In Transition

In Transition

This weekend we moved out of the house we’ve been renting for the past six months.  I’ve never been happier to leave somewhere before.  After the break in, it was next to impossible to make that place feel like a home.  We are meeting today to sign our lease on our new house which is much bigger, in a much nicer neighborhood, and even has a pool!  This nice little upgrade is brought to you by TWO INCOMES!  Yay for employment! Unfortunately, we can’t move into the new house until…

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A Day at the Dog Park

A Day at the Dog Park

(Warning: This post is about poop.  Lots of poop.  Proceed at your own risk.  Just be thankful that my camera cord is still missing and so I don’t have any pictures to share.) For the first few years of Lucy’s life, I was living in college apartments.  That meant that she learned how to walk on a leash pretty good because I had to walk her every day.  She got so good that she could actually go to the bathroom on command. “Go potty, Lucy.” Done. But when we got…

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Lt. Dan

Lt. Dan

We’ve been at my parent’s house for almost two weeks now.  And we all seem to be adjusting to the situation pretty good, all things considered. Everyone that is, except Lt. Dan. Our new fish, Lt. Dan, is turning out to be a royal pain the rear.  Apparently, I have the only demanding beta fish known to man.  From what I can tell, Lt. Dan is upset that he has been moved.  Though, I cannot fathom why.  He has been relocated to the kitchen table in my parent’s kitchen, right…

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Granddads and Beans

Granddads and Beans

Since we have been staying with my parents, I have noticed certain characteristics in Bean that are becoming more pronounced.  Basically, I think he’s turning into my dad. But no where has this been more certain to me than last week when I walked in to find Beaner sitting in his granddad’s recliner. Big tummy. Laid back. Watching the Golf Channel. Yes.  Yes, I do believe that is a very short version of my father sitting right there.  Heaven help us all.

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Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed

This past weekend, Chris, Bean, and I drove up to our hometown for the wedding of one of my sister’s oldest, best friends.  Even with everything that is going on, I wouldn’t have missed this wedding for the world.  For as many friends as my sister has – and she has a boat load – no one comes close to the friendships that she has with Michelle and Evan.  She’s known them since middle school and while the three of them have grown up and gone on to live very…

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Vacationing with Nana and Granddad

Vacationing with Nana and Granddad

First, I should start by telling you that the meanies who broke into our house stole my camera cable, so I haven’t been able to download any pictures.  To compensate for this, I will DESCRIBE the picture I’d like you to image.  Should be fun.  Hope you’re all wearing your Make Believe Hats today. Since we are staying with my parents for a couple weeks, Bean thinks he is on vacation.  And why wouldn’t he?  Being at Nana and Granddad’s is a lot like staying at a five star resort…

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On the Sunny Side of the Street (Freaking Finally!)

On the Sunny Side of the Street (Freaking Finally!)

Well, ain’t it nice to see you all again!  I have missed you!  But I had a much needed little time-out with the fam and we are all in a much better place today.  I guess I should bring you all up to speed because there has been a LOT going on ’round these here parts. After the break in last weekend, we packed up basically our entire house except for the furniture and went to stay with my parents.  It has been so nice to be here and to…

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Time Out

Time Out

Dear Friends, There just aren’t enough words to thank you all so very much for your kind comments, emails, Facebook messages, tweets, snail mail, offers of money and printers and computers and DVD players and cameras and all the things in between.  Your outpouring of love, support, and encouragement have made such a dark time much brighter.  It is easy to forgive the bad in the world when there is clearly so much good in it. Chris, Bean, Big Molly, Lucy, and I are at my parent’s house, filling their…

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Broken.

Broken.

On Saturday night, Chris and I went to dinner at a friend’s house.  They had just moved into a new house and so we were celebrating their new digs.  Which, of course, meant Chris and I complained the whole time about our crappy rental house.  We chatted about possible ways to get out of it, but in the end we all decided it was better to wait for a while until things were a little more settled on the home front for us. We got home around 11:00 that night…

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3:00am Recession Stream of Consciousness

3:00am Recession Stream of Consciousness

August 13, 2010, 3:18am: No! Don’t do it! Don’t wake up! Don’t wake up! Shoot.  I’m awake. I need a job. I hope it has benefits. I can’t wait to get a paycheck again. When I get a paycheck, I’m going to go to Target every day. And eat Chick-fil-a every day. And pay off my student loans. And save for Bean’s college. If I’m getting a paycheck, then Bean’s got to go to daycare. He’s going to be so sad! He’s going to think I’ve abandoned him! Maybe that…

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