Friday, December 30, 2011


After all the hoopla and anticipation, another holiday season has come and gone. I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday. Q-man had a busy and exciting first Christmas, and I thoroughly enjoyed my Christmas Blog-cation. Aside from feeling fat and disgusting from eating too many Christmas cookies, I am relaxed, refreshed and ready to face 2012. Here are the R’s from my first week back.


On Tuesday, you saw a whole bunch of baby adorableness from Quinn’s first Christmas QWA.    

In this week’s Not-So-Wordy Wednesday, Q tried to eat your face.

Thursday, we had a 2011 Year in Review, and I posted links to my favorite posts from every month of the year.


This week’s super awesome blogger referral is Stephanie Klein from “Stephanie Klein’s Greek Tragedy.” Years ago, before I even knew what a blog was, my dear friend sent me a link to this blog. Greek Tragedy is the first blog I ever started following, and I have been a loyal fan ever since. Plus, she loves gift wrapping and anticipation as much as I do, so what’s not to love?

Stephanie Klein is the author of two books, Straight Up and Dirty and Moose. Both are great, and Straight Up and Dirty is one of my all-time favorites. She tells the story of her jerk-off ex-husband (“the Wasband”) and their failed marriage. She shares the pain of her divorce and the challenges of starting her life over again. Let’s just say, I can relate. More than a little bit. Plus, the book is funny! And a little dirty, so if you blush easily, read it in private.

In her blog, Stephanie Klein shares her new life with us. We get to meet her wonderful husband and adorable twins, whom she lovingly refers to as “The Beans.” Her writing is not just funny. Sometimes it’s side-splitting, knee-slapping, laugh-until-you-can’t-breathe funny. You may actually snort. Don’t say I didn't warn you.

In addition to entertaining stories, anecdotes and commentaries, Stephanie posts about food yumminess, travel, party ideas, awesome photos and other good stuff. She also gives excellent life and relationship advice. She’s serious about the tough love.

So when you’re sitting around on New Year’s Day, pour yourself a little hair of the dog and get all caught up with Stephanie Klein. You’ll be in good company, since she’ll probably have some wine with you.


In January 2011, I wrote a trilogy about my worst job ever. I didn’t know it was going to be a trilogy when I started writing it, but there was just so much drama for one post. Now, I’ve come full circle and I have the best job ever. Ah, happiness…

Tune in next week year!

I got the sweetest Christmas gift from my Hubs and baby boy. I’ll tell you all about it on Thursday, so have some tissues handy. We’ll also have a little discussion about New Year’s resolutions, and hopefully you’ll share yours, too.

Be careful out there on Saturday night. The crazies will be out in full force.

Have a safe and Happy New Year, friends!