No, I’m not talking about how tired I am (though there are many days I feel like the walking dead). ;) I’m actually referring to the TV show, “Dead Like Me.” Jody and I started renting episodes from Netflix about a month ago and have been enjoying it ever since. It’s our little thing to do together a few evenings a week after the kids have gone to bed. DLM, which focuses on the afterlives of a handful of grim reapers – namely a girl named “George” – is quite entertaining. I didn’t think I’d like it at first since it is, after all, aboutRead More →

After careful deliberation, I finally decided how to spend some of my Christmas money (thank you, Jody Santa). I ordered a pair of shoes from Sierra Trading Post. It was while I was placing the order that I realized that the only other new pair of shoes I’ve bought for myself in the past five years or so were my Crocs. Gah. That’s a long time for a girl to go without new shoes. Anyway, they are $80 Mary Jane Tevas that I got for $39.95 (woohoo!) on closeout. Here they are. Please note that I don’t normally wear my jeans rolled up for theRead More →

After recently putting out a plea to my readers asking for vegetarian recipes, I’ve been inspired to try some new things and am happy to share them here. :) (Thank you to those of you who sent me recipes. I now have a stack that I am going to try over the next few weeks!) The first recipe for Vegetarian Minestrone Soup, I got out of the “Fix-it and Forget-it Cookbook” that my mother-in-law gave to me a few years ago when we first got our crockpot. I did all of the veggie chopping the night before, then Ava helped me put everything into theRead More →

I took Julian to the doctor for the first time for his 2-month check-up today. I’d been debating about when to take him since he was born at home and hadn’t seen a doctor before (though my midwife examined him at each appointment I had postpartum) and this seemed like a good time to start. All went well. He’s pretty much perfect and healthy as can be. Since he’s becoming quite the little charmer lately, he flashed a few smiles at the doctor. He is in the 100th percentile for weight and height – 14 lbs., 13 oz., and 25 inches long. Just for comparison,Read More →

I’ve taken the plunge and switched to WordPress! Haven’t had a chance to update my sidebar or play around too much yet, but will eventually. Please update your links to include my new url: http://crunchydomesticgoddess.wordpress.com/ Thanks to those of you who recommended I switch over. It was very easy to transfer everything once I found the import option. :) Edited at 10:15 p.m. to add: I’ve been working on my sidebar (blogroll and links) tonight. I got started on making categories and categorized some of my old posts and will continue to do so as time allows (ha, ha!), but I don’t know that I’llRead More →

I’ve been trying to switch over to the new version of Blogger for the past couple months now, but every time I try I get this response: Could not switch you to the new Blogger Thanks for your interest in the new version of Blogger! Unfortunately, we cannot switch your Blogger account at this time, because one or more of your blogs cannot be moved. Then the “help article” says: Why can’t I switch to the new version of Blogger? While the new version of Blogger is no longer in beta, some users with certain types of blogs will not immediately be able to switchRead More →