Friday, July 6, 2012

the one where I post all the things!

I'm assuming that this blog is now an echo chamber, since it's hard for me to believe anyone still reads it. Going 8 months b/t posts will do a number on your readership. I was hoping the "hard to get" vibe was working for me, you know like not giving away the cow when I want you to buy the milk or what not. But, but, but here I am dying of heatstroke here in the Chi. Ok not really, but kind of. So since I might actually melt at any given moment here is a list of the things that have been keeping me busy:

See that? That used to be a baby. Now it's a toddler. That should be sufficient explanation of where the hell I've been. Any day where she doesn't dance on the coffee table or catapult her self off the stairs is a raging success.

See that? That's my house. I've had it since November. And since then I've been pretending to know what the fluck I'm doing when it comes to home maintenance, gardening & decorating. It hasn't burned down yet so I'd say we're in good shape.

See that? That's my husband after seeing Magic Mike. Oh wait no, that's me. Nevermind. This IS my husband after graduating w/his Masters in Applied Statistics. What does that mean you ask? I have no idea, except that the last two years of grad school widowhood have mercifully drawn to a close & now the Mister can pursue his dream of professional math dorkery. And lastly this:

We went to Vegas. We did not wake up toothless w/a tiger or chicken in our hotel room, which in Vegas is a great success. We even came home w/some money which is great. On the downside Mr. Val now thinks he is some sort of gambling savant that can beat the Vegas house odds w/his superior mastery of statistics. Luckily I dragged him home before he bet our mortgage on red. So there you go. I'll be back w/some regularity now I hope. I miss writing and joking around even if I'm the only one listening. I've always been incredibly adept at cracking myself up.
Til we meet again,


  1. Yay for Stats-lovin' husbands!

  2. Your favorite little sisJuly 9, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Glad you're back :)

  3. Yay, you're back. I enjoy reading your blog...even if it takes 100 years between posts and I now have lots of gray hair and use a walker. :)