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See Sharp

Last night I completed what our professor promises will be the most difficult exam of the semester. Considering that hers is my most challenging and inflexible class, that’s somewhat of a relief. Can’t wait to find out if I got a decent grade. One of the best things about a test week is that there’s no homework that weekend… Wahoo!

So many crazy things happened over the past few days that I wasn’t able to devote enough study time to ensure the “A” I’m looking for, but I wasn’t in the mood to spend that much effort on something I don’t enjoy anyway – C# Programming. Got a perfect score on her first exam though, so some of it must be making its way into my leaky pregnancy brain.

It’s such a privilege to go back to school for a degree in a field I’ll really enjoy. However, even now that I’ve cut my workload down to two courses per semester I still wonder if I’m cheating my family out of the best I can give. Often I’m stressed because of looming homework and exams and wonder if I’d be more cheerful and attentive without those obligations.

Not planning on dropping out though. Too near the finish line to stop now. And besides, there’s no way I’m going to listen to “Well, you didn’t finish college either!” twenty years from now from either of these kids.

Read on for Day 13 of 30 Days of Truth
Music That Helped During Tough Times

Continue Reading 1 comment October 28th, 2010

Chrome Dome

This is week 25 of my second and last pregnancy, and since this gestation began I’ve been shedding a much higher than normal amount of hair. After a couple months I mentioned it to my OB who assured me that my thyroid was fine and the inordinate hair loss was probably the result of shedding cycles synchronizing.

Many months later, I’m now even more concerned because the trend hasn’t reversed. When I was pregnant with my first, I think maybe I had to clean out my hairbrush once or twice during the entire nine months. Had the usual large “catch-up” amount of hair loss postpartum that I was expecting, but this pregnancy is different.

Not only am I shedding a ton of hair from my previously thick mane, but for the first time in my entire life I can get away with shaving maybe once every week or two instead of every few days. Let’s not even speak about the devastation happening to my eyelashes, because I might burst into tears. Tried researching online to discern what could be causing this abnormality, but came up empty.

So, unless I can figure out what this is all about, I’ll probably be bald by the time February or March rolls around and the crazy postpartum shedding hits. I know it’s just hair and I’m probably being vain, but this is seriously starting to stress me out… Which will probably only contribute to the problem.

Read on for Day 12 of 30 Days of Truth
Something I Never Receive Compliments About

Continue Reading 1 comment October 24th, 2010


Yesterday our fourteen month old bundle of radical took his first steps. The night before, while I was away at school, he and his papa were dancing and he was standing up on his own more than usual. Wanting to see for myself, we fired up some Foo Fighters the next morning and sure enough the dancing began.

But before we knew it he started taking steps forward! It was such a neat feeling watching that happen for the first time, and I’m so glad we were both there to see it. Later that night we posted this video of his next attempts to walk on his own. As you will hear, My Ninja is a proud papa! Mama says well done, Kal-El.

Read on for Day 11 of 30 Days of Truth
Something People Compliment Me About

Continue Reading 7 comments October 22nd, 2010

Cover Model

So, our Mini Ninja did a little bit of modeling a couple weeks ago, and from what I can tell he must have done a decent job because one of his images was selected for the cover. Here’s hoping little man can keep his ego in check if this is any indication of what’s in store for him in the future.

There must be something wrong with me (what else is new?) because although I realize he’s a decent looking kid, I lack the common motherly tendency to believe that my baby is the best looking, most intelligent, best behaved human on the planet. However, as a total package, and a member of our silly little family, I think he’s pretty stinkin’ awesome.

Read on for Day 10 of 30 Days of Truth
Someone I Wish I Didn’t Know

Continue Reading 4 comments October 19th, 2010


For the first time in months I’m caught up on all my feeds in Google Reader. For the two minutes that lasted I felt truly accomplished. Should have spent that time working on my homework but I just wasn’t in the mood to practice writing arrays in C#. (Insert snoring sound here.)

By the way, if you haven’t seen me comment on your blog in a while, chances are I’m not subscribed to the right feed, so let me know.

Read on for Day 9 of 30 Days of Truth
Someone Who Drifted Away

Continue Reading 8 comments October 16th, 2010

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