Desperate Housewife

Desperate Housewife

At the beginning of the summer, I have grand visions of myself as a housewife.  I will deep clean every nook and cranny of our home.  Each closet will be meticulously scrutinized, de-cluttered, and organized with colorful baskets.  Our beds will always be made in the mornings.  I will iron and fold the clothes the very second the timer goes off on the drier.  My children will be both intellectually and physically challenged and invigorated.  Dinners will be healthy, cost effective, and promptly on the table by the time my…

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A Visitor and a Project

A Visitor and a Project

This past weekend, Chris’s dad, Mickey, came to visit us for the long weekend.  It was his first visit to our house, and I know how excited Chris was to have him here and show him around. Mickey came down to help Chris move our air conditioning unit to the side of our house and install a new unit. It’s a project Chris and I have been talking about since we bought the house. Our AC unit is over 20 years old. It was constantly leaking freon and then the…

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The Best Idea of 2011

The Best Idea of 2011

Hi, I’m Katie and I’m a Pinterest addict. But, at least I don’t Pinterest alone. I am here to share with you what I find, whether you want to hear about it or not. You are supporting my Pinterest habit. Thank you for your contribution to my non-existent social life.  (My user name is MarriageConfess, by the way…) Anyway, the other day I was browsing through the household goods pins (I have become so good at my addiction that I can now hone in on what I’m looking for by…

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The Sacrificial Laundry Wench

The Sacrificial Laundry Wench

Laundry is my nemesis. It’s like the house guest that just won’t leave. I stumble over it.  Climb over it.  Cry over it. And, yet, it continues to sit there in gigantic piles and taunt me. I know what the problem is, too.  It’s my laundry room.  And I’m using the term “room” here very loosely.  See, in this house, our laundry room is outside in the garage.  Which means that in order for me to do laundry, I have to leave the air conditioned interior of my house and…

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