Packing is so overrated.

True that. But packing means moving, and moving means living in our own little condo, and living in our own little condo means all by ourselves. As husbands and wives should. We (and by we, I mainly mean Chris) have been lugging boxes down two flights of stairs to the garage all day. Chris also took apart his amazing desk, […]

How to make chocolate covered pretzels:

Step one: Develop a craving for chocolate covered pretzels from a co-workers’ amazing baking contribution to the staff Christmas party.  Step two: Decide you cannot live without more chocolate covered pretzels. Step three: Gather the following: chocolate chips, shortening, and a bowl. Step four: Mix 1 cup of chips to 2 tablespoons of shortening in bowl.  Step five: Microwave for […]


We got the official word that the bank has given the clear to close. Woo-hoo! Now we just have to wait for them to draw up the loan documents… surely that can’t take too long… right? Right? Anyway, we got the call while we were at Fashion Valley mall (which is pretty much completely flooded– there’s only one entrance that’s […]

Week before Christmas update

Things that are happening: – We’re on Christmas break. Chris’ last day until after New Year’s was today. Mine was Friday.– We were hoping to move into our new condo this past weekend.– That did not happen.– We are learning that banks just suck. And the people signing your loan documents won’t give you their names and locations, because people […]

To Faithful Readers:

If you’re seeing wacky things happening on my blog, maybe posts that seem to be not quite up to date or topical… I’m in the middle of transferring my other two blogs in so I have everything in one place. It’s supposed to seamlessly fit in all posts in date order, but something went terribly wrong with a few. They’re […]

Reverb 10 | December 7 | Community

December 7 – Community. Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?This one’s easy. My discovered “community” is my beautiful new family! Growing up with zilch extended family and but one grandmother, I always wanted cousins and aunts and uncles and the whole […]