Name a person, a place or a thing (or all three): Home

After 25 years in the same house, my granny is moving. It would seem utterly unrelated to me in the slightest, EXCEPT my granny’s basement sort of became a storage unit for my home. To distill a complicated spiral of events into a few sentences: I got into law school (unexpectedly- I know, a storyContinue reading “Name a person, a place or a thing (or all three): Home”

Be Like the Dogs (when appropriate)

It’s no secret that I’m a dog lover, proud dog mother, and a self-proclaimed spokesperson of all things dog related. Nearly all my clothing items have some version of “dog mom” or “can I pet your dog” or “dogs > people” ostentatiously stamped across the front of it. There is no shame in the game,Continue reading “Be Like the Dogs (when appropriate)”

Double trouble and spite bunnies. ðŸ‘¯â€â™€ï¸

Today, it’s a nice toasty -9° in Omaha. That’s the actual temperature, I didn’t have the guts to look at the “real feel” temperature. I’m not made for this. It took everything in me to get out of the covers to feed the dogs. And I clearly LOVE to feed my dogs, everyone comments onContinue reading “Double trouble and spite bunnies. ðŸ‘¯â€â™€ï¸”

Small girl, big truck; a COMPLEX complex

I’m not the tiniest, but I’m not a big girl. This isn’t a play on my questionable maturity level, but rather, commentary on my size and my SIZE only. I’m about 5’4 and 105 pounds. I’ve always been the small one in a group, short and stick-like. My legs really did look like chicken legsContinue reading “Small girl, big truck; a COMPLEX complex”

Crushed dreams and Dill Pickles

I told myself that I was going to construct my Sunday series chronologically, so today SHOULD be about picking roommates while prom dress shopping, but that feels like a story for a different time. It’s a good one, I promise.. and I still love her and her mom dearly. But today, today needs to beContinue reading “Crushed dreams and Dill Pickles”

Trench-warfare and friendship – more similar than dissimilar.

I have spent a lot of time thinking about friendship lately.. and by lately, I mean the last 10ish years of my life. Friendships are hard, or at least, friendships, in my experience, have been hard. Maintenance: friendships take maintenance and it is so incredibly hard to maintain a friendship with someone with which youContinue reading “Trench-warfare and friendship – more similar than dissimilar.”

How to not do college: a Sunday series ðŸ’‹

I told Matt I was going to create a series of blogs about “how to not do college” and he kind of just gave me a blank stare – then goes “considering you completed 4 years of undergraduate college and 3 years of law school… I’m not sure you’re qualified to speak on the matter.”Continue reading “How to not do college: a Sunday series ðŸ’‹”

Wellness: what does it mean for me?

Wellness — I have spent so much time trying to understand what it means to me lately. I know I have alluded to it in the past, but I’m going to be straightforward, right now. In September, I opted to switch my anti-anxiety medications around. This was a decision that weighed heavily on my heart,Continue reading “Wellness: what does it mean for me?”

Great news! My salsa wasn’t roofied. ðŸ˜¬

In this classic rendition of what Matt describes as an “Ashley-only Scenario,” I may have accepted roofied salsa from a stranger in the grocery store parking lot. It went like this: The other day, like the mature/responsible adult I am, I went to the store on my way home from work, because inclement weather wasContinue reading “Great news! My salsa wasn’t roofied. ðŸ˜¬”