2011: The Year in Review.

This holiday season I spent the better part of a week custom designing calendars for some of our family as gifts. I also did photo books for each girl. That amounts to a lot of time spent sifting through photos from the past year. In 2011 I added approximately 11,500 photos to my iPhoto library.Read more

The flu, the yard, the weekend, the week, the craziness.

Oh man, where is the time going? Last week Dot spent Wednesday night throwing up. By Thursday morning she was mostly better. Of course she still spent the day home from daycare. Friday she went back and I was relieved to finish my last of two papers up due last week. Saturday and Sunday weRead more

Optimism + Accountability = Productivity (maybe?)

Goals for today: Shower Write Week 4 Discussion Post Get the 3+ laundry baskets of clothes in my room put away Do more laundry (including pee-soaked sheets) At least one successful on-her-own baby nap Make a smoothie Eat one hot meal Survive solo parenting night while the daddy goes to the Timbers home opener

How the Adidas employee store balanced my life.

That’s optimistic, right? Last night I had a conversation with a friend about inherent optimism versus inherent pessimism. She thought I was an optimist. Huh? Hmmm. In a kind of crazy way that may be plausible. I told her I like to think I’m a realist, and kind of meant it in a sarcastic “I’mRead more