Gym Rat

Gym Rat

I have done the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the unexplainable. I have joined a gym.   That’s right.   I’m paying money to sweat.   I am trying to think of something funny or clever to say about it, but I am at a complete loss for words.   Horror has taken over my body and I have no words. But I had to do it.   I’m tired of not fitting in my clothes and not wanting to buy any new clothes because “I might lose this weight.”   Well,…

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School Days, School Days

School Days, School Days

Today is the first day of school for my neighborhood elementary school.   As I drove to work this morning, I passed crowds of parents walking their kids to school.   In front of the school there were pictures being taken and school buses lining the street.   How could I have forgotten such an important thing like the first day of school, I thought.   And then I remembered.   My dad had not called to sing to me. When I was in elementary school, my dad started every…

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Suburban Wildlife: Da Funk of Da Skunk

Suburban Wildlife:  Da Funk of Da Skunk

Last night Chris and I went out to dinner at our favorite sushi restaurant.   On our way home, he reminded me that it was trash night and asked if I would help him drag all of our party trash from this weekend to the curb when we got home.   Knowing there was a good chance that he would forget that he asked me before we got home, I said sure. We pull into our driveway and before I know it, he has pulled the shed door open and…

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How the Mighty Have Fallen

How the Mighty Have Fallen

Its no secret that in the past few months, Chris has become a bit of a workaholic/psychotic about the house.   He has been spending hours doing things like pulling down vines, painting bathrooms, installing light fixtures, and wiring sound systems.   I sometimes call him Task Master C. It is also no secret that I despise any activity which causes mild exhaustion and/or the smallest amount of sweat.   I have been spending most of my time hiding in bathrooms from Chris with a good book and a glass…

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My House Is Warm!

My House Is Warm!

Our housewarming party on Saturday was a huge success. We had lots of friends – new and old – who filled our house with lots of love and warm, gooey, goodness. I was a little worried because we invited people from all different groups of friends and so I wasn’t sure how everyone would mesh, but I think the meshing was good. Chris worked the grill like a pro, and I served Martha Stewart’s homemade lime wine spritzers like it was my job. And I have to say that there…

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Katie Through the Ages

Katie Through the Ages

Have you ever watched an old movie and envied their style? Maybe it was Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Ferrah Fawcett in Charlie’s Angels. Something about fashion through the ages makes me wish I was a child of another era. …And then I found this website on Without Wax. Spend some time on here and you’ll find yourself blissfully happy with your current bad haircut because you know it could be a lot worse.

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You Need Me! You Really Need Me!

You Need Me!  You Really Need Me!

As I get older, I seem to get less useful. Chris does my heavy lifting. I sometimes feel expendable at work. I could be wrapped in bacon and my dogs wouldn’t take a second look. But today, I am useful. Today someone needs me. And its THIS CHILD: This Nameless Adorable Child needs me. I mean, she’s not nameless. I know her name and all. But I’m not sure what the rules are about posting kids info on blogs and such and though I imagine all you cyber folk to…

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Party Planning with Your Partner

Party Planning with Your Partner

If you’re thinking about getting married anytime soon, I have some important advice for you. Throw any party you plan on giving at any point in your life right now. Aunt Millie’s 80th birthday? So what if she’s only 68 right now. Throw it. Your parent’s 50th wedding anniversary? So what if they are only on year 47. Throw it. Your sister’s bachelorette party? So what if she’s dating a loser with no hope of ever settling down. Throw it. Throw them all now. Before you get married. Before you…

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The Golf Faux

The Golf Faux

So this past weekend when I was in Florida, I played lots of golf with my family.   For three days we were out in the hot Florida sun swinging a stick at a tiny ball.   And you know what I have to show for it?   A sunburn.   It looks like I’m wearing a pasty white tee-shirt under all my clothes. That’s me on the left standing next to my dad.   And this was only after Day 1.   It got much worse.   But I…

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Approving the Latest Catch

Approving the Latest Catch

As you know, my sister brought her new boy toy down to Florida to meet my parents this past weekend.   I went home to visit, too.   My sister told me that my job was to distract my parents.   I’m proud to say though that everyone was on their best behavior, and Gin’s boyfriend held up surprisingly well.   He was nice, funny, talkative (but not annoying), and actually seemed to (GASP!) enjoy my family.   More important than any of this though, my sister seemed comfortable around…

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