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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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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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What I was up to – February 2019

What happened in February? I commissioned this beautiful nouveau portrait of Willow. It’s also JWST themed! I actually caught a shiny psyduck. And a shiny taillow! And a shiny zigzagoon I thought this was really pretty. I also saved this back in Feb, and I ended up getting a coupon for their Etsy shop and they lowered the price, so … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To - December 2018

What I Was Up To – December 2018

I just read a sad article about a woman whose child has leukemia and about funerals for friends of a friend, and I needed to cheer myself up, so here is December. I rarely have luck catching wild shinies in Pokemon, so I was pretty psyched for this “couch catch” from home: Ok, this one is pretty shiny. The Amish … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To - November 2018

What I Was Up To – November 2018

So I’m only 3 months behind (!) on my “what I was up to” posts, and significantly more behind on specific posts about travel and other big stuff. So I thought I would tick off November, while we’re in the midst of our Aug/Sept England trip. November 1, and my fav tree is looking pretty sharp. After living in Maryland … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – October 2018

Moving on to October, we started out the month by going to Ron’s promotion to Lt Col in the Marine Corps. Something a long time coming, but he does such good work for the Corps, and I’m so glad they recognized him for the awesome Marine he is. The ceremony was at the Marine Corps Museum: I tried to livestream … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – September 2018

Moving on to September, I feel like we’re dangerously close to actually catching up! Freshly back from our trip to England, we had Stephanie babysit for us, while Doug and I checked out First Aid Kit (prob my fav band right now) at the Anthem, a newish venue in DC. It’s totally hipster (you can get lattes) and I am … Continue Reading →


What I was up to – May 2018

Onwards to May. We had a safety inspection at work. Redbuds! Someone made this with those little word magnets: Shiny! Stirfry noodles made with veggies from our hungry harvest box! Hungry Harvest is cool – it’s a subscription box of fruits and veggies that are “rescued” from being thrown out. They grew too much, too big, too small, etc. But … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – March 2018

Here we are in last March – it must have been cold and Willow was snuggled up in my hood. Spotted this giant turbine at work. Seen at a fried chicken place: A drive by the Air Force Memorial: This hat still kills me. This was a race that Doug, Janine and Ron did that was St. Patrick’s themed. the … Continue Reading →


What I was Up to – February 2018, part 2

February, part 2: Some late February snow in Pittsburgh. We visited for the weekend so Elena could meet her other set of grandparents. It was our first trip with the baby too and it went pretty smoothly except for one poopsplosion: We saw my parents not long after. And while eating with them next to the Starbucks, I somehow ended … Continue Reading →


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 →