• Long distance relationships
    Marriage

    Long Distance Relationships Can Work: Here’s How

    Last Friday night, my husband and I had a bit of a wild adventure. His mother had asked us if we needed her to watch our son for us so she could get some snuggle time in with him. We responded with a very emphatic “YES OH GOD YES TAKE HIM.” I also recently received a promotion at work, so we were going to shit crazy on our child-free date night. And we totally did. We stayed out until 10PM, y’all. Then came home and ate bourbon roasted pecans before passing out on the couch with the movie “Rampage” on in the background. We didn’t even bother to brush our…

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    Life,  Marriage

    Green Bean Casserole Almost Ruined My Marriage

    Well, not really. But y’all. Some folks take their green bean casserole making seriously. Including my husband. After the family dysfunction that I wrote about last week, we ended up being invited over to the home of a family friend to spend Thanksgiving with them. I was mainly excited to partake in an amazing Thanksgiving spread without having to deal with hosting one myself or family drama. We still wanted to contribute though so we offered to bring green bean casserole as one of our sides. Disclaimer: I am not a fan of green bean casserole. How a dish made up of canned green beans, cream of mushroom, and fried…

  • Life,  Marriage

    Looking Back On One Year of Marriage

    Alternative Title: Getting Nostalgic on Wedding Cake. Today my husband and I celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary.   Our wedding was a glorious day filled with declarations of love and commitment in front of our family and  friends. It was also a drunken mess that ended with me throwing up in the bathroom of a bar during our post reception party (still wearing my wedding dress, I should add). It was only the second time in my life that I do not have a reliable recall of events for a significant part of the day.       Oh, the memories! I’m in one of those nostalgic moods where I…

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    Tips For Handling Disagreements with Your Spouse

    Alternative Title: I Am Not a Ride-Or-Die Bitch. My husband, Josh, and I are both rather opinionated people. We are competitive. We don’t like to admit when we are wrong. Our voices tend to carry throughout a room. You would be impressed by our knowledge of compound swear words. Our arguments are always spectacular. Case in point: this morning on our way to lunch with my parents and brother. Josh typically drives to our destination when we drive as a family. Maybe it’s a man thing to expect to be the one who drives your family to outings. I’m not sure why because, in my humble opinion, most men drive…