I was always the nerdy girl in school.  We’re talking honor roll, marching band, Scholars’ Bowl, the whole nine nerd yards.  And it wasn’t like I could hide it.  I had nerd written all over me.  I wore big, plastic glasses, half the size of my face, since 1st grade.  I was (am) tall and […]


I’m glad it’s Friday.  I’m off work.  I’m in serious need of a weekend. So…remember when I said I could schedule a bunch of testing this month as soon as my period started?  (Okay, I may have only said that somewhere in a comment, so if you didn’t know that, no biggie.)  I had called […]

There are no words…

I just got the dreadful and shocking news that Mo‘s water broke at 22 weeks.  I don’t know her well, but she’s been through a lot already, and this is just freaking awful.  Please keep her and her baby in your thoughts, and if you’d like to pass along a message, comment on Rachel, Courtney, or […]

This “meme” thingie…

…falls into the category of things I normally don’t do.  But since Lisa @ Hapa Hopes was nice enough to tag me in this little game, I thought I should give it a shot.  If I tag you and you don’t want to participate, no worries.  I’m typically not much of a participator myself.  Honestly, […]

My Valentine

I don’t do Valentine’s Day crap.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s a made-up, commercial holiday.  But I do love my husband, and so this post is dedicated to him.  I wrote a poem for our wedding, 5 1/2 years ago, and although our future seems to be hurtling at us a little more slowly […]

The Futility of Ovulation

I ovulated yesterday.  As I’ve said, I have never officially charted, but I know my body.  I know the signs.  My cycle is fairly predictable (24 days, give or take a day).  I realize this makes me pretty lucky, that among my fellow ALI bloggers, I’m something of an anomaly.  I might actually be fertile. But it takes […]