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work-related post: win a custom WordPress blog design!

work-related post: win a custom WordPress blog design!

I try to keep my work and personal stuff separate on the internet, but sometimes I fail at it and sometimes I feel like that’s totally okay. Like right now! Last week I opened up a giveaway on my blog design website, and it was too good not to share here. All you have to… KEEP READING »


oh technology

oh technology

So my 3 year old laptop that I use for my LIFE up and died this weekend. Yes, that sounds a little dramatic, I know. But seriously- with just 8 weeks or so before I need to be Done With Work before Baby Girl arrives, this is not good timing. I have DEADLINES, COMPUTER. I… KEEP READING »


random bits

random bits

1. Did you know that being asked to try ravioli at dinner is akin to being asked to remove your fingernails one at a time? You didn’t? Because apparently, that’s the kind of torture we asked of our daughter tonight at dinner. FOR NINETY MINUTES. AND TWO (self-inflicted!) TIME-OUTS IN HER ROOM. (Not even kidding…. KEEP READING »


bits of everything, all over the damn place, including MY BRAINS, OMG.

bits of everything, all over the damn place, including MY BRAINS, OMG.

OH THIS WEEK. This week has nearly beaten me. I have never had to make so many phone calls and appointments or fill out so many papers or have such an incredible amount of work to do in such a short time. My house is in shambles, there is clean and dirty laundry everywhere and… KEEP READING »


so how about a real blog post already? geez.

so how about a real blog post already? geez.

I feel like I’m barely keeping my head above water these days. I suppose that’s not all that surprising given all that has been going on lately. Selling our house. OH MY LORD, is this crap stressful. I am A Planner. I like to know what’s going to happen- at least with major events like… KEEP READING »


how is it Friday already? SRSLY.

how is it Friday already? SRSLY.

Wow so I’ve totally sucked as a blogger this week. Blame that thing called work. Stupid, crazy, busy work. But being busy right now is a very very good thing, considering the state of our economy and also the fact that I’m about to kick my price-shopping and final-lens-decision-making for my birthday present into high… KEEP READING »


nothing lightens the mood like a list!

nothing lightens the mood like a list!

I feel like I’ve been a sucky blogger lately. My posts recently have been mostly about Maggie being sick, recipes, whining to January, and… Maggie being sick. So in an effort to make it a bit happier around here, I thought I’d share a list of good things that have been happening. Because there really… KEEP READING »


Protected: moving on

Protected: moving on

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surely I cannot be expected to write a cohesive blog post, can I?

surely I cannot be expected to write a cohesive blog post, can I?

First, thank you to everyone who has sent their well-wishes and good thoughts and advice (not to be confused with assvice, which nobody has provided, you guys all rock!!) on my little problem. I’m doing SO much better today and feeling confident that things will work out and I can just move on with my… KEEP READING »


Protected: they’re coming to take me away, ha ha!

Protected: they’re coming to take me away, ha ha!

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babies, birthdays, and also: my kid has a sense of humor

babies, birthdays, and also: my kid has a sense of humor

This past weekend we went to visit some friends in Ohio. First up was my college roommate, her husband, and most importantly their new baby boy, who is just 6 weeks old. Later that day when we visited more friends and their 19-day-old baby girl. Lots of squishy baby-ness to enjoy! Maggie had fun saying… KEEP READING »


cue randomness here

cue randomness here

I keep thinking of random things to blog about but nothing really warrants a full post, so here’s some randomness for you! Yesterday morning I went in to get Maggie up and ready for daycare (yes, I had to GO AND WAKE MY KID UP at 8:15. Hate me. It’s okay.) and turns out, she… KEEP READING »


insert title here

insert title here

Warning: this post is going to be all over the place because frankly- that’s JUST HOW LIFE IS GOING RIGHT NOW. So last weekend when we were cleaning out the basement of the Cat Pee Carpet and organizing the garage and scraping the glued-down carpet-padding (yeah. GLUE and FOAM are a great combination.) I somehow… KEEP READING »


beach? what beach?

beach? what beach?

This week is INSANE, people. INSANE. I have been really busy with work, and it’s a short week so I feel like I’m still playing catch-up on housework and laundry and grocery shopping. And this Saturday I’m hosting a baby shower for my friend (Hi Andrea!!!!) so I have all kinds of fun, crafty preparations… KEEP READING »


random bits

random bits

Maggie has started doing all kind of things in the last couple of weeks: wanting to walk/run while holding onto our fingers ALL THE TIME and squealing with delight, turning light switches off when we pass one (can’t do ‘on’ yet!), sticking her finger up her nose, pointing at lights, trying to wink back at… KEEP READING »


exiled.

exiled.

