Life has been more interesting than usual lately. First, work is stressful at the moment. The Provost has decided to consolidate all the IT-related positions in the academic offices, and that includes me. As a result, on Friday I'm being moved out of the Writing Center and into … [Read more...] about Countdown to insanity
It was a quiet morning in the Admin offices, something that occurred all too infrequently these days. I took my coffee downstairs, to the internal monitoring room. It had been too long since I'd last checked in. Joe was seated at his semicircle of screens, as he always was. I'd … [Read more...] about Pregnancy, insomnia: a metaphor
Ultrasound tech: Do you want to know what it is? Us: Yes. Tech: *moves scope* Baby: *flashes everyone* Tech: Yep, he wants you to know, too. … [Read more...] about Baby update
You might have noticed that I've been pretty quiet lately. Sorry about that. I'm pregnant, and as a result, I sleep a lot. In fact, I pretty much slept through April and half of May. I'm still catching up with life. So, yeah: we're expecting! Due in December, and we find out … [Read more...] about Expecting
I've heard from a few people now who are looking for me at SxSW. Stop looking! I am not there. I had hoped to drive down tonight for the WordPress party, but I have a family trip this weekend as well, and I decided not to try to do both. I've been flitting back and forth all over … [Read more...] about SxSW: I am not there.
Help me, internets. I need a new reading chair. The old one is a papasan. It's doing horrible things to my back. (See how there's a bottle of aspirin in the photo next to the coaster? Yeah. Took me forever to figure out that the damn chair was causing at least half my back … [Read more...] about What’s your favorite reading chair?
After six years of griping about our kitchen cabinets and countertops, we're finally replacing them. The kitchen has gone through this progression over the last couple of weeks: … [Read more...] about Food for remodeling
The last few weeks have been eventful, and not really in a good way. I've spent a good chunk of my summer trying to nail down what's going on with some strange health issues, and a road trip to see a specialist turned up nothing -- which is good, I don't have a dread disease, but … [Read more...] about what I’ve been up to
We've had good luck with Smitten Kitchen recipes lately. The scalloped tomatoes were so good we made them twice more -- Michael especially likes the breakfast suggestion with the egg -- and the cheddar biscuits were pretty great. So this weekend I wanted to find a good pizza … [Read more...] about Good pizza
August's weather has arrived, right on time. … [Read more...] about Oh, joy.