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all hail the sock bun!

all hail the sock bun!

Taking a break from my usual Mom Stuff to talk about something new and fun: HAIR! I have long-ish hair, and it’s very thick and heavy. Every time I have it cut by someone new, they’re all WHOA, LADY WITH THE LOTS OF HAIR. Thankfully, even though there’s so darn much of it, it’s easy… KEEP READING »


delurking day!

delurking day!

Today is National De-lurking Day. A day when you’re supposed to come out of the woodwork at your daily blog reads and leave some comment love! (I am a notorious blog lurker. Bad commenter, BAD!) Yesterday, we all undoubtedly spent time slack-jawed in front of the computer or television, watching the horrific aftermath of the… KEEP READING »


the boob tube

the boob tube

I love fall. Cooler weather, football, the crunch of leaves on the sidewalk, sweaters, football. And also: new tv shows! I didn’t used to watch much tv- just a few regular shows- but lately it’s been a nice way for us to unwind in the evenings after Maggie goes to bed. We’re both working so… KEEP READING »


WTF Wednesday

WTF Wednesday

The hilarious and totally Hawt Trannyhead (who is currently taking the bar exam, KICK BUTT GIRL!) started a tradition recently of WTF Wednesday: the last Wednesday every month, you simply post abuot the things in your life lately that have made you go WTF??! And here we go. This cold Maggie and I have right… 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 »


my thankful list

my thankful list

First, the obvious things: everyone in our family is relatively healthy. Such a blessing. We have a vibrant, energetic daughter who (even given her frustrating moments!) is an incredible source of joy in our life. And she cracks us up at least 27 times a day. The sunshine that I woke up to this morning…. KEEP READING »


friday five!

friday five!

psst, hey guess what? IT’S FRIDAY! Friday Five – the theme is ‘Middles’. 1. What usually marks the middle of your day? Lunch and Maggie’s nap. 2. From whom (or to whom) was your most recent middle-of-the-night phone call? Gosh, I can’t even remember. A few months ago Dan got a phone call at like… KEEP READING »


guilty pleasures

guilty pleasures

Some days, I want to blog but can think of nothing interesting to write about. I try not to be all ‘Maggie Maggie Maggie!’ in my posts as not to bore those who don’t have kids or those who simply get sick of hearing about other people’s kids. But I also like to keep things… KEEP READING »


and I’m not even THIRTY yet!

and I’m not even THIRTY yet!

Y’all, I think I’m falling apart. My knee is still all screwed up. I have NO IDEA what I did to it. But last Thursday I woke up and it was swollen. Kind of red and hot to the touch. Not sore really, just kind of… stiff and achy. I went to the doctor the… KEEP READING »


pink for October

pink for October

Just a quick update before I crawl upstairs and crash in bed. If you click through from your feed reader (Hi, you!) you’ll see that I’m participating in this year’s Pink For October to help bring attention to Breast Cancer Month. (Anyone else IN SHOCK that it’s October already? What the heck happened to September?)… KEEP READING »


friday again already!

friday again already!

Holy cow did this week go fast. Friday Five time again! (PS- It’s the last day of my Pampered Chef show ordering period- if you’d like to buy something, do it today!! A great big thanks to those who have already, you guys rock.) 1. When did someone last break something of yours? Nobody actually… KEEP READING »


friday, how I love thee.

friday, how I love thee.

Even though this week went REALLY fast, what with all of the power-outages, car purchasing (TOMORROW!! GETTING MY NEW CAR TOMORROW!!!) and general insanity, I’m quite glad it’s Friday. Excited, even! So… Friday Five! 1. What’s the cutest of the small, furry animals? I have always been partial to kittens. I feel weird saying this,… KEEP READING »


they do the sand dance, don’t you know?

they do the sand dance, don’t you know?

Let’s hear it for Friday! 1. Who lets you have your way more than you should? Definitely Dan. He’s such a sucker ;) But he spoils me a lot and let’s me pretty much get away with murder. Hi honey! Love you! 2. According to the cliche, the way to a man’s heart is through… KEEP READING »


random lists are fun!

random lists are fun!

