Conversations with the Ogre

The Ogre: “What’s wrong?” Me: *sob* “Nothing. I don’t want to talk about it, because I really need to be a grown-up and just learn to deal with my own spectacular failures at life, and everything.” The Ogre: “…” Me: “Plus, you won’t be able to fix it because it’s my own stupid fault.” The [Read More…]

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A Miraculous Machine

YOU GUYS. A man just came to my house and brought me a machine that washes my dishes for me. Sounds crazy, right? But here’s proof: Truly, there is nothing like spending nearly a month without a dishwasher to make you realize that we live in the future, and it absolutely is all it’s cracked [Read More…]

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3rd Trimester: A Record of Insanity

Melinda Selmys wrote a hilarious pregnancy guide this morning that made me laugh, which made me cough, which made me pee a little. After I sighed loudly and changed my underwear, I decided that there’s no time like the present to blog about pregnancy, too. Because I’m a follower. But seriously, I feel extremely sorry [Read More…]

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Desperate Tears Times, Desperate Measures

I had thought by now that my blogging would be back in full swing. Once I sent the oldest three off to school, I imagined that I’d have an endless oasis of time in which to opine on all manner of frivolous things. I pictured myself baking, playing with Lincoln, writing, drinking tea, playing with [Read More…]

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Charming Charlie and Her Bad Daddy

Liam went to school with the girls this morning for a half-day of shadowing and testing, and Lincoln is still asleep. Instead of luxuriously enjoying the stillness and quiet, though, I’m wandering around the house, wondering what the heck to do with myself. So I figured I might as well tell you a new Charlotte [Read More…]

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A Better Barrier Method

Yesterday was the first day of spring break. We’ve finally reached the sniffly beginning of the end of the Death Virus, but I let the Ogre sleep in a little since we’re both still making up for eons of lost sleep. We all had a long, leisurely breakfast, reveling in the joy of a week [Read More…]

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A Portrait of Domestic Bliss

Remember that one time I tried to learn to sew? That dress is still sitting in a box in the closet, as half-finished as it was when I wrote that post. Clothes are not really my area of expertise. I’ve only just begun learning how to wear them properly. Until last year, I owned a [Read More…]

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Where There is a Flame

I know that there are many couples who have wonderful marriages that are peaceful and joyful, with few disagreements and lots of harmony. My marriage is not like that — it never has been. It is tempestuous and painful and passionate and exhilarating, and I’m coming to realize that I love it that way. I [Read More…]

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Happiness is in the Work

I’ve always thought my husband, the Ogre, was essentially Daryl Dixon with Russel Crowe’s face.                 He’s such a visible badass that our neighbors’ master plan in the case of a zombie apocalypse is to “find and stick with the Ogre.” His badassery is so deeply ingrained into [Read More…]

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Them That Seek

Last week was glorious. Borja, Charlotte’s godfather, came to visit for the first time in six years and it was awesome. Actually, it was the best week I’ve had in months. There was beach-going, park-going, whiskey-drinking, and countless hilarity-inducing renditions of “Let it Go.” But more than anything, there was my friend, just hanging out [Read More…]

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