Things That Don’t Suck

Things That Don’t Suck

So, life kind of stinks right now.  I’m tired of being pregnant.  I’m sore.  I’m cranky.  And if I don’t get my hormones under control, I’m going to end up as a single parent.  We’re just a big mess.  But I have always believed that your circumstances can be changed based on your own attitude.  I don’t have control over anything except my own outlook.  Well, now is the time to change my outlook. To remind myself that life is bigger than me and by swollen feet, I’ve been trying…

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I Got Slapped.

I Got Slapped.

Yesterday I messed up.  This is not the first time I have been down this road, trust me, and since this IS confessions of a young married couple, I felt the need to post about it because fights in a relationship are real.  Fights happen and they are totally normal.  In fact (I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say this) if you are in a relationship and you don’t fight from time to time, your not in a healthy relationship.  Sorry if you don’t agree, but it’s…

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A Long, Long Time Ago…

A Long, Long Time Ago…

Do you know what today is? You DON’T??? Its April 29, 2009, of course. Do you know what that means? You DON’T??? It means that 10 years ago today – this very, exact day – Chris and I had our first date. We were 16. And I forgot about the date and stood him up. At the time, he was working as a cashier at K-Mart and I was supposed to pick him up on his dinner break and we were going to go out on our first date. I…

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Welcome to the End of My Rope

Welcome to the End of My Rope

I’m at the end of my pregnancy rope.  And the last place you want an eight and a half month pregnant woman is swinging from the end of ANY rope.  I think I’ve been pretty upbeat for the past few weeks.  I’ve tried to put a happy spin on things.  I’ve tried to find the silver lining.  But I’m done.  And it must come out.  I must purge these evil thoughts I’m having before my rope frays. Before I go on, let me put a disclaimer on this post.  I…

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Sunday morning, I was woken up by a solicitation phone call at 8:00 AM.  I picked up the phone and heard the long pause and then click of a solicitation call connecting and so I hung up before anyone spoke.  An hour later, my phone rang again.  This time, Chris answered.  It may have been the strangest phone call of our lives. Chris:  Hello? Early Morning Sleep Ruiner:  Can I speak with Michael? Chris:  Uh, Michael? Early Morning Sleep Ruiner:  Yes. Chris:  Well, that’s either my Dad who doesn’t live…

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And the winner is €¦

And the winner is €¦

RENEE! (posted on April 21 at 9:21 PM) Renee send me an email with your mailing address and I’ll send the package out this weekend.  For everyone’s information, Renee was selected using the highly scientific process of asking my Dad to pick a random number that I assigned to all entries (double entries received two numbers).  Maybe next time I’ll get more mathematical and systematic, but for now my Dad works just fine. Thanks to everyone who entered the Spring Fling Giveaway.  I loved reading about how you all enjoy…

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Dogs and Diaper Genies

Dogs and Diaper Genies

I have heard throughout my pregnancy that dogs have a sense about these things.  That they just know that you are in the family way.  If that is true, then my dogs hate me. At first, I did notice small changes in them.  The big one, Molly, didn’t jump on me (as much) and the little one, Lucy, hung a little closer to me than she usually does.  But as the pregnancy has progressed, the dog seem to be less and less sympathetic about my delicate condition.  They bark at…

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Spring Days and Giveaways!

Spring Days and Giveaways!

This past weekend Chris and I took on a little home project.  We put in a vegetable garden.  Now, this isn’t our first foray into the vegetable garden world.  In our old apartment we had one in the backyard.  And we actually grew a few vegetables.  That is, we grew them until our dogs discovered them.  One afternoon I came outside to find both dogs standing in the middle of the garden.  When I called their names, they turned and looked at me and each dog had a juicy tomato…

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