41 Weeks, 1 Day

I could have forgiven him for being fashionably late.  I've been known to be so myself.  In fact, I came into the world three days late, which allowed my parents to enjoy a relaxed Thanksgiving meal -- and then recover from the subsequent food coma. See, I was conscientious.  I was considerate. But this kid has apparently … Continue reading 41 Weeks, 1 Day

[Around Here] On Works in Progress

I got a message from a twitter friend the other day inviting me to participate in a blog round-up where folks answer questions about their current works in progress.  I sadly had to respond that I'd love to be a part of it except that I currently have no work in progress. And I don't … Continue reading [Around Here] On Works in Progress

2012: My Year in Review

As the story of my life goes, I tend to retrospectively theme each year. 2008: The Year Everything Fell Apart 2009: The Year I Put Everything Back Together 2010: The Year I Became Me (aka The Year of Awesome) 2011: The Year of the Roller Coaster And if I have to continue that, the only … Continue reading 2012: My Year in Review

[Around Here] November 2012 Recap and December Goals

Some months I wouldn't know what went on if it weren't for looking back through my texts, tweets, photos and blog posts.  And even though my memory of November is basically the visual equivalent of this... ...it appears I did actually do some stuff last month. November Accomplishments Some stuff I did. Put up Christmas … Continue reading [Around Here] November 2012 Recap and December Goals

[Thankful2012] Item 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16: My Twenties

I'm closing the last few days of my 20s this week.  I know the big 3-0 freaks a lot of people out, and maybe I'll feel a little out of sorts once it hits, but for the most part, I'm pretty happy to say goodbye to my 20s. They've been a little too tumultuous for … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Item 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16: My Twenties

[Thankful2012] Items 9, 10 & 11: Lilo, Rikku & Viola

LILO Back on New Year's Eve of 2004, I brought home a furry little thing that I named Lilo.  She was nervous & her nerves tired her out, and she spent much of her first day in her new home sleeping inside her very large-for-such-a-small-dog house. She eventually came out of her shell, and it … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Items 9, 10 & 11: Lilo, Rikku & Viola

[Thankful2012] Items 7 & 8: Mom & Dad

I've gone ahead & just changed this from "days" to "items" since I've obviously failed miserably to keep up.  But hey, here's a bonus item I'm thankful for: I DO WHAT I WANT. And lately what I've wanted to do eat, watch The Walking Dead on Netflix, and indulge my pregnancy-induced mania by cooking and … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Items 7 & 8: Mom & Dad

[Thankful2012] Day 6: Ten Working Fingers

Tonight I am thankful that most days I have two working hands & ten useful fingers.  After burning my finger on a very hot pot tonight, I am left typing one-handed, as my finger cannot go more than about 5 to 10 seconds outside of cool water or a cool surface without some pretty impressive … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Day 6: Ten Working Fingers

[Thankful2012] Day 5: My Burglar

Back in March, some of you may recall my home was broken into while I was at a rehearsal dinner for T's mother's wedding.  I came home and didn't notice anything for probably a good half hour -- until I went into my bedroom and saw big, muddy boot tracks all over the floor, along … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Day 5: My Burglar