Atomic Bombshell

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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


What a fun weekend. My Ninja had to work on Saturday morning but in trade he got to take Monday off, so it was like having a three-day weekend together. Saturday we kicked back for the rest of the day then cruised around town after dinner.

Then, on Sunday we hit up Downtown Disney after church and met up with my brother-in-law and his wife for dinner. Yesterday we went up to our old stomping grounds, ate lunch at our favorite restaurant, and visited with my dad and his wife, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law.

This week will be jam-packed, but at least we’re refreshed and ready.

Read on for Day 7 of 30 Days of Truth
Someone Who Makes My Life Worth Living

Continue Reading 4 comments October 12th, 2010


chrysalisI’ve been thinking about what to do with this blog for some time now. Meanwhile, most of my blogging buddies have given up on ever seeing me post again. Can’t say I blame you. It’s not that I’ve had nothing to say, just that I’ve had nothing to say here.

My life has changed so much – and in such wonderful ways – that the original tone and usual content you found here just isn’t who I am right now. However, there’s still so much I’d like to share with those of you I’ve come to adore over the years. Expect an email from me in coming weeks with a link to the new site.

As for the Atomic Bombshell, she will not fade into oblivion just yet. In fact, I plan to relaunch this site to cover my passion for cycling. Eventually, I hope to help build a local cycling team and utilize this site as the communications hub for that group. Or who knows, maybe it can even serve to support female cyclists and related events throughout the region.

Here’s to new beginnings!

15 comments April 3rd, 2009

Smile Makers

Ten on Tuesday

This Week: Ten Simple Things That Make Me Happy

10. Doing helpful things for other people
9. The clean feeling just after a shower
8. Catching good sermons on KWVE
7. When things I want go on sale
6. Quiet, private, snuggle time
5. Watching movies at home
4. Baking delicious treats
3. Heart to heart talks
2. Riding my bike
1. My Ninja

22 comments September 16th, 2008

Triple White

Triple White New BeetleHas it been four years already? It doesn’t seem like my Acura has been around that long, but the lease company just said it was time to pull the trigger.

It’s not that the poor car did me wrong, but it just wasn’t that exciting for me to drive. Sure, it had great horsepower and tons of features, but it just wasn’t my style. Which means it was time to go car shopping again. Did some research after identifying these issues:

1. Must no longer be forced to purchase premium 91 octane gasoline. 2. Must have fuel economy of around 30 miles per gallon highway. 3. Must have a much lower overall cost of ownership than my previous vehicle. Basically, I need this new car to save me some money!

Those hybrids everybody’s crazy about help save fuel, but they’re too ugly to pay thousands over MSRP. So, I test drove a few economy cars, but nothing made me smile like the New Beetle… And when I saw the Triple White special edition, I knew the search was over.

Everybody say hello to my 4th Volkswagen… Meep meep!

12 comments September 8th, 2008

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