Of Demons and Glow-ons

Yesterday, our son (seventeen) made me a proud g33k mommy. He was telling me about a new guild he set up with some friends on WoW. He mentioned that they made a tabard, and asked me to guess which symbol they used. After a few failed guesses, he told me, "The one that looks like... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Hard Drives

Back when I wrote a blog for a local paper, I started off as a fictionalized person, with the approval of TBTP (The Powers That Be). I had this idea in my head that I could write a kind of "Diary of V" for the Seacoast, and the adventures of Catherine Trevor (the name I... Continue Reading →

Quirk or symptom

Back in 2005, I had two tons of dental work done. Because of the pain and swelling in my mouth, I started chewing ice cubes. Even long after things healed up, I continued with my "ice habit." During the times we didn't have a fridge with an ice maker, I'd panic if we got down... Continue Reading →

Better living through chemistry

To be medicated, or not to be medicated? That is the question— Whether ’tis nobler for the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous depression, Or to throw drugs against that sea of troubles, And, by medicating, end them? ~ apologies to Hamlet and The Bard About a million years ago, hubby and... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday

I've shared this picture before on Facebook, so I'm sure the kidlets won't mind sharing it here as well for a quick, Throwback Thursday post. *grin* Have a happy, throwback day! I’ve shared this picture before on Facebook, so I’m sure the kidlets won’t mind sharing it here as well for a quick, Throwback post.... Continue Reading →

Reality Bytes

You know those light bulb moments? The ones where you’ve been motoring along through life, doing certain things in a certain way, without considering if it was really the easiest or most efficient way of doing it? Then, reality check - someone or something comes along and shows you a better way? I’ve had many... Continue Reading →

Couch therapy

Hubby and I have been together since 1987. In that entire time, I can't recall ever buying a brand spanking new couch. We've always been in the right place at the right time to inherit free, or find low cost used, and since we're renters, that was good enough for us. Tonight we went with... Continue Reading →

Ghost of depression past

Hubby recently hooked up my old external hard drive to my computer, and I've been working on getting important files copied over, and other files deleted. I spent some time this afternoon horrifying our youngest (fourteen) by showing her the tons and tons of selfies she took with my camera when she was younger, then... Continue Reading →

Family time

Because we’re a homeschooling family, we get to hang out together and have family time on a regular basis. Even so, special family nights have evolved over the course of the years, out of a sense of want instead of need (which I find unbelievably cool). Our current family night is Sunday. Whatever we’re doing,... Continue Reading →

I Love You, Period.

In honor of the best and easiest period I’ve had in forever (Goodbye, iron deficiency! Hello, perimenopause!), I’m reposting another blog entry from yesteryear. I eventually plan to get all my old entries up (somewhere in the neighborhood of fifty or so), and I’m thankful for the millionth time that I saved them all before... Continue Reading →

The Geek Side

Come to the Geek Side - we have Pi. *giggle* *giggle* *snort* Since it's difficult to write whilst snickering away, I'm posting an old entry from a blog I did for a local newspaper , back in... ... wait for it... ... are you ready?... ... 2007! Some of the links have long since disappeared,... Continue Reading →

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