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amalah
Washington, DC
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This is our garden. We have sage, a batshit amount of parsley, two pots of chives, and a big mishmosh of rosemary, thyme, dill, and marjoram. Beans, bush tomatoes, and peas. Two sacks of potatoes. Delicious little radishes. Tons of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. Since we signed up for Blue Apron last summer, we’ve only skipped a small handful of weeks. Usually because of holidays and travel schedules, when we knew we wouldn’t be able to prepare... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at amalah . com
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Remember that time we painted a chalkboard wall in our kitchen? Remember how nice it looked at first? Yeah, me neither. From top to bottom: 1) Our grown-up behavior chart, which was abandoned (on a Wednesday, apparently) a good six... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by FilterEasy. “Air filters? What in sam hill am I supposed to say about air filters?” That’s the G-rated version of what I said to myself after reading the sponsored post proposal from FilterEasy. But after... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at amalah . com
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FADE IN: INT MASTER BEDROOM - NIGHT MOM and DAD are present. (CENSORED CONTENT) The door, previously believed to be securely locked, suddenly opens. CHILD stands in doorway. MOM: OH SHIT DAD: (grabs covers) CHILD: Mom? Why were you making... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at amalah . com
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The day has come, the assholes said. To talk of many things: Of ships, and shoes, and sealing wax, And Craiglist ads, and tires. (Okay that last line might need some work. Am simple drunk-ass blogger, not poet, after all.)... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Adams™ Flea & Tick Control Products THINGS CEIBA NO LIKE: 1) MAILMAN 2) FOOD THAT IS NOT WAFFLES 3) CHILDREN WHO NO SHARE WAFFLES 4) WHEN CAT STEALS BEST SUNBEAM SPOT 5) FLEAS AND TICKS... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at amalah . com
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So thank you, Internet People and Real Life People, for all your nice words of support and encouragement after my last post. I am really so grateful to everyone who commented or reached out to me to share their stories/experiences/helpful... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at amalah . com
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So let's talk about weird health things. I have a weird health thing to talk about. I mentioned recently (around the time I Q-U-I-T mah J-O-B) that my hands shake when I'm nervous or anxious. That's kinda only the half... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at amalah . com
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BETRAYAL BY CHOCOLATE: THE IKE STORCH STORY On Friday night, Jason and I were hanging out on the back deck after dinner. The boys were instructed to get pajamas on before picking out a movie to watch. Noah and Ezra... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at amalah . com
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BECAUSE I'M STILL NOT OVER THIS. Q: So why did you name her "Bluen?" A. Because she wears blue pajamas. (OMG) Q. Why did you add the "N" to her name? A. Because I did not want to name her... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at amalah . com
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Oh my God. You guys. You guys. I was looking through Ezra's monthly writing journal and just found this: ... ... Bluen. Not Bloon. Bluen. Blue with an N. Because. Because she's..wearing blue. MY MIND IS BLOWN. OR MAYBE IT'S... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at amalah . com
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Ike had an exciting weekend, chock full of destruction and injury. On Saturday, we went to a birthday party at a friend's house. Ike emerged from their basement playroom covered in bits of styrofoam. First response was: CHEESE? Second response... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at amalah . com
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It was about 11 months ago when Jason first picked up a piece of chalk and drew up a grown-up behavior chart in our kitchen. The Get Off Your Ass chart, designed to keep us both accountable on our diet... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at amalah . com
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Why I have to get out of bed? Because it's time to get dressed. Why you tell me to get dressed? Because it's time for school. Why it time for school? Get dressed, Ike. Why you tell me to get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at amalah . com
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So I quit my job. I mean, I quit A job. I always have more than just one, technically. But it was the Big Job, the Main Job, the one I was traveling all the time for and spending most... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at amalah . com
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It happened! It really happened! You can now own an important piece of amalah.com history: The tire is for sale on Craigslist. Does anyone need a tire? This particular kind of tire? Is that a good price for a tire?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at amalah . com
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Rainy drab days around here. Starting to feel a little sorry for the tire. He seems lonely. Or perhaps I am simply jealous that the tire is at least getting some peace and quiet and isn't trying to work while... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at amalah . com
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The first great crisis of Spring Break 2015 is here and happening, and has the ranks thoroughly divided. A single Lego minifigure is missing. It is apparently a VERY IMPORTANT minifigure, because its status as lost has rendered Noah's entire... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at amalah . com
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I was out with Noah on Saturday morning when someone asked him if he was excited for Easter. Oh. Right! That. Uhh. (Geez, Easter Bunny. Get your shit together.) A quick trip to Target for some books and candy later,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at amalah . com
So a small handful of people expressed concerns (or rather hopes, dreams) that this blog was the source of the Stress That Is Eating Amy's Skin Alive, and that I was perhaps vagueblogging about its imminent demise/shutdown. To which I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at amalah . com
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Question: Have you ever gotten to a point where you are so thoroughly stressed out that you wake up every morning covered in a rash? And then you become convinced that the rash is from bedbugs, but bedbugs that exist... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Munchkin. Today I am writing about the most disgusting room in my house: My children's bathroom. Don't get me wrong, I try. I clean it more than any other bathroom in the house. We haven't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at amalah . com
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Some work-from-home days are more amusing than others. My home office is a goddamned disgrace right now, completely cluttered and messy and disorganized, and naturally my solution is to simply ignore the problem and work somewhere else, like at the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at amalah . com
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This was Them, last Thursday morning, approximately one minute into our drive up to Killington, Vermont. This was Me. Jason's brother has a condo at the ski resort, and it's been over 10 freaking years since we've gone there, much... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at amalah . com
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