A to Z

So, on a whim, I decided to sign up for the A to Z Challenge, practically at the very last minute (#1211!), with no preparation and very little planning. It is suggested that participants choose a theme, both to make the posts a bit more cohesive and to engage new readers. What topic would I […]

As her first birthday approaches…

I can’t help but think about our wishes to try to make baby girl a big sister. It’s complicated, of course, and not just because our three PHOIs (potential humans on ice) are back in our hometown.  There’s the fact that both Hubby and I are currently unemployed and living in a foreign country.  We […]

The Eleventh Month

Baby girl turned 11 months on Monday.  Which means her birthday is less than a month away.  Which I am simultaneously excited for and sad about. This month has been so. much. fun.  Baby girl’s language skills have skyrocketed.  She now understands so much, and she’s repeating a ton of words–or trying to.  She imitates […]


There’s a certain TV show Hubby and I have been watching lately. It’s a spinoff of another very popular show about everyone’s favorite chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-cook-extraordinaire. Both shows were filmed in my chosen hometown (though they make it appear seedier than it actually is), the city where Hubby and I met, fell in love, got married, and […]