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November 27, 2013 6:25 pm


One of Daniel’s co-workers took my advice to start reading The Name of the Wind, and he TOTALLY LOVED IT. He sped through it and then waited for days to borrow The Wise Man’s Fear from us so he could keep going. He said he was going to spend all of Thanksgiving reading it. I… Read more > Comments Off on Evangelist

November 24, 2013 11:35 pm


Our friends host a Thanksgiving dinner every year, and this year we volunteered to bring stuffing and a pumpkin pie. Mostly I volunteered the stuffing because I love boxed stuffing mix! Everybody tries to get all fancy with celery and whatnot and I’m just not into it. Our pumpkin pie recipe is actually vegan, but… Read more > 1 Comment >

December 15, 2010 9:30 am

The Quilting Bee

There are so many nice things I could say about The Quilting Bee, but this holiday season I want to highlight just one: Holiday Cards I’m at an age where I know practically nobody aside from my cousins that sends out holiday cards. And I LOVE receiving cards! Every year on the Qbee forum, a… Read more > 1 Comment >

November 25, 2010 12:52 pm


After some coffeeshop-related Thanksgiving adventures this morning – in which I drove to two (TWO!) different locations to say hi to treasured friends – I returned home to park the car. Wesley had fallen asleep in the backseat, and since he is basically too heavy for me to carry in the carseat, I was looking… Read more > 3 Comments >

December 10, 2009 6:50 pm

22 weeks

This post has next to nothing to do with babies or pregnancy but gets progressively more exciting as you read on. I promise. Apropos of nothing: Law & Order SVU, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? Netflix has recently added a bunch of Law & Order episodes to the Instant Play option and I… Read more > 7 Comments >

July 16, 2009 12:18 pm

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review

Yes, I went to the midnight release! Me and a group of friends met at the coffeeshop beforehand and then drove down to the theater. We were there two and a half hours early, which went by REALLY REALLY SLOWLY. We talked about people’s outfits (there were a couple great Dumbledores in attendance), some people… Read more > 8 Comments >

June 18, 2009 8:25 pm

Things making me happy today

Scene: Yesterday evening. I am in the kitchen talking to Daniel. I happen to be wearing gray jammie-pants, dark gray tee, and his light gray sweatshirt. Daniel: You are awfully monochromatic. Me: Oh, ha, I– Daniel: “By the power of GREYSCALE!” Our friends’ save-the-date that came in the mail today: Impromptu crafts, especially ones that… Read more > 5 Comments >

March 26, 2009 1:15 pm

Meet my new bike!

It was brought to my attention on Sunday morning that I might need a bike. I do, after all, live in Portland – land of bike-friendliness; Daniel recently acquired a bike; and nearly all of my close friends have and use bikes as a primary mode of transportation. We had visited Little Red Bike with… Read more > 10 Comments >

January 7, 2009 9:51 pm

Ready For The Mountain

Thanks to my friend Todd, my board and I are ready for the mountain! I am not sure if I officially mentioned it here or not (other than in my 2009 goals entry), but I decided to go snowboarding with several of my co-workers this winter. I own my own board, boots, and bindings, which… Read more > 5 Comments >

December 15, 2008 10:42 am

The Quilting Bee

Several years ago, around this same time in December, Jem posted something about The Quilting Bee on her website. I was intrigued, since I had seen a bunch of people with links to their Qbee quilts on their site, but I figured I wouldn’t have enough time to be a part of another club with… Read more > 4 Comments >

July 25, 2008 2:32 pm

Meagan and Jake

Tomorrow, two of our good friends are getting married. Aren’t they just the cutest? I can’t wait! 2 Comments >

May 3, 2008 6:17 pm

Crisis Averted

All is well on the passport front, thank heavens. I signed up for email updates with the website since I was super anxious to know what was going on, and earlier this week I got a notification that said it should get to me on or about May 3rd. Happily, it showed up only… Read more > Comments Off on Crisis Averted

December 1, 2007 11:24 pm

That pink tree is awful.

A few weeks ago, I suddenly became convinced that Christmas shopping was really important and I started planning out what I was going to get everyone. I am pretty sure Daniel thought I went a bit crazy, but I really think gift-giving is fun and I like finding things people will appreciate. I got a… Read more > 5 Comments >

November 14, 2007 8:12 pm

Ding, Dong, The Witch (Spider) is Dead!

Daniel just came home and told me that his co-worker Matt gave him a ride home and… …AND… MATT KILLED THE SPIDER. He held the lamp aside, grabbed a phone book that was laying on the stairs, and SKOOSHED it! (Apparently, he is tall.) If you need me, I’m going to be composing a heartfelt… Read more > 8 Comments >

October 26, 2007 8:41 pm

Keeping Up Appearances

This last week has been totally insane for me, in the sense that I have not gone to bed before midnight since last Saturday and I am out of bed by 6:45am on most days. I deal all right with lack of sleep, but I’m finding I get to a point where I do not… Read more > 3 Comments >