Regency Pumpkin Tea

Here are some pictures from November’s superfun Pumpkin Tea! The chocolate Pentagon was a nice touch! I made a new dress! I made a quick new one for Mom too: There was an ordered fabric free-for-all! Group shot: Regency wedgie shot for Jen! Gloria’s photo: Gloria’s photo: My partial inspiration (plaids – or at least the cross-barred ones – are … Continue Reading →


Halloween Treats

Here some things we tried for Halloween this year. The first was brown butter rice crispies. These are made just like regular ones, only you brown the butter before you put the marshmallows in. Brown butter is made by heating and stirring butter longer than usual until it caramelizes and turns brown. You do want to keep stirring so it … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – October, Part 3

Yep, you get a part 3! Here’s some more cat: Jasmin, my intern for the week, sent me a present! Wrapped in cupcake paper! Because we had a running cupcake joke after we traumatized her with cupcakes and a Nobel Laureate: Look at the awesome stuff she sent me! More late dahlias: Our anniversary dinner at Christophers ended with this … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – October, part 2

All right, we have a lot of ground to cover so here we go back into October. (And I do this so I can remember what the heck I’ve spent my life on, so please humor me!) Here’s Willow doing her thing where she likes to lay on our clothes: So we were out for an evening walk and saw … Continue Reading →


One-Pot Butternut Squash Alfredo

I spotted this on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeedtasty/videos/1642417172677592/ We tried and it was really really good! Below is the recipe, they provided, but I made the following modifications: We used twice the amount of onions (mostly because we had it and didn’t want to waste it and onions are delicious). We only used 1 tsp of brown sugar because I prefer savory … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up to – October, Part 1

Soooo…. it’s been busy. Let’s see if I can remember what I did in October! Here’s Willow on her favorite seat: Though honestly, she can be comfortable anywhere: She prefers cracks: Here’s my Halloween fireplace mantle: More Halloween! My Haunted Mansion plate! So this…. Doug and I were out for dinner and he got texts from me. But I wasn’t … Continue Reading →


The Phantom Menace: Transcript of Cut Scenes

For your enjoyment, a parody fic my friend Mike V. and I wrote years and years ago, I think even before Episode II came out? Maybe? It is a loving spoof of both Episode I and working for the government, and I was surprised how well it holds up. And just how well it sticks to actual dialogue from the … Continue Reading →


Halloween 2015

I wore my new A League of Their Own baseball uniform to my friend’s Halloween party this year. I made it in the spring but missed my opportunity to wear it with my friend Gloria because of some health issues during AwesomeCon. But I was able to wear it here. It was really fun to wear, actually. Comfortable and all … Continue Reading →


Nov 2 Sunset

November 2, just after I found out that an astronaut co-worker has stage 4 pancreatic cander, we saw this beautiful golden sunset. It was bittersweet. (ETA: He wrote this powerful op-ed: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/opinion/sunday/cancer-and-climate-change.html?smid=tw-share) Alex worshipping the fire orb: Group selfie with the fire orb: Somehow we got Don in a picture – AND he’s not rolling his eyes!


Washington International Horse Show

I’m super behind on posting things. I’ve been so busy at work I hardly have room to breathe lately and exhausted at night. And busy on the weekends. Anyhoo – back in October we went to the Washington International Horse Show in DC with Mike and Gloria. I really enjoyed it – it was really fun and I also really … Continue Reading →


Pumpkin Patch again

We went back to the pumpkin patch a second time to actually get pumpkins (rather than to look for butterflies with friends) (cause that is a thing we do apparently):


Corn Maze

This year we decided to do the corn maze at night, just to be different. We got there before dark so we could get food and enjoy a bit of the weather. It was super pretty! We got a group selfie: Craig took this one: Ah, there we go! With my new Norwegian lua (hat): We had these two small … Continue Reading →


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