How I’m working through my bottomless bitterness toward Google (and some great links!)

I’m really sorry about what happened with Google Reader. It’s my fault. You see, 2013 is destined to be a year of having all worldly pleasures systematically eradicated from the Fulwiler household, and, as settling into bed to read my favorite blogs on my tablet at the end of a long day was one of the few remaining things that brought me great happiness in this life, it had to go. There was no way it could just stop working for me: if the Reader app crashed on my tablet, I’d download it again. If it wouldn’t work on my tablet... Read More

Fabulous Finds

Today is the best day ever! I finally found some amazing housekeepers (probably because God got tired of my whining), and they have the very unenviable task of coming here today to do a major deep clean. I even got some sage advice from Auntie Leila herself when I asked on Twitter about how to keep their services: On top of that, I am so pleasantly surprised by how the comments to the veils post have been going. With only a few exceptions, I thought the responses were constructive and charitable. Thanks for a great discussion! Let’s celebrate... Read More

Minor Revisions: All episodes now online (and the one thing you cannot miss)

Great news: The folks at NET have put full episodes of all the Minor Revisions shows online! Here is the playlist that has all of them, and here are the direct links: EPISODE 1  |  EPISODE 2  |  EPISODE 3 . I hope you have a chance to watch them all, but I want to embed Episode 3 here to encourage you not to miss this one in particular, because it contains something very special: This might sound crazy, but when the producer first contacted me about doing this show, one of the first thoughts that came to mind was, I’ll do it if we can... Read More

Fabulous Finds

Guess what Joe did this weekend? He took me on a surprise outing to see Christopher Cross perform with the Austin Symphony Orchestra! He let the fact that I’d never said anything about being a Christopher Cross fan deter him not at all, and hooked us up with front-row tickets. I’m so glad he did, because it was a fantastic show. It was a wonder to see so many instruments working together (probably 100 in all), and Mr. Cross’ personality was as much of a hit as the music. He told the story of the time an airline employee took his... Read More

Minor Revisions: Big news, episode links, and a giveaway so awesome it will make your head explode

First, a few administrative notes: –> The final episode of Minor Revisions airs this Thursday (Feb. 7) at 9 PM ET / 8 PM CT. For those of you who missed it, Episode 2 will air an hour earlier, at 8 PM ET. You can watch it all live right here on the NET website. –> I’ll be live-tweeting it with the #MinorRevisions hashtag. –> You can watch Episode 1 on YouTube here. –> You can watch Episode 2 on Youtube here. Now, the important stuff: Soooooo, I have not seen this episode, but I know what’s in it.... Read More

Fabulous finds

A few things I’ve come across in my web voyaging that are too good not to share: - I shall henceforth think of my life as being divided into two epochs: before I discovered the Guy on a Buffalo videos, and after I discovered the Guy on a Buffalo videos. . (Thanks to Simple Felicity for posting the video in last week’s 7 Quick Takes post and giving my life meaning.) (P.S. That band is from Austin. Of course.) - A great litmus test for finding balance: “Will saying yes to this activity require me to live in a frantic way?”... Read More

Minor Revisions Episode 3 – POSTPONED

Just an update to note that the folks at NET have decided to postpone the airing of the final episode of Minor Revisions until I’m feeling better. Frankly, I’m kind of relieved to hear it. I didn’t think I’d be up for doing another Twitter party right now, and I hated to miss out on the fun. I’ll let you know as soon as I know the new air date. Thanks again for all your kind words and prayers and support!  Read More →

I need blog recommendations

I can’t do much right now. One of the surprising side effects of my condition is that I am extremely easily overwhelmed. My brain seems to be operating at about 60% of capacity, maybe as an oxygen-preserving measure? I can — and am in fact supposed to — get up and walk around occasionally, but even normal household occurrences like having one kid rooting through the pantry and two others fighting over a toy are enough to send me into a near panic attack (luckily I have a lot of help and don’t usually have to handle that kind... Read More

Wow. Thank you. [Updated]

I told Hallie not to do it, but she did it anyway. Truly, words cannot express my gratitude. Not just to those who have donated, but to all of you who have reached out with prayers, kind words, and support. I get choked up just thinking about how generous and wonderful everyone has been. I would write more but not being able to breathe well is surprisingly exhausting, so I’ll leave you with a picture that says a thousand words about how thankful I am for the donations. A month's worth of Lovenox at the new dose. I think they had a defibrillator... Read More

7 Quick Takes Friday

Hello, everyone! This is just a quick note to let you all know that Jen asked me to host 7 Quick Takes for her this week. Just head over here if you’d like to link up! She also asked me to thank you all for your prayers and to assure you that she will update everyone on her condition soon!   Take care! Hallie  Read More →

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