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Best. Weekend. Ever.

\Over the past few days I've been fighting off a nasty cold - the stark weather changes from 40 degrees to 80 degrees could have a lot to do with it, but regardless, I've been rather ill. Last night it got worse - it went from just being a head/chest/sinus congestion thing to a digestive system thing, but I'll spare you the gory details.

But still, it was probably the best weekend I've had in a long time.

First of all, on Thursday, we got a dog.

Yes. Finally. A dog.

No, it's not an English Bulldog, since I've pretty much given up on that dream forever. But it's still a cool dog. She's a mix of black lab and springer spaniel, and her name is Chloe. Isn't she cute?



She used to belong to a former co-worker of Michelle's. She couldn't really justify keeping her in a crate due to her long work days, and in the best interest of the dog, we adopted her. We'd watched her before, and Josiah loves her, so it was a win/win. Plus, she'll get…

Melon Collie

No, I'm not writing about the classic Smashing Pumpkins album. If only it were that easy. I'm sure I could spend pages spewing all sorts of love for songs like 1979 and Tonight, but alas, I won't be.

I've been melancholy lately. I'm not really known for that particular facet of my personality -- in fact, I do quite well at covering up whatever sadness or weight that I'm bearing with a smile or corny joke. I'm not sure where that comes from, maybe I'm like a chameleon in that way - but instead of skin that blends in with the background, my defense mechanism is humor.

My life really isn't bad -- we're having another child in a few months, we have a nice (albeit in need of some repairs) home, Josiah is doing great in school. And heck, I'm not really depressed. Just....melancholy. Simply sad.

I think most of it is stress. Michelle left one of her jobs, which is awesome, since she'll be home more. But we'll be taking a somewhat ma…