After our snow day on Monday last week, we had a cold snap. And I mean COLD snap. Our offices were closed, and I got to take Wednesday and Thursday off as we all prepared for ridiculous temperatures. On Wednesday, it got down to -27, not counting wind chill. We drove over to my parents' … Continue reading Wisconsin, You’re Drunk
So, as is usual on my last-day-before-work, I got my laundry together and waltzed over to the washing machine, set it up, and turned it on. Or not. It didn't turn on. The light was still on, so it couldn't be the breaker. Went downstairs and flipped the breaker anyway. No good. My husband peeled … Continue reading Our Washer Isn’t Dead But it Gave Us a Scare
We had a fun Friday! My cousin got married, and while we weren't invited to the wedding (very small), we were invited to the reception immediately after. I left work early so we could get there in time. And all of our relatives were there! This was the first time we've all been together since … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate!
It's Easter Sunday (as I type this), and I have spent the day with my family, so there's no post for you, sorry! I'm enjoying a relaxing meal and chatting with my parents, brother, and husband. See you Wednesday!
My husband and I were talking recently about what the happiest periods in our lives were, and I strongly believe mine is Right Now. And then I thought about it a little more. Our parents are all alive. Our siblings are alive. We visit them often. In fact, every Friday or so we visit my … Continue reading Those Happy Golden Years
It's a well known fact among my family and friends that I'm impossible to wake up and just plain stupid once I'm awake, not to mention snarly. It's bad enough that to get up for work each day, I have a bottle of caffeine pills across the room with the alarm. An old fashioned, metal … Continue reading Ring, Ring! And How I Was a Jerk to My Momma
Our church's Chili Cook Off was this Sunday, and I participated just like usual. It's for some Mission Trip or another. I'm an awful person because I don't pay any attention and just want to support the church. It's ten dollars to compete, and I always compete. Not because I'll ever win, but because that's … Continue reading Chili Cook Off!
There's a fair amount of excitement in our life right now. My husband is looking at replacing his 1997 Subaru Legacy with something a great deal newer... by which I mean a 2001 Legacy or Outback. So he has been watching Craigslist and carefully poring over listings. We're in the rare situation where the old … Continue reading New Cars and New Puppers
Every year our church has a cookie sale to raise money for utility expenses. I never buy any (food allergies), but I always make gluten free cookies to sell. This year, I went one step further and went as corn free as I could manage. I took my grandmother's sugar cookie recipe and used Better … Continue reading Baking for Our Church’s Cookie Sale
We went over to my parents' for dinner on Friday night and made pizza. It was, of course, delicious, and we had drinks. Several hours of chatting later, my husband fell asleep on the floor with the dog, which was ADORABLE. We took tons of photos, but you won't see them here because he's very … Continue reading Fortunately, My Husband Is Very Forgiving