And They Called It Puppy Love

Adjusting to our newest addition Our family has grown by one. We now have a little girl at home. This little girl: Meet ZuZu Bailey Ramsey, everyone! She is a 4-month-old miniature schnauzer and weighs a little more than 9 pounds. She hails from Indiana, but now she calls Kentucky home. I may have mentioned …

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How Sweet It Is

Delving into my decision during Lent If you've followed this blog for at least the past two years, you may remember that I gave Lent a go in 2016. Lent is not a tradition I partook in growing up because I was raised - and continue to identify as - Baptist. Over the years, however, …

Home Sweet Home

Making our house our own Cory and I bought our house in January 2017. We were thrilled to get it. The local market is insane, and most houses are already sold before the realtor can even take the listing off Zillow. More than one inquiry about a listing yielded the response that someone had beaten …

Beat the Clock

When life gets in the way of spending time together Last week was crazy busy for me, and this week looks like a repeat. And this happens, right? For one reason or another, some weeks seem to be a little fuller than normal weeks. Thirty minutes here, an hour there, and before you know it, you don't have time to eat dinner because …

Diff’rent Strokes

A couple's TV struggles We're not all alike, which is good. Because if we were, we'd all watch the same thing on TV. And how boring would that be, right? I'm simplifying what makes us all different, but TV preferences can be an indicator of personality differences, especially in a marriage. If you were to …

Suck it up, Cupcake

A lesson in remembering I'm not perfect We've all got our "fantasy jobs," right? Some people dream of being stuntmen, secret agents, trapeze artists, or other potentially lethal occupations, whether they actually possess the skills to carry out those job duties or not. Some of my fantasy jobs are writer (like, successful enough so I …

Faint of heart

I think I became part of an urban legend last week. Cory was out of town for the evening last Thursday visiting his parents. A late meeting after work put me home around 8:30 p.m. Although not entirely thrilled to be alone - a writer's imagination will do strange things when the writer is alone …

Running on empty

So, it's 2018. Hope everyone's having a happy new year so far. We're only 11 days in, so there's the possibility of a bad day in there, but I hope it was only a mildly bad day. I'll cut right to the chase: new year resolutions. What's the most common? I think we all know …