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Stern disciplinarian

Just moments after rescuing this rock from Coco’s gullet. That’s right. Our dog eats rocks. Because I guess there aren’t enough rolling around in her brain.

Because my life wasn’t full of enough discord already

Here I go posting a picture of our bedroom. You’ll notice I’m not opening comments on this one, though, because I don’t care that the bedding is too wrinkly or the fact that the pictures aren’t perfectly centered over the headboard. And I’m sure you liked it better the way it was before. I’m posting [...]

A rambling Sunday evening

Leta had a playdate yesterday afternoon, and in the hour leading up to our departure her head detached from her body and spun sixty feet into the air more than just a handful of times. It was as if we had injected pure adrenaline into her arm, and the speed with which words and sentences [...]

Early evening skirmish

I know it’s hard not to concentrate on the censorship, but would you look at the hair fins on Coco’s front legs. I bet if she were a tiny bit more evolved she could fly! Although I’d settle for “evolved to the point of knowing not to eat her own feces.”

The princess and the guard

A couple of nights ago the weather was pleasant enough that we spent an hour outside in our backyard after dinner playing games and throwing sticks for the dogs. Leta cajoled Jon into a game of The Princess Gets To Boss You Around, and at one point she pretended to lock him up in a [...]

An unscheduled ultrasound

Yesterday I had a routine 35-week check-up with my OBGYN, and because my belly had not grown significantly in the last three to four weeks she ordered an ultrasound for this morning so that we could take a look at the size of the baby and the level of amniotic fluid. She seemed a tiny [...]

A man in a suit

We rarely have an excuse to get totally dressed up, but when we do Jon has no problem going all out. He knows how to pair a tie with a dress shirt and jacket, and that for me is right up there with knowing how to pick a pair of pants that hits his feet [...]


This is much too easy a task considering he’s capable of holding a bottle of liquid between his ears, but I’m trying to give the little guy a break. We’re about to bring another baby home which will be right up there with the experience of having his balls removed.

The Armstrong Bathroom Makeover Catastrophe

UPDATE: If you don’t normally read the comments on these posts I highly recommend you make an exception in this case. Holy crap, the nutters have come out! Two years ago when we moved into this house (a process chronicled here, here, here, and here) we knew that at some point we were going to [...]

Acrylic drawer organizers

As part of our recent bathroom makeover project I bought several sets of these acrylic drawer organizers from The Container Store to arrange the cosmetics in the vanity drawers. I’ve got these organizers in almost every other drawer in the house, and I find that the best way to combat a messy drawer is to [...]