What I’ve Been Up To, May part 2

May, part 2. Here’s the beautiful art my friend Dawn Murphy did for me for my story in Contact Light. I


What I’ve Been Up To – May, part 1

Look at me, almost sort of catching up on stuff! Here’s May, part 1. Kitty! May, and Willow is still with us! We had the science consultant for the X-files speak at Goddard, and it was super fun! She was a really good speaker. And it was really fun to hear how she got involved with the show. Short version, … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – April

Here’s April! I started things out (or ended March) with a norovirus that struck really suddenly and violently. I was SO sick. I threw up so badly that I broke all the blood vessels around my eyes. It was crazy. So bad. I’m not sure I’ve ever been that sick since I was a kid. 24 hours later I was … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – March, part 2

Doug and I met up with my oldest friend, Alicia (we’ve known each other since we were babies) for dinner in DC – we tried Ambar, which is a Balkan restaurant at Eastern Market. The food was amazing! It was small plates so we got to try a lot of different things. This was probably my favorite thing we had. … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – March, part 1

How about some pictures? We start off on Leap Day. I walked into our little break room and saw that someone had done this to an old printer and made an homage to Office Space with the Goddard Godzillas: I thought… I can do better than this. I dug out my Office Space kit and fixed it. Click on the … Continue Reading →


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

February part 2! Still going to be lots of cat pictures. My high school friend, her science-loving son, and her father-in-law came for another visit to see JWST! She happened to be in town, so it was really nice that they were able to come by! By this point, Willow had her feeding tube out, and just had a bandage … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – February, part 1

Expect lots of cat photos. :-) So February – Willow was recovering from her biopsy surgery, and as you can see, back on her Morning Joe, always a good sign. :-) She did so well with her surgery and with the feeding tube. She didn’t have any real pain (and the fentynol kept her zonked out for the beginning when … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – January 2016, part 3

Kitty was also sound asleep here, which was a little funny looking: Eyes open, out cold! Helping me sew: I framed Betsy’s awesome drawing of my sequel story to Lunar Camp. We had a nice dinner at Mastro’s Steak House in DC for restaurant week with Mike and Gloria. For restaurant week, all these pricy restaurants have special, prix fixe … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – January 2016, part 2

Willow napping with Left Shark: I believe this is JWST mirror #16: It was super cold and Alex and I both wore hats with ear flaps and took a goofy picture to commemorate it: With my girl: The guys made a fake Alex after he left for the day. It even has coffee. I think the right arm is a … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – January 2016, part 1

We started out the new year with another IKEA trip because I wanted to get a few more things for my sewing room re-do. And we also made sure to have some Swedish meatballs: Then Willow helped me sew: Left Shark also came home with us from IKEA. My friend Dawn sent me a copy of the little interview I … Continue Reading →


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

In honor of Star Wars, here is Willow in her Princess Leia hat. She was thrilled. Aw! Here’s our tree – we added Doug’s old train around the bottom: Frozen ornaments: Star Wars: Willow is so happy to have more hats! Ok, getting a little Star Wras crazy! I bought this at the mall. Sunset! Another sunset: At our holiday … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – December, part 1

Here we go with December – I’m only a month behind now! My Christmas cactus is blooming again: More JWST mirrors: So I’m famous for disliking Subway, but I was looking for a change of pace on this day, and they had big signs advertising guacamole, so I decided to get Subway. Dave documented it. And of course, they were … Continue Reading →