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May 30, 2019 1:06 pm

DIY Fluorescent Light to Flush-Mount

When we bought our house in 2015, the hallway lighting situation was grim: an old, painted-over inset fluorescent light was the only light source. It took several seconds to come to full brightness once it was turned on, and it looked very dated. I wanted a regular flush-mount light in its place. I had been… Read more > 1 Comment >

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 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

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 >

November 16, 2013 10:49 am

Snow Day

Wesley went on a walk with Ona (his grandma) and Al, and Al kindly pretended to be a dragon so Wesley could chase him with a stick. The mischievous dragonslayer: Comments Off on Snow Day

November 23, 2012 11:23 pm

Family Photo

I posted this on Facebook, but I want to post it here too because I love this photo we took on Thanksgiving: 1 Comment >

November 14, 2012 9:21 pm

Pumpkin Patch Pictures

While we were visiting Portland in October, we went to the Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch. After we got our pumpkins and spent some time playing on the hay bale climbing area, we posed for photos in the pumpkin cutouts. Wesley’s face (and his HAIR) are so silly in both of them – it’s like baby… Read more > Comments Off on Pumpkin Patch Pictures

November 13, 2012 10:04 pm

“I Not Tiny Baby, Mommy.”

I appear to have a small child instead of a baby: He’s basically potty trained (except for nighttime which we haven’t attempted yet) and can ride a balance bike, which he calls his Tiny Bike. He finishes the ABC song by saying “next time no more sing with me.” He knows Mommy likes to watch… Read more > 3 Comments >

November 1, 2012 2:50 pm

Halloween 2012

I had a few ideas regarding what Wesley, Daniel and I should be for Halloween this year, but ultimately got shot down. (I still think Spike, Angel, and Buffy would have been amazing. You can’t convince me otherwise.) We visited Portland the week before Halloween and had the opportunity to go to a Halloween party… Read more > 4 Comments >

July 30, 2012 9:16 pm

More Buffy, HP Birthday, Hi-Kid, Computer, Life

More Buffy (Follow-up to my Buffy post) I’ve now read through Season 8 and (what’s been released of) Season 9 of the comics (though… I read S9 first and want to go back and re-read now that I’ve finished S8) and if you are a Buffy fan, I’d recommend them. They’re totally outlandish but it’s… Read more > 2 Comments >

April 17, 2012 10:19 am

Wesley’s 2nd Birthday

Wesley turned two on March 25, and we had a big, dinosaur-themed party for him! We had pizza, chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and fruit salad with a watermelon carved like a Tyrannosaurus Rex! (I followed this tutorial.) —— Wesley has been so funny and so crazy lately; I suppose it’s part of the… Read more > 5 Comments >

October 19, 2011 11:24 am

Twenty Pounds

As I mentioned in my last post, since February of this year, I have been working to drop the baby weight. I have purposely chosen not to write about my attempted weight loss on my site, for fear that I would be embarrassed when it did not work out. I gained a LOT of weight… Read more > 9 Comments >

September 13, 2010 1:30 pm

Surprise Vacation

Over Labor Day weekend, Daniel and Wesley and I decided to surprise our families and make an unannounced trip to Idaho! Despite my parents and my brother and his girlfriend and baby going on a camping trip, we had a great time and definitely surprised everyone. We left Thursday after I got off work, so… Read more > 3 Comments >

August 14, 2010 10:49 am

Family Visit

My family came to visit me last weekend! My mom, dad, and one of my brothers drove down to Portland to see us and we had a great time. Here are some photos: Wesley and Grammie Angie: Wesley and Grandpa Ronnie: Wesley and Uncle Landen: We went to a local toy store, looked at lots… Read more > 4 Comments >