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

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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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Time Flies When You Are Eaten By A Shark

Motherhood
Pregnant in the VA Beach Aquarium Shark mouth

In the summer of 2006, Scott and I went to the Virginia Beach aquarium on a rainy day. I was 7 months pregnant and already in love with the boy growing inside me. This past month my son and I went the same aquarium. He’s 7 years old and more than I could have ever hoped for in a child — sweet, smart, funny. He’s thoughtful and kind, stubborn and honest to a fault. Who knew I would be so […]

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Organizing Leads To Fun And Neurosis

Is It Just Me?
LEGO organizing

I’m organizing my kids LEGO collection because I decided that having them all in one giant box was taking away from my kids’ ability to play to the fullest fun LEGO offers. I originally planned to do this in August, but my brain didn’t make boxes appear for eight months. My house projects are like that as in my bathroom is still decorated with butts’ farting, but we almost painted it on Sunday except wanting to paint it didn’t make […]

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Free Comic Books For Everyone Not Just The Guy Dressed Like Spawn

Cultural Norms (that are abnormal)
A Winkle in Time graphic novel

Saturday, May 3 is Free Comic Book Day, and my family will be heading to Velocity Comics to celebrate FREE! and COMIC BOOK! This is why… I have a strange relationship with comic books. It’s similar to my sorted past with sci-fi/fantasy books, television and movies. I like what I like (Star Wars books, Star Trek and Spawn television series, almost every movie with an Avenger), but I am not married to any canon or author or artist or producer. […]

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Our First (Practice) RV Trip Was Awesome!

Holidays
View from the RV

As some of you may remember, we want to head out west in an RV this summer. However, Scott and I had never driven one before so my brilliant husband suggested we take a practice trip over Spring Break. Even though I really just like to  jump into things, I agreed. We rented the RV from our local Cruise America and took off for the Shenandoah National Park and Luray Caverns. After getting used to the RV making me feel like […]

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Bubble Gum Love

Motherhood
Gum Ball Machine

“Can I have gum?” (repeat 500 times) “No, sweetie.” (repeat 500 times) “BUT I HAD GUM YESTERDAY!” “Ah, remember yesterday, when I loved you enough to give you gum?” Related posts: Pass The Bubble Wrap, My Kids Are Going Outside Get Out Of My ATM Bubble I Love My Birthday Our First Non-Themed Costume Year Because I Love Halloween That Much

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