30 Days of Thanks – 2013 – Day 4

Today I am thankful for the amicable nature of the relationship I have with my now ex-husband.  Since today would have been our anniversary, it’s been on my mind…and for what it’s worth, this is the best I’ve felt we’ve gotten along in a long time. Though the divorce has only been final for a… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks – 2013 – Day 4

30 Days of Thanks – 2013 – Day 3

Today, I am thankful for the extra hour afforded me by turning the clocks back. I’ve been asking people at work if they could somehow alter the space-time continuum and give me extra time in the day so I could get all of the things done that I need. I don’t work in a Physics… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks – 2013 – Day 3

30 Days of Thanks – 2013 – Day 2

Today I am thankful for my good standardized test-taking skills.  I awoke before dawn (and almost before my sister Dawn the baker but not quite…) to get ready to take the English CSET.  As most of you already know, I’m a teacher, but am looking to expand my options on that front a bit.  This… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks – 2013 – Day 2

30 Days of Thanks – 2013 – Day 1

I don’t know how it got to be November of this year already.  Sometimes I feel like my life moves at warp speed now…I feel like I was warned about this phenomenon earlier in life…that it would start to move fast when I had my own child…and it’s true. Anyways, given that it is November 1,… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks – 2013 – Day 1

Blue eyes and other genetic prizes.

Some of you might know already as it has been mentioned on this blog, but Maya has been getting ultrasounds at CHLA since she was 2.5 weeks old in order to rule out DDH (Developmental dysplasia of the Hip). Due to her breech presentation at birth (and the fact she is a girl), she was at more risk… Continue reading Blue eyes and other genetic prizes.

Spanx and other musings…

So yesterday was my last OFFICIAL day of work…a half day which was great, a nice lunch with my boss and colleagues and then our holiday party (which was by all accounts pretty damn impressive).  The attire was semi-formal and Roaring 20s-themed so given that my dress was a $25 maternity number from Old Navy and I was… Continue reading Spanx and other musings…