In which my husband saves the day yet again.

I'm sorry to say that I'm not feeling funny. I'm sad and everything is terrible. People are hating each other and it makes me sad ....more

Use the "good" soaps and the fancy "guest" towels.

I know it's not appropriate to stomp your feet and yell, "No, no, no" upon reading the obituary of a 92-year-old woman. But that didn't stop me.My mom sent me the obit for our family friend Bea. The Cliffs Notes version is that Bea lived life to the fullest and 92 years is a good, good run ....more

Three people who change my life every day.

My dachshund attempted to eat the tennis balls off of an older lady's walker while my giant labradoodle made sweet, sweet love to his human girlfriend.Let me back up.The dogs and I walk every day. If it's actively precipitating and we can't go, there is great unrest in the pack. We walk! ...more

What's your breaking point?

I found mine.We are in the midst of a kitchen remodel, so our house is filled with dust and the basement is now our primary living area. I work from home, so I basically never leave our basement....more

Why I live in the basement.

When My Guy and I bought our house, we took one look at the kitchen and promptly announced that we couldn't possssssibly live with it.That was five and a half years ago. We've totally been living with it.We weren't being pretty, pretty...more

Two things that changed my life.

1. I got a massage. This is my one great splurge - I get a rubdown every four weeks ....more

The seven stages of a husband sharing a cold with his wife.

As told from the not-at-all biased perspective of the poor, put-upon-yet-saintly wife.Stage 1: Oh, look, a mancold.I admit it. I had pretty much zero sympathy...more

How YOU doin'?

My Guy and I have noticed an alarming trend as of late. And that trend is the dearth of people who genuinely inquire about our wellbeing.It sounds pretty "Woe is me!" But hear me out.It turns out I married an introvert-who-pretends-to-be an-extrovert. Like me ....more

Zombie-ing for beginners.

It's been a summer of varmints and bugs and gross stuff. First, the ever-popular mice. Then, I got stung by a wasp ....more

Stings suck, or why I will no longer be bullied by the wasp lobby.

I've been spending a lot of time outside. Not because I like outside, but because...more
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