Shovel Deep

It’s been a week of chores already, and it’s only Tuesday night.

Now that we’re married and homeowners, complete with puppy, kitty, and dreams of a child or two (we’re still “just practicing” for now; lots and lots of practice), we decided we had to throw a party. Actually, lots of parties, but our Soon-to-be-Annual Independence Day Cocktail Cookout will be the first. We’d have thrown one sooner