Funny conversations with our dog.
Nov 2016
19

Conversations With Our Dog

Note from Aimee: I lifted this from my husband’s Facebook page. Yes, I am a thief.

Dog: Hey there! Great to see ya! Ooooo, you look tired. Wanna pet me? *lick lick* I love you! You smell nice! Like a heaven cake. With angel sprinkles too! That’s you. I love you. I just want to lick you! *lick lick* How was your day?

Me: Thanks, I’m tired. Feeling sick, but had a ton to do so had to work hard all day. Good to be done. Now I can relax. How about you?

D: My day was great! I got up, got to see you. Then we walked for a while. I love walking with you. We saw a CAT! Then we got back and I ate. That was good. Then I took a long nap, oh did that feel good. *lick lick* Then I got up, shit all over the living room, then took another nap. I had no idea I was so tired. Then I went out in the yard for a while. There was a SQUIRREL. I can’t catch them because they are fast. And now you are back, so this is AWESOME! *lick lick* I love this day! I love you!

M: Hang on. Back to that part in the middle…
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Marriage Advice After 20 Years
Jun 2016
02

Marriage Advice After 20 Years of It

Last week, we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Many people say this, but it feels like just yesterday *and* forever ago – all at the same time.

We married here in Denver, a little while after we moved and it’s fun to think about how young and optimistic we were then. We may be more cynical and jaded now, but in many ways, we still work on our marriage just as hard as day one. Some things get easier over the years, some harder. For example – we literally have talked about everything. What is there left to say after all this time?

Well, for one, we recently chatted about how we make our marriage work so I could write one of these condescending posts about it.

Look… We know every marriage is different. We’ve seen some couples split for reasons I could not explain, and people stay together for no good one.

No judgements here, just some suggestions from two goofballs who still lean on each other as heavily now as they did two decades ago. Continue reading…

May 2014
27

Eighteen Years

We met at a concert and it’s almost an age test to see who remembers the bands who played: The Mighty Lemondrops and Material Issue. I get very reminiscent with I hear “Inside Out” and “Valerie Loves Me.”

When we tell the story, each of us leave out details we don’t like, but the main point is this: it was a condemned bar and Bryan was moving back to Baltimore the very next day. The company I worked for was hiring and I gave him my number under that pretense. But we both knew there was something there, even then. Continue reading…

Feb 2006
19

Heaven is…

…Sleeping in till 9:30am, not having to cook and eating breakfast leftovers from your husband and son, and then taking a leisurely shower with hot water that lasts throughout, even though you take the time to shave your legs…

(*On that note, I would love to know how, even when I take the time to do it properly, I still miss tufts of hair on my knees every single time I shave?)

Ah, well, no time to ponder. Need to go tag-in.

Feb 2006
16

Nighttime Snow

There is something magical about going to bed when the first flakes start flying. You’re all cozy in bed, snuggled up with a book… dreamily watching the white stuff coming down in that eery nighttime way – where you can only really see it through the street lamp light, but you can just feel it swirling all around your house.

Oh, who am I kidding? – I am sure it’s more to do with the residual excitement from childhood about the possibility of having the day off tomorrow.

But alas, the snow is not deep enough this morning to cancel anything… but just enough to make for a slick and slippery commute. Whoop-dee-doo for Mother Nature.

UPDATE: I know it’s been an absolute Bryan Lovefest this week – but watching him sneakily shovel the little old lady’s driveway across the street makes my heart go thump thump.