Category Archives: married life

downton abbey live action version

While B’s parents were here, they received an email that one of their maids had packed up her stuff and left. Suddenly we found ourselves in a very bizarre episode of Downton Abbey. You would have thought the world was … Continue reading

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here we go again

We are now less than 24 hours from their arrival. I am in the midst of what else – another cleaning frenzy. Honestly I have never seen a house get so dusty or cluttered or so easily look messy (it … Continue reading

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thankgiving goes out with a bang

On the morning of Thanksgiving, I allowed myself to crawl back under the covers for a few minutes. I was listening to a special edition of The Splendid Table on NPR. They were taking calls from people in turkey crisis. … Continue reading

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someone tried to steal our car

We decided to spend Friday night in downtown LA. We are on the homestretch, so to speak, of our annual mattress run to maintain our status with SPG. We left the book signing, had lunch, and drove downtown via Olympic … Continue reading

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i don’t think that word means what you think

I sometimes mistakenly refer to EOB’s as Evidence of Benefits, instead of Explanation of Benefits (what it actually stands for). They honestly don’t seem to explain much, except for how far the US has to overcome if it plans to … Continue reading

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i am late

Started Sunday morning by peeing on a stick. Result: Not Pregnant. Part of me is sad. I can’t lie – another part is relieved. I feels too soon. I don’t know that I could go back to the doctor and … Continue reading

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the gala

One afternoon while we were eating lunch, B casually mentioned that someone he knew from Twitter was coming to LA in a couple of weeks. He said she wanted to meet us for lunch. It sounded like it could be … Continue reading

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getting to and out of the emergency room

As if it isn’t enough to learn that your husband is now on his way to the Emergency Room, I also had to figure out how I could get to him. There was also the matter of the car that … Continue reading

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and then

My apologies, for being a bit distracted of late. I know I still need to write about the gala. What follows really happened. Parts of it are a bit frightening, so I will tell you at the start that while … Continue reading

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back down the rabbit hole

Scrotum. There, I said it. It is the word that probably got the most press for Susan Patron’s Newbery winner, The Higher Power of Lucky, so why not use it in this post? It is what happened(about a month ago … Continue reading

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