Archive for January 2014

The decrepit room and a red floor

Once a story with a beginning and end, I remember only the impressions it left behind. Maybe I’m still subconsciously anxious about adopting Pepper, worrying that I won’t be good enough–which brings in dad. That I failed, or am horrible. Or maybe it’s just because I have a cold–I always get weird dreams when I’m... Read more »

Dog adoption anxiety (and meet Pepper!)

Dog adoption anxiety (and meet Pepper!)
I’m a dog person at heart, but have been owned by cats since 2009 because the two places I’ve lived didn’t allow dogs. The first one was a duplex with a no-animal rule, but I asked my landlady if I could adopt Pumpkin. And then I brought home Mistletoe without telling her. Then we moved... Read more »

Lasagna: Do you like yours firm or sloppy?

Lasagna: Do you like yours firm or sloppy?
Yesterday, I was reminded of the biggest disagreement I have with my husband: lasagna. Yep. Lasagna. We may have different opinions about kids, religion, politics, and other food like steak and deep dish (I hate both, he likes both), but we’re able to strike a compromise, a balance, or find a place where we can... Read more »
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How to save money on laundry with a drying rack

How to save money on laundry with a drying rack
We have a communal laundry in my condo complex. It’s clean because the janitors are awesome. However, random dryers won’t dry properly, and some washers rather give you sopping wet clothes instead of doing the last spin cycle. Which wouldn’t be as bad if it weren’t SO EXPENSIVE. And they raised prices recently by a... Read more »

10 books that have stayed with me

10 books that have stayed with me
This is a new Facebook status meme. A game for my book loving friends. In your status line, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard – they don’t have to be “right” or “great” works, just the ones that... Read more »