Author Archives: joey

About joey

Neurotic Bitch, Mother, Wife, Writer, Word Whore, Foodie and General Go-To-Girl

A Brave New Coat

Several years ago, I wrote a post about Ye Old Barn Jacket. This is the official retirement post of Ye Old Barn Jacket as we have entered a new outerwear chapter entitled A Brave New Coat. That means this is … Continue reading

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Whiteout Blip

It’s doing the snow. School was on a two-hour delay, so I was, too. Then it snowed again. One of our bosses was all, “Go home before it gets bad” and we did. I am grateful I did not have … Continue reading

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Lit

So, how’ve you been? I’d know if I’d read any of you since Monday, but I have not. I’d apologize, cept, I long ago figured out there’s not enough time to enjoy all the good stuff of life causa all … Continue reading

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Something Crippled This Way Comes

Last night while I was writing my blog post, the girls were in a swim meet across town. The Mister got the text that Moo had dislocated her knee. For several minutes that seemed like hours, that’s all we knew. … Continue reading

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My Birthday is on a Stupid Tuesday

But it wasn’t all stupid. It was 55 and rainy. The photo prompt was my favorite color. My bosses brought me lunch. Buffalo turkey poutine. My mother sent me flowers. My husband offered to take me to dinner, but I … Continue reading

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Update, She’s Alive

I wrote a doors post last week. I didn’t actually post it, but dammit, I wrote one. This week, you get this: I picked that up on Instagram, which I am more consistent with, but not dedicated. What am I … Continue reading

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The Craptastic Week that Was

That title is inspired by John Holton. I had a crap week. My family and my colleagues had a crap week, too. I haven’t had time to talk to other people to find out if their weeks were crap, because … Continue reading

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Halloween or Hallosnow?

I’m a cold weather person. I’m compact, fleshy, red-faced, HEARTY as you would expect a Midwestern Mutt to be. Were I a bird, I’d be a fat feathered black-capped chickadee smiling into my suet. I delight at the end of … Continue reading

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In the Eleventh Hour of the Tenth Month

I had THE BEST weekend. I love this time of year. I know it’s such a basic bitch thing to say, but fall is the very best, and when I was homesick, missing fall almost killed me. I wish this … Continue reading

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Hope for Tuesday?

WordPress email be like, “Don’t just look at your stats” or whatever, but also, “Check out your competitors.” My what now? Competitors? Who the fuck is competing with this blog? What would that entail? She’s more neurotic? She finished her … Continue reading

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