Monday, May 7, 2012


Well, the time has come my pretty duckies.

We are off for another amazing Holt adventure!

I'm afraid to tell you how long we'll be gone this time for fear of a revolt.

Tres months.

Yep...three long months of no Texas summer.

HOOO HAWWW you're hating me now, aren't you?

First we go to California to this crazy, incredible, strange, marvelous, fascinating place:

Yea, 26 boys, 26,000 acres.

No cell service.  No high-speed internet. No Pinterest. No Twitter. 

(OMG, no Pinterest.)

Just us, and kids, and the cows.

I'm so there. 

I've got a stack of board games that would blow your mind.

So, we'll be there for a couple of months then off in the pop-up for some good old-fashioned road tripping.

I see Bryce Canyon in my head.  

Maybe some Idaho action?

Oregon is always a siren for me.

The road is my master!

Jackdaddy has been working furiously (sometimes literally) on the pop-up to bring it from it's former neglected state to ... well, I'll just let you see.


She's so minty fresh!!

Cushion horror.

Upcycled shower curtain and table cloth fabric!

Squeeeeeeeeeeeal!!!!!  Right? 

I'm pretty sure I'll have the coolest cushion covers in the whole of the West.

Now I just need to do something about those curtains but, alas, out of time.

Don't you worry your pretty little head about The Wabi-Sabi House now.

Things are under control with another precious family moves in to play Holts for a while.

I know some little girl will make sure all animals are loved and fed, and some not-so-little-anymore  boy will make sure the xbox doesn't dry up and rot.

I downloaded a Blogger app to my IBoyfriend (aka IPhone), but I have no idea what that will all be about.  

Guess I'll try it from the road and see, right?

I'm off to finish packing.

I spent the day yesterday with some kind of bitch of a bug that had me on my knees in the bathroom all day, if you know what I'm saying.

FinnigantheCurious and I downloaded the last 4 episodes of Glee, Season 3, to watch this morning while packing.

OMG I'm DYING because I can see the last episode is called, Choke, and I know it's the one where Kurt and Rachel have final auditions for NYADA. 

Shitshitshitshit pleeeeeeeease don't let them screw up.  


Did you know I used to be an actress?

Uh-huh, I was.  

I was a very, very good actress, but I SUCK at auditioning.  

I just really suck at them.  Which is weird because I am a very good tester.  I can take a test with no problemo.  In fact, I am quite the lazy student, but seem to almost always be able to ace a test.

Not so much the audition process.

I am going to DIE if they both don't get in.  Just DIE.

I know you probably already know so DO NOT TELL ME.

So, OK, then.

Have a great summer.


I'm not sure what to say.

I hope I can stay in touch, and I will try, I promise.

I'll give you a full report when I get home, for sure.

Maybe by the time I get back we'll have some Glee Season 4 to talk about!


Write me!!!!!


  1. You have a wonderful time and have wonderful adventures. I hope that blog app works. If not mail them to a trusted friend and they can blog for you! Guest blogging.

    I love your pop up by the way. Wabi-Sabi on the road.

    Take care.

  2. The popup looks so inviting and fresh and comfy. Please please enjoy your sweet self and maybe you will journal or something. I saw you in Helen Keller and you were amazing. If you ever had the time ever again you would be even amazinger!

  3. Oh Michele...what will this hood do without you and the family for 3entire months?? I'll miss you so! Deep Springs sounds just amazing too. I'm envious of your adventure...I want to come! Be safe and have a wonderful time. loveyou.

  4. Be happy, be safe, have fun, don't pick up any hitchhikers, wear clean underwear and take a lot of change for the payphone, call me when you get there.
    (eye roll) "Yes, Mother.

    Does this sound familar?

  5. I just started reading your blog and now you're LEAVING??? I feel panicky. :) Have a wonderful adventure!

  6. A very Wabi Sabi pop up for sure. I have a feeling you might have a chicken as a stowaway. Safe travels.


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