Not in real life, just on the internet.

I changed my site name, it just didn't fit my life now. Anastasia's Adventures has a nice ring to it doesn't it? Less princess, more me and no less an adventure.

But then, I was still left with the wbsercessa address....which is a bit of a pain to spell, type and explain. So the logical thing was to change my address too.

So head over to
where I'll be posting from now on.

Same me, new place.

Go ahead and update your bookmarks while you're thinking of it too. I'm not moving again anytime soon. At least not on the internet. In real life, well you just never know, that's why it's an adventure!


Seeing spots

Look, what i found left open in a browser tab..... A horribly misguided makeover attempt.

Spots seemed to be the consensus so despite my best intentions, i did not leave my layout alone. I fiddled some more....

Too Big, Too bright:

Too Random:

Too Subtle:

Hopefully I found just right and will really leave it alone for awhile.

Also, have you SEEN the price of grapes recently!!!


New look in 2011

OOOKAY! Anyone compulsively checking my blog over the last 24 hours saw (quite) a few different layouts. If i had been thinking i'd have done screen captures as I went. but the process is lost forever.

I'm still not keen on the blurry flourishes,I can'tget them sharper without pixelation. But I really like how solid they are and cant find any crisper ones that make me happy. so they stay.

I cant decide if I like the plain grey background. maybe some pink dots are in order? Someday.

For now, I'm leaving it as is.


Weather World

I love weather world on WPSU.
They have color color coded radar.
Also, the guy says things like "The uppper air coming down seems to have a bit more moxy" to it.

and lest you think they have just the one quirky announcer here the actual printed on the screen forecast for Tuesday night was "a breeze and a freeze" with "areas of clouds and starshine" in north western PA.
Today is just a "benign winter day" (Micah would like to know what that even means)
The real thing that caught my eye though was this dire prediction for Thursday. As a public service announcement, I just need to warn you about tomorrow:Don't let it sneak up on you.....


Easily Amused.

OK so in 2011 I might actually blog.

I feel like i should apologize for starting my new blogging year with such an annoying post.

So I'm sorry. I know animated GIFs are so last decade. But like my mother I am a late adopter. Fortunately for you all, I also have a short attention span and am highly distractable (besides, this only barely broke even in the work to create vs. enjoyment of final product ratio).



Also in 2011 I am going to hand my camera to others to take pictures of me more often.

There is no Micah because things that spin make him puke. Jimmy was at the store. There is a series of photos of Mark spinning Ami, but i forgot and animated the one without him. Plus he appears in mine and I'm not doing another because like i said, low enjoyment to work ratio.

Animated only has one N.

Happy New Year!

If you right click on these you may be able to make them stop depending on your browser
(if you are using internet explorer, now is the time to switch. Firefox is good, I like omniweb.)


christmas cards

Abi told me about Shutterfly giving away 50 free Christmas photo cards to folks who blog about shutterfly, I love Shutterfly. I did my wedding album with them and get lots of compliments. I try to put together a book each year of highlights (just finished 2009! go me.) My sister has a cute calendar of her kids on the fridge. They do other kinds of cards as well announcements and invitations and whatever you can think of cards.

I signed up for the giveaway back in November, but there's a problem. My current blogging funk aside (I am still alive by the way), I waited till the last minute to post this mostly because I am not sure what to put ON the photo card. We don't have adorable kids, we do have 2 cats, but we're not those kind of people. We're not even sure Mo is alive since no one has seen him in 2 weeks. It's just Micah and Me and no one really wants or needs a photo of us in santa hats. Besides, I don't have (m)any good photos of us together (let alone in matching hats):

(remember folks, these are the BEST that I could find.....)

And even though you can put like 6 photos on some designs, even the ones of us separately look like this:

seriously the best photo of Micah and I is from the Bike Tour this summer in Gettysburg after we had biked a million miles and climbed an observation tower. And we are posing by a canon. Yay for Peace on Earth!

I have more Christmas canon card options than any one person should.

Merry Christmas,

bet you all can't wait to see what we send out this year.


Thankful for Guests

My sister is experiencing a lack of thankfulness since she came to my house. I am going to jump-start her list. She does not know I'm doing this but it's for her own good. So here I am doing my first guest blog under cover! (how exciting)

So here is her list of things she is thankful for since she came to my house:

11. neices
12. nephews
13. advil
14. her own bed which she can't wait to get back to
15. her husband
16. cookies with milk
17. washing machines
18. sisters
19. haircuts
20. new computers

**Edit. I am indeed thankful for all these things. Thanks Abi.