About the Prideful PrimaDonna

My name is Denise and I write this blog. I’ve been married 3 years and change to my personal Mr. Darcy who has taught me the wisdom in rationality and whom I have taught to laugh at the ridiculous.

I love Jane Austen’s work and especially Pride and Prejudice. I’ll probably quote it. A lot. And not always where it makes any sense. You’ve been warned.

I’m recently pregnant and decided I wanted to write about it on a blog. I was inspired to do so a few years ago by a gal named Val. We don’t really know each other, but I read her blog and listen to her music because she’s pretty spiffy. You can check out her blog via a link up there somewhere.

I live in the metro area of Maryland, but I dream of living in Alaska or Seattle eventually. Spending the rest of my days sipping hot chocolate in front of stormy weather is just my style. I hope to move to Texas in the next decade, but I do adore the snow.

A year ago I decided to get super healthy and started working out hard core and taking super vitamins and supplements. I lost about 30 lbs. after having an allergic reaction to whey protein, not eating, and being bed ridden for about a week. After that I realized I’d developed a nasty aversion to gluten. I’m not celiac, but I eat gluten free for the betterment of my villi.

Edit: Since becoming pregnant I’ve realized gluten foods don’t bother me, but foods containing malt and whey still do. I’m continuing to tweak my diet as needed and still feel it’s very important to stay in tune with your body’s dietary needs.

I have two cats and due to that pesky parasite their waste can carry I now have a great excuse to have hubbs do the litter.

My mother is a nurse practitioner, which meant we always had the best medical care as children. We saw doctors and physicians who went above and beyond for their patients, and having been raised on that I have high expectations of my physicians now.

And for those of you who love the random facts:

  • My husband and I share a love of ABBA. It’s almost as bad as Fafa the Groundhog
  • I drool at elaborate gowns, make plans to buy them, and then stop when I realize I don’t have a fancy enough event to attend.
  • I hate the lessons disney movies teach, but I still watch and enjoy them.
  • I’m pretty geeky. I’ve read LotR, HP, JA, watched Sherlock, Who, Stargate, and I’ve even played D&D a few times, but haven’t been able to find a lasting campaign.
  • I hate people who talk to their children like they do to their pets, or vise-versa.
  • I make costumes for people and plays and my husband’s independent films. It’s pretty groovy.

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