Saturday, January 29, 2011


I just saw a mouse.


I want it gone, but I'm a little sad at the methods of removal.

Think happy thoughts.


I'm baaaaack! (For a second I thought I typed "I'm Barack." It's been a long time.)

Ok, no more photo-only posts. For realz. Well, maybe a few every now and again.

For the first time in my life, I live in a house with internet access. Ok, maybe not exactly. For a few years in high school, my family had WebTV. Do you remember those? The first of it's kind, allowing you to access the internet on your television. Wireless keyboard. E-mail. Awesome.

But, here I sit, in my dining room, enjoying me some wireless. And, no, it's not because my neighbors finally paid their bill and got their internet turned back on.  It's because with the hubs back in school, and the recent removal of our data plans on our cell phones, we now have our own internet!  Fabulous.

So, I'll catch up on my readings. And, more importantly, my writing.  I've felt so cooped up having to tap out posts on my phone, that I've really been discouraged about blogging at all. And, I've felt it.

But now, rather than write about the wealth of things that we have experienced in the past couple of months, I'm going to take a shower.

Because I haven't. In, like, 2 days.

And I'm starting to smell myself.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Sleeping on the job.
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Cheering on Da Bears.
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Sharing her yogurt...
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Thursday, January 20, 2011


It snowed again tonight.

See? All this in, oh, bout 4 hours.

At this rate the schools will be canceled within the hour.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Behind the ball

That is a Christmas card. Still displayed, along with many others, in my dining room.

I know, it's sad, really.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Make yourself comfortable

This is my dog, Bunker. This is where I found him. Sleeping. On the clean laundry.

Give an inch and he takes a mile.
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Monday, January 17, 2011


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Sunday, January 16, 2011

The One Where I'm 15 Again

That's right. Tonight I broke down and spent a small fortune on acne cleanser.

Because despite being 27 (gasp! That's the first time I've written that), I have acne like a Bieber-maniac.

And the ONLY thing I've ever found to work- not including birthing a baby- is this stuff. But I've been too cheap to dish out the dough since I have to pay for it.

But when I got to thinking, it is cheaper than having another baby, and is much more friendly on the body. And it doesn't take 9 months to work.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011


Tried a new restaurant tonight. It was the highlight of my evening.

Baltimore lost.

Atlanta didn't even show up.

But dinner was good.
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Friday, January 14, 2011


So, earlier today, I wrote this massive blog post for my friday confession. I actually poured my heart out about some things.

And I waited to publish it. Because it needed editting. And refining. And it didn't save.

I'm far too tired to rewrite it now. And tomorrow? The moment may have passed.

I'm sure it will resurface. It always does. And I'll write again. But right now, I'm going to bed. Because it has been a long day, and my finger is tired of typing on my phone.

And Ansley will probably wake up soon.

Unless tonight is a repeat of last night- The Night of Epic Sleep. Ansley went down at 9, and did not stir until 8 this morning.

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Crazy dog.

Remember Rufus? He's much bigger now, and a total cuddle bug.

And on tuesday night, he caught a little mouse that ran into my kitchen.

And, he ate it. Whole.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011


I colored. And I enjoyed it. Princess book and all.

Yeah, I'm cool like that.
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Ice ice, Baby

Tuesday. Awesome. Does make me think of that episode of Grey's Anatomy though.
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Happy birthday!

Ok. I'm a little late with some pics. But, see that??? It's the first 4 inches of 8 total that fell on Monday.
And, it's still there. Well, most of it, at least.

Living in the south means I'm not sick of it yet. In fact, I hope we get at least one more snow this winter.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Finished product

It is the end of the day. My hair has been napped on, wind blown and tugged on. But, it's much shorter & easier to manage. Whew.
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

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oh, Grandparents

Today, Ansley had junk food. Lots of junk food.

We headed over to my parents' house to watch the Seahawks show the Saints Who Dat is.

Anywho, I love my parents dearly, but they take the title "grandparents" to mean "spoil the kiddo and get her all hyped up like a spider monkey on mountain dew."

