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One step forward, two steps back

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments · community, family L, Lori, projects

We found a “steal” of a deal on Craigslist. All the rocks you can carry if you’ll just come get them. They are perfect for our landscaping ideas for our tiny space of yard. The project already looks amazing and we have at least 3 more trips of rocks to go get. We weren’t planning on […]

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Easter plans

March 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · family L, family S, Lori

We’ve missed the last couple of Luza Easter gatherings. Two years ago, we were just exhausted. Last year, it fell on our anniversary and we wanted to do something “better” than eat cheap frozen hamburgers and hot dogs in Dime Box. (We went downtown, had burgers, and bar hopped a little.) This year, though, Emil […]

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Time heals wounds….what?

March 9th, 2015 · No Comments · family L, family S, Lori

I guess maybe there is pretend truth to the statement that time heals all wounds. This was the first year since that awful day in 2002 when “God” took Daddy from this world that I didn’t hone in on the date. Of course, I don’t believe that “God” took him.[1] I believe that we aren’t […]

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Meat in our world – and the hate

March 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Lori

[This post was originally penned in February, long before Fat Tuesday or Ash Wednesday.] I don’t normally get all political about my choice to avoid most meat/dairy. I’m just avoiding the cholesterol, not staging a coup against animal industries. I don’t judge people who eat meat if they aren’t going against their own rules/values to […]

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GTFO, American Express

February 13th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Lori, z. blacklist

About a year ago, we got an AmEx card only because we got a Costco membership. At least one of these is getting out of our life this week. In a hasty moment of anger, I Tweeted we’d be quitting Costco too, over this AmEx fubar. And we might. It’s their fault we even had […]

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#facepalm : the Pope is childless

February 12th, 2015 · 5 Comments · ChildFree, Lori

Childless Pope Francis says not having children is selfish http://t.co/fDgsUMYKgS | disagree #childfree is selfLESS h/t @3wks — Cat 5 (@theUcane) February 12, 2015 That’s me on Twitter. Here are just some of the many ways in which being a #childfree couple is selfLESS—and not selfish as the childless Pope claims: We are not adding […]

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not even a Living Wage

February 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Lori, work

A few years ago, Living Wage (here’s Austin’s) was all the rage; at least it was in my sociopolitical circles. I considered it worthy to hope for, but quite unlikely to ever materialize. Today, I was smacked in the face with why it’s so damn important. Real Life Example #1 I’ve been job hunting. Ideally, […]

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Vegan Freezer Pho

February 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Lori

From mid-January through, well, still now, I had The Crud. The version going around Austin is a 10-day or longer virus. All you can do is manage symptoms and rest. Any time I have a respiratory ailment, I want Pho soup. It’s warm, brothy, and as spicy as I can stand. It opens up my […]

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Viral Allergies

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Austin, Lori

January always brings allergies to Austin in the form of Cedar Fever (the pollen from up in Hill Country). Even people who have never suffered from allergies are bothered by this stuff. This year, though, I had to take it up a notch. I spent 10 days with a bronchial virus that had me sneezing […]

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His & Hers Dinners

January 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Lori, projects

Leaning more vegan and menu planning for both ends of the spectrum.

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