posted by K | filed under Family, House, Pregnancy, Simplify | 7 Comments

The last time I posted, I was wondering whether we should leave our 1902 Victorian and move to “a new McMansion, surrounded by fabulous closets and walls that meet at 90-degree angles.” I wondered if I could be happier in town, or at least have an easier, simpler life, less stress, more grocery stores in [...]

posted by K | filed under Debates, Eutaw, Family, Mr. and Mrs., Ruby, Simplify, Wishing | 1 Comment

You know that fantasy? The one that goes, “My life would be so much better if …”? I’ve often fallen victim to this fantasy over the years, in many different incarnations. As a chubby, awkward, straggly-haired middle schooler with a penchant for oversize T-shirts tucked into high-waisted denim shorts, I believed that if I lost [...]

posted by K | filed under Pregnancy, Simplify | 10 Comments

Work has been slow lately, so I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping/browsing, visiting June 2010 moms message boards, hovering on Facebook, and watching marathons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD. The weather has been cold and miserable, so I haven’t felt like going outside much, and the treadmill makes my back ache [...]

posted by K | filed under Adoption, Crafty, Simplify | 6 Comments

Decluttering the house. I am sitting in the living room, looking at the massive coffee table that’s a hand-me-down from Mom, and the whole thing is covered with STUFF. My wedding album and two scrapbooks, invoices and image CDs for my website work, Millie’s gutted tiger toy, the cats’ glove with all the fun stuff [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Ooh, Pretty!, Paint, Simplify | 6 Comments

My official painting T-shirt is back out of retirement! The last time I busted it out was seven months ago, when we were preparing for our home study, and I decided impulsively to paint the hall bathroom with a pint of dark green paint we had lying around. Turned out there wasn’t enough paint to [...]

posted by K | filed under Bedrooms, Simplify | Leave a Comment

This has been a week of improvements – some small and easy, some large and complicated, all making life just a little better. 1. The 50-gallon water heater. We wanted a tankless, but that didn’t work out, so we bought a 50-gallon water heater to replace our broken 40-gallon one. This one is bigger but [...]

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