Things that annoy me about me

I know I have annoying habits. Eric says I always trash talk about him on the blog, and make myself sound perfect, but then never let anyone know my deep dark annoying secrets about myself. I told him to get ... Read More...

The secret to a happy marriage

I am convinced that I have discovered the secret to a happy marriage. Or perhaps, I’ve just discovered the secret that keeps our marriage happy: The Man Room. When we were looking for a new place to live, we both felt ... Read More...

The Cost of Utilities

One of the downsides of moving to our new home—okay, the only downside of moving to our new home, has been that we now pay utilities. At our old love shack, we only paid rent and everything was included. I never ... Read More...

10 Pound Challenge Winners!

It's been a long time coming. The 10-Pound Challenge officially ended April 9th, and while the winners were contacted and received their prizes, I haven't gotten around to an update because well...I was hoping I'd have more to report. First, I ... Read More...

When do you use your emergency fund?

Well, the shit has finally hit the fan. I was doing fine but I am now really feeling the effects of Eric being out of work and not receiving any paychecks for approximately five whole weeks. Even though he's been back at ... Read More...

My first half-marathon EVER!

Before I do my recap of my very first half-marathon, I want to point out three things: Before this race, my last race was a 5K in high school--approximately 10 years ago. As of Jan. 1st of this year, I couldn't run ... Read More...

Conversations with my husband

From: Me Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 1:02 PM To: Eric Husband Subject: Favor Hey can you take the fabric swatch over to my mom's house? I think it is in the kitchen junk drawer. From: Eric Husband Sent: Friday, April 20, ... Read More...

Romance on the cheap

You know that old saying: "It's the thought that counts?" It's complete crap. People only say that to make themselves feel better about somebody giving them a crappy gift in the first place. It should really be revised to: "It's the ... Read More...