You really had a wonderful life

“You really have built yourself a wonderful life.” For a lot of folks, the end of a year is a bit of a refresher, closing out the bad of the previous 365 days while welcoming the good and the potential of the year ahead. But it can also be quite a time of reflection, lookingContinue reading “You really had a wonderful life”

It’s a Girl!

If I’ve failed to write as of late, it’s like the old saying goes, “It’s not you, it’s me.” Or blame it on the sleep deprivation. Yes, Meg and I have been up late once again, all for a wonderful reason – a little over a week ago, we welcomed our second child into theContinue reading “It’s a Girl!”

Boxing up comics, unboxing me

Little by little over the past few months, we’ve been clearing out much of our home office, converting it into a hybrid office/nursery with the arrival of our newest addition. Packing books up, taking down wall art not quite suitable for a newborn, and taking the numerous boxes filled with comic books and packing themContinue reading “Boxing up comics, unboxing me”

Too Busy?

This summer I had come home from work, per usual, greeted by the hugging arms of the little man. I talked to my wife for a few minutes, set down my bags, was going to change my clothes and then do, I don’t know, it probably wasn’t important, when our son asked me if IContinue reading “Too Busy?”

Big Boy Bed

Just like the warm breeze of summer is destined to make way to chilly winds of fall, so too go the years of our lives, moving, what seems, ever-faster the older we get. And when it comes to watching our children grow, that train of time seems to forever be speeding faster and faster awayContinue reading “Big Boy Bed”

Bins and bins of baby clothes

The basement. Like the warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, it is a sea of forgotten memories. Some that elicit the light of joy, while others are best left forgotten, begging the question of why we hung onto them in the first place. We’ve been in our current house for sixContinue reading “Bins and bins of baby clothes”

Knocking down debt with the snowball method – another update

Eight years ago, I was single, working as a newspaper reporter and living on my own in an apartment. Oh, yeah. I was also buried in debt – student loans, credit cards, car payments, you name it. It’s not something I’m proud of, but as I’ve chronicled here in the past, I put all thisContinue reading “Knocking down debt with the snowball method – another update”

Building a cat shelter for the strays

As the days get longer, they can also get quite a bit colder, and after bundling our little ones and ourselves up, making sure the car gets started and defrosts, you may be all set to battle the elements of your day. But, while I know I risk the moniker of ‘Crazy Cat Guy,’ theContinue reading “Building a cat shelter for the strays”

Holiday Wrap-Up: Oh, Christmas Tree

When Meg and I started out, we had an artificial tree. It was nothing elaborate – just something simple and nice that she picked up on sale one Black Friday that worked fine for our little two-person Christmases. Little by little, our household grew – one cat, two cats, three cats, and finally one tinyContinue reading “Holiday Wrap-Up: Oh, Christmas Tree”