About Me

Welcome to In Between the Piles. I'm glad you're here!
"Cuckoo bird" playing on the shag carpet...circa late 1970s

Just a bit about me...I'm a mid-thirty year-old who first was drawn to blogs because of a search for a cloth crib rail cover pattern (when Miss S decided to sharpen her new teeth on her crib). This search led me to BabyRabies (this very post). Through BabyRabies I learned about Diana Stone, and I fell in love with a blog. I don't ever expect to be in the same world of blogging as these two (which have over 23,000 and 8,000 likes on Facebook, respectively), but they have been my inspiration.

I've had a few nicknames in my life, including cuckoo bird and piston. Piston lasted the longest of the two. Some friends still refer to me as KP (Kristin Piston) or just Piston. Feel free to do the same.

I met the love of my life when I was 29. You can read our engagement story here. We were married nine months after we met. Some of my friends wondered why I wanted to get married so soon after meeting Karl, but neither one of us wanted to wait to spend the rest of our lives together. We adopted a rescued black lab, Mars, in 2008; he joined my our cats, Sol and Jupiter. Miss S came along in March 2011 followed by Mr. C in May 2013. That's our little family!

Honeymoon in Puerta Vallarta - at El Panorama
Some of my favorites include a good cup of coffee with cream, art, chocolate, red wine with notes of cherry, hearing my kiddos (Miss S and Mr. C) giggle, Karl's kind eyes, the ocean, being outside (especially hiking), sunshine, road trips, being with good friends and family, a clean house, gluten-free delectables, and ellipses.

I'm not sure when I started using ellipses, but I use them often. They, in fact, are my favorite punctuation. While wikipedia isn't considered a scholarly source, I LOVE their definition of an ellipsis. Kind of makes sense that I like them so much...

"Depending on their context and placement in a sentence, ellipses can also indicate an unfinished thought, a slight pause, and nervous or awkward silence. Aposiopesis is the use of an ellipsis to trail off into silence—for example: 'But I thought he was . . .' When placed at the beginning or end of a sentence, the ellipsis can also inspire a feeling of melancholy or longing." source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipsis 

While I love a clean house, Karl and I both work full-time... meaning that piles of (choose one: clothes, mail, magazines, toys, things to donate) are scattered throughout our house. This blog is what happens when I'm not working on putting away in between the piles.

Thank you so much for reading my blog. I hope you enjoy what you find. Pull up with a cup of coffee, tea, wine, or your other favorite beverage, and stay awhile. If you really enjoy something that you've read, feel free to leave me a comment or email me: inbetweenthepiles at gmail dot com.

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