tramp rat crawling much to close to my head.  I did the Ah-Hell-No jolt out of bed again to find nothing.  I decided to dim the reading light and watch. Yes, my reading light dims… I have mood lighting.  This, however, is…

running around smiling wildly and flailing my arms

Y’all.  I know I already cried wolf on ‘the biggest news of the year‘.  And yes, I stand by refried beans as life-changing.  But it’s time to get serious. Because: My mother is coming to Armenia. My mother.  In Armenia.  It’s. All. Happening. See the incredible woman in this little Skype photo: You may recall her wonderfulness as mentioned here. Well, this mom who’s been all pixels and care packages is going to be, within a mere month or so, HUGGABLE.  HUGGABLE, PEOPLE! I’m fairly certain that when I see her at the airport HERE IN ARMENIA that I will…

biggest news of the entire year

I made refried beans. Hmmm… perhaps you aren’t reading this correctly. I MADE REFRIED BEANS! Alright to be fair, some of you haven’t been around me enough to know that bean burritos are my staple.  I’ve been eating them since the womb.  No food makes me quite so happy as cheese melting on beans, as warm beany goodness mixing in with cool sour cream.  Not even chocolate chip cookies can make me so very excited. Some absolutely excellent family and friends know this fact about me and have sent me cans of Rosita or Old El Paso because they’re afraid…