simbaaaaaaaa! aka I have found my tribe

Call me Simba. ~ The Head Cabbage, Tales from the Cabbage Patch, (September 2, 2016).


No, I haven’t lost my mind (well, not officially anyway) but, just like Simba, I have found my tribe. And that, as Martha Stewart would say, is a very good thing.

Bloggers have tribes. Our tribe members are bloggers that we follow faithfully, comment on, like and share. Most importantly, we lean on one another. Plus, I think these bloggers would join me in my weekend tequila share (when I finally get it rolling on a weekly basis, that is) and have a rip roarin’ good ole time with me while enjoying a good ole’ chinwag about our adventures for the week. We may even need to have a ‘talking shot glass*’ to keep the chinwag orderly.

shot glass.png*a talking shot glass is similar to a talking spoon which we sometimes have to use in the Cabbage Patch. In order to keep things orderly, whoever has the talking spoon gets to talk about their day while the rest of us listen attentively and wait for our turn to have the spoon. I got this idea from my wonderful Aunt Phyllis who had to have a talking hour glass whenever she and her sister got together. Feel free to adopt your own version. You can thank me later, gater. Oh, and send pictures of yours to so I can include them in a future post. It’ll be fun, I tell ya.

I refer to the members of my tribe as ‘Gardeners of the Cabbage Patch’. You can read about it here in Gardeners of the Cabbage Patch. Be sure to check out their blogs; they are weirdos just like me (I hope they don’t mind me saying that but it is a risk I am willing to take). But, seriously, these bloggers are wonderful and hilarious and are the friends I would love to hang out with in real life.

the Cabin in the Woods
The Cabin in the Woods (no, I am not telling you how to get here.)

This is just a short post to let you know that I have added a new page on my menu bar and to let you know that I am outta here for the long weekend. Sauerkraut and I are heading to our cabin in the woods to mingle with the animals and the rest of nature. Now, don’t anyone be thinking that now would be a good time to ransack our home because (1) we have a super secret ninja spy staying here to babysit our fur babies;  (2) we have nothing of value to steal because everything is ancient and full of cat scratches; (3) the only thing I have of any value is my laptop and it’s coming with me (stay tuned for some camp stories upon my return); and, finally (4) you would be caught and end up in jail because the super secret ninja spy staying here is just that good.

Here are a few views from the cabin:

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See why I am not telling you how to get here? It is our little piece of heaven and I don’t have to share it with anyone if I don’t want to (that’s what Sauerkraut said to say anyway. He must not have gone to Kindergarten where you learn all about sharing.)

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Have a terrific, happy and safe long weekend y’all!





  1. Kind of like our cabin in the mountains. It’s 720 square feet of Happy Place.

    Happy to be on your page, like you are on my page. See? We’re on the same page. You had me at the log in the toilet 🙂

    1. I’ll never live that freakin’ log in the toilet story down. I’m sure my sons will reminisce about that at my wake some day. “Remember that time Mom broke the toilet with her friggin’ huge log?”

      And, yes, we are and will always be on the same page cause we ROCK!

  2. ohhhhhhhhhh I want a cabin in the forest! and can i borrow the ninja please? just for a week or so…I have some pretty strange looking neighbors and it think a ninja would be an effective deterrent for their coming over to borrow 1/2 cup of bourbon daily.

    1. I need the ninja this week as Sauerkraut and I are heading back to the cabin in the woods for another week. But after that, I will definitely send him you’re way. I mean, who do those neighbours think they are coming to borrow your bourbon? The nerve! My super secret ninja spy will be more than happy to take care of them.

  3. and thank you so much for allowing me to hang out in the do know I tend to have cabbage worms in my pockets at all times, right? it’s okay, they are tame….no worries….ummmmmm, Fred seems to be missing. I know I had him in my pocket a few minutes ago. Can you check and see ifhe sort of wandered away? he adores sauerkraut so you should easily find him. Just mail him back , or send him home with your personal ninja. thanks

  4. I lurk more often than I comment and I aspire to be a Gardener of The Cabbage Patch someday..when I’m cooler. Less anxiety ridden and fidgety and all around freakydeaky. 🙂

    1. Lurking is a-okay in my books. Now, stalking, that may be another matter altogether ;).

      As far as I am concerned, you are cool already and I would be more than happy to have you as a Gardener of the Cabbage Patch when you are ready, of course. You’re halfway there because you use awesome words like freakydeaky. 🙂

      If you would like to chat/vent/laugh etc., please email me at We can be anxiety ridden, fidgety and all around freakydeaky together. Seriously. I’m only an email away. <3

      1. Yeah..I tend to lurk more than anything. 🙂 Because I don’t want to sound stupid or say something dumb and then have people laugh at me. I have a chronic case of Foot In Mouth Itis.

        1. Never worry about that with me. I mean, look at some of the stuff I’ve said and told about myself on this insane blog of mine. AND after raising three boys, there is nothing left in this world that could possibly shock me.

          All joking aside, I do understand how and why you feel that way. I’ve been there and still am there in certain areas of my life. It can be debilitating sometimes, too.

          The offer still stands; email me if that’s easier ( Whatever you write stays with me; that’s how I roll. That’s how my good blogging pal over at started our friendship. Although we have never met in person, she has become one of my closest and dearest friends. We check in with each other every day and I can’t imagine my life without her in it. It’s all about what works best for you and I want you to know that I am here for you (and for me, too 😉 ). Win/win.

          Have a great day! 🙂 <3

    1. Thank you; we are heading back to that view tomorrow for another week of holidays. 🙂 I’ll try to post some more photos of that view in another post.

  5. Watch out for the BATZ. Batz Lovez Mts and possibly tequila. I lovez tequila so now that I’m a “patcher” I want to virtually knock back some too. I have Catz, Catz don’t like Batz but Catz don’t mind skunkz and otherz likez that. Sometimez i donz like Catz.

    Permission to come aboard? ~~dru~~

    1. Most definitely you have permission to come aboard. The more the merrier here in the Cabbage Patch. I’ll get more tequila so we can have a rip roarin’ good ole time the next time you drop by :).

  6. I would only be mad if you called me “normal”!

    Hubs and I lived the Ozarks for awhile…. oh how I miss our “log cabin” and its amazing views!!!

    Thanks for having me as one of your gardeners! You’re lucky – I have a green thumb!


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