What I was up to – February 2018, part 1

February part 1! I might have also bought this glow in the dark Marauder’s Map pillow from Pottery Barn. We didn’t go to our Superbowl Party either this year because the baby was so young and we didn’t want to expose her to germs and she couldn’t be vaccinated against flu, she was too young. And we’d caught the flu … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up to – January 2018

January – look, we made it to 2018! There was so much food this month! Conley came down for a visit in January and she was kind enough to babysit for us, so we could go to my company holiday party. This is the party that has the scavenger hunt that gets increasingly serious every year, with people bringing bags … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – September 2017

Let’s see what was going on in September! These butterfly pics were actually from the very end of August. The cat really likes our laundry. The dahlias looked pretty good this year! We went to big pre-wedding party of one of Doug’s co-worker. It was outdoor with home cooked food. By the time we got there, a lot of it … 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 →


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 →


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 →


Arroz, May 2017

For our Odd Night Out group, we went to a Mike Isabella restaurant in DC called Arroz. We love Graffiato, which is also his. This place was Moroccan/Spanish inspired and was so good. It’s a bit pricy, but we had a big group and we ordered a bunch of stuff (it’s sort of small plates/shareables) and we all got a … Continue Reading →


What I was up to, April 2017

On to April! More visitors! My friend Liz from high school – who I haven’t seen since high school! And her daugher! A cat and her shark: Rockets and cherry blossoms! More visitors! Katherine was in town for a party, so she and Taylor came by!


What I Was Up To – March 2017

On to March! Willow really likes the smell of coffee – or creamer… Party hat pikachu was a thing… We had a freakishly early cherry blossom bloom – like early March – and then it got super cold and froze everything. :-/ It was really cold this day we went in. FDR memorial: Portrait Gallery: Pocohantas: Elizabeth I: My 18th … Continue Reading →


What I was up to, February, part 2

February part 2! In DC – I kind of love this light display, especially when it’s showing planets! What ended up being our last meal at Zengo before it suddenly closed down. Still so sad. A visit to Pittsburgh: Seriously, these stuffed cheese pretzels! From the internet: Allen Pond sunset: Sitting between our laptops: Carbonara from scratch: Freeway airport sunset: … Continue Reading →


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