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Married Life

“Home” for the Holidays

Once again this year, DH and I packed up the cats, and made our Christmas pilgrimage to the north to spend the holiday at his sister’s house.  I really like it when we go there for Christmas, because that means we get to do Christmas with his family, my Dad, and usually my brother-in-law’s family.  … Continue reading »

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Living Every Teenage Girl’s Nightmare

I think almost every woman at some point (but most likely during their teenage years) experienced the same fear: that one day, she would turn into her mother.  If they don’t, they’re either a freak an angel from God, or just deluding themselves.  I, ladies and gentlemen, am living that teenage nightmare. I think it’s … Continue reading »

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It’s Not Always 50/50

Growing up in a doubly-divorced household, you get plenty of opportunities to view what to do right (and wrong) in a relationship.  I think one of the best pearls of wisdom I acquired was that in a relationship, it’s not always 50/50. While you don’t always want a gross imbalance (as this tends to lead … Continue reading »

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Apparently, "Boring" is the way to go in Love

Last night I read an interesting (albeit, somewhat long) article from 2000 about how the first two years of someone’s marriage predicts whether or not their marriage will last.  For those who don’t want to read it, I’ll summarize it for you.  It basically describes how nearly all married relationships break down into one of … Continue reading »

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No Air: The Roof-Top Debacle

You know the saying, “You don’t know what you’re missing until it’s gone”?  I’m pretty sure my husband and I learned the meaning of that during the past four days. Our air conditioner broke overnight on Friday night.  I woke up at 5:45 a.m. Saturday morning, to stifling heat in our condo.  I knew before … Continue reading »

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Good News, Bad News

Some of you may know (and many of you may not know) that in 2008 I was diagnosed with PCOS–Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  At the time, I was pretty devastated, because I was told that more likely than not, it’s going to be pretty difficult for us to have kids.  I was put on hormonal birth … Continue reading »

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A Real Wife Confession…

I realize that it’s been a bit since I’ve posted anything.  I avoided posting anything last weekend, as the Fourth of July holiday tends to bring a lot of bitterness out of me (I truly dislike the Fourth of July, for a multitude of reasons that I won’t get into).  But, seeing as I’ve had … Continue reading »

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Can’t Shake the Nostalgia

Sometimes when we go back to Illinois, I get a really bad case of “home-sickness”…which is odd, because I’m actually there when it hits.  But when I’m in STL, I usually don’t miss it (probably because I LOVE the Lou). This trip’s case is/was particularly bad.  We’re back home now (in St. Louis), and I … Continue reading »

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*Official* Car Owners

As of yesterday, I am a 100% official car owner.  My title, with my name on it, is in my hand! Yup, we drive a hot car… I am excited.  My car is the first large, long-term purchase I made as a full-fledged adult (bought it after I graduated from college).  It was the first … Continue reading »

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What would you grab?

This should be a sign we have in STL. Since we moved to St. Louis about a year and a half ago, I’ve heard our tornado sirens go off more times than I can keep track of.  It’s gotten to the point where I now have a storm preparation routine:  take down the cat transport … Continue reading »

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