Molly Stinks

Molly Stinks

We haven’t bathed our dogs in a while and Molly is starting to smell pretty potent. But she doesn’t really smell like a dirty dog. Today she smells kind of…nutty. Like peanut butter or almonds. Yesterday she smelled like yeast. Lucy won’t go anywhere near her and I think its cause of the smell. Molly, however, feels the need to be very close to us right now. She wants to sit in our laps (REMINDER: Molly weighs about 60 lbs.). She wants to lay on our bed. She wants to…

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House Hunting and Other Marital Joys

House Hunting and Other Marital Joys

You know you’ve been living as a student for too long when you tell your real estate agent that your basic criteria for a house is 3 bedrooms, 2 bath with washer/dryer hook ups and a parking space. I actually said this this weekend and our agent laughed out loud at me. “Where would you live that didn’t have washer/dryer hook ups?” she asked, laughing her head off. Obviously this chick has not lived in student residential areas before where washer/dryer hook ups and a parking space are equivalent to…

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Pomp and Circumstance

Pomp and Circumstance

I went to school today to pick up my cap and gown because – HURRAY! – they are actually going to let me graduate in May. I get to the bookstore on campus and found my place in the loooong line of tired, graduating students. When I finally got to the front, I was met by this highly attractive European undergraduate student. Well, hellooo…. I smiled sweetly and said I was here to pick up my cap and gown. He looked me up on the list (while I silently panicked…

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The 5-Year-Old Philosophy

The 5-Year-Old Philosophy

This weekend Chris and I went to a park with some friends and our dogs. We figured there was nothing a little sunshine and frisbee couldn’t solve. We ended up climbing trees. Like 5-year-olds. And you know what? It was awesome! I suggest if you have any stress or anxiety in your life you take 5 minutes out of your day and climb a tree. I guarantee you that you cannot climb a tree as a grown adult and not crack a smile.

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Decision-Making 101

Decision-Making 101

There are lots of decisions that young, married couples get to make together. There are decisions that we make when I really love having someone to help decide – I like if we want beef or chicken for dinner, if we should get the generic oil at the Jiffy Lube or if we should get the good kind, if we want to go see a movie or watch one at home. Then there are the decisions that I wish I could just make by myself and not have to consult…

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The Laundry is Back

The Laundry is Back

It is happening again. Laundry is taking over my bedroom, my house, and my life. I literally have run out of clothes. I have been accused once or twice in the past of crying wolf when I say I have nothing to wear (usually while staring into my closet busting with clothes – some with the tags still on them, but that’s a different post). But this morning, I woke up and for the first time in my life I actually, literally, honest to God had not one pair of…

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Dirt, Digging, and Dogs

Dirt, Digging, and Dogs

Yesterday was a perfect day. It was the kind of day outside that makes you feel guilty for staying inside. Usually on days like that, we take the dogs to a park or field or something outside so they can run and play, but Chris had different plans this weekend. He convinced me to stay home and to work in the yard with him. Now, my gardening skills are about as good as my baking skills. I just have no interest in it. I don’t like to get dirty or…

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My TiVo and Me

My TiVo and Me

My TiVo is starting to pressure me. It just sits there in my TV, keeping track of all the fun shows that I am missing in my life. I have been busier than usual, and when I sat down one night last week with a box of Girl Scout Cookies (don’t judge!) and my TiVo remote, I was ready to unwind and catch up on good TV. Instead, I felt I was being nagged. I turned it on and there was a list that went back two weeks. It was…

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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung!

It is officially Spring. Sam Adam’s Summer Ale is out! Now I’m not a big beer drinker (I’m actually not a big drinker period), but I do love a good cold Summer Ale, and I wait all year to enjoy it. I came home from work and lo’ and behold, Chris had brought a case home. Spring has officially sprung! Days like today are the reason that I love living in New England. It was 65 degrees, crystal clear blue skies, no wind, no humidity. Just perfect. It was the…

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