So I’m a little embarrassed that nearly two years after starting this blog, until today I still had the same old profile up. Although I’m now something of an intermittent and opportunistic blogger, I was fairly prolific for quite a while so my failure to change my profile can only be chalked up to laziness.
At the same time, reading over the initial profile I posted, it’s amazing the changes that can occur in two years. When I started the blog in January 2007, I had recently married my wonderful husband Dylan and finished my PhD. I was in the midst of job hunting and finding myself both terribly over-qualified and woefully underqualified for the sort of work I wanted to do. (Those of you who are heavy on degress but light on practical experience will know what I mean…) Fast forward two years and though we find ourselves in the exact same Southern California apartment, life is quite different. My days of leisurely wakings and sipping coffee in the morning have been replaced by alarm clock and long commutes to get me into work by 6:45. Yes, work. In April of 2007 I started a post-doctoral fellowship studying women and children’s health and though I don’t always awake in the 5:30 am darkness with glee, I am SO much happier when I feel busy and productive.
Did I mention the biggest change of all, little Madeleine? We had our first daughter on August 6, 2008 and when we’re not busy inventing nicknames (Pumpkin, Mini-munchkin, Tiny Cuddles, Little Big Stuff, Biggie Smallz, and Dylan’s new favorite, Cuddle-Faced Killer, to name a few), we’ve been stalking her with cameras as though we were paparazzi, and trying to catch up on sleep in our all-too-brief free time. With all of this excitement, cooking and blogging often takes a backseat these days, but I hope you’ll continue to follow our modest adventures chez Superspark nonetheless.