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One day at a time

This is my new philosophy. Along with practicing patience. Lots of patience. So as many of you know, I was supposed to be going to China for my research project. The first date of departure was April 19th, then it was moved to May 7th, then May 13th, June 1st (you getting the picture?). Well, […]

The Year of Positivity

1241 At the start of 2008, I made a couple of simple yet powerful resolutions. I shared these with my college girlfriends on our blog, but recently realized I never brought my “enlightenment” to the Jeff & Staci blog viewers. My deepest apologies for not spreading the positivity:-) That is what I am embracing: A […]

Cutest little niece and nephew – Kieran & Marcus

Thought I would give some props to our cute little niece, Kieran, and nephew, Marcus. They are fun to watch grow up. Marcus, Jon and Christine’s son, turned a year in January and REALLY enjoyed his birthday cake (see pictures). Kieran, my sister’s girl, is growing like crazy….or so I see over email, webcam and […]

Last exam…..EVER!!!!

So, today I took my last Master’s exam. The course was on International Context in Environmental Policy. Wanna know about the Rio Declaration? UNFCCC? A little about water treaties? Well, don’t ask me cause I am done! Woohoo!! Actually, this was possibly my favorite course yet!!! Alas, it has come to an end. As has […]

MWF&M seek cooking advice

I realize most of you will be quite shocked to learn that we have actually started cooking here in Europe. Yep, the Queen and King of Take Out now use their kitchen for something other than clutter, take out cartons and cat food stations (but oh how I miss the kitties, sigh!). We cook at […]

Vacation on the coast of the North Sea

A coastal holiday. Ah, what a relaxing and European way to spend a weekend. Ok, so maybe we took this vacation all the way back in September. Figured it was about time I write about it. Albeit briefly, since I don’t remember a lot of names and details:-)

Snow! It is snowing in Amsterdam!

We experienced our first snow in Amsterdam. Sure, there was a heavy frost the day we left to come home for the holidays (but that wasn’t really snow). There has been the occasional hail/almost snow moments. But tonight, we had snow!!!

Tigers, pandas and a Great Wall, oh my!

Well, I have some news!!! I am going to China! My research project will be in south central China on a biodiversity restoration project with the ultimate goal of reintroducing the Indochinese Tiger! Yep, a tiger reintroduction project!

Countdown to Holiday in Columbus – 22 days

Just a reminder that Clan McLennan* will be back in Columbus from December 21-January 3 to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. When I am not annoying my cats by hugging them incessantly, I (and yes, Jeff) will be available for social gatherings to catch up on what has been happening in your lives […]

Updating photos

As usual I am behind with everything. I have started adding photos to some previous posts when I didn’t know how to upload pictures. Jeff tries to keep me ignorant so he can hold his computer genius over me, but I will no longer be oppressed. I am woman hear me ROAR! Ok, so maybe […]