The Chase

5:45. Lying in bed during one of those precious moments of in between, not asleep but not quite fully awake, I sensed a movement next to the bed.  As I began to get my bearings, I realized that it was none other than Jesse the Cat.  At 5:45 in the morning.  Full-on psycho mode, bounding … More The Chase

Hello Again

Happy Anniversary to ViCARIously Speaking! When I received the notification that my domain was automatically renewed, I figured that I must write a celebratory post. It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing “this” for over five years now. And yes, I use the word “this” loosely. The past couple of years my efforts have amounted … More Hello Again

The Valentine’s Day Roller Coaster

I hope everyone had a splendid Valentine’s Day with their sweetie.  Or themselves, if you are lacking in the “sweetie” department. Whatever.  V-Day in the Hoover Household was business as usual for the most part, however, my day could be described as nothing short of a roller coaster ride! The Loop-the-loops and Peaks: In (my) big news…. The Stealing Drawer was republished on Sammiches and … More The Valentine’s Day Roller Coaster

Catch a Cat

MacKenzie is obsessed with cats.  We had a cat once, but it shit on the Christmas Tree skirt and I had to get rid of it.  Plus, I was allergic.  It wasn’t just the cat, though.  We had a miniature pot belly pig that shat in the laundry room and all over our side yard, … More Catch a Cat