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Archive for March, 2014

As I stated here on the blog a year ago, I really do not care for April Fools Day. I appreciate a clever prank or some witty playfulness now and again, but I feel that some jokes go a little far on this day. Rather than focusing on a negative, however, I’ve decided to take today to begin a new monthly challenge for April, one that I believe is wise and not at all foolish.

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Despite nearly three solid days of rain (one afternoon of which, as much as it galls me to recount, was actually snow), Bart and I were amazingly productive this weekend. Our goal for the weekend was to construct the baseboard heater cover for the spare bedroom–the last project remaining before touching up paint and calling it D-O-N-E. But we did pretty much everything but that.

Hey, whatever works. If putting one single task on our to-do list results in knocking off fifteen that have also been languishing there, then I guess it was a worthy trade.

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So, this morning I woke up and decided that we needed a new water heater.

Just kidding. That’s never how the story starts.
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There is only one being in Washington, D.C. who was actually excited about the snow today.

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I guess it’s a lot more novel when it’s the only time you’ve actually be able to dash through it all winter.

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This week, I’m celebrating the return of two people, one about whom I’m very excited, and the other whom I really want to kick to the curb and possibly give a bloody nose.
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At times along the way it seemed like an eternity, but today finally marks eight weeks since Murphy’s disc episode. We’ve completed the full conservative crate rest treatment; like a cast for a broken bone, this prolonged restriction of movement should have allowed his spine to solidly heal, and he can be liberated to enjoy normal life again.

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I bet just about every kitchen has one of these.

A modest attempt at recipe organization.

A modest attempt at recipe organization.

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