Category Archives: Updates

Now that I’ve worn out, I’ve worn out the world 17

Who is worn out? I am. So I mentioned that I was a wee bit concerned about the party. I have never thrown a party like that before, complete with invitations and china and crystal candlesticks and borrowed tablecloths. Heck, my wedding reception wasn’t that fancy. So it was a bit nerve-racking beforehand, especially when […]

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer 3

Over the weekend, Mike and I stayed with our friends Kelly and Scott at the beach. Good times were had by all. My friend Kelly has recently developed an affection for Diet Dr Pepper (which, she would like me to point out, does in fact taste more like regular Dr Pepper). Seeing her switch over […]

Update on those shaky legs 8

Looking back, yesterday was one of those days where I was so tired that I grew increasingly upset about the liturgy debacle as the day went on. It kept eating at my mind all day. By the time Mike got home (a little after 7:00), I was a wreck. I spent about 30 minutes crying […]

We’re making a party 28

Except for all the extra flies (some people were apparently raised in barns), our house has pretty much recovered from Sunday’s party. The furniture is mostly back in its original places, and the floor has been mopped. Mike vacuumed and treated the ketchup stains with Oxy Clean. In other words, you can barely tell we […]

Visions of food poisoning 10

Since I mentioned before that I was having visions of falling down during the wedding, it’s only appropriate to mention that I did not in fact fall down. I did have a bit of an ordeal, though, which I would like to share. Friday night after the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner, I went to […]

The library of the past 16

This morning on NPR I heard a segment about Sandra Cisneros, an author, discussing her use of language and what influenced her style. What I found so interesting was how she remembered visiting the Chicago Public Library as a child and looking in the card catalog. She saw that some of the cards were more […]

I’ll have my people give you a call 7

This week I have been thinking about how I hate having my time overly scheduled. We hang out with some friends to watch Survivor every week, and it kind of stresses me out to have to do something every Thursday night. Mike pointed out today that my problem is not so much with things being […]

Blue Lights in my Rear-View Mirror 7

Want to hear about my brush with the law last night? First night in a new town. Driving excitedly down the road to see my house for the first time as its actual owner. Pass a cop going the other way. Look at the spedometer and realize I’m going waaaaaaaay too fast. See the cop […]

Reality 8

So, after all the excitement and six days of, “We’re closing tomorrow . . . no, no, we’re not . . . we’ll close the next day,” we finally got to sign papers. And can I just say, it was pretty anti-climactic. At the end, it was like, “Go have fun painting!” It seemed like […]

House Update 4

I have some pictures of the exterior (some I took in the snow!) that I will load when RMFO pics is working again. I took some pictures of the inside today, but I will probably wait to take better inside pictures when we’re all painted and moved. Speaking of paint, I picked out some colors […]

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What a World, What a World. 4

We all have days where things just seem to go wrong. This morning I had a meeting, and I had to talk about some things that are really hard for me. Because of a Great Disappointment I had several years ago, I have some serious trust issues with God. When big things (like buying a […]