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In my post, Disconnect, I talked about feeling disconnected from the people around me. I said one of the reasons I felt this way is, “2012 was a rough year.” You got some of that in the post about Cassie’s birthfather. But there is a second, even bigger reason that 2012 was rough. Max had … Continue reading


“No one likes change except a wet baby.” ~Mark Twain Since January 2005, Max has worked from home. He has occasionally needed to go somewhere to work for a day here or there, but spent most of his time at home. Heck, we even built a home office last year. We expected him to stay … Continue reading

10 Days ‘Til 10 Years: Memory Lane

On July 27, Max and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. I’ve decided to post something new everyday about us. Because it’s my blog, and I can. While I was writing the timeline, I remembered a few things that I want to share. Who Says Couples Shouldn’t Work Together? Max and I have frequently … Continue reading

10 Days ‘Til 10 Years: Timeline

On July 27, Max and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. I’ve decided to post something new everyday about us. Because it’s my blog, and I can.  A Brief Timeline of Max and Robyn’s Relationship (The First Eight Years) August 1994: Max meets Robyn. (Technically, Robyn meets him too, but doesn’t remember.) December 1994: … Continue reading

The Blogs I Read

On one post, one of the commenters mentioned my blog roll. Not all of the blogs that I read are listed there. About two years ago, I overhauled the blog. Before that, I did list all of the blogs I read in the Blog Roll, making it ridiculously long. When I chose the blogs to put … Continue reading


Taking a brief break from adoption. A lot of people who don’t know me personally are starting to read the blog. Even people who do know me personally don’t know what it is that I do. I am technical writer. I’ve worked for Netscape, Microsoft (as an intern, contractor, and full-time employee), e-Travel, and Oracle. … Continue reading

Here. In My Head.

I have so many posts written in my head. If only I had some sort of recorder that would work in the shower. Or while I’m washing dishes. I’m always thinking of blog posts… a couple from the WordPress Post-a-Day topics, a couple responses to blogs I’ve read recently, my thoughts and feelings about our … Continue reading

Latest News from the Chittister Household

The latest news is, the Chittister household is very messy! Many of my friends and family have been requesting add-on pictures, and I will post some this weekend. We now have a room with wooden walls, and our dining room has an L-shape cut out of the ceiling. Firefly figured out how to get in … Continue reading

What I Hate Today – Computer Help

About a month ago, I asked the IT guy (DL) to completely wipe out my test computer, install Windows 7, and do a clean install of Vista. He installed Windows 7, but didn’t do the Vista part. I brought my test computer in yesterday. He couldn’t figure out how to reinstall Vista. I asked him … Continue reading