Monthly Archives: November 2010

Domestic Goddess

Somewhere in between reading about copyright infringement and negligence, Rob and I bought a new TV. Scratch that. Not a new TV. An actual TV. Before this we had no TV. We had a laptop and every season of West Wing. Rob is going to be ridiculously ready for the citizenship test. I hope they don’t fail him for believing the president is President Bartlet. Who wouldn’t want to live in a world where Bartlet is president? I know I …

An Ode to my Husband

Rob’s first thanksgiving and sadly, no pictures to be had. I didn’t even think of it. I was too busy cooking and fretting over the amount of mashed potatoes we’d made. I always overestimate the amount people will eat. I assume everyone loves mashed potatoes as much as I do. How could you not? So, on his first official Thanksgiving, Rob carved the turkey. I know. Whoa. I have never even carved the turkey. What I love about my husband …

Food Pusher

I grew up going to my great-grandmother’s house every other weekend. My dad lived with her, and as per the custody agreement, he got two weekends a month. I didn’t know a lot of things about her, but what I have been able to piece together from memories suddenly makes all the sense in the world. Grandma Eula lived through the depression. She did things like freeze milk and potato chips. She put cardboard in her shoes. I still remember …

Coping Mechanisms

When things got tight during college and especially during grad school, I would find in comforting to think come Monday (or whatever day the paper was due) this will all be over. It will have been turned in somehow and I will likely still be alive. As I sit here, at 10:30 on a Saturday night, attempting to write a memo, make a grocery list, and watch Top Gear, I am comforted by this thought. On Monday, at 5:00 p.m., …

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