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April 2008

Forgive me

In sickness and in health, through the irrational demands of a wife who regularly struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder: the Armstrong marriage survived another home improvement project. Maybe because he’s been taking Prozac, or maybe it’s because of all that HOT HOT SEX, but when I told Jon what I wanted the wall to look like, [...]

“Spring”

This is one of six prints that I framed over the weekend and hung on the living room wall. It’s one of a collection of four you can buy from artist Camilla Engman. Love, love, love this one in particular for its simplicity and, of course, because it’s called “Spring” and wouldn’t it be nice [...]

Endurance

Do you see how Chuck’s ears are peeled back a little bit? That’s his way of saying, please, please do not get up and walk away without taking her with you. I cannot bear her one more minute. So I got up and walked away without taking her with me. I call it a Life [...]

Press

2011 06.24.2011 Forbes, Top 100 Websites for Women 2011 (dooce.com blurb here) 06.06.2011 Time.com, Best blogs of 2011. Also includes dooce.com as one of the five essential blogs to read. Profile here. 02.23.2011 New York Times Magazine, Queen of the Mommy Bloggers 02.2011 Babble.com, Heather was ranked at number four on Babble’s Top 50 2011 [...]

Baron Woolen Mills

This is an old abandoned building in Brigham City, a few blocks from the house Jon grew up in. I’d say this photo pretty much sums up that tiny town.

A chorus of angels

A few months ago when my best friend from high school was visiting for the New Year holiday, we had dinner one night at a local Mexican restaurant. About 10 minutes into our meal a young girl sitting at a table near ours started screaming at her father, “DON’T CLOSE IT! DON’T CLOSE IT!” and [...]

The important things

I am married to a man whose hair is so magical it can defy the laws of physics. If you’re single and actively looking for someone to spend the rest of your life with, you really need to put that on your list of demands, right after DOES NOT HAVE TO BE REMINDED TO TRIM [...]

Friday morning smackdown

We gave Coco a bath last night because her fragrance had recently become inappropriate, and not four minutes into wrestling with Chuck this morning she started smelling like her butt had reached around and licked her face. Not fun.

MOLGER square mirror

There is a 12-foot long wall in our living room that was the original location of the abstract painting that we moved to another wall, so it’s been sitting there empty for several weeks just begging me to please do something, it’s been feeling rather naked. So I drew up some plans in my head, [...]