Deep in the Heart

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  1. secret agent woman says:

    I would actually love organizing/decorating people's houses for a living. If they were willing to give me free rein.

  2. Shania says:

    I did that for my neighbor. It was great fun and I'd organize random strangers for free if they'd let me in. Perhaps you'll need me to come to the jungle and organize your flagons?

  3. Jennifer Denise Ouellette says:

    That is my idea of a dream vacation. Warped, aren't I?

    I wish I wasn't too exhausted to guess where you're going.

  4. Voyager says:

    Cone food? Well I never.
    As to your secret destination; my guess is Spain.
    V.

  5. Jim Berg says:

    I'm trying to think of a way to pay to you visit me, and Groom and Colls can come too.

    You're going to France, somewhere in the countryside, an island in a river perhaps, near EURO-DISNEY! Screaming for joy! I'll visit you: count on it.

  6. Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish says:

    Ciao! Love the fact that you did that for your friend. I often joke about wanting to have a regular cleaning swap with friends. It is always easier to organize/clean up other people's stuff than my own…none of the same distractions, emotional ties, etc. That chicken foot "thing" made me laugh out loud, but the cupcakes in an airstream made me want to visit Austin like never before. I knew it was a cool place because of Austin City Limits but the airstream trailer has now officially done it for me.

    I think you will love your new destination. Send me an e-mail (the connection is on my profile page).

  7. kmkat says:

    I'm thinking… Neverland.

  8. Jeni says:

    Jocelyn, if there were a way I could ever afford to have someone come and tackle the task of organizing this house (and family too, maybe), I'd be booking a flight for you to come to Pennsylvania in a heart beat!
    Wish I'd realized you were going to be in Austin, TX -I'd have sent you my cousin's name and phone number and had you call her for me. Just to tell her I was thinking of her and wanted to surprise her like that.
    Maybe you could write a book on organizing places for people ya know. Another "alternate form of employment" potential there ya know.

  9. geewits says:

    Your clues may as well be in Portuguese because all my brain can do after seeing that picture is repeat "Must clean closet." How could you have left that closet? WE HAVE TO GO BACK1

  10. Erin says:

    Ooh! I would love to organize for a living! I'm not sure where you're going – UK maybe – but did you know that if one googles "flagons to the village pumps", you are the fourth site!

  11. monica says:

    aha you're going to Tungurahua!!!

    what great times in Texas, uh? would have loved me some half naked Matthew McConaughey… I would let him… er, organize.. stuff… ( blush) :o))

  12. furiousBall says:

    that's the cup o' pizza that put the other cup o' pizza out of business you know

    ok, my captcha word is "turdlypt"…

    Private Turdly reporting for duty!

  13. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    Laos?
    That looks like an amazing time! THREE woks?
    As always, your humor slays me–esp. the bit about your husband. Heh.

  14. Jazz says:

    Well, here in Quebec we don't take our husband's names, but nor do we take our flagons to the village pump.

    Somewhere in Spain then?

  15. Jazz says:

    Ok, scratch that, I hadn't seen your previous blog post….

    Stomboli?

  16. Pearl says:

    You are an interesting person with a fabulous vocabulary.

    🙂

    Did you see me waving at you from Minneapolis? I was the one in the winter coat!!

    Pearl

  17. Becky Cazares says:

    Ahh, "flagon" is one of my all-time favorite words! Always gets me going until I quote the whole thing (from Court Jester with Danny Kaye):

    Hawkins: I've got it! I've got it! The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true! Right?
    Griselda: Right. But there's been a change: they broke the chalice from the palace!
    Hawkins: They *broke* the chalice from the palace?
    Griselda: And replaced it with a flagon.
    Hawkins: A flagon…?
    Griselda: With the figure of a dragon.
    Hawkins: Flagon with a dragon.
    Griselda: Right.
    Hawkins: But did you put the pellet with the poison in the vessel with the pestle?
    Griselda: No! The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon! The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true!
    Hawkins: The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.
    Griselda: Just remember that.

    And my vote is still with Tonga.

  18. Fragrant Liar says:

    You were in Austin and you didn't call me? I'm crushed.

  19. Chantal says:

    SOunds like you have a second career on you hands. And food in cones just sounds like heaven to me, but maybe that is just because I am up at 2:30am pumping so I can have a bottle to give my baby so I can go out for 1 hour tomorrow night without him. One whole hour. For the record I only got 2 lousy ounces.

  20. Fragrant Liar says:

    Not to worry, my dear. I really wish I had gotten to meet you, but I totally understand how these things go. I'm glad you got to see our town and have some fun, even if your buddy did work your butt off.

    Okay, so now I'm holding you to it. A special trip to Austin to see ME! 😉

    Did that sound needy?

  21. Midlife Jobhunter says:

    Me, too! You missed me, too! Although I was in Alabama this weekend. Sorry the weather wasn't better for you and I hope you hit the Airstream selling the crepes. Most delicious.

    I'm intrigued as to your destination – Sweden?

    And I'm so glad you showed that closet. I feel so much better about mine, now.

  22. lime says:

    listen, just so you know. i'm an one awesome purger of stuff and organizer of remaining stuff so if you know of any other deep walleted mothers with an intense fear of clutter who would like to fly organizers out to help their seemingly hopeless offspring, i'd be glad to offer my services.

  23. phd in yogurtry says:

    Oh yes, I have had the Michael Jackson. Only you ate it in one of my favo n'hoods. And when you drove out to the Salt Lick? You went RIGHT BY my street. I felt your wave.

  24. Yo is Me says:

    ohhhhh, that is so awesome!!

    would that i had closets stuffed to the brim and a garage that required a team of experts.

    alas, maybe in a few years 🙂

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