WTH World, Why Are You So Weird (Edition C)

WTH
Cat Face

Random odd things that can only mean I’m weird, and I’d like your to accept it. Goodreads just let me know that I’ve read “In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed” for nearly two years. What is in this truck? X-Men? Pod people? Scott after I’m all ARE YOU AWAKE YET: I’m in the important ‘pre-moving’ phase. Ah, yes. My cats are in the phase constantly. The size of the tissue box I brought to my daughter’s preschool graduation. I […]

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Edgar Allan Poe As A Children’s Book (Plus A Giveaway)

Reading
Ricky's Spooky House

A local Richmond author and friend of a friend took an Edgar Allan Poe work and made into a children’s book. There will be a subset of people who read that first sentence and say YAY! without a flinch. Others will be a little concerned. Both will be happy to hear the book pulls off Edgar Allan Poe without scaring the bejesus out of little kids. (I didn’t just write that so I could use “bejesus” — okay maybe a little.) […]

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Goodbye Forever Preschool

My Daughter
GymnasticsNovMay

My daughter graduates from preschool this week. I have mixed feelings on the subject mostly because I watched a video that made me WANT A BABY RIGHT NOW. But this is our last preschool go around as far as I know and it makes graduation just a little bittersweet. Mostly for me since I think she’s happy to hang out all summer long in her pajamas with me and E and Scott. This year has been so full of change […]

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Thank You Maya Angelou (PS. Do I Tell My 7-Year-Old?)

My Son
Maya Angelou School Presentation

I shared in the world’s mourning of the inspiring and forever-missed Maya Angelou mostly by listening. As famous people, who have impacted our lives, pass away, Scott and I will discuss it, but I have never had to tell my kids. They don’t watch the news so most of the famous people they care about are cartoon who never seem to die. However, my 7-year-old son did his first school report on Maya Angelou. He learned about her childhood and taught his […]

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The One Guy Who Loves Cat Toilets

Pets
Dog Cat Scooping Litter

I’ve always thought no one enjoyed scooping kitty litter because it’s gross and sandy and takes way too much bicep strength. Then I got a dog. If only he didn’t think they were tasty snacks, I could take advantage of Lars’ longing. Related posts: A Very Happy Puppy-In-A-Penguin-Suit From My Family To Yours The Puppy Is Growing Up 5 Signs You Might Have A Lot Of Cats Frozen Plus Whatever Your Kid Loves Equals A Cake From Arendelle (Close To Heaven)

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#TakeTheTrain To Washington D.C. (Or Wherever You Want To Go)

Sponsored or Giveaway
U.S. Capitol Building

Amtrak and Late Enough teamed up to talk about the awesomeness of train travel. On Sunday, we took the train up to Washington D.C. for the day. I’m a bit obsessed with trains to the point where I chose my first apartment in Charlottesville in 2002 based on seeing the train tracks from my window. In retrospect, I would’ve factored in my landlord not caring if my bathroom had heat, but I still found the whistle and chug of the trains […]

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Fashion Tips From The Person Wearing See-Through Leggings

Fashion and Flare
NFL Librarian Look

I know I’ve tried to be fashionable in the past, but I’ve finally accepted my fashion-forward is more of a fashion-sideways, which means I’m ready to give you a top ten list of fashion and beauty tips! Obviously! Buy many pairs of nude-colored underwear until seeing underwear through skirts and leggings is in. (I’ve tried to trend it many times, but so far, I’m unsuccessful. I hoping the title of this post helps.) Grow your hair long to cover up your bra straps […]

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How 7-Year-Olds Water The Garden

My Son
Watering the garden with pizzazz

Remember when I mentioned the kids’ new gardens in my Mother’s Day post? I asked my son if he had watered his plants, and he’s all: Doing it right now, mom. At least he used water. Related posts: Our 11-Year-Date-i-versary Our First Non-Themed Costume Year Because I Love Halloween That Much Because If You Aren’t Late On New Year Resolutions, You Fail Earlier Pajamas All Day? Check.

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Pajamas All Day? Check.

Holidays
Mother's Day breakfast in bed

Scott: What do you want for Mother’s Day? Me: My usual. Sleep-in. Eat sushi. Oh, and I’ve been feeling sentimental lately. Well, Scott and the kids went above and beyond and not just because I stayed in bed until 3 p.m.. My kids also gave me lovely, heartfelt gifts. For the one hour I was out of bed, I planted my kids each a garden of celery, tomatoes and cucumbers. In my pjs, of course. Happy Mother’s Day. I hope your day […]

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Learning About The World From Dexter

Social Life
Black Cat watching Dexter

I’ve been catching up on Dexter, and I’ve learned a few things over the seasons: Don’t move to Miami. Try to not kill people. If you must kill people, you have to be meticulous except all the times you don’t. If you decide on a life of killing, become a “lab geek” because almost no one suspects the lab geek. Surround yourself with good-looking people so if someone does suspect the lab geek, they can stop following up when they fall in love with one […]

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Family Myth Busters

Marriage
HIs and her sinks

All families carry myths with them. Most are harmless and make for great stories: “You were so beautiful as a child that I had to fend off modeling offers.” “You were so shy I wore you as a third leg until you were eight and now look at you up on stage playing for thousands.” They can be a lifeboat as we make our way through the murkiness of growing up and bring laughter and love to who we were and who […]

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