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nothing lightens the mood like a list!

nothing lightens the mood like a list!

I feel like I’ve been a sucky blogger lately. My posts recently have been mostly about Maggie being sick, recipes, whining to January, and… Maggie being sick. So in an effort to make it a bit happier around here, I thought I’d share a list of good things that have been happening. Because there really… KEEP READING »


recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

I am about 6 or 7 recipes behind according to my photos. heh. So here’s one I made back in NOVEMBER. Yeah. I said I was behind! This is a recipe from my mother-in-law. She’s an awesome cook and she knows I love her Chicken Enchiladas. She makes this all the time when we go… KEEP READING »


Open Letter To January

Open Letter To January

Dear January 2009, Dude. SERIOUSLY. WHAT IS UP? Why do you hate us so much? Since Christmas, our darling, sweet daughter has had not one, but two stomach bugs. Each included variations of puking and diarrhea and let me tell you, it was not fun. Cleaning up yogurt-puke from the floor, from her shoelaces, from… KEEP READING »


this kind-of-old house

this kind-of-old house

We bought our house almost 5 years ago. In that five years, we have redone every single room. Paint, flooring, lighting fixtures, door knobs, light switches, even those little door stopper thingies. Most of the work we have done ourselves, with the exception of some of the flooring. But everything else, we did. And it… KEEP READING »


weekend

weekend

Tomorrow morning, my mom is picking Maggie up and taking her back to their house. FOR THE WHOLE, ENTIRE DAY. My plan is to go to yoga in the morning, then come home and start sanding and priming the walls in our bathroom to prep it for painting. If I get that done early enough,… KEEP READING »


the little things

the little things

I had grand plans to participate in the Grace In Small Things challenge that everyone is doing (Note: Just reading other people’s daily 5 is inspirational in itself! Thank you!) but lately, I just haven’t had the mental capacity to sit down and write a coherent thought. This past week or so has been hard…. KEEP READING »


Super.

Super.

Our living room last night was a sight to behold. Maggie was sick most of the weekend- within seconds of us getting home Friday night after picking her up at daycare, she threw up. All over the living room floor. So our weekend plans of taking her to my parents’ house on Saturday while I… KEEP READING »


weight loss tips: All about Weight Watchers Online

weight loss tips: All about Weight Watchers Online

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I recently lost that pesky last 10 pounds I was carrying around. It took just shy of 2 months, but as of this week, I am officially at my goal weight: 120 pounds. (which also means that my Points Tracker on the Weight Watchers website added another… KEEP READING »


public service announcement

public service announcement

I just today realized I completely spaced out on this little announcement. I posted it on Dress My Blog but duh, what about over here? Remember that little contest I had back in December? Prissy was the lucky winner, and now she has a brand-spanking new blog- design, domain name, everything. Head on over and… KEEP READING »


this one is gonna make you puke.

this one is gonna make you puke.

(First: Thank you all so much for de-lurking! I haven’t replied to each of you individually, but rest assured I am doing all kinds of Mad Lurking at your blog!) I found this unique meme on Sarah’s blog the other day, and since I a) love pictures and b) love an easy idea for a… KEEP READING »


so punny

so punny

My husband is the King Of Bad Puns. He gets it from his dad. The thing about both of them is, they are QUICK with them. It’s kind of scary how fast they can just pull out these horrible (but sometimes pretty funny) jokes. Two examples JUST FROM TODAY: Example #1: (I mentioned this one… KEEP READING »


calling all lurkers

calling all lurkers

So count me Late To The Party, but I just found out that today is Official Delurking Day! According to my stats tracker and my Feedburner subscriber stats, I’ve gained a few new readers lately, and I’d LOVE to get to know you all. So please- leave a comment and say hello! Whether you have… KEEP READING »


one down, two to go.

one down, two to go.

Oh Steelers, how happy you made us all last night. You made braving the sub-freezing temperatures worth it. Totally. At one point during the game yesterday, I turned to Dan and said, “It’s moments like these where I’m all, HOW CAN ANYONE NOT LIKE FOOTBALL? It’s the Best Game Ever.”


Here We Go.

Here We Go.

My sister and her husband are watching Maggie for us today- complete with a car trip (only a few miles away!) to my sister’s in-laws’ house for a Steeler party. Oh, what’s that? Why aren’t we going to the party too? BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO THE GAME. All I have to say is: GO STEELERS…. KEEP READING »


snow day

snow day

Today was the first time this winter that we’ve had a significant snowfall- about 6 inches at our house. And it was also a Saturday when we were at home, and it wasn’t incredibly freezing outside. So we thought it was a great day to take Maggie out in the snow for her first time… KEEP READING »


Adventures in the Land of Puke and Crank

Adventures in the Land of Puke and Crank

This week has been kinda hard. I’m not used to this- having a cranky, clingy kid. Maggie has always been independent and happy and rarely gives us trouble (unless it’s bedtime, and then all bets are off.) But this week, oh Lordy. It started on Sunday morning when she puked up her breakfast. But immediately… KEEP READING »


shrinking jeans: the final verdict

shrinking jeans: the final verdict

I did it. I lost 10 pounds from Thanksgiving through today. I now weigh less than I did when I got pregnant… HECK, I weigh less than I did when I was in college. I am amazed. I owe it mostly to Weight Watchers, which is the tool I use- the tool I NEED- in… KEEP READING »


Google says

Google says

I just love reading my website stats. I love charts and graphs and comparing numbers, and don’t even get me started with spreadsheets. But one of my favorite things is reading the crazy things that people type into Google to find my site. I find it fascinating. Not just that my site comes up as… KEEP READING »


recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Chicken

recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Chicken

WARNING: This recipe is NOT low-fat. I haven’t calculated it yet, but I’m guessing it’s probably somewhere around 9,000 Weight Watchers points per serving. Or per bite. But it’s really good and super easy, so I’m going to pretend I don’t care. Okay? Last June, we went to the beach with our friends and their… KEEP READING »


cute things about my kid today

cute things about my kid today

One of the first things Maggie did this morning was ruin our plans for the day by puking up her breakfast. But I’m going to overlook that, because she took a 2 1/2 hour nap this afternoon and then we played with blocks for an hour. 1. Pigtails. Her hair is getting longer and thicker,… KEEP READING »


hello, 2009.

hello, 2009.

Wow, okay then! 2008 is no more! Instead of doing my usual ‘year in review’ post where I go through each month of my archives and highlight events or funny posts or whatever, I thought I’d do something different. Because frankly, that way takes FOREVER and tonight all I want to do is go downstairs… KEEP READING »