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amalah
Washington, DC
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I was looking through my phone's (embarrassingly bloated and disorganized) camera roll last night and came across the photos from Beau's adoption listing. Here he is pre- and post-haircut: I didn't want to post anything until he was 100% for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by The Bouqs Company. So the lovely folks at The Bouqs Company asked if I would like to write another post for them, and like last time, included codes for two of their glorious sustainably and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at amalah . com
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Wow, what a completely boring, uneventful weekend we just had. Amazing how much life calms down once all your pets stop dying. Jason's company threw a party at an Orioles game; I did not attend, even though I am once... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at amalah . com
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What are we doing in this room, Mom? Huh, Mom? This room is gross, Mom. What are we doing, Mom? Oh no. Oh no no noooooo. I regret many things. What even just happened. What is my life. Much ponder.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at amalah . com
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So Not-So-Baby Ike got his hair cut this weekend. He is still kinda mad at me about it. I fully admit that I accidentally created a Hairz Monzter, a kid whose long blond hair became a really big part of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at amalah . com
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We spent all weekend outside, with Jason finally getting to plant the proper non-container vegetable garden of his dreams in the backyard, while I sullenly weeded and pruned and planted shit in the front. This was my halfhearted response to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at amalah . com
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I've been asked that question a lot lately. Overall, I think the boys are coping with the double-whammy loss pretty well, albeit each in their own way, at their own pace. Noah -- who remembers the loss of his grandfather... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at amalah . com
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I had a dream last night that Max showed up back at the house. The healthy, heavier Max of days gone by, just back wandering around like oh hey what did I miss? Part of my brain attempted to argue... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at amalah . com
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At some point after Ike was born, I took a pretty big step back from the "blogosphere community." It was partly deliberate (newsflash: some people be crazy, or at least crazy exhausting, also I hate Twitter with the fire of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Le Tote. Motherhood has changed me in countless ways. Some are profound, while others are superficial. Some changes washed over me the second I saw Noah's face, others have come more slowly, with each child... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at amalah . com
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So I casssssssually mentioned in Monday's post that Beau is a runner. That was...ever-so-slightly understating the situation by like, fourteen million words. His foster mom warned us about it: Keep him on the leash at all times outside, even within... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at amalah . com
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We put Max down just a few hours after I published Friday's post. It was a horrible, scrambling-type decision, but Max was no longer declining by the day. He was fading by the hour. The at-home vet squeezed us into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at amalah . com
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So this is Beau. He is a three-year-old super-mutt, technically declared a mix of Miniature Schnauzer and Yorkshire Terrier, but definitely has some wire-haired Dachshund in him as well. Possibly some Jack Russell or other assorted terrier breeds. Also, Ewok.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by The Crock-Pot® Brand. I received my very first Crock-Pot® slow cooker at my bridal shower. We didn't register for anything and really didn't want a ton of stuff, but a slow cooker was one of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at amalah . com
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I don't know what to say. Yesterday a friendly waiter asked Jason and I how our "day was goin' so far" and instead of answering "fine" like a normal human person, I think I just sort of stared at him... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at amalah . com
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Allow me to present the greatest photo in the history of #BabyIke #NOTTIRED: Apparently Ike and Ezra decided to play a late-night game of house, resulting in Baby Ike being carefully and compactly tucked into Ezra's doll crib. Where he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at amalah . com
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Slightly morbid but necessary update: We've arranged for a vet to come to our home on Wednesday morning to help Ceiba pass while the boys are at school. They understand Wednesday is our Goodbye Day and that she won't be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at amalah . com
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Thank you, Internet, for the huge loving wave of kind thoughts and condolences. I really had no idea so many people had so much genuine affection for my little dog, and it was an unexpected bright spot in an otherwise... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at amalah . com
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It's bladder cancer. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at amalah . com
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This morning I successfully shooed a tiny baby snake off my front porch with a snow shovel. This afternoon I successfully gazed upon a squirming heaving pile of tiny baby snakes without losing my shit. Really growing as a person,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at amalah . com
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When I picked Ceiba up from the pound post-Grand Adventure*, one of the workers who'd cared for her told me there'd been some blood in her urine that morning. "Uh oh," I said, before blabbering on to her about our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Blue Apron Wine. This is the sponsored post I was born to write. Wine. Wine wine wine-y wine. Oh look, more wine. In summary, wine. The end. Okay not really. But oh, what a happy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at amalah . com
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Actual voicemail I received: "Hello, this Nurse [Redacted] from the Health Room at [Redacted] Elementary school. I'm calling about Ezra, who was brought here earlier after getting hit in the head by a door, and he's fine he's fine he's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at amalah . com
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Who's a good dog who learned her lesson? Who? [IMAGE NOT FOUND] Oh my God, y'all, you guys, people. This dog! This poor old senile blind-ish deaf-ish stupid damn dog. She'd barely been home from her Big Adventure for a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at amalah . com
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If you follow me on any of the other InstaTwitBook things, you already know most of this, so forgive me for being obvious and repetitive here but I got exactly two hours of (awful, miserable) sleep last night and am... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at amalah . com
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