Vermin Hunting

Vermin Hunting

We have a small animal living in our attic.  He’s been there off and on for the past month or so.  We aren’t sure what it is, exactly.  Every time we hear him and try to climb up in the attic to see him, he runs out through a small hole in our siding that no one seems to be able to find except him. Oddly, I am not scared of whatever it is.  I’m sure it’s a squirrel.  Or maybe a chipmunk. Speaking of chipmunks, remember that time there…

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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 Great Laundry Crisis of 2009

The Great Laundry Crisis of 2009

When I started this humble blog a little over a year ago, one of my first posts was titled, “The Great Laundry Crisis of 2008.”   It was about how laundry had taken over my life.   How it sat in piles around my tiny apartment.   How it taunted me and shamed me. I believe my exact words were that it was an act of God. A lot has changed in the past year.   I got my masters.   I bought a house. I had a baby.  …

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The Dark Side of the Nursery

The Dark Side of the Nursery

The Bean is a morning person, and by morning i mean he rolls out of bed around 8 or 9.  We usually try and let mom sleep because she is staying up with him during his first breakfast around 3:30am.  I love waking up with the Beaner and having my morning coffee.  The bean loves his coffee in the morning too, I personally think he puts WAY too much milk in his… but i don’t judge. This morning over coffee me and the bean discussed something that was bothering him,…

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The Sock Savior

The Sock Savior

In our house, I do the laundry.  I hate laundry.  Hate it.  I hate sorting it.  I hate loading the washing machine.  I hate emptying the lint tray.  I hate folding the clothes.  I hate putting them away. Hate.  It. (The full history of my relationship with laundry can be read about here, here, here, and here.) But I’ve worked out a system and it at least makes the process streamlined and as fast as possible.  I won’t go into all the details because, well, its laundry.  But I have…

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Demon Birds

Demon Birds

This is my house. This is the side of my house. This is my bedroom window on the side of my house. These are the demon birds that squawk at 4:30 in the morning who have built a nest in the attic vent right outside my bedroom window on the side of my house. This is my closet in my bedroom. This is the inside of my closet in my bedroom which is NOT separated by anything from the attic where the demon birds have built a nest and where…

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The Maverick of the Laundry Room

The Maverick of the Laundry Room

When I went away to college, my mom sent me with a few simple rules. 1.   Don’t take a drink from someone you don’t know. 2.   Don’t overdraft your checking account. 3.   Go to class. 4.   Don’t use anything but cold water when you do your laundry. My mom knew that I was less than a domestic goddess and, quite frankly, warm water was beyond my capabilities in the laundry room.   To hit her point home, she spent my last few weeks at home lecturing…

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Better Than the Boy Scouts

Better Than the Boy Scouts

To many people, good organizational skills are an important characteristic.   But in my family, its a disease.   It started with my mom.   She can make a travel itinerary like its nobody’s business.   Family vacations were structured and scheduled – from breakfast locations all the way down to which gift shops we would visit.   To some people, this sounds like a terrible way to take a vacation, but our family kind of liked it.   Whenever we visited anywhere, we were guaranteed to never miss a…

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Clean Up Crew

Clean Up Crew

This past week, my sister and her main squeeze, John Michael were visiting.   We had a rootin’ tootin’ good time.   They came into town to go down to Times Square for the ball drop, but they had some problems getting there and ended up coming home before midnight.   While that was a bummer, the rest of the week really made up for it.   We layed around and watched football, ate, went to Mystic, CT, ate, rode a horse carriage through Central Park, ate, went up in…

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Gardening for Dummies

Gardening for Dummies

Late this past Sunday afternoon, Chris and I worked in the yard – wait, correction. I worked in the yard late this past Sunday afternoon. Chris worked in the yard all day on Sunday. Anyway, late this past Sunday afternoon Chris and I worked in the yard. And I really actually did work. And what motivated me to get dirty, covered in ants, and play with hedge trimmers? My mother’s guilt. Ah…a mother’s guilt. Its a powerful thing. I imagine the letters that Napoleon must have received from his mother…

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