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Avoiding Tacky Plastic Baby Toys: Making A Homemade Baby Gym

For the past two or three years, Dave and I have spent a lot of time downsizing and getting rid of stuff we don’t need. I’ve written about this quite a bit. Part of our plan to stay downsized was to avoid buying more stuff. It seems obvious, right? Get rid of crap. Then, don’t […]

Okay, So, I Hate Shopping

We’re back in Portland. We have a new apartment. And every time we move, I have the urge to nest a bit. With twins on the way, my urge to nest is perhaps a bit stronger than usual. We actually haven’t thought too much about baby stuff yet. I’ve been blocking it out, actually. Since […]

It Was A Nice Day, Except for The Little Shit Who Stole My Three Dollars

We had a lovely, wonderful first weekend back in Portland. We are still in the process of figuring out where everything “fits” in our new place and our 1950s kitchen. Our apartment in Astoria was so huge, and the kitchen was so enormous, we are having to squeeze back down in a deliberate and thoughtful […]

Goddamned Pregnancy Rant, Numero Uno: Doctor Visits

I have spent the majority of my life not being pregnant. I’m pretty familiar with non-pregnancy. It’s just been the past four months or so of my life that I have dealt with whiplash moods, ambivalent feelings about food, and wondering just how big my belly is going to get. Bigger than a basketball. Bigger […]

Shock Therapy

So you’ve heard me complain about being bored with the internet. I know, it’s blasphemous. When I have these occasional episodes, there is clearly something wrong with me. I need to realign my priorities and stop being distracted by the real world. So we are house sitting this weekend in a house that HAS NO […]