What I Was Up To – July 2017

July 1st, we did our annual Laurel fireworks with our friends. They always have a nice display and it’s almost never the same day as the DC ones. Kitty toes. She has red nails because we’ve had to put nail covers on her to keep her from scratching her ears. For the 4th we met Sean and Ed in DC. … Continue Reading →


What I was up to – June 2017

At the beginning of June, we hit the Annapolis Greek Festival and got our gyro on: Baklava sundae: Willow sleeping on my bag. As I write this, she is asleep on my scarf in the same location. This friend of a friend got a nice review for her book in Entertainment Weekly! We had dinner with her and my friend … Continue Reading →


Total Solar Eclipse

I’ve seen two annular solar eclipses before, but I’ve never seen a total one. And I am told that they don’t compare and that total eclipses are spectacular, and there are are people that devote themselves to chasing them all over the planet. They can’t be that great, right? They are. Total eclipses have not been overblown. It was one … Continue Reading →


2016 Year in Review – costume events

Yeah, I got literally nothing done this year. In my defense, I was still suffering from my general costuming malaise and then I actually had a successful pregancy, so between changing sizes and being dead tired, I didn’t really do any sewing. I started a waistcoat for Doug when Gloria and I had a sewing day, but it’s still sitting … Continue Reading →


The Lantern Festival

I have always wanted to go to a Lantern Festival, and by always, I mean, ever since I read Neverending Footstep’s blog about going to one in Chiang Mai, earlier this year. (https://www.neverendingfootsteps.com/2012/11/27/the-yi-peng-lantern-release-in-photos/) It looked amazing, but when was I going to be in Thailand? I mean, sure, I’d love to visit, but realistically?? My niece posted about going to … Continue Reading →


New Smyrna Beach 2017

Our yearly family Florida vacation took place in August this year! And though we had a bad time here two years ago, we were returning successfully pregnant. We were a little nervous but I was pretty far along, so we hoped all would be well and we’d have a good family vacation this time. It did not start well. We … Continue Reading →


Williamsburg

Since I’d been unable to go on the variety of other Williamsburg trips (IVF can really limit your travel), Gloria proposed we go this summer for a weekend. So we did in July! I wasn’t super pregnant so I was ambulatory if a little slow, and we had a really nice time. Thanks, Gloria, for doing the organizing! We first … Continue Reading →


AwesomeCon – June 2017

AwesomeCon was in June this year. Despite being about 5 months pregnant, I was able to fit into my League of Their Own costumes so Gloria and I could be twinsies. I also was a part of a JWST panel on how we combine Art and Science to tell the story of the mission. Had a great weekend! Here’s pics! … Continue Reading →


JWST Art exhibit at Art.Science.Gallery in Austin

A selection of the art from my JWST art exhibit was invited to be displayed at Art.Science.Gallery in Austin in June through July 2017! My company paid for me to fly out to be there for the opening of it, wherein I gave a little talk and answered questions. It was awesome! Doug went with me (we paid for him … Continue Reading →


Austin, June 2017

A selection of the art from my JWST art exhibit was invited to be displayed at Art.Science.Gallery in Austin! My company paid for me to fly out to be there for the opening of it, wherein I gave a little talk and answered questions. It was awesome! Doug went with me (we paid for him out of pocket obvs) and … Continue Reading →


Abbey Road on the River 2017

Abbey Road on the River this year was pretty low-key, but great. My fav Norwegians and Dutch folks were there, as was Katie. Katie and I were both pregnant, so neither of us were drinking or staying up exceedingly late. I did the best I could, but I was tired!! And the hotel was far from the new festival venue. … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – May 2017

Here is May! We are slowing (sorta) catching up! Willow: We had some nice peonies this year: Ginger was in town for work, so a bunch of us costume folks met up for dinner in Bethesda at Barrel and Crow. The food was excellent. I got t he Seared Sea Scallops over pasta. It was terrific! Also a crab beignet … Continue Reading →


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