After months and months of trying, we’re finally moving! Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! Weirdly enough, just when we were getting ready to call it quits and pack everything in until Spring, we ended up selling our house and buying one on the very same day. Almost like it was meant to be, because we love the new house so much […]Read More Where We Struggle to Keep the House From Exploding Before We Move
Have you ever done something that you thought was a SUPER WONDERFUL IDEA only to later see that same SUPER WONDERFUL IDEA as proof there’s something wrong with your brain? See, we’ve been going through an extremely stressful few months around here trying to sell our house and buy one at the same time. Trying to bid […]Read More Pillow Feathers and Turds and Dogs With Rebellious Ears
It’s been well over a week’s since I’ve posted and high time I wrote something, before I completely lose momentum… We’ve been in the depths of home-buying hell lately, scrambling to compete for limited Sacramento inventory while trying to sell our house to folks who don’t want to risk contingencies. Moving from a lower-demand area to a higher one […]Read More Murder, Card Catalogues, and Birthdays
It is the summer of 2012. My husband and I walk into the sunny foyer of a house in Rocklin, California, holding our infant daughter. We are staring at its inside walls, upon which we plan to hang adorable photos. They will detail numerous moments worth remembering in our growing family’s lives. Sunlight pours in […]Read More The Day the Drones Never Came
Seven years ago, I lived in a one-bedroom apartment in Midtown Sacramento. I owned six pieces of furniture and all of my clothes and shoes could fit into one of them: a wooden IKEA wardrobe with guitars and fencing sabres piled on top. I could walk to work in thirteen minutes, bike to the grocery store, and […]Read More Are You A City Person or a Suburb Person?
It seems that while little boys get games, tools and balls, a lot of girls get equipment involving domestic work. Little kitchen sets and vacuums let them do pretend work to train them for future actual work. Do little boys pretend to vacuum?Read More Space, Controversial Toys, and Getting Rid of Stuff