December Thanks: Re-cap and People Edition.

I knew last month when I set out to pay homage to 25 Things I’m Thankful For in less than thirty days it was a rather tall order. To then take into consideration the timing of the academic term, the holiday and a first birthday and you are looking at a very tall order. AndRead more

My schedule: the best of both worlds?

This term (and continuing through the academic year) I am doing an internship (16 weekly hours), taking classes (7 credit hours) and being mom, wife, chef, chauffeur, house cleaner extraordinaire and hopefully person. This actually looks worse than it is because, by work and by luck, I’ve managed the best possible schedule for my situation.Read more

Hello, September. You sure look different…

I have weird butterflies as I open the “Add New Post” page. Is it because it’s been so long since I’ve done so? Is it because I’m not quite sure what to say? How to say? Is it excitement? Trepidation? Blogger’s guilt? I truly have no idea. I do know that this posts marks theRead more

Everything happens for a reason.

I’ve had a seriously bizarre day. But in a good way. In a validating, reassuring, your-choices-are-taking-you-where-you-want-to-go kind of way. I’ve had the kind of day that comes along occasionally to keep us on our toes, to propel us forward, to calm our nerves and reignite our spirit. In a religious context this would be referredRead more

In Progress.

There are few posts in progress (in my head). The holiday weekend is actually still in progress around here. Spring turning into summer is absolutely still in progress. Can someone tell the Portland weather that Memorial Day weekend has passed? We have rain and highs of low 60’s for the next three days. A massRead more

The things that are good.

There are a host of things that are working out well, finally falling into place, or pleasantly surprising lately. The baby sleeps! Well, during the day at least. Naps are now a piece of cake and I’ve lengthened her awake time from 90 minutes to two hours or a little more. This cuts out atRead more

Another sick day.

It’s another sick day for us! Oh the joys. Thankfully it’s not actually us. As of this moment, it is just Dot. She spiked a high high fever yesterday (we’re talking 104º-105º range). Meds brought it down, but just two or three degrees. So she’s home from daycare. And missing gymnastics this evening too. AndRead more