Sep 02 2008
Rescue Dog

I placed a “found dog” classified in the paper, but the lady said that there weren’t any “lost yellow lab” ads placed recently. I’m really getting the feeling this guy was simply abandoned. Which makes me really angry. In happy news, there are a few people who have expressed interest in possibly adopting him once


Update on our Rescue Dog

Here he is, taking a nap without having to worry about bugs biting him or cars hitting him. His tummy is full and he’s out of the hot summer sun. At the same time, our dog Zora took a nap in the kitchen. Of course, they have tons of regular kids books on every topic


Aug 31 2008
Our Rescue Dog

Zora and I were going for a walk the night before last when this dog came up to us looking for love. He and Zora sniffed each other, played a little, and then coexisted nicely. The dog followed us. No collar, skinny as anything, not neutered. I borrowed a collar and leash from someone who


The Newest Member of Our Family!

So I probably should’ve written sometime in the last couple weeks about this… but so much was going on! First, we went to South Carolina for a week, and since then we’ve been settling in and getting our newest family member used to the way things work here. About a week before we went to


Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 24! Woo hoo! And today is JoyfulAbode.com’s birthday. Check out the first-ever real post, from May 28th, 2007… Desk Makeover. I didn’t really do anything to commemorate JoyfulAbode.com’s birthday but maybe I will do a belated thing later… it’s hard to keep up with things in the middle of


We’re here in Meridian, Mississippi. We got in on Friday, after driving through the rain from Milton, FL. We checked into the bachelor’s quarters (sort of like a hotel on base, aka the Q) and got settled. We met up with another couple who is here, and they showed us around the base and around


7 years today… happy anniversary!

I love you, and I’m happy to be your copilot. Thank you for being by my side these past 7 years, even when we were far apart. I’m looking forward to what the next 7 years brings us. We’ve been married 7 months (and 3 days)… this is only the beginning of our adventure! “Look


Self-Portrait Tuesday – Pensacola Bay

Is it too late in the day for a Self-Portrait Tuesday? I haven’t done one in forever and I’ve been meaning to… I’m cheating though, because I took this picture over the weekend. I’m a generally photogenic person, but I don’t think this is one of the better pictures of me (like, I wouldn’t put


Pre-Thanksgiving Preparations

If you asked me this afternoon how many people were going to be at my house for Thanksgiving this year, I would have told you four, including me and The Man. Then I extended an invitation to a co-worker, who may be coming and bringing another co-worker. So four, maybe six. Then I got home,


We Hope Yer Halloween Shivered Yer Timbers!

We were pretty hot pirates if I may say so myself. I made our shorts and hair accessories (my headband, his do-rag). Simple Jack-0-Lantern this year. And thanks again to Marci for the cute scarecrow wreath. We got tons of trick-or-treaters tonight. The best costume ever was a hamburger. The girl said her friend’s mom


Goodbye little row house.

We’re moving again. We’ve actually been moving all week. But this weekend will be the final haul. I updated the “About” page to reflect this new development. So goodbye little row house, or patio house, or whatever it is you like to be called. We’ve enjoyed our two months here. (ooh a sneak peak of


Showing Real Simple how to Declutter

I love Real Simple magazine. Really. It’s always filled with tips for how to declutter or better organize your home. It has home decor tips and lots of pretty pictures. BUT it’s filled with advertisements. So much so that it’s difficult to find an article, even if you know what page it’s on (since the



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