Tonight, Ansley enjoyed chocolate milk shake, pink lemonade (ok, I gave her the lemonade, but it was super watered down), twizzlers, a spoonful of peanut butter, french fries, ice chips, water, and crayon. Granted, the crayon wasn't given to her to eat, but it may as well be an assumption with a toddler.

I suppose an evening of a few junk food treats isn't bad every once and a while. But, for realz, she had me rollin with laughter. Super cute dance moves, big belly laughs and an intense determination to eat a yellow crayon.
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Friday, January 7, 2011


I know I haven't had a post with any substance in a while. But, seriously. I've just been so busy. And I've come to really be thankful for the fact that I've been able to update the blog from my phone.

It's been brilliant, really. Quickly upload a picture, write a post all in the car. Or while waiting in line at the grocery store. Cause, let's be honest. There is only so many times I care to read about a cat fight between Jen and Angelina, and I'm pretty sure if Elvis was still alive, other magazines would know, not just the National Enquirer.

Anywho, with all that being said, in an effort to be more "financially responsible," the hubs has decided I should part with my Droid.

It's a sad day really. Because the reason I started daily document back up was because it was so simple to do now. I didn't have to upload to my computer and all that jazz.

But, I know that the hubs really does have our best interest at heart. Really, in the grand scheme of things, having heat and a house is much more important than me updating the blog. At least, that's what I've been told.

Have you given something up because your hubs or someone else felt it needed to happen? Did you survive? Do you have any advice? Honestly, I know it isn't a big deal, and I'm really just being a baby about it.

But I haven't complained in a while, and felt it was due time.
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Thursday, January 6, 2011


Don't judge my messy bathroom. It's time for the hair to go. Tomorrow. Noon.
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I cooked dinner tonight! And spaghetti? Never fails. Ansley will pack away as much, if not more than me.

But it sure is messy.
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The one where I'm an idiot.

Cute shoes, no? I luffs them. Three inch heels in a cute plaid. The best part? I only paid $3 for them!

However, they are half a size too small. So, imagine the pain in my little toesies after wearing them to work today after 11 days of strictly flats.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Back to Work

Seven business days. 11 total. 11 days where we were able to make a new schedule. Where I was there for both naps, and most afternoon naps included one of my own. Meals with the hubs. Extra time with family. A joyous visit with my sister. Family photos. Good food. Bones. New toys. Christmas.

It was a wonderful time at home. Most times, I feel that after such a long break, I'm ready to get back. To get back to the office. To conversations that are about more than which shape matches this. To get back to heels and dress pants, makeup and fixed hair. But this time, things are different.

I've never felt such a pull to stay at home. Even though I love my job, the extra time with the hubs and the kiddo has been spectacular. Fabulous, really. But we've made choices, and right now, those has put us here.

Four years at a private college? School loans. A hubs that is finishing his degree, 2 cars, cell phones, a mortgage and a partridge in a pair tree. Could we make cuts for me to stay home? Yes. But right now, it would mean downsizing. Selling the house. Renting. We've already cut out a lot of things. No satellite or cable. No home phone. No internet. Single ply toilet paper and generic cereal. Actually, I'm a total TP and name brand cereal snob. But, if it meant I could stay home...

Maybe I'd give up the cereal. But my tushy likes the cooshy.

So, tomorrow I go back to work. I'm hoping for a smooth transition for all involved.
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Sleepy Girl

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cool hair, dude!

Don't worry, that's not my leg. Though, to be completely honest, I have been going a few weeks between shavings, & maybe a little more recently, and my legs were rivaling those of the hubs.
Anywho, today before the hubs went to work, Ansley enjoyed a quick lean-to tent.
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

I'm Doing It.

Now that I have a cool phone, I can upload pics straight to the blog. That, combined with the fact that I love to set unreal expectations for myself, I'm gonna try this whole daily document thing again.
So, this picture? It's the view from my couch, where I've planted myself the past few days, recovering from a yucky stomach bug.
Yes, my Christmas tree is still up. It'll come down next weekend. Probably. If not, you'll see this picture again. Except with fewer needles on the tree, and more on the floor.
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