Mom vs. Jess: How My Clothes Get Ruined

Jess: Casey and I thought we would try separating Our clothes, I mean With this method, we could bleach our whites With new clothes from Christmas We wanted to keep whites white and colors vibrant It worked at first Until the day the bleach cap wasn't fully secured over the spout And the entirety of the… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: How My Clothes Get Ruined


Mom vs. Jess: Getting a Puppy

Jess My dad gave me some money for my 20th birthday Burning a hole in my pocket After a lovely meal at Red Lobster We found ourselves at the pet store Looking at sheltie puppies We weren't going to get one Until a random older women approaches Her brother's sheltie just had puppies Throwing all logic out the… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Getting a Puppy


Mom vs. Jess: Inner Voice

Jess When working out I have an inner voice The one that's supposed to push me when I can't go on Well mine creates excuses to stop My inner voice has the best reasons You walked far to the car today at the store Why workout on top of that? You never worked out before Why start now?… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Inner Voice


Mom vs. Jess: Answering Unknown Calls

Jess When I see an unknown number A small panic sets in How did they get my number? Who are they? But curiosity isn't enough to make me answer What area code is 302? Google to the rescue Delaware? I don't know anyone in Delaware Do I? No, no I don't Maybe they will leave… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Answering Unknown Calls


Mom vs. Jess: Exercise

Jess Don't really need to exercise My metabolism runs faster than I can Most days I take it for granted Casey and I get on an exercise kick Running in 100 degree weather After a couple weeks, we quit I've always hated running What's the point really? We are both in seemingly good shape I've always been… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Exercise


Mom vs. Jess: Watching TV

Jess Casey and I subscribe to Netflix There are almost too many shows to binge on We become Netflix gluttons Constantly watching and finishing shows Eating good food Drinking wine, beer, whatever Couch cuddling Common phrase: Let's watch our show No distractions or disturbances Revisiting this routine daily Falling asleep around 10 or later. Mom… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Watching TV


Mom vs. Jess: My Birthday

Jess: I wake up in New York A last minute trip with Casey My birthday is on Thanksgiving this year What do you on Thanksgiving in New York? Go to the Macy's Day Parade, of course! I'm vibrating with excitement What better way to spend the day/holiday? Happy Birthday! Casey repeats again and again Playful, fun… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: My Birthday


Mom vs. Jess: Weekend Shopping

Jess: Finally the weekend has arrived Saturday morning sleeping in Going out for coffee at Starbucks Who cares if a coffee is $4 for a tall Casey and I are in the car driving around We could go to the antique shops Casey suggests and we are en route We find a cramped parking spot… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Weekend Shopping


Mom vs. Jess: Clean by Definition

Jess: I love the smell of cleaning solvents When used, a space can smell clean Clean is walking anywhere in the apartment in bare feet No foreign smells A lack of chaos Clean is peaceful I start from top to bottom Taking my time Switching loads of laundry when I have the chance Casey is either… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Clean by Definition