November, already. We just elected a president. Ski season officially starts this weekend. The first quarter of school is about to end. I'm planning my Thanksgiving Menu. In Adoption news, things are rolling down the track. In the past few weeks, we have signed our way through a small mountain of paperwork. I know this is just the tip of the iceberg, there is so much more to come. We have signe[...]
Happy November! Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? This coming Sunday is National Orphan Day. So what does that mean for you? Is it going to simply be another mark on the Hallmark Calendar, or can we actually DO something to make it more than just public awareness or a banner we stick up on our Facebook wall for a little bit? Can we step out from behind our computers and actual[...]

Last day

Today is the last day of my treatment. Later today I have to give myself my last injection. That means I have completed 48 days of this treatment- 7 weeks of eating an incredibly restricted diet, weighing my food, swallowing a mouthful of pills twice a day, drinking 1.5 liters of water each day, and poking myself in the bum at 4:45 each afternoon. Honestly, there have been parts of it that are eas[...]
Oh, Pia. Pia is currently plagued by an insufferable (and incurable) case of the Youngest Child Syndrome. YCS is the injustice of being born last, an affliction which affects much of the population. Symptoms exhibited may include (but not limited to) the following behaviors by the child: Being obnoxious, an obsessive need to be the center of attention, being demanding, excessive use of tantrums wh[...]


We woke up this morning to find an old email address had been hacked. Someone had gained access and sent out emails to everyone in our contact list, posing as us, stating in desperation that we had been mugged in London and needed money wired to pay for our hotel and plane tickets back home. Not only that, they had searched our email and found an email from Facebook with our account password on it[...]

Mixology Deuce

Waaay long ago.. like way back when here, I ordered a bunch of samples of Mixology Makeup off of Etsy and raved about it. And here I am to rave again. If this is any indication of how infrequently I wear makeup, much to the dismay of my former intentions, the original small little sample packs have lasted me until, well, now. In the mean time, I have become quite the Mixology evangelist, it appear[...]

Dirt made my lunch

Maybe, just maybe, there will be a few of you out there who get the referenced song in the title. As for the rest of you, perhaps you didn't go to Public School in a resort town that taught recycling and forest conservation as a core class in elementary school like mine did. Regardless, I find many years later and we are still a far cry away from any kind of local bioregionalism in the way we eat [...]