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January 18, 2019 12:10 pm

Current Affairs

Let’s catch up, shall we? Web Dev I have a job I ADORE but it’s completely unrelated to my degree (and doesn’t require a degree) and I haven’t done any real web development in years. I have only a passing knowledge of how people build good websites nowadays. It’s bizarre how fast the industry moves…. Read more > 3 Comments >

January 17, 2019 8:42 pm

Broken Leg – Part Two

When we left off, I had arrived at home from the Emergency Room in the wee hours of the night. I was so hopped up on adrenaline that I never did end up falling asleep that night and stayed awake for the entire next day. I mostly spent the morning responding to DMs and text… Read more > Comments Off on Broken Leg – Part Two

January 16, 2019 2:05 pm

Broken Leg

In December 2017, my friend and coworker Tarra told me she was going to start participating in a “Fresh Meat” (newbie) roller derby program in the bigger town about an hour away from where we live. She offered to be the carpool “derby car” if I wanted to come along, and I definitely did! I… Read more > Comments Off on Broken Leg

October 8, 2016 3:02 pm

Sexism

In case you have been living under a rock, or are not in the US, one of our presidential candidates was caught on tape describing sexually assaulting women as though it were nothing out of the ordinary. Trump said: “I just start kissing them… Just kiss. I don’t even wait,’ Trump said. “And when you’re… Read more > 1 Comment >

August 15, 2016 12:01 pm

PTSD

The biggest thing I haven’t yet mentioned here is that I was diagnosed with PTSD stemming from events surrounding my births. After struggling with symptoms by myself for over five years, I finally chose to seek help because I felt like I couldn’t turn my brain off. If I woke up at night, or if… Read more > 2 Comments >

August 13, 2016 9:32 am

StitchFix Box #3

Montgomery Cross-Front Knit Top – 41 Hawthorne This print is slightly further on the preppy spectrum than I typically would choose for myself, but I really like it, so I think this is a great pick for me. Plus, as far as I can tell, this is actually the same top from my first box… Read more > Comments Off on StitchFix Box #3

May 14, 2015 10:38 pm

StitchFix Box #2

I received my second StitchFix box today! I didn’t request the same stylist this time (though I’ve heard you can!) and for content, I basically requested “fancy t-shirts.” Page Flutter Sleeve Blouse by Skies Are Blue When I opened my StitchFix box, I knew this shirt wasn’t going to work for me but I gamely… Read more > 4 Comments >

March 3, 2015 4:20 pm

StitchFix Box #1

My StitchFix box came today! I immediately tried everything on and took some photos, so you are in for a treat. (Ha!) As a frame of reference, I am pretty solidly a US size 14 and all of the items in my box were a size XL, save for the pants which were L Petite…. Read more > 4 Comments >

February 23, 2015 6:56 pm

StitchFix

It seems like I’ve seen StitchFix mentioned everywhere, but if you haven’t heard of it, it’s basically like having a personal shopper but you don’t have to leave your house. You pay a $20 “styling fee,” they pick out five items for you, and if you choose to keep and purchase at least one of… Read more > Comments Off on StitchFix

December 31, 2014 3:29 pm

Looking Forward

I saw this series of statements somewhere today and thought it would make sense to write them down here. This year, I want to learn how to needlefelt. I want to make little animals! My mother-in-law knows how and maybe if I ask reaaaaallly nicely, she might teach me. I want to read all the… Read more > 3 Comments >

December 10, 2014 12:27 pm

December

Hospital Records Yesterday, I went and picked up my medical records from Thora’s birth. I was really nervous to read through them, but happily, there really weren’t any surprises. The official post-operative diagnosis was “fetal intolerance of labor” and “fetal malposition with asynclitic position,” and I was diagnosed with atypical HELLP syndrome. In short, I… Read more > 2 Comments >

October 6, 2014 10:59 am

Strength

strong – strôNG (adjective) 1. having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks. I started a bodyweight challenge for the month of October in order to beef myself up a bit. I’m tired of barely being able to support my own bodyweight on the monkey bars when I play with… Read more > Comments Off on Strength

September 24, 2014 11:16 pm

Four Months Postpartum – CBAC Feelings

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Thora’s birth, and how I feel about it now that several months have gone by. I think the biggest thing that gets to me is feeling like a bad statistic. This is mostly in relation to the VBAC support group on Facebook that I’m still a member of…. Read more > 4 Comments >

November 23, 2013 10:07 pm

Mismatched

I’ve been wearing mismatched slippers all day because I can only find one each of two different pairs. Also I’ve had my Harry Potter slanket on backwards for most of the day as well, like a giant Gryffindor cape. At least I wasn’t wearing my muumuu. Comments Off on Mismatched

November 21, 2013 10:15 pm

My face hurts.

I have reached the “my upper teeth hurt really bad OMG I must be having a dental emergency this is going to be expensive no wait that’s just my sinuses faking me out again” stage of my cold. Whenever I get a bad cold, it settles in my sinuses and makes my teeth feel all… Read more > Comments Off on My face hurts.