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Mark my words, internet: My site has been shut down for the last time

Some kind folks emailed me to let me know that my site was down all day on Saturday. Yes, I was aware. It’s part of a little game my web host and I play, where they shut down my site when I get a traffic spike, I ask them how I can go about upgrading my plan so that this won’t happen again, they say it’s cool and there’s nothing I need to do, then I get another traffic spike and they shut it down again. As fun as this has been, I’m moving to a new hosting company this week. I couldn’t decide which one to pick,... Read More

Heat, Slip N’ Slides, and other things that ruin my life

This is a post from 2008, but since my children are jumping up and down and begging me to get out the Slip N’ Slide today, I thought I’d run it again. The neighbor girls wanted to play with the Slip N’ Slide today. I tried to talk them out of it, but when I realized that my argument essentially boiled down to “I would rather sit on the couch in the cocoon of my darkened house than frolic outside in the fresh summer air” I decided to just go with it. I do not have fond memories of the Slip N’ Slide. As a child,... Read More

7 Quick Takes Friday

It’s all Grace! I’ll be back next week.  Read More →

7 Quick Takes Friday

Needless to say, I’m not up for hosting this week, so head on over to Grace’s place for all the 7 Quick Takes fun! Be sure to write a bunch of brilliant and hilarious stuff so that I can read it to distract myself from my post in the NICU while the baby sleeps. I’m going to write a more detailed update soon, but the short version is that our sweet little man is stable but still having some issues. The good news is that there’s currently an encouraging long-term prognosis, the bad news is that we’re probably not taking... Read More

Fun stuff to read while I get stabbed in the neck

I finally talked to the doctor who’s going to do The Insane-O Vein Procedure. Here’s how that went: Doctor: Tell me a bit about your history with clotting. Me: [I tell him about my genetic clotting disorder (Factor II, homozygous), how it's exacerbated by pregnancy, how I had a deep vein thrombosis in 2006, how I'm nine months pregnant, and how I'm currently recovering from bilateral pulmonary embolisms that occurred while I was taking preventative blood thinners.] Doctor: [Whistles under his breath.] Me: [Have an ominous feeling about... Read More

Happy Easter!

Thank you so much to every single one of you who has commented, emailed, sent letters, or prayed for me recently. It’s been a crazy few months, and I can’t tell you how much your kindness and support have meant to me. I hope you’re all having a blessed and wonderful Easter day! As a little treat, here is some great music you might enjoy adding to your playlists to celebrate the Easter season. My secular music fast helped me rediscover a lot of the classics, and I am reminded of just how soul-stirring these kinds of tunes can be. Happy... Read More

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

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