bumpwatch terror alert: week 27

i have been pretty much incommunicado for a week & a half because of houseguests, baby showers, & traveling. but i did manage to carve out five minutes to snap a belly photo last weekend & make it look all goofy in photobucket. my friend amanda, from philadelphia, visited last weekend for our kansas babyContinue reading “bumpwatch terror alert: week 27”

bumpwatch terror alert: week 26

only fourteen weeks until my due date! that’s only 98 days! i’ve broken into the double digits. i’ve said it before, but this pregnancy is flying by. i can’t believe how little time is left before we finally meet the baby…& how much is going to be packed into those few months. & damn, iContinue reading “bumpwatch terror alert: week 26”

i don’t want any town that would have me as a resident

i am trying to catch up on my mail. i was just wrapping up a response to a letter i received back in august (!!!) when i ran out of typewriter ribbon. i thought i had a few in reserve, but i guess not. or maybe they have been stashed somewhere & forgotten. & i’mContinue reading “i don’t want any town that would have me as a resident”

watching people fall down is free!

it’s another beautiful day in lawrence, kansas! the tulips are in full bloom, jared is wearing seersucker, & the weather is perfect for kicking back on the porch with a handle of rum & “don’t fear the reaper” on repeat. all those suckers that haven’t visited us yet because they think we live in aContinue reading “watching people fall down is free!”

little purple house for you & me

photo challenge, day #5: a photo of your home. this is going to be heavy on the photos because i am infatuated with my house. i love this house. after living in a series of horrific crapholes both before & after moving to lawrence, i sometimes think that we finally earned our right to liveContinue reading “little purple house for you & me”

goodbye boston, hello spinster summer

i have been all incommunicado because i spent the last week vacationing in boston. as much as one can really vacation in a city they called home for eight years. spinster summer 2011 has officially commenced. jared & i flew out to boston together last tuesday, & i flew home alone this past tuesday. jaredContinue reading “goodbye boston, hello spinster summer”

you can leave your tinfoil hat on

one weird difference between boston & lawrence, kansas is that folks in boston generally have the good sense to feel at least little bit of shame about adhering to a libertarian political platform. libertarians in lawrence just let it all hang out. i’m sure there are out & proud libertarians in boston, but i managedContinue reading “you can leave your tinfoil hat on”

the summer the grasshoppers ate my will to live

today jared surprised me by buying us plane tickets to boston for next month. jared has been talking about going to boston to begin the research phase of his dissertation for, you know, like a year. i had suggested that i go with at first, hang out for a few days, & then go backContinue reading “the summer the grasshoppers ate my will to live”

hello, it’s me

now that jared & i have been living in our new house for a week, i have to face the fact that i really am grappling with some depression issues. i suspected as much, but thought maybe i was just feeling anxious & emotional about all the bullshit involved with moving. i decided to waitContinue reading “hello, it’s me”

springtime in kansas…ugh

i continue to be vaguely depressed & anxious. the problem with depression & anxiety is that they do not necessarily have reasons for being, so there isn’t really anything i can do to address them. i am just trying to muddle along. jared is on spring break this week, but it hasn’t really been asContinue reading “springtime in kansas…ugh”