[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

[Thankful 2012] Days 3 & 4: Chrissy & Kate

No list of things for which I'm thankful would be complete without listing my two sisters, Chrissy & Kate.  I could write books on why my sisters are awesome, but for the sake of brevity I'm going to stick to one major trait about each of them that I admire. Chrissy We always joke that … Continue reading [Thankful 2012] Days 3 & 4: Chrissy & Kate

[Thankful2012] Day 2: BREAKING DAWN Didn’t Ruin the Sensation of the Baby Kicking For Me

If you haven't read the book or seen the movie, I'm going to do some pretty major spoiling here. Just fair warning. So, Bella's pregnancy. Holy hell, people. After reading about broken ribs and spines, I was pretty freaked out at the whole idea of feeling a baby moving & kicking inside me some day. … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Day 2: BREAKING DAWN Didn’t Ruin the Sensation of the Baby Kicking For Me

2011: My Year in Review

This has been a really strange year, in which time has both flown and stood still. I don't really understand how that can be possible, but I've never been one for quantum physics, so there you have it. I was really a little worried going into this year-end review, because as rough as 2010 felt … Continue reading 2011: My Year in Review

Ditty’s Favorite Movies of 2011

It's that time of year! Once again, I'll point out that these are not necessarily the movies that I'd say were the critical best, but they're the movies that I enjoyed the most.  Also, the order is roughly from favorite to most favorite, but it tends to vary pretty widely with my mood. So don't … Continue reading Ditty’s Favorite Movies of 2011