I am a rude thing, aren’t I? I haven’t properly introduced myself or anyone else I mention in this blog. I’m the narrator and telling the story of my life in the yellow house. It won’t be a linear story. No surprise there, Getting to a point in conversation is never a-to-b-to-c. I blame a quick mind. Others would beg to differ…but I digress. (see what I did there?) I’m a nurse and I work from home. It’s a great job; it pays the bills, and allows me the psychic energy to write. I know you’re stunned blogging doesn’t pay my bills. Trust me, this is a constant source of horror and surprise for me as well. Jokingly, I refer to myself as the “House Slave” but truly this isn’t indentured work because I adore taking care of these people and their doggies. I believe no one has ever cared for either of my housemates as well as I do. I share the yellow house with The Handsome Stranger aka The Man of the House. He is a giant of a man: I refer to him as Paul Bunyan. His energy is equally as big and infectious as his laugh and grasping bear hugs. He is—as a dear friend said—a “useful son of a bitch”. The man can fix anything. I’ve never met a more intelligent human being. He keeps me on my toes and makes me want to learn all sorts of things. Piper is his sidekick. She is a busy, sweet, naughty, and too smart for her own good Australian Shepard. She’s just over a year old. I love her almost as much as I did my sweet Kipper dog. Piper operates as the household’s clown butthead, and office staff. Much like her daddy. The Handsome Stranger’s equally handsome brother lives with us as well. He is a bit of a legend; having wrestled a crocodile to save a woman’s life and a few years later, survived a revolution in a volatile African nation. We have a lust for travel in common and I could listen to his stories for hours. The Brother is as quiet as his brother is not. He does share his brother’s intelligence and broad sense of humor and we are never too far from the next laugh. Just like his brother, he is a huge help with the heavy lifting. The Brother is one of my favorite people on the planet. I’m so lucky to know him, too. His daughter has graced the household this spring and will again this summer. She’s a delightful infusion of the feminine without being an over the top dramatic preteen. C has the family’s sense of humor and finely honed intelligence. Brother’s dog Gracie is a street dog he rescued in Guam. Gracie is very sweet and devoted to her master and loves Piper to distraction. I’m slowly wiggling my way into her heart. It’s my goal for the rest of 2014: making Gracie love me like she does Piper and The Handsome Stranger. I love a lofty goal, don’t you? So that’s the nucleus of who we are. As time goes on, more will be revealed. It’s not any fun to get to the conclusion of the story in the beginning. Besides, this story hasn’t ended. I’m not sure it ever will.
- Finding the happy medium between Matron and Floozy September 21, 2015
- Popping the cherry September 16, 2015
- Much needed Siri Upgrade September 14, 2015
- “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” AA Milne September 9, 2015
- What I did on my summer vacation September 7, 2015