Spent the year not-dating but secretly dating b and dating other men; was supposed to be working on my dissertation but didn't (I believe this year--along with 1999--was more about acting adolescent than adolescence actually was); TOC came into our lives.
b and I got serious; Pupzilla came into our lives and made us a family; I got serious about my dissertation
Defended my dissertation, graduated, got a faculty appointment, bought a house w/ b and moved outside of the city; b started his own business
Lost my brother-in-law very unexpectedly, married b; b started working for horrible photographer; Angel started having serious issues with his father
2004 - 2005
Started getting into deep financial debt w/ house I loved but couldn't afford; b unemployed and then retrained as EMT and eventually paramedic; hated my own job and went on job search; discovered my research agenda. The Brute came into our lives.
Found and landed current job; moved to SouthLite; spent entire year not selling house and falling deeper and deeper in debt; finally sold house at a loss in December; b took outdoor leadership course he always dreamed of and started yet another career
Watched Angel graduate high school; helped Angel get into college and decide to defer; started slow process of paying off debt; learned to juggle research and teaching; started blog
Met and emotionally adopted Pumpkin; sent Angel to college and dealt with the emotional fallout (mine); got obsessively serious about my research
Adjusted to life post-active mothering; submitted tenure dossier; started doula training
2010 (so far)
Assisted at my first birth (separate post to follow); said good-bye to Pumpkin as she moved away to graduate school; who knows what comes next?