A Hint #MicroblogMondays

The town has its own castle. Ruins of a castle, anyway. First, proximity to the sea cracked and crumbled the walls, then the locals pilfered and plundered the piles of stone, like an above-ground quarry. The rest of the town is built on castle-rock. It all sounds so romantic….  Want to participate? Check out Mel’s […]

#MicroblogMondays: When it works…

After you get over the initial shock, followed by acceptance and deep gratitude, you start to wonder why. What’s different about this time, compared to all the others. Did you do something better, or is it just dumb luck? That’s what Hubby has been asking himself amidst the sudden onslaught of interview requests, even though […]

One down…

…Two to go. Hubby is on fire! He had a phone interview yesterday, and he has two more scheduled in the next week. For the interview he had yesterday, which he said went pretty well, he should know whether or not he’ll be invited for a campus interview by next Thursday. It’s very early. We’ve […]


I was born in a small town in southeast Nebraska and lived there until 3/4 of the way through the eighth grade. Two of my older sisters and both brothers live there, as well as three of my oldest sister’s kids, who are all in their 30s. When I was in grad school, I did […]

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 […]

Perchance to Dream #MicroblogMondays

I would kill for a 3-hour stretch of sleep right about now. Last night, baby girl’s longest was an hour and a half. Ninety minutes. More often less. I am dragging today. * In brighter news, tomorrow is the deadline for what Hubby is now referring to as his dream job. I won’t go into […]