Thoughts About Nine Years

Photo: Ursa Major learned about starfish in class last week. He also learned how to dab. Because, you know, recess. He now insists on doing the ridiculous pose for every photo I take of him. I can just see our Christmas card now…   Nine years ago today, after too much planning and a very…

Milestone

Photo: Younger us a long time ago at what we call “Pneumonia Falls.” If you ever visit Niagara Falls, there is the Canadian side (the massive falls that you see in all the pictures and on TV) and then the American side, which is actually a gorgeous national park that is pristine and perfect. Anyway,…

[Quiet Thoughts] What To Do With the Gifts on the Alter

Photo: I set out to fix my driveway yesterday during nap time (when I had a million other things to do) because the melting/refreezing cycle has made my driveway an ice rink. My goal was to make some traction spaces… maybe spread some sand. But the barn wouldn’t open (despite so much effort). So, I took…

The Road Back to Somewhere

Photo: The next room to get the DIY treatment. Anyone out there in the universe have nice chairs? Those chairs are actually for an outdoor set that we’ve never been able to use outdoors… they are heavy and… *Sigh*. That’s what you get when just about all of your furniture is second-hand. Anyway, if you…

The Funny Thing About Marital Critique

Photo: The Day Lilies on the side of the barn are finally blooming! Aren’t they pretty? Our yard is just full of surprises!   The Husband and I will mark 6 years of marriage in October. Can you believe it? It’ll be some 13 years for us as a couple come next February. We’ve been partners…

What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

Photo: They took the construction dumpster off of our property yesterday! That was the last remnant of the renovation stuff that needed to be taken away. The driver was a salty New Englander and the truck made a mess of my lawn… but it’s gone now. It’s gone. Now, to clean up this mess…  …

I Don’t Really Need You to “Get” My Marriage

I’m feeling really pensive today. I feel like I’ve been having the same conversation over the last 7 days and I am feeling a bit angry about it. I’m going to have to ramble for a second and hopefully this will come out as articulate on the other side. I spoke with my mother about…

The Sound, the Fury, and the Snot…

  Photo Credit: Walmart.com   Swoops in on Saturday and decides he is the savior of the house? The one who knows everything? The one with all of the solutions? Did I mention that this asshole came home with empty hands during Valentine’s Day, so I’ve been a bit peeved for the last few days? And then,…