My Ghost Story

My Ghost Story

I’m going to start this post off by saying that I don’t believe in ghosts – even after what happened to me.   I still don’t believe in them.   All I’m saying is that this story was freaky and worthy of a good Halloween scare.   Having said that, here we go… When I was in high school, I was asked to babysit/housesit for a new family in our town.   They got my name from our church, but I had never met them before.   Assuming that they…

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This Little Light of Mine

This Little Light of Mine

Poor Chris.   Poor, poor Chris.   He’s such a cool, calm, collected guy and life lately has been anything but cool, calm, and collected.   There are so few things right now that he has any kind of control over, and I think its starting to take its toll on him.   I’m a basket case.   We are starting the second (or is it the third?) wave of house repairs and renovations in order to prepare for Thanksgiving house guests.   The dogs are being attacked by vicious…

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Is There a Doctor in the House?

Is There a Doctor in the House?

(WARNING:   As I write this post, I am at the end of my pregnancy rope.) I always, always, always pick the wrong doctors.   Always.   In college, I got the doctor who thought that every symptom you had was a symptom of an STD. Runny nose?   Syphallis. Sprained wrist?   Ghonorria. Upset stomach?   Herpes. Every time I went in, I given a safe sex lecture and a handful of condoms as my “medication.”   Freaking doctors. When I graduated from college and got big girl health…

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Here Birdie, Birdie, Birdie

Here Birdie, Birdie, Birdie

We have birds outside our house.   And I don’t mean like flying around or eating out of bird feeders.   I mean they have built entire condominium complexes in our window sills and on our roof.   And they aren’t sweet little song birds.   They are dive-bombing, dog-hunting, window-scratching scary birds.   Chris doesn’t believe me, but they are there I tell you.   They are stalking my dogs and living on my house. A few weeks ago, I woke up early one morning to the sound of…

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Does This Belly Band Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Belly Band Make Me Look Fat?

There are many things about pregnancies that can really shake a good husband up.   The irrational mood swings, the hormonal crying, the sickness all the time, the food cravings, the desire to shoot the person who knocked you up as your puking your lunch up.   Its not easy on them.   In all honesty, Chris is taking it like a champ.   He knows just when to hug, just when to go away, just when to reappear, just when to tell me to put my big girl pants…

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Maternity Clothes and Scary People

Maternity Clothes and Scary People

My pants are fitting a little snug.   You couldn’t tell from looking at me, but I’m getting a little tummy.   Its not big enough to warrant maternity clothes yet, but when I am sitting down at my desk all day, I definitely notice my pants cutting off circulation in my belly.   After reading somewhere that tight clothing can contribute to nausea, I decided last night it was time to venture out into the great world of maternity clothes in search of… The Belly Band. The Belly Band…

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Meatheads

Meatheads

I have never been really great with guys.   As usual, I can blame Chris for this since he’s been My Guy for almost 10 years now.   And not that it happens often at all, but I just don’t know how to respond when a guy shows any kind of interest.   Fortunately, for most of my life I never really had to say anything. When we were in college, Chris and I went to separate schools and dated long distance all four years.   During most of that…

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Pumpkin Pickin’

Pumpkin Pickin’

Autumn has arrived in full swing here in Connecticut and I am loving every minute of it.   It is cold enough for sweaters and boots, but not quite freezing enough for hats and scarves.   Unfortunately, I have had my head in the toilet for several weeks now and have missed most of the leaves turning, but this weekend Chris and I decided that if I’m gonna be sick anyway, I might as well be sick outdoors!   So we headed up to Lyman Orchards this past weekend for…

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