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AwesomeCon 2019

I only went to AwesomeCon for one day, but I had a great time. I got to hang out with Mike and Gloria and do a photoshoot with them, and I got some quality time in with Janine at the Princess Awesome booth, since she was helping boothsit for them, and I was happy just to hang out. Plus my … Continue Reading →


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Cherry Blossoms and Kite Festival (March 30, 2019)

Seeing the cherry blossoms in DC is always a crap shoot weather-wise. We’ve had years when we’ve had to bundle up because it was so cold (last year) and other years when it’s been really pleasant. Fortunately this year, it was beautiful. Unfortunately, peak blossom and the beautiful weather hit on a Saturday, which meant everyone would be there. But … Continue Reading →


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What I Was Up To – May 2019

I saw Astronaut Ricky Arnold talk at work. I got a perfect Shinx from a raid. Not shiny of course. Chocolates from the lady who sells them at work: Willow sacked out on Doug’s raincoat: I also bought Mother’s Day chocolates from the chocolate lady at work: I neglected to get a photo of the insides. Joe with Detective Pikachu. … Continue Reading →


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What I was up to – April 2019

Let’s catch up on April! Yes, I know I’m like 7 months behind. In early April, Conley came down for the cherry blossom 10 miler, and coincidentally Betsy was in town, so we got together with them and Janine and Ron at National Harbor, and had a big Nandos feast. We even got a really pleasant outdoor table! After dinner, … Continue Reading →


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Elena at 17 months

Stephanie babysat Elena for us and said to bring a dress or something to wear because she wanted to try to do a photoshoot. And then she sent us these amazing photos. I think they are some of my all-time favs of Elena. Here’s my 3 favs, the rest are in an album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/maggie42/albums/72157708099981515 Also, this was the dress … Continue Reading →


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Easter!

On to Easter! It dawned on me that the whole Easter bunny/egg hunt thing was something we could now participate in and the thought made me really happy. I gotta say, though, having now experience the Easter bunny as an adult with a kid, that it’s… just a little weird. Elena didn’t seem too keen on the whole thing either. … Continue Reading →


Salem/Costume Con Days 2 and 3

Salem/Costume Con Days 2 and 3

Back to CostumeCon! I already posted about Gloria and I and our Friday sightseeing in Salem. After our day, we headed back to the hotel to get dressed up to go to the social. I brought my Anovos Trek dress because it was easy to pack and wear. Meanwhile back at home, Doug and the munchkin were grocery shopping: With … Continue Reading →


Salem/Costume Con, travel + Day 1

Salem/Costume Con, travel + Day 1

In March, Gloria and I adventured to right outside Salem, MA for CostumeCon! She was an awesome roommate and we had a great time seeing friends and doing some sightseeing! At the airport: Meanwhile at home… I missed Elena terribly! And Doug of course. He took Elena on a trip to Pittsburgh to see his family, which was a huge … Continue Reading →


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What I was up to, March 2019

I feel like I’m catching up, but really I’m still pretty far behind! What was I up to in March? Early in March, I gave a big tour to a Belgian student. Her astronomy club had submitted some JWST art to our gallery and we had chatted some, and it turned out that she and her mom were going to … Continue Reading →


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Francaise Dinner 2019

Also this past spring, was the 2019 Francaise dinner. Doug and I were supposed to go and Janine and Ron were going to babysit for us… and then Elena got sick and I didn’t want to expose them to germs (especially given how Baby Plague 2018 turned out). So instead Janine went as my guest and Doug stayed home with … Continue Reading →


JWSTArt exhibit II

JWSTArt exhibit II

In March, I asked for and was given some space to exhibit more artwork inspired by JWST! Since our big 2017 exhibit, I’ve accumulated a lot of artwork. I’ve bought pieces, pieces have been sent to me as gift or loan. I still had at least one piece from the original exhibit still sitting in my office, and I also … Continue Reading →


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Disney Princess Trip, Day 4, Magic Kingdom

Day 4 of our trip was a Magic Kingdom day. I love those chubby thighs! We walked to the Polynesian to get breakfast: As usual we got way too much food. My big girl held our hands and walked part of the line: Then I bought these: I want these but haven’t gotten them yet. We split a sweet & … Continue Reading →