Archive for March, 2011

March 31, 2011

checking in

We got back from vacation in Washington on Tuesday night and are still recovering. We had such a blast! It’s making it difficult to get back into real life. However, I anticipate a move to the Pacific Northwest in our future. More details soon to come, but I just wanted to check in.

March 22, 2011

i’m leaving, on a jet plane!

We’re headed to Seattle tomorrow, and I can’t wait!

Dan and I are visiting a friend in Bremerton who is 8 months pregnant and looking for companionship. Her husband is in the Navy and training on a submarine just outside of Hawaii. I can’t imagine going through nearly an entire pregnancy without your husband. Sounds miserable. I truly admire wives of the Armed Forces. I can’t stand going a day without Dan (I know, too mushy….but true!). When I traveled for work I was completely miserable on the road without him.

So Dan and I are going to visit Rachel. She’s super crafty and super homemakery, so I’m going to get quite an education. Plus, she models and has worked with Dan in the past, so he will be taking pregnant mommy pictures of her – and I get to play creative director! I love that role. Dan and I make a pretty good team.

But vacation… I’m sitting at work, waiting for productivity to kick in. I’ve had just enough coffee to want to do something, but can only think of the things I need to do at home (laundry, take out the garbage/recycling, pick up crickets for the newts, charge the camera, wax, pack….). On top of that, Dan works a double shift today, so I’m on my own until 8 p.m. Ugh.

Well, back to “work” (also known as perusing the Internet).

March 21, 2011


I think I will make a great housewife yet. Just the other day I was home for lunch (I’m lucky enough to work five minutes from home), and in the span of an hour and 15 minutes I made myself food, cleaned the bathroom, picked up the living room, played with the dog and had a few minutes to catch up on the April issue of Real Simple. I felt so accomplished! I wanted to stay home from work to complete more housewifey tasks – such as laundry! That was a first.

Had you known me just five years ago, you would have thought I was a different person. I was explaining to a college friend over happy hour that in one week I attended a Tupperware party and hosted a Pampered Chef party – willingly. He could not believe it.

No more am I domestically challenged!