Friday, August 23, 2013

And...We're Officially Closed.

This makes me really sad, but the day has come when I am closing my comments and not returning to update the blog. I'm keeping the blog up as an archive of the adventures we've had and how we've grown as a family. I am SUPER excited about my new blog, which is just me: Kirstenoliphant.com. How easy is that to remember?

You're getting the same content with a better comments section and some more slick features, which will mostly help me out. But you  might get features like an easy-print recipe card! Sweet! Wordpress just has a lot more bells and whistles, which I'm still learning about.

I am so thankful to have all of you as readers, and I hope you come with me. Please? Come with me? And if you get nostalgic, you can return here to read all about our mad life and what we were like before we had a baby. Heck, maybe I need to read, because I DON'T REMEMBER.

Thanks for being here. Thanks for reading. Thanks for the comments and the sharing and the love and for keeping this little blog going. I found a new passion I never imagined.

Come see that passion grow.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Oh, Hai!

It's starting to feel a little lonely over here, isn't it? I still like coming to look at my pickle-hating blog, but you know that I'm LOVING my new design. It's still in progress, but you can check it out here. Go look. And leave me comments there telling me how pretty it is. This week, I'm talking foosball tournaments, challenges of parenting (tomorrow), and about how losing post-baby weight isn't a race.

Come read! Follow! I don't want to lose you guys.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

To Eat, Come Follow

You know you want to eat this.

Mexican Meat Loaf www.kirstenoliphant.com

Want the recipe? You'll have to follow me over to my new blog. Do you see what I'm doing here? It's me being sweet to those of you who are slow to change. I get it. I do. Change is hard. But you can do it! I'll reward you with Mexican Meatloaf. Come on. Just CLICK



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

With Eyes Closed or Open


Fifteen days stretch between us. His trip, then mine, then his. More than two weeks, the time has been slow and it has been fast. I remember his voice, the smell of his skin and the feel of the stubble that he grows when we are apart.

We are not the couple that speaks every day. Better in person, our phone calls are succinct. Texts are better, full of our code: love you mosts, breaking pickles, the Tchoucatabouffa. For me, missing is less an ache and more a transaction to be soldiered through til the end.

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At the veterinary hospital where I worked during school, in addition to walking dogs, giving shots, and cleaning cages, I had the job of developing x-rays. We did not have a dark room, only a smallish closet with a tub for bathing dogs and cats. Light off and door closed, this was a job done in total darkness.
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Monday, August 5, 2013

As I Change Over...

This month, I will be leaving I Still Hate Pickles.

Yes, I still hate pickles. Yes, I will still be blogging. But I am moving everything over to my new site, Kirsten Oliphant. Simpler, streamlined, and better for things like branding. This makes everything much simpler for those newer followers and more specifically, those who are connecting with me because of writing.

I am keeping this site up but will soon close comments. I also will be double posting a little bit, so you will see things here, but also there as I move. I'm also moving some of my favorite old posts to the new site, so you can read again (or for the first time) things like birth stories or roller derby adventures or cooking disasters.

Come check out and follow the new blog and you will get to watch its metamorphosis as the design elements take hold. I have a new header coming out and some other layout changes. I'd love to have you move with me, but will leave this site up as a kind of archive.

I will always hate pickles.

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