Archive for September, 2011


In with the new microwave, out with the old microwave

Posted by Laurie on September 28th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do, Weird things the husband does, motherhood

Okay, for those of you just tuning in, we have averted a disaster in my house. Yes, we have a new microwave. It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t cheap. Heck, we could have starved to death before the microwave arrived, all bright and shiny at our door.
But we have a new microwave. The family will survive.
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Yes, we have a dog on a diet

Posted by Laurie on September 27th, 2011
filed in dogs from hell

It’s a sad day in the Sontag house. I have had to put our dog, Kirby, on a diet.
Look, I didn’t want to do this. But I’ve been driven to it. You see, like me, Kirby’s weight fluctuates. And by fluctuate, I mean her weight goes up and hardly ever goes down. Now I know [...]

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Flashback Friday: First grade, first love, first girlfriend

Posted by Laurie on September 23rd, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, parenting

Junior has discovered girls.
Oh, he’s always known they existed. But they were disgusting, cootie-carrying creatures that he avoided at all costs. In Junior’s universe, girls were gross. Boys were not. And I kind of figured it would stay that way for a couple of years.
But I didn’t count on Junior. You see, my son has [...]

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Ode to a dead microwave

Posted by Laurie on September 22nd, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

We are here today to officially say goodbye to the microwave.
Our family first met the microwave, which we lovingly nicknamed The Zapper, in 2007, when we moved into this house. The Zapper was already here, a clean, unused appliance in a sea of clean, unused appliances.
We were to later discover that all of the appliances [...]

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The driving lessons aren’t going well

Posted by Laurie on September 19th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

I don’t know if you can stand yet another post on Junior and his driving skills – or lack thereof, but I just have to get some stuff off my chest.
Specifically, that boy is scaring the crap out of me.
Listen, I know all kids scare their parents when they learn to drive, but honestly? I [...]

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No shirt, no shoes, big problem

Posted by Laurie on September 14th, 2011
filed in Weird things the husband does

Every marriage requires patience. And I’m positive that mine requires more patience than most. Harry and I are complete and total opposites. We don’t have the same interests. For example, Harry actually only has five pairs of shoes. Just five. And he only really wears one pair. One. I know it’s hard to believe, but [...]

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Zips lines, vacations and dare devils, oh my.

Posted by Laurie on September 12th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

We took a spontaneous vacation over Labor Day weekend.
Now this is big news for us – because honestly? Spontaneous is not a word normally associated with my family. But we booked a condo to a place we’d never been, because that’s what you do when you are trying very hard to be spontaneous. Also? It [...]

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