Archives for May 2013

Call Off the House Hunt!

~1~ Not our actual home. We found a house in California!(Thanks to everyone who kept an eye out for us. Thanks especially to my in-laws who did a LOT of legwork to get this place for us.) ~2~ Kevin will be able to bike to work! Not my actual husband ~3~ We will live three […]

Self-Portrait: Theme Thursday

This theme couldn’t have come at a worse time for my self-esteem.  I nearly had a break-down this week, when after 5 weeks of running and working out, I’ve gained weight and inches.  To add insult to injury, my face looks like I am a teenager in the throes of puberty.  (Not my puberty, mind you, […]

Five Favorites

I’m joining the lovely and effervescent Hallie (the moxie-est wife!) for my (First Ever) Five Favorites. In case you were suspicious: yes, this IS a total cop-out post.  But it’s 10:45 p.m. and I’m just sitting down on the couch.  Soooo, you get what you get and you don’t get upset.  Or something. ~1~ My husband is […]

Bodies: Theme Thursday

I think maybe C. Donaldson of the Clan Fame perhaps had my suggestions in mind when she chose this week’s theme.  After all, I think my responses to “ideas for upcoming Theme Thursday posts” were 92% body related.  Ne’ertheless, when I saw it, I just thought of Warm Bodies which is, if I’m not mistaken… a […]

Let the Emotional Upheaval Begin

It’s not even Friday, and yet all I can think of is an absurd collection of jumbled thoughts.  Usually I save these sorts of ramblings for, well, for Fridays, but today is today and carpe diem and all that.  Here you go. Our dates have been scheduled:  Our van will be shipped out next week. […]

In a Jiffy!

~1~ All the contact lens wearers out there, raise your hands.  How many times have you been forced to choose between replacing an ancient pair of glasses or having your years’ supply of contacts fully covered by insurance?  It’s a hideous choice, and one I’ve faced nearly every year of my adult life. No longer. […]

Animals, or Lack Thereof: Theme Thursday

There are no animals in Korea.  (Uh, wait.  That seems hyperbolic, even for me.) There are no wild animals in Korea. (Still not right.) There are very few wild animals in Korea and next to none in Daegu.  (There, I believe that’s an accurate statement.)  I could have taken picture of poodles in strollers, but er, […]

Happy Birthday, Ezekiel! (Or: How to Raise a Boy Toddler?)

Happy Birthday, Ezekiel!  2 years and 2 days ago, you came into the world at 10 lbs 1 oz, after taking your sweet time getting here.  Oh, you made me wait and wait as none of your siblings did.  And it was such a sweet thing to finally have you in my arms. Look at […]

Mothers’ Day Musings

Today I woke up at 9:08 a.m. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)  If that doesn’t mean something to you, then either you’ve never had a toddler, or you’ve forgotten what it’s like to have one. My dearest love, Mr. Wonderful, presented me with coffee while the kids shoved all-the-gifts into my hands at once.  I got an awesome bag […]

Happy Birthday, Kev!

Kevin, Happy Birthday!  I’m so lucky to have you as a husband.  You are perfect for me, and an amazing father to boot. I’ll limit the gushing sentimentalism since I already did a lot of that last week and I know how much it embarrasses you.  Instead: I love you, and you rock. P.S. In […]