My year - buying and selling to get by.

2017 Year In Review: Baby Steps

I’m back in the saddle. I believe I missed 2016 because my brain was in a total fog. Being a mom and getting laid off were the “highlights” of my year. The end. And now 2017. The short version: It still sucked big time in different ways. I suppose the big events of 2016 attributed […]

Another One Bites The Dust

There is no integrity anywhere, not even in the world of journalism. Bye, Bye Charlie Rose. And now adios Matt Lauer. I remember back in the day, when Lauer still had hair, that he was described as an eligible bachelor. All I wanted to do was gag. I guess “good looks” overshadows bad (read: despicable) […]


A lot of “news” has focused on the sexual harassment in Hollywood. Then there were the social media hashtags of “#metoo.” It got me thinking of reflecting on my own life. Had I ever been sexually harassed? My initial thought was no, but today I thought more about it. The more I thought about it, […]

[Uno, Dos, Tres] Promoted to Sophomom

[Uno, Dos, Tres] Promoted to Sophomom

This post was inspired by an event at 1:34 AM. Today I was promoted to “sophomom,” a word I made up. The definition: I’m no longer the only first-time mom among my friends. Today, I passed down the torch to another friend as she journeys into the brainfog of motherhood. It wasn’t hard enough being […]

[Uno, Dos, Tres] I Love These, I Love Those Not

[Uno, Dos, Tres] I Love These, I Love Those Not

It’s been 6 months now. Babies are darn expensive themselves, but there are plenty of pricey products to keep the bambinos alive. When I was putting together my baby registry, I consulted with other mom friends on their suggestions. For the most part, I realized there are a billion and one different products out there, […]

Space Needle. Duh.

[A+R’s Big Adventure] Part 9 – 365 Days Later

Today marks one year that my husband and I officially moved to Seattle. The last 365 days have had its ups and downs for sure. What has happened, then and now? One year ago today, I sort of had a job. I was telecommuting part-time for my employer back in California, and not knowing if […]

Just the three of us... soon.

[Uno, Dos, Tres] The Final Countdown

Well, I’m 3 days away from my estimated due date, i.e., feeling like I’m watching grass grow as I anticipate *something* to happen. It’s hard to sit in restaurant booths, my belly itches like crazy, and waking up at 2 or 3 AM every morning to pee has become part of my daily routine. The […]

View from Columbia Tower on a winter morning. I'll miss seeing this.

[A+R’s Big Adventure] Part 8 – Career Trifecta Completed

March 9, 2004 — On this day in my history, I left a job where I had worked for a year. The reason — I moved to the next county over to start the next chapter in my life. And now fast forward to twelve years later. March 9, 2016 — My officemates and I […]


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