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amalah
Washington, DC
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1) Before the school year begins, let each child pick out their very own alarm clock for them to completely ignore every single morning. Having three different alarm tones blaring is a surefire way to make sure you never oversleep... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at amalah . com
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THEY WENT BACK TO SCHOOOOOL TODAAAYYYYY! /psychotic looking happy dance Of course, it's a short week because of parent-teacher conferences, so I still only have a few full days to: 1) Get caught up on a buttload of work. 2)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at amalah . com
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Please come back, school. I need you, school. What did we do wrong, school? We shoveled, we plowed, the sun has been shining for five days straight now and I'm like 99% positive my kids could walk to you without... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at amalah . com
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So we got a little snow. Twenty-seven and a half inches of snow, to be exact, which piled up in massive drifts thanks to the blustery, blizzardy winds. And on our driveway, over and over, until we finally gave up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by YNAB. A little over a year ago (and thus, easily a decade too late), I finally got off my butt and went through the incorporation process. AMALAH LLC officially exists, and all my monies --... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at amalah . com
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Last night we received a little appetizer to the Big Blizzard-o-pocalypse that's headed our way, in the form of maybe an inch and a half of snow. It was just enough to strike fear in our hearts and fire under... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at amalah . com
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Introducing Ceiba, the bat-eared medical mystery dog! (WHO IS 2 TIRED 4 UR MEME-Y CAPTION BULLSHIT RIGHT NAO.) Just got off the phone with the vet, and thanks to the urinalysis and bloodwork, we have a nice long list of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at amalah . com
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I am happy to report that this guy: Is doing really pretty darn well. He LOVES his new (gross, smelly, blobby-looking) food. We've already gone through an entire pallet of it. No weight gain yet, but no more loss, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at amalah . com
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So which three of y'all won Powerball? Can I borrow a couple mil? No? FIne. Guess I'll just have to keep blogging. If you follow me on Instagram, you know full and well that Ike is not tired. Ike is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at amalah . com
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Just came here to post evidence that for a brief moment in time, my oldest child had a floor. A floor completely devoid of Lego. Because I spent an entire afternoon turning this: And this: Into this: (Why yes, those... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at amalah . com
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As you may recall (because I didn't stop talking about it for like, over a month), our move into the Yellow House was...kind of stressful. As a result, we still have a lot of furniture that the movers just randomly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at amalah . com
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Okay! Back to our regularly scheduled programming, where curse words are allowed and no discounts are offered. So Max. It's his kidneys. Not exactly a shock, but the...good? semi-good? not-horrifically-bad?...news is that his numbers currently point to only "moderate" kidney... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Natural Cycles There was a time in my 20s – like there was/is/will be a time in your 20s – when I briefly enjoyed being “ahead of the curve”, technology-wise. After leaving for college with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. Here are my 2015 stats from Blue Apron: That's a lot of garlic. And why I own a proper zester. (Technically 558 = 279 meals, because we opt for two boxes of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at amalah . com
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And now, after spending close to $500 at the vet yesterday, some breaking news: My pets? THEY OLD. Okay, I don't have the results of Max's bloodwork yet, so I don't yet know SPECIFICALLY what old-man-cat affliction he's suffering from,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at amalah . com
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Happy New Year! 2016! The year I finally just removed the year from my footer/copyright thing entirely so I will finally stop forgetting to update that until like, June. COPYRIGHT IN PERPETUITY MOTHERFUCKERS. Thank you for all the kind words... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at amalah . com
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So we need to talk about Max. He turned 17 in October, and while we've been saying things like "if he's still here in a year we'll be incredibly lucky" for...well, several years now, there's no denying his age-related decline... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at amalah . com
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THANG ONE: Noah preformed in his very first concert with the school band. We had to rush out and buy this entire outfit, right down to the shoes, because we are sloppy heathens who don't own church clothes. Or even... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at amalah . com
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Star Wars is a deeply special thing for our nerdtastic family, going all the way back to my very first date with Jason. We love it. Insane for it. Get a case of the warm and fuzzies just from thinking... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at amalah . com
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Just a quick eye update, because I'm sure that's what's REALLY important this holiday season: Better. Finally, at long last, definitely better. I saw the specialist again on Tuesday and he was quite pleased, and things have steadily improved every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at amalah . com
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Finally, something not about my eyes. (Which are finally, definitely improving, albeit very slowly. I've almost forgotten what it was like to see the world non-blurrified and darkish.) (Dammit, I lied. Sorry. One parenthetical about my eyes and that's it!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at amalah . com
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I am not actually posting this. I am supposed to be staying off screens and laptops and basically anything that could like, add an eyeball sprain to my long list of woes. But I tried to do a post using... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at amalah . com
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One week ago, I looked in the mirror and said, "Yep, that's viral pinkeye, right there." And then went on my merry hand-washing way, because viral! What are you gonna do? "Well you can't just do NOTHING," Jason said a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at amalah . com
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WARNING THIS POST IS GROSS AND YOU SHOUL... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Legacybox. After my dad died and my mom downsized to an apartment, I inherited multiple bags and boxes of family albums, loose photos, random clippings and mementos. I believe the idea was that as I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at amalah . com
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