FEBRUARY 24, 2010 12:50PM

Merci, Monsieur Péan

Imagine you're in one of those "Inspirational Teachers" films. 

Cast yourself in this role:  It's 1985.  You are a young 18 year old from a medium sized New Hampshire town.  You graduated from a public high school near the top of your class.  You've come to a major Bostonian… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2010 9:37PM

Things That Now Make Sense to Me

Lately I've been enjoying a minor mid-life crisis.  I say minor because I haven't gone out and purchased a sports car, had an affair, or quit everything in order to self-actualize.  I did, however, get a estimate on what it would take to clean up some sagging around my chin.  But… Read full post »

JANUARY 27, 2010 9:30AM

My Not So Wonderful Nuts

My Not So Wonderful Nuts 

Here is the story of my Not So Wonderful Nuts.

 This isn't a recipe I made up.  I suspect I got it off of a cooking show because it's written in The Composition Book in a very rapid illegible scrawl (unlike my slow and laborious scrawl).   The Composition Book is… Read full post »

JANUARY 15, 2010 12:39PM

When Life is Too Personal

So, I had kind of started this blog to document the adoption process and then the zany world of infertility treatments.

But, it turned out, that these topics became too personal for me to share in a public forum at that time.  I guess I'm not quite of the "Share It… Read full post »

DECEMBER 29, 2009 12:43PM

My 8 Days in H1N1 Country

On Thursday December 10th, I started to feel a sore throat coming on.  I told my two staff members that I was beginning to feel a bit sickly and to not be surprised if I called in sick on that Friday.

This was the innocuous start to my 8 days of… Read full post »

The mind is an amazing thing.  Does it create it's own reality?  Does Microsoft Outlook allow you to actually perform Wheeler's Delayed Choice Experiment?

 This morning I had a VERY IMPORTANT EMAIL to send out to a vendor, my VP, my CEO, and my boss.  It had an attachment.  O… Read full post »

So, the biological child journey continues. 

One aspect of this project we are focusing on is food.  The book we have has recommendations for things we should be eating.  It seems that The Husband's menu items are a bit easier to manage than mine, in general, with one major exception.… Read full post »

I've been struck in recent Christmases about how much time is spent singing carols in which we are "remembering" traditions from childhood.  And yet, how many of us have ever:

1) Ridden in a one-horse open sleigh

2) Demanded Figgy Pudding and squatted until receiving afore mentioned food

3)… Read full post »

DECEMBER 12, 2008 1:32PM

Welcome Back "Real" Period

(Looking over this post, it might be a little graphic for people who don't menstruate.  I wouldn't blame anyone for skipping this one.)

I really dislike my real period. 

When I first started it (at age 10), I had it for 6 months straight non-stop and very heavy.  This flummoxed the… Read full post »

Thanks to everyone who gave supportive comments yesterday.

We have Plan B in place which is to try natural for 6 months.  Figure out if by any chance we could still be fertile.  You'd think we'd already know this, but we don't.  I've just always assumed I'm not because of my… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 9, 2008 3:57PM

Finding Our Child

China is not an option anymore.  We don't qualify because of the new $80,000 asset requirement.  In addition, I had hoped my father would help us with the start up costs for an international adoption (around $5000).  However, he seems to be a bit uncomfortable with the process and the… Read full post »

DECEMBER 4, 2008 12:56PM

Today My Stomach Hurts

Whenever something is wrong in my life, I dream about it.  I have very very vivid dreams.  Full color.  Full story lines.  Often like watching a movie and sometimes it's a great movie.  I've been a witch from the Harry Potter universe with those powers but not a specific char… Read full post »

DECEMBER 3, 2008 7:30PM

ooooof.... The Personal Interview

So, a couple of days ago I posted a humorous posting about talking about yourself.  How much fun it is.  Ha Ha.  So witty.  Such a witty Marisa.   What a Bon Mot.  What a clever girl.  Ha.  Editors Pick. (well not THAT day, but for other postings)  Ha… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 1, 2008 11:01AM

Inspecting The Home

One of the next major steps on our pathway to adoption is the Home Inspection. 

I've already mentioned in a previous posting that my mother begged me to "hide all the Satanic stuff in the dining room."  

Now my head is beginning to swim with all the stuff we actually… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2008 2:43PM

The Joy of Talking About Yourself

I'm not especially shy, but I do have a hard time mingling at large parties.  And I always forget the trick of asking people to talk about themselves.  (Oh, wait, I always remember that trick, but I can't figure out the trick about how to look interested in what they say. )… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 25, 2008 12:34PM

Paperwork versus Sex versus Pregnancy

So, we've got a new project.  My husband and I have begun the process of international adoption from China.

 We've been filling out lots of paperwork.  I joked with the husband, "Paperwork.  It's better than sex for babymaking."   He scoffed then muttered, "This was your… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 12, 2008 11:44AM

Iceland - An Affordable Winter Getaway

 I promise this isn't a random advertisement and I'm not receiving any payment for this, but my husband and I just got back from a long weekend in Iceland, and we had such a good time that I felt that I should let people know.  There were 12 of us traveling… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 4, 2008 9:17PM

The Last Time I Freaked Out

Been emailing my friends in Europe, promising them that I would be doing my part to try to 'deliver Obama' to them wrapped up in a big holiday bow.   But, since I'm only one vote in a very blue state, I couldn't promise much.

 Tonight, I got thinking about the past couple… Read full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2008 12:20PM

I blame George Bailey

I had this thought a while ago when the mortgage crisis was beginning. 

I think this is all George Bailey's fault.

 Sure, we always think of him as the hero. 

However, there he was, giving mortgages to people who were not fully qualified.  Gave a mortgage to Martini and… Read full post »

So, another moment from this past weekend wedding was the attendance of a husband's relative who is apparently very ill and quite possibly dying. 

 I'm not close to this individual.  But over the past year, she seems to have dropped 70 pounds without 'trying'.  She looks gaunt.&n… Read full post »

OCTOBER 6, 2008 11:01AM

The Price of a Blessing

So, this weekend I went to a very Catholic wedding (the husband's side of the family).

It was a full mass. 

I'm still astounded at the sheer volume of Catholic Masses I've had to attend in my life.  I was raised a strict atheist (I've since converted to agnostisim), and yet.... … Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2008 11:08AM

Pants feel loser

Pants seem a little looser today.  Hooray.  Makes me feel virtuous.  I've been very careful with the diet for the past two weeks and I think it's finally paying off. 

 Just have to keep this up....for the rest of my life.

I also did a good hour of Dance Dance… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 11:37AM

My Cat Should be VP

I just realized my cat, Willow, could be an excellent VP pick.  Here are the pros and cons.

Pro Side

 1)  She's very articulate.  She talks a lot and always gets her message across using sass and a touch of 'down home' pragmatism.   This combination tends to be very popu… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 29, 2008 10:06AM

Continuing to Stay on Track

Such a struggle, but a visit to the fitting rooms at Macy's is always a motivator.  I look particularly lush in the dresses I bought for 2 upcoming weddings and other events. 

 So, today.

Shredded Wheat.

Apple/Yogurt for snacks

Left over Indian Food for lunch

Dinner out at the cousin'… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 9:28AM

When I don't plan....I eat

Sliding a bit after an excellent week last week.  But will be back on track.  I swear.

 Breakfast - cereal, decaf

Snack - apple, popcorn

Lunch - salad

Dinner - Not sure.  I'm a bit tired of whole wheat pasta with red sauce.  I need something else.  I'll have to dig… Read full post »