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The New Puppy, I Mean Baby, Was Your Idea

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Ahas, Dadude, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, The Good Mother | 14 comments

The New Puppy, I Mean Baby, Was Your Idea

On many a given morning, since the birth of our daughter, I’m in the kitchen trying to make breakfast, simultaneously managing lunch making and both children’s immediate needs. Sometimes I’m succeeding. And sometimes I’m overwhelmed as the baby is in the high chair lets me know very loudly she’s in need of something else. Right Now. And where’s my husband? He’s upstairs “freshening up”. The disparity lies between how much help he thinks I need and how much help I’d like to be...

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A New Shop For OYM Lighting

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Dadude, Daily Shalagh, Visual Me | 0 comments

A New Shop For OYM Lighting

If you didn’t know, I married a lighting guy. And three years ago, lighting guy husband named Mark bought his own gear and began a business called On Your Mark Lighting Design and Equipment. (If you want to see the pretty pictures of his work, wait for the next post. Because it’s coming.) He now rents out his knowledge and design abilities and his gear to those in need. From TV shows in DC to tent weddings in Chestertown, he is very talented at what he does. After two years of storing his lighting gear in our garage, Mark’s...

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I Don’t Get It

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Dadude, Daily Shalagh, Silly I Tell You | 0 comments

I Don’t Get It

Welcome my husband Mark and his second post. It’s a manly subject this one. I don’t get it… I found myself pondering the meaning of something I saw dangling from the trailer hitch of a pick up truck driving next to me. At first it appeared to be some sort of trailer adaptor. Maybe an electrical plug for the trailer lights, or possibly a safety chain mechanism that would come into play should the trailer separate from the hitch. As I looked closer, I recognized this to be truck testes?! Yes, balls… hoobers… whatever vernacular you choose...

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The Stove, She Is Fixed

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Dadude, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Housewifery, My Joy of Cooking, Silly I Tell You | 4 comments

The Stove, She Is Fixed

When last I spoke of the stove, the story wasn’t going well. Sears had “messed” up. All their kiss butt customer service people couldn’t put it back together again. And I had given up hope. But not Mark (or Kathy). No. He was the picture of perseverance. He went online to a company called PartSimple who refurbishes parts. And ordered us up some rehabbed stove’s brains for $137, plus shipping. The part came on Tuesday. He said Thursday he’d put it in. I had waited this long. Today, Thursday, he began to...

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The Light

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Dadude, Daily Shalagh, Pretty Pictures, Random | 5 comments

The Light

I’ve seen the light …as art. Currently there’s an exhibit at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland that is about light as art.  Being a lighting director, My husband requested a visit to the James Turrell Perspectives exhibit for Father’s Day. Information on this is here (the exhibit has since closed). It was pretty cool. Tricks of the eye included a surprising room with a wall that wasn’t and a room full of holograms. There was also models of a rooms within an inactive volcano Turrell bought....

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Man Shopping

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Dadude, Daily Shalagh, Friendship, Silly I Tell You | 6 comments

Man Shopping

As you may know, men shop differently than women. If you’ve got a plan of shopping action, he’s willing to here it and execute it. But there’ll be no lollygagging and meandering about aimlessly for items. The first Christmas season we spent together, we went to the Towson (Maryland) Mall and went separate ways to shop. And when we met back up at the appointed place, Mark was pale and shaky. Seems he’d been traumatized previously by shopping. Maybe he was hypoglycemic too, who knows. So it’s been many of years of...

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Father’s View : Channeling My Inner Bixby

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in Dadude, Daily Shalagh, Friendship, Gathering My Lessons, Little Guy Lessons | 12 comments

Father’s View : Channeling My Inner Bixby

It is my privilege and honor to step aside today for my guest author, a fabulous man whom I’m very smitten with and sleep next to nightly. Let me introduce Mark Peach, my husband and father of my son plus one, here today to share his fatherly perspective in his own charming and funny fashion. People let me tell you ‘bout my best friend, He’s a one boy cuddly toy, my up, my down, my pride and joy… For those not old enough to remember these words, see this You Tube video. And for those of you who do remember, you can happily revisit them....

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Too Many Things That I Want To Do

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Dadude, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Keeping House and Mind Alligned, The Good Mother | 2 comments

  “There are too many things that I want to do,” I say to my husband outside the shower he’s taking. He says, “Don’t you mean, need to do?” I think and I say, “No, I do mean ‘want to do’ ”. Sort out my conflicted feelings about my family. Or organize all of my kid’s kindergarten papers before first grade takes off at breakneck speed. Then my husband begins to offer up his suggestions for my time management. They mean well, those men in our lives. They hear there’s a problem and they want to fix it. I cut him off before he suggests I...

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