Branching Out On The Interwebs!

In the past two weeks I’ve been able to reach out further with my writing. StorkNet, a pregnancy and parenting website, has chosen to follow my pregnancy as one of their featured pregnancy journals.  These entries are basically the same as the content found on my other WordPress blog.  Sometimes I do a little editing … Continue reading

Happy Ninth to Us!

Nine years ago, Karl and I spent a long, ridiculously fun Memorial Weekend in Williamsburg surrounded by friends.  On May 25th, 2002, we married at sunset on the James River. A lot has happened since then.  We moved to Blacksburg, bought our first — and current — home, we went back to school at Virginia … Continue reading

2010 In Review

(Forward from WordPress.  I find it hilarious that someone searching for “strip clubs along i-81” may end up at my blog.) The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever. Crunchy numbers A … Continue reading

Cookies, Take Two. (I took three…or maybe five…)

This year’s first attempt at holiday sugar cookies was a total disaster.  That’s what happens when you use shortening over glorious, tasty butter.  Lesson learned.  I ended up tossing the remaining “dough” from that experiment and started over. Day 1. The cookie dough – this time made with 3 sticks of butter – came together … Continue reading

TV Therapy

After nearly two decades of watching reality television across all taste levels (“Joe Millionaire”, anyone?), a breakthrough has been achieved in my real life.  It took a designer named Mondo from 2010’s Summer/Fall season of “Project Runway” to provide the impetus for some serious self-reflection.  With his declaration of HIV-positive status, a detail he withheld … Continue reading