Happy almost New Year

Today is Dr. Vanderford’s birthday.  Happy Birthday Deb! It’s also the day I start to miss Kristen and her New Year’s Resolutions Blog posts. (You hear about Libby, Kristen’s oldest daughter every now and again. Yup, I said oldest daughter since Kate was just born 3 weeks ago). Given that 2015 is just a day away, I thought I would share links to Kristen’s New Year’s Resolutions from past years. Enjoy! New Years Resolutions 2012 New Years Resolutions 2011 NewRead more

New Year’s Resolutions 2013

Hey there!  It’s former Animal Keeper Kristen, back on the blog to talk New Year’s Resolutions.  Well, I actually haven’t made time yet to reflect on the past year and set some goals for 2013  ( I’ve looked to the museum animals for inspiration in years past: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), so I suppose I’ll be working on that the next few days.  But I thought I’d throw out a little challenge for you– and for me.  I visit theRead more

New Year’s Resolutions- 2012!

Hello, former Animal Keeper Kristen here! Here’s the quick catch up: my daughter Libby is 8 months old (already!) and I’m having a wonderful, challenging, lovely life being a mom. I’m a regular Animal Department blog reader, and Libby and I are frequent visitors to the Museum. We meet up with Sherry, and whoever else wants to join, for lunch a few times a month, and we occasionally crash Thursday group lunch. When Sherry asked me to keep with traditionRead more

QuikPost: New Year’s Resolutions

Kristen‘s New Year’s Resolution posts are some of  my favorite blog posts to read, so I was feeling sad for New Year’s 2012. When I mentioned this to Kristen she said she would offer her wisdom yet again. YAY! Check back the first week in January but in the meantime take a look at resolutions of year’s past: 2011 New Year’s Resolutions 2010 New Year’s Resolutions 2009 New Year’s Resolutions Read more

New Year’s Resolutions – 2011

Well, it’s tradition now  ( 2010 Resolutions, 2009 Resolutions).   Here are our Animal Department goals for 2011! 1.  Graciously accept help when it’s offered! Try new foods. Work hard… Play hard… Sleep hard. Buy organic. 5.  Get out and enjoy nature. Life changes fast.  Appreciate the time you have with the team you belong to!Read more

Ghosts of Christmas’ Past

Christmas is coming. I give the Keepers off for Christmas and I work, which means I am in for a bit of grief from them. They will tease me incessantly about my “keeping skills” as well as all the things that have gone wrong for me during past Christmas’. Actually,  I am due for a doozy, as the past two years have not been so bad (2007 was the worst!) Click on the links below to read about past Christmas’Read more