My kid is currently obsessed with throwing things in the garbage. Mostly brand-new tissues from the tissue box, but at least she gets the concept. Now if I can just get her to make me a sandwich, I’ll never have to leave the couch. Motherhood WIN! Recent new words for Maggie: ‘pizza’, ‘truck’, ‘thank you’,… KEEP READING »


good and bad: this week so far

good and bad: this week so far

Inspired by Janet’s Love and Hate Fridays. good: Maggie slept till 9:30 yesterday! bad: Maggie woke up at 6am this morning. good: I got a lot of work done in the morning because she took a very early nap (8:30!!!), so we were able to take the afternoon off and have some fun. bad: I… KEEP READING »


book recommendations

book recommendations

I’m almost finished with Book #7 in the Harry Potter series (DO NOT TELL ME HOW IT ALL ENDS. I HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR WITHOUT EVEN A HINT!) and after that, I will have zero books left on the shelf to read. Which I’m kind of excited about, because it means I can start… KEEP READING »


myspace vs facebook

myspace vs facebook

I’m not exactly a huge follower of them-there new-fangled ‘social’ websites (ha! I’m so old) but I have had a profile at MySpace for a while, just to keep in touch with some friends from high school and college. Earlier this week, a college friend emailed me a request to sign up for Facebook (which… KEEP READING »


recap of my last few days. it’s boring. sorry.

recap of my last few days. it’s boring. sorry.

Hi. I’m still around, I promise. I’ve just been busy with boring stuff that doesn’t really give me much to blog about. For example, fighting off a cold. Kinda boring. It involves me this past weekend, forcing myself to stay on the couch and rest my pregnant butt rather than do all of the things… KEEP READING »


my blog in 2006

my blog in 2006

I kind of already did one of these ‘looking back on the year‘ things, but this one is a bit more related to my blog, kinda like how the lovely Janet did. Meaning, I’m going to be surfing through my archives and reading what I’ve written in the past year. And since I can’t think… KEEP READING »


end of the year reflection

end of the year reflection

Since it’s almost the end of 2006, and I’m running out of things to post about (NaBloPoMo must have really done me in!) I thought it was the perfect time to participate in an End of the Year Meme (found at Laura’s blog) 1. What did you do in 2006 that you’d never done before?… KEEP READING »


solemn vow

solemn vow

No matter what happens, remind me that I said this: I WILL NOT WEAR ‘SKINNY’ JEANS OR LEGGINGS. It’s 2006, people. There’s a reason they went out of style in 1988.


let’s all gather for story time, shall we?

let’s all gather for story time, shall we?

Instead of blogging about the fact that I cried on my way home from work yesterday, and instead of blogging about how I am in dire need of a break from EVERYTHING and it’s a damn good thing I leave for Rome in 3 days, and instead of blogging about how I feel like the… KEEP READING »


positive/negative

positive/negative

Lazy and tired, so a list. + weekend with friends – baby puke on my shirt + baby giggles and 1st birthday cake all over baby’s face + staying up late playing games with friends – staying up TOO late + dinner at my parents’ house last night + touch football game in the semi-warm/still… KEEP READING »


open letter to stupidity

open letter to stupidity

Dear Self: Why did you think that an Arby’s Beef ‘n Cheddar was a good idea for lunch? WHY? THANKS FOR THE STOMACH PAIN. Sincerely, Self.


I bleed Black and Gold

I bleed Black and Gold

Here we go Steelers, Here we go!!!! Super Bowl, baby. Here we come! PS- Perhaps I’ll have a substantial post in a few days… right now I’m wrapped up in the Steeler victory, re-tiling our bathroom floor, and getting some new jobs rolling. Life is full and good. PSS- Oh, and on Friday, we were… KEEP READING »


addicted in no time

addicted in no time

I have discovered something not unlike crack for me. NetFlix. Why oh why have I waited so long to sign up? $10 a month and I can get any DVD I want, and keep it however long it takes me to get around to watching it? AND I don’t have to go to the stupid… KEEP READING »


I have my reasons

I have my reasons

I wish I could fast-forward time. Just a little bit.


dreams are weird

dreams are weird

How should one react when a male coworker tells you that you were in his dreams last night? It wasn’t said in a perverted way, just a matter-of-fact way. ‘Hey Jen… you were in my dreams last night.’ while shaking his head. ‘Dreams are weird.’ Very odd. But it led to a discussion about how… KEEP READING »


cut-n-paste post

cut-n-paste post

It’s been a while since I’ve posted… since I’m feeling lazy, here’s a cut-n-paste post for ya! TEN random things you might not know about me. 1: I once ate a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A that fell onto my garage floor. I was hungry and didn’t care. I survived! 2: I had kidney surgery when… KEEP READING »


morning email

morning email

14 new messages. 7 of which are a mixture of ‘enlarge your penis’, ‘get free prescriptions’, and ‘meet someone new’ emails. What a waste of time and energy.