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I kicked a hammer.

I kicked a hammer.

No, that’s not a euphemism. I really did kick a hammer, back in October. I was stupidly not wearing shoes while hanging shelves in the girls’ room and I had tools all over the floor and boom, kicked a hammer. It was my left foot, my big toe, the same foot in which I suffered… KEEP READING »


things I’m digging

things I’m digging

I’ve been attempting to pay more attention to myself lately, take better care of myself, wear nice things, pretend that I actually MATTER even though I spend a lot of my time making small people the center of everything. Not that my children aren’t my favorite people ever, but you know what? It’s very easy… KEEP READING »


35

35

The last couple of months have seemed like a long string of big milestones in our house. Zach turned 1! Started walking! We stopped needing both formula and bottles! I’ve donated some baby toys we won’t need again! Last Monday, I had a Lady Procedure that will ensure, once and for all, no more babies… KEEP READING »


9 months on, 9 months off

9 months on, 9 months off

It has happened. Finally. I am back down to my pre-pregnancy weight after Zachary. There must be something to that whole “9 months on, 9 months off” thing that everyone always tells new moms who are frustrated with the slow progress of getting back to their old selves. Though for me, I didn’t gain much… KEEP READING »


2014: focus. finish.

2014: focus. finish.

My words for 2014: FOCUS and FINISH. I joked this summer that I developed child-induced attention deficit disorder because by the time maternity leave ended, I was having a TERRIBLE time completing anything I started. Even when I had time to do things, I felt scatterbrained and distracted and couldn’t focus on any one thing,… KEEP READING »


in which I come to terms with my new body. sort of.

in which I come to terms with my new body. sort of.

Since Zach was born on April 4, I’ve lost 36 pounds. That’s a lot! I know this! But I’ve still been so frustrated with how slow my progress has been, getting back to my Old Self. I gained a lot of weight during my pregnancy with him. The most I’ve ever weighed! And it was… KEEP READING »


The Blathering vlog, live from the playroom

The Blathering vlog, live from the playroom

Just over two weeks until I’m getting on a plane to spend time with my favorite ladies again, and I can’t wait! Pocket friends! They’re the best! And everyone is doing a video bloggy survey in preparation for the big event, so even though I HATE MYSELF ON CAMERA, I did it too. For the… KEEP READING »


confessions. and some whining. sorry.

confessions. and some whining. sorry.

So this whole foot thing I have going on? I don’t think I’m handling it as well as I thought I was. Or as well as I hoped I would. I mean, in the grand scheme of things, it’s SO not a big deal. I’m not even in a ton of pain! It’s mostly just… KEEP READING »


birthday weekend recap with lots of pictures

birthday weekend recap with lots of pictures

So I didn’t get to run the race like I wanted, but you guys, I had a really awesome birthday weekend. It started on Friday night with a MUCH NEEDED haircut and color. (No idea why I look so angry in that first picture. Maybe because my hair was too long and annoying.) Saturday morning-… KEEP READING »


germs ruin everything

germs ruin everything

Tomorrow is my 33rd birthday. I am very good at birthdays. I always make plans to spoil myself because DUDE. IT’S MY ONE CHANCE TO DO THAT, GUILT-FREE. Tonight, I have an appointment to get my hair cut and colored (SO MANY GRAYS ALL OF A SUDDEN. GAH! Also, my hair is down to my… KEEP READING »


working girl

working girl

A couple of weeks ago, A’Dell wrote about all the jobs she’s had in her lifetime. And man… I just had to write a similar post because I have kind of an interesting job history. (And because of My Current Job, things have been INSANE and it’s three weeks later and I’m just now getting… KEEP READING »


destroying the illusion

destroying the illusion

It makes me smile sometimes when other people on the Interwebs seem to be all up inside my brain and post things that I’ve been thinking about lately too. Both Nilsa and Ashley wrote recently about the smokescreen that blogging gives us- the ability to completely control what people know and see about us. We… KEEP READING »


13 Things

13 Things

So I leave for Austin in less than 48 hours. To say I am looking forward to this weekend’s shenanigans at The Blathering is a SEVERE understatement. Not only am I in need of a break from Regular Life (oh my, but I DO.), but I am going to finally meet some of my favorite… KEEP READING »


on running

on running

I think I have slowly fallen in love with running. I used to run- about a billion years ago in junior high and my first few years of high school. I was on the cross country team and I ran the long distance races in track and field. I wasn’t very good. The only running… KEEP READING »


do yinz guys have an accent n’at? (an accent vlog)

do yinz guys have an accent n’at? (an accent vlog)

So I did it. I took a break from work, sat down in my living room on a Friday afternoon by myself, and talked to my computer. Like a crazy person. But it was all in the name of fun and sharing accents! Lyndsay and Sarah and quite a few others have done this as… KEEP READING »


in which I update you on my Incredible Workout Regimen

in which I update you on my Incredible Workout Regimen

For the past few weeks, I’ve been making good on my promise to myself to Get My Butt Moving And Exercise More. It hasn’t been easy to find the time between work and the girls and Dan being out of town for a few days last week. But I just take it a day at… KEEP READING »


in sickness and in hell

in sickness and in hell

Overall I’m a pretty healthy person. Lots of it is just dumb luck, really. I wash my hands, I try to remember to use antibacterial gel when I leave stores (because OMG GROSS) and I take my vitamins. But now and then, no matter what we do, we ALL get sick. It’s inevitable (even moreso… KEEP READING »


new pants are only allowed if they’re in a smaller size

new pants are only allowed if they’re in a smaller size

Audrey will be 11 months old very, very soon. I still have 11 lbs to lose to get down to what I weighed when I got myself knocked up with her. WHOA. WEIRD NUMBER COINCIDENCE THERE. Anyway. I gained about 35 pounds during that second pregnancy (not exactly sure how much because at the end,… KEEP READING »


celebrating our talents

celebrating our talents

A friend of mine on Facebook recently posted this question: “If you ask kindergartners who is a good singer, or good at anything, every hand in the class goes up. Why do we devalue ourselves so much when we grow up? C’mon–what are you good at?” HOW TRUE IS THAT. It reminded me of another… KEEP READING »


thar she blows (up her own house. with her belly.)

thar she blows (up her own house. with her belly.)

We were pretty spoiled with Maggie when she was just starting to toddle about the house. (toddle? that’s a word, right? the verb form of toddler?) Anyway. She’s always been a curious kid, but she’s also been cautious and careful (one of her first words: “CEEEAH-FOO!”) And she listened to us pretty well when we… KEEP READING »


Betty Crap-Her

Betty Crap-Her

I’m a pretty good cook. I can chop, saute, roast, simmer, whatever. I’ve even gotten to the point where I can use a recipe as a starting point and make changes of my own and have a good idea of how it will turn out. There have been a few bombs here and there, but… KEEP READING »


anniver-surgery

anniver-surgery

I’ve always been one for remembering dates. The first date for Dan and me. The day he proposed. The day I found out I was pregnant with Maggie. The day we closed on our first house. Those sorts of things. (However, I’m only kind of okay at remembering birthdays. That is, I’ll REMEMBER it’s your… KEEP READING »


in which I’m happy that I was just being an idiot

in which I’m happy that I was just being an idiot

Yesterday I lost my wallet. But don’t worry- I found it. Of course, this was AFTER I caused a bit of panic in Target because I was convinced- CONVINCED!- that someone had stolen it from my purse. Boy, did I feel like a tool when it was all over and I finally had my precious… KEEP READING »


blog envy

blog envy

I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging lately. And not in a ‘I’m thinking about writing a blog post later.’ kind of way. More in a ‘Why on earth do I do this, and what’s it all about?’ kind of a way. I started blogging in 2000. I was a junior in college, just 21… KEEP READING »


I need a favor…

I need a favor…

During these next 17 days: …when I’m flipping out about calling utility companies and scheduling sewage & water hookups and and packing up our kitchen and trying to cook a meal with just a baking sheet and a plastic fork… …when I start to get all teary about moving out of our perfectly nice (albeit… KEEP READING »


that thing in Chicago

that thing in Chicago

So in case you haven’t heard, there’s some big thing going on in Chicago this week. Something about a bunch of women (and a few men!) bloggers, getting together for some parties and maybe some talks about All Things Internet. And if you’re like me, you’re kicking yourself for not buying tickets back in February…. KEEP READING »


the great twitter debate

the great twitter debate

Oh Internet. There has been a great debate going on in our house this week. Apparently my dear husband didn’t like the name I picked for my new Twitter Favorite feature. He joined Twitter last weekend and now he thinks he knows all about the Twitterverse or something. Psssht. He read my blog and then… KEEP READING »


discoveries

discoveries

Moving is a good time to go through your Stuff and purge. We’ve been in our house for 5 years, which really isn’t all that long- but definitely long enough to accumulate a lot of crap. And when you have a kid, the Stuff seems to multiply on its own. It’s overwhelming, The Stuff. And… KEEP READING »


honest scrap: 10 honest things

honest scrap: 10 honest things

I’ve been tagged by the lovely Allison (fellow BurghMom, w00t!) for ‘Honest Scrap’. She thinks I’m BRILLIANT! Boy, do I have her fooled. The Honest Scrap award is given by other bloggers who consider a blog’s content or design to be brilliant. The awardee must then post ten honest things about themselves and pass the… KEEP READING »


so no one told you life was gonna be this way

so no one told you life was gonna be this way

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about friendship. Depending on where we are in our lives, friendship takes on different meanings. When we’re 5, it’s pretty much whoever lets us play with their toys or whoever likes the same cartoon character that we do. As we grow older, the requirements for being friends with someone… KEEP READING »