Lola rants about marriage.

Let me start off by telling you that I once told someone out loud that I could not imagine ever fighting with my husband. At the time he was my boyfriend.  Or maybe we were engaged.  It doesn’t really matter, does it?  The point is that we had really never had a fight, and I […]

Let’s catch up.

Oh my gosh.  It’s been so long that I honestly don’t know where to begin. I decided to work a lot during the first two weeks of December so that I could take the last two weeks off.  That plan was BRILLIANT I tell you, brilliant.  Not that I even have a full time job, […]

Let’s leave the baby and go away together.

“I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.” -Mary Ann Shaffer Oatmeal and I just returned home from a trip to Colorado.  We flew out of […]

Sparkles and the weird thing in my kitchen.

I have been roasting things all week. Mainly vegetables.  And it has made me realize that I am SO over beets.  Don’t get me wrong, I love beets.  They are delicious eaten raw or cooked, and they are a superfood.  But messing with those red little guys suuuuccccckks.  They bleed all over my hands.  They […]

Love and Respect

Hi hi! I thought that today I would do a Wifey Lola post.  What ever should I blog about that pertains to being a wife?  This is the question I have been asking myself all day. I keep thinking about a book that I read about a year ago.  Every time I hear that another […]

Adjusting to Life as a Stay at Home Wife

Happy almost Friday, everyone.  I have been thinking about my blog all day, but I just couldn’t seem to get a half hour to myself so that I could sit down and do something about it. I did however start a Facebook page for my blog!  It is called… Lola and Oatmeal. So creative, I […]

Suddenly Stay at Home Mom

Yesterday was my first day to be a stay at home mom. Or is it Stay At Home Mom? Or is it more cool to just abbreviate and say SAHM? I don’t really know.  I honestly don’t really know how I feel about the whole thing.  Most women choose this role, either long before giving […]

Oatmeal turns 33

Yesterday Oatmeal turned 33. He isn’t much of a birthday celebrator.  I’d imagine that most people born the day after Christmas aren’t. We woke up in Louisiana, where we’d gone to visit my folks for the holidays.  We were in the diesel truck and had pulled the horse trailer with us so that we could […]

Lola Got the Axe

Well, if you read my last post, you know that my company had announced layoffs for December 18-20.  And guess what?  I got laid off. Even though this was not the most fun thing I’ve ever gone through, I wanted to blog about it anyway.  I guess I’ll do a little Q&A here, because a […]

This time 2 years ago…

Wow. Two years of marriage have gone by FAST. Gosh. That really was a fun night. A blur, but so fun. I may be a lame sap, but the truth is really that I love to think and talk about all things Oatmeal. I love remembering all of the little things about how I ended […]