Chasing the Cruds Away

Thursday morning, I had a horrible headache, which is really uncommon for me.  By Thursday night, my throat was itching, and by Friday afternoon, I had a fever.  Yuck.  I came home Friday and slept from 7:00 that night (even skipping dinner!) until 8:00 the next morning.  And I STILL woke up feeling like I needed another good 12 hours sleep.  Fevers always make me tired. I spent Saturday morning at Bean’s baseball game, which was nice.  The weather was beautiful and it felt great to be outside in the…

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Where is Summer?!?!

Spring has arrived in central Florida.  Our windows have been open almost every afternoon and the breeze is just cool enough to keep the humidity away.  Which means that I have been straightening my hair lately.  I feel like a grown up when I straighten my hair.  Except that it is freakishly long when it is straight, which makes me look a little bit like Michelle Duggar.  I try to balance that look out with tight shirts and short shorts. Just kidding. Although, I did accidentally buy the wrong length…

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I Wear My Sunglasses At Night (And whenever else my parents make me)

Since we’ve moved to Florida, I feel like mine and Chris’ main goal as parents is to get Bean to wear sunglasses as often as possible.  And not even because of the sun safety aspect.  We just think its hysterical.  So, we put glasses on him and then laugh at him. Because we’re good parents. Note the ghetto tooth in this picture… Most of the time, Bean’s a good sport about it… Sometimes he tries to crawl away… But at the end of the day, I don’t think he holds…

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Pass the Vodka. Its Bathing Suit Season.

One of the best parts of living in Orlando is that I get to reconnect with my oldest friend, Sarah. I’ve known Sarah since we were in 6th grade.  She sat behind me in our Social Studies class and we’ve been friends ever since.  We went away to college together and even lived together for a year.  As we’ve grown up, we’ve gone on to do different things and lead different lives, but we still have stayed good friends.  She’s the kind of person you can call after three or…

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Weekend Warriors: Florida Edition

This weekend I remembered the things I love about Florida.  The warm weather.  The sunshine.  The outdoors. And my hair remembered the reason we left Florida.  The humidity.  I’ve taken, like, two showers a day since we got here and my hair seems to have inflated.  A LOT.  I have trouble fitting it through doorways.  And I don’t know what to do with it now besides throwing it all up on top of my head.  I’m working on other options.  Perhaps a side ponytail.  Or a bun the size of…

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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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Dirt, Digging, and Dogs

Yesterday was a perfect day. It was the kind of day outside that makes you feel guilty for staying inside. Usually on days like that, we take the dogs to a park or field or something outside so they can run and play, but Chris had different plans this weekend. He convinced me to stay home and to work in the yard with him. Now, my gardening skills are about as good as my baking skills. I just have no interest in it. I don’t like to get dirty or…

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Spring Has Sprung!

It is officially Spring. Sam Adam’s Summer Ale is out! Now I’m not a big beer drinker (I’m actually not a big drinker period), but I do love a good cold Summer Ale, and I wait all year to enjoy it. I came home from work and lo’ and behold, Chris had brought a case home. Spring has officially sprung! Days like today are the reason that I love living in New England. It was 65 degrees, crystal clear blue skies, no wind, no humidity. Just perfect. It was the…

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