The humidity was almost non existent and the cooler temperature was a pleasant break from the scorching heat wave of early August. It could only mean that summer would soon be on it’s way out and it was definitely time to pack in all the outdoor fun that we could, before it was time to [...]
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Yesterday I was grouchy. I woke up with a horrible headache, which was my own doing. Thank you, you big jerk, Jose. Joey was a bit uncooperative and it was just a bad day all around. I took full advantage of the TV as babysitter while his baby brother napped. Cats and Dogs to the [...]
Before bed I take some mystery meat out of the freezer and place it in the fridge to thaw. The next morning when grabbing the cream for my first cup of coffee, I see the meat and remember that I need to use it to make something that will resemble dinner later that evening. I [...]
When the north wind blows and fluffy white snow covers our backyard, outdoor play is nixed by this frigophobic Mema. Instead, my grandsons and I find ourselves discovering new ways to amuse ourselves in the warmth of our cozy playroom. We build forts, climb through tunnels, don our super hero capes and jump off tall [...]
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is or should be in full swing by now. Time to get the stockings hung and to trim the tree. So much to do and so much running around. Ready or not-in less than two weeks, Christians will celebrate Christmas in all it’s glory. As I blog [...]
In just a few short days the retail world will experience the craziest shopping day of the year. Seasoned shoppers have been preparing by searching for leaked ads and circulars. Seasoned techie shoppers don’t even need the circulars. Yup, there’s an app for that! Apps like Dealtaker, Black Friday and BF Deals will put all [...]
My daughter got a tattoo. I should hate it. I hate tattoos. But not this one.
Is it just me and my over sensitive hormones, or is society becoming increasingly rude? Every day people around me are forgetting their manners. The clerks at the big box store are the absolute worst culprits! When did it become acceptable to hand someone their receipt and change and mumble “here you go” instead of [...]
It’s that time of year again-Back to school. Ridiculously long lists of hard to find school supplies, early mornings, lunches to pack, running out the door so as not to miss the school bus. The. School. Bus. My local paper just ran another story of a child unknowingly left behind on the school bus. A [...]
I seem to recall in my more youthful days a summer that actually extended until Labor Day. An unhurried summer filled with trips to North Avenue