Category: Hard times

Before I go to sleep …

You guys, I am committing the ultimate Mommy crime right now. I am not sleeping — or even trying to sleep — while the baby is sleeping. Just now, I got out of bed and crept to the laptop to write this post. I…

Overwhelmed by one, fearful of two

I have raging heartburn, my back hurts, and I kind of feel like I’m going to throw up, but I just had to get this blog published. I don’t want to forget how I’ve felt for the last week or so, because I suspect…

The price of a sale

The condo is still for sale. I was very excited last week, to be able to tell you that we had sold it.But it fell through.Again. Yes! Two sales falling through! What are the odds? As I have lamented to Darling Husband, “we have…

My Monday sucked … how ’bout yours?

Without spewing too much negativity into the interwebz, here is a brief list of things that are upsetting/frustrating/stressing me out: Finances. Oh, the days when I worried how we would survive with me being on mat leave. Nothing compared to the reality of mat leave…

Putting it out there

Change is really hard for me.So is uncertainty. Putting your home on the market is terrifying, especially when you are the kind of person who hates not knowing what’s going to happen. And that kind of person who worries constantly. And the kind of…

Big changes are a-comin’!

Oh, hi. I think I forget how to use a computer. I just untangled my fingers from the cord of the vacuum and managed to finally put down the Windex bottle. I have basically done nothing but dust, wipe, vacuum, organize, neaten, sweep, tidy,…

He works (too) hard for the money

So you all know about Darling Husband and two jobs and his habit of working constantly incessantly all the freaking time really, really hard? And how he was going to cut back when the baby arrived, so he could, like, get to know the…

Five things I have learned about pregnancy hormones

Thursday, February 25, 2010 25 weeks, 4 days pregnant The are real. Like in-your-face real. They are way worse than period hormones — being a bit cranky or teary before you get your period is NOTHING compared to the gut-wrenching emotions of preggo hormones….

My Husband Rocks

Dear Darling Husband, We have not seen nearly enough of each other lately, because you have been working so hard. While I may occasionally sometimes regularly complain about never seeing you, and whine having to take the bus in bad weather, and insist I…

My Husband Rocks

Dear Darling Husband, We made some big decisions this week. It all started with money. It always starts with money. I am always reminded that it’s the No. 1 reason couples get divorced, so I hate money arguments. But this week, when I was…

We, the people …

Remember yesterday’s rant on the universe kicking my ass? Well, Darling Husband and I had a really good talk last night — and I do mean talk, not argument, so yay — about everything: our finances, the kind of house we want to buy,…

The universe is kicking my ass

Last week, in a fit of “living-like-there’s-no-tomorrow” and “all-we-do-is-work-and-we-never-do-anything-fun,” I took action. Yup, I threw caution to the wind and booked a little birthday mini-trip with Darling Husband. We are not — I repeat, not — spontaneous people. We are “let’s-plan-for-months-and-agonize-over-whether-or-not-we-can-afford-it” people. To just…