101 redux

I talked awhile back about my current 101 things list and how lots of stuff on it is either impossible or undesirable given my current life situation. I've decided that I want to try it again, hopefully with better results. I've kept some of the ones I didn't get to, put back a couple of things I've done before, and come up with some new ones (which I'm feeling are pretty lame...I'm open to suggestions for changes to the last 1/2 to 1/3 of the list).Without further ado, here is my new 101 things in 1,001 days list:My 1,001 days ends January 18, 2018 ....more

Ms. Emily goes to Washington

Finally! The surely-long-awaited recap of my super awesome trip to D.C.! It's a long one, kids ....more

Bits and blurbs - low-blooded edition

I gave blood at lunchtime and have felt kind of icky since, so you're getting a bunch of nothing tonight. It's cold here. It's been cold here for weeks ....more


A quick update. Monday threw me a little off balance and yesterday I was CRABBY (moody is probably a better word for it). Yesterday was also therapy day, though, so I hashed it all with Timmy and only got his patented "Emily, what are you DOING?" look like twice, which I consider a success ....more

The homewrecker gene

I was born without the girl gene. Not the one that makes me look and feel like a girl, I mean. And I obviously have a perfectly functional female reproductive system ....more

Bits and blurbs - exotic animal edition

So busy...trying to stick with blogging...giving you a filler post... I STILL haven't told you about my trip to DC, mostly because I'm lazy, but also because I've been working my ass off with work-work and extracurricular-work. My evenings have been devoured by either research and writing or passing out by about 8:30 because I'm exhausted ....more

Unexpected kindnesses

There's nothing quite like the feeling you get when you're on the receiving end of a random act of kindness. I've gotten more than my fair share of random, unexpected kindnesses over the past few months. From a coworker paying for the breakfast I bought the daycare workers for Christmas, to a friend giving me a book after I expressed interest in reading it, to some sweet, angelic, anonymous soul shoveling my driveway after we got 10 inches of snow last week, I've been a very lucky girl of late ....more

I don't have the patience for this

I haven't been around enough over the past few months to have shared my absolute loathing of kindergarten homework. But I hate it. It's stupid (to me), it's annoying (for me), and it's time-consuming (for both of us, but particularly for me) ....more

Bye bye baby, hello goofy-looking big kid

I went on a really super amazingly fantastic trip to DC this week that I'm dying to tell you about, but you're not getting that tonight because (A) I'm tired, and that post - with all of its attendant picture uploading and moving and such - will take a long time to put together, and (B) this: For those who can't decipher this (which is probably everyone except me), that is a picture of W's first loose tooth. The wiggly one is the bottom left-center one (well, your left; his right). I discovered it tonight right before bedtime ....more

Mah baybee's in kindergarten, Volume I*

Ok, it's been a few months by now, but we're going to cover W's first day of kindergarten. W goes to afternoon kindergarten, and I was an anxious wreck the whole morning of his first day. I mean, MAH BAYBEE! ...more