How Late is Too Late to Call?

My entire life, I have suffered from Too Late To Call anxiety.  There were the people who made my life easy by saying something like, “I go to bed at 8 pm.”  Cool, if I know you go to bed at 8 pm, I don’t call after 8 pm.  Easy to know that 9 pm [...] ...more

The Birthday Par-tay Debrief

We had the party.  I think it was a success.  Zuzu seemed to enjoy herself (except when she caught me holding other babies--jealous!) and a lot of the food got eaten, so those are good signs, right? ...more

Little Monsters

Most of you will recall that the year after IVF failed me (because I am coming around to a new way of thinking, where I refuse to believe that I failed IVF) three of my closest friends all got pregnant within a few weeks of each other. Ouch. In the end, I like to think I handled it all pretty well ....more

Checking In, Checking Out

We are here and having a wonderful vacation! We stopped in Alabama for a couple of nights and that trip will get an entire post of its own once I can load pictures. We got to the beach early Saturday and it is perfect...except for the fact that the Wi-Fi is down ....more


Dear K, Today, you turn one. It's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that its been a year since the day you arrived on this earth. It still feels like yesterday when I got a lump in my throat as I realized I'd missed several calls from your birth mother ....more

DYDT: Clean Dishes

The utensils-up-utensils-down question that Blanche threw out there is so interesting because I’ve never considered putting the utensils with the tines of the fork facing down and had no clue that others did this.  Also, the reasons why people don’t leave their utensils facing up mostly don’t apply in our situation.  (1) Our basket is shallow [...] ...more

Not a good prognosis

Thank you for all your comments and thoughts and love. This last week and a half has been a whirlwind and things still haven’t set in. The surgery went well, I guess, in that they were able to remove the tumour mass and reattach me without a need for a colostomy bag ....more

adventures in prenatal yoga or, what is a vaginal sphincter? 15 weeks, 2 days

I’m going to be honest. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to yoga. Which is surprising ....more

In Case You Missed It

I shared this the other day on Facebook, but since I’m being a bit lazy about posting this weekend (or, you know, focusing on work) – I figured I would share here for those who missed it. The DV has been landing a lot of cool voice-over jobs lately, and these are just the latest in a line of commercials that may have his voice coming across your television screen. The whole thing totally cracks me up ....more

DYDT: Loading the Dishwasher

Updated at the Bottom There is only one correct way to load our dishwasher.  I say this because I just explained it to Josh, and he looked at me as if I were crazy.  But I’m not crazy.  I’m right.  And every morning, I need to fix the order of utensils and plates in the [...] ...more