2013: My Year in Review

2013. One minute here, the next gone.   This year has both flown and taken forever, depending on the moment or milestone or how many times Pip woke up during the night.  But at least I sort of knew it was going to be like this going in, and for the most part, I feel … Continue reading 2013: My Year in Review

On NaNoWriMo, Birthdays and Thankfulness

Every 5 to 11 years, Thanksgiving falls on my birthday.  It's been a long stretch this time around, and I haven't celebrated a Thanksgiving birthday since 2002, when I was 19 turning 20.  So, in the past 11 years, my life has changed drastically, and so, so much for the better.  Since then, I've gotten … Continue reading On NaNoWriMo, Birthdays and Thankfulness

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

[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