feeling a little Violated

What’s with all the personal information required just to comment on somebody’s blog?

Just surfing around checking out blogs within my six-degrees and had to sign over the children just to be able to comment. So I had one of my comments all written and it was a doozy, long, detailed, edifying, astute and GONE in the confusion of becoming a card carrying member of the site.

Gimme a break, man.

The Coffee Thing

For the last two years at Riverview, we’ve had a “Ladies Coffee Break” which entails a lot of hard work and ends up being so much fun.

Each of the tables is decorated and fed by a hostess(or hostesses) who envision a theme and invite close friends, relatives and strangers to take a break and enjoy some good company.

This year’s speaker was Judy Moran. She talked about her bout with breast cancer and outlined a plan for overcoming. It was good.

Have a look at the tables.

I did (with help, thanks Chris and Stacey) tables 15 and 16. The titles are reversed. Bear in mind.

I love it, I love it, I love it!

So the concept of a weblog is interesting to me.

Everything you write, everyone can see. Any comment anyone makes is visable to all.

How can a person resist addiction to the “news” of other people’s lives and then the drama of still others’ reactions to that news?

It provokes uncomfortable questions of what community is, especially in light of the option of being a silent onlooker.

Do you think Davin’s regretting letting me in yet?


Look Ma, No Hands!

Guess what.

I am now authorized to submit poignant and useful information to this blog! Right now I am testing the ease of posting and the simple beauty of the medium (with Davin watching closely over my shoulder).

I am taking an interest in the mind-boggling world of high-tech, high-stress, nerd-populated Web junk.

I think this will be good for our marriage.


Here we are timing contractions.

This evening Chey and I went out to Outback Steakhouse. Then we went to Target to buy a stroller/carseat combo. Then we went to pick up Lila from Nicole’s apartment.

Chey has been having the contractions all evening, and they have been quite stronger than in the past couple weeks. Is it that she is just tired? It is, afterall, the evening.

I hope it is time, but so far the contractions haven’t been coming fast enough to warrant too much excitement. About 10 minutes between them now, though the last one was at 8 minutes. Maybe by morning we’ll be seeing them every 5 minutes.

Fingers crossed that the next post will be about a new baby.

Chey’s thesis at the grad college

Incidentally, Chey dropped her thesis off to the grad college at Central Michigan University. While the grad college will probably hand it back with edits to be made, we can always hope they won’t!

Thankfully, she is already lined up to teach some more classes at Lansing Community College next school year. Having the MA will enable her to teach a wider variety of courses, and it will mean a higher pay rate.