It has been an interesting few days. Yesterday we got a bit of a break from the Let’s Go To Grandma’s House! thing. I mean, I LIKE coming to my parents’ house, if there are OTHER GROWNUPS HERE. But it’s just me and Maggie. And since we’re not in a familiar environment, there are lots… KEEP READING »


cool urban chic, that’s me baby

cool urban chic, that’s me baby

First, thank you to everyone who ducked out from behind their keyboards to delurk! I loved reading comments from people I’d never heard from before, and also from those of you with whom I have regular email conversations. Now, I still know that there were a lot of you who didn’t comment (I got WAY… KEEP READING »


shameless, I know

shameless, I know

Just want to brag about my own handiwork for a moment: the lovely Janet has a new blog template, some of you may recognize it! When I mentioned I was working on a new one over here, she said she loved the current one. So we tweaked it a bit (LOVE the cherry idea, Janet… KEEP READING »


welcome to the inside of my brain. please buckle your seatbelt.

welcome to the inside of my brain. please buckle your seatbelt.

Wow, 2 posts in one day during NaBloPoMo! Does that give me extra-credit or something? A cookie? A piece of gum? Anything? So this is what we woke up to this morning: Dan calls it ‘Crystalized Bull-Shit’. I’d have to agree with him. I’m not ready to deal with taking a baby outside in the… KEEP READING »


out on a high note

out on a high note

After a very long, stressful day that had me almost in tears* on my way to pick Maggie up from daycare, it ended with three glorious events: 1. Maggie. Just her smile is enough to make my day better. 2. A fajita-burrito and chips from Moe’s. Who cares how many Weight Watchers points it was?… KEEP READING »


oh hai. pleez halp me?

oh hai. pleez halp me?

Oy. Work is eating me alive. And apparently my brain because I felt the need to use LOLCats language in the title. This week has been a big blur so far, with 2 days of trying to work during Maggie’s (extremely short) naps, plus one day of driving a gazillion miles to two different meetings… KEEP READING »


tidbits

tidbits

Our weekend away went very well. Maggie was her typical angelic self (I know we are going to get paid back for her goodness someday. She might be an easy baby, but when she’s 13 she’ll probably be a nightmare!) and she slept great both nights and didn’t seem to mind that she wasn’t in… KEEP READING »


I have the best clients ever.

I have the best clients ever.

Today when I got home from my meeting with a new client, there was a package by the front door. I knew I hadn’t ordered anything lately… who could it be from? The return address was one of my clients who I did a site for last summer. Incidentally, the day of my first meeting… KEEP READING »


in which I try to find balance.

in which I try to find balance.

This getting back to work thing is kicking my ass. Seriously, it is way harder than I imagined it in my head, as a non-Mom, way back when. I guess that’s just the way it is, when you’ve never had to take care of a baby around-the-clock before: I had no idea what I was… KEEP READING »


maybe it will increase my productivity by 1,000 percent

maybe it will increase my productivity by 1,000 percent

After much hemming and hawing and researching and going back and forth, I finally ordered a new laptop. For the last year or so, Our Dell laptop (which is only 2 1/2 years old) has been a nightmare. It’s been overheating, causing the processor to overload- not to mention burning up my legs while I’m… KEEP READING »


again with the nothingness

again with the nothingness

So if there was an award for The Crappiest Blogger Ever, I think I’d win. My posts are so few and far between, and when I do post, I talk about how I never post, and proceed to talk about all the stuff that’s going on that is keeping me from posting. Instead of that,… KEEP READING »


playing catch up

playing catch up

Whew! I’m finally able to take a breather. I have barely been able to have a coherent thought lately, let alone write about one. And I do have things to write about! I’ve found myself composing blog posts in my sleep or in the shower or while I’m feeding Maggie. It’s just finding the time… KEEP READING »


just… everything.

just… everything.

Okay, one topic per paragraph. Let’s go! Last week I did some sort of physical activity each day, some specifically for exercise purposes and some were just things I did that had a nice side effect of exercise. Monday, my mom and I spent a few hours outside, with Maggie in her bouncy seat, and… KEEP READING »


too much pressure

too much pressure

When I first went on ‘maternity leave’, I didn’t really have a definite date in mind for when I would start working again. Most women get what? 6 weeks, maybe 8 weeks? Some lucky ones get 10 or 12 that I’ve heard. Because I have the luxury of making that decision for myself rather than… KEEP READING »


the transformation

the transformation

Sunday was my baby shower, and it’s taken me until today to recover! Amazing how tiring opening gifts and eating yummy snacks and appetizers can be :) It was a great party, my sister and mom did an awesome job and everything was fantastic (after the morning drama with the ice storm / church closure… KEEP READING »