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  • Behind the Doodle.

    Working from home has damaged my ability to get places on time. And having a puppy has really just destroyed whatever remained of my “get there when I said I would” skillz. Case…

  • Patience and grace and remodeling.

    Don’t ever pray for patience. If you do, God will laugh at you and somehow convince you that it’s a good idea – nay, a necessity – to remodel your kitchen. And…

  • What’s your breaking point?

    I found mine. We are in the midst of a kitchen remodel, so our house is filled with dust and the basement is now our primary living area. I work from home,…

  • Why I live in the basement.

    When My Guy and I bought our house, we took one look at the kitchen and promptly announced that we couldn’t possssssibly live with it. That was five and a half years…

  • Zombie-ing for beginners.

    It’s been a summer of varmints and bugs and gross stuff. First, the ever-popular mice. Then, I got stung by a wasp. And there was some eye rabies in there, too. Good…

  • Yoga for the family.

    This morning, I found a couple of yoga videos on Amazon Prime and decided to play along. The first video, full of sun salutations and warrior poses, did not get even a…

  • Time travel through real estate.

    So, I almost started bawling in a stranger’s kitchen. This weekend, my family was given a tour of the house my grandparents built. They lived there from 1961 until they moved to…

  • In which I douse my home in blood.

    Remember that time that a mouse leapt out of my silverware drawer and up my leg? Weren’t those some good, good times? Well, after a several-month hiatus … guess who’s back! Oh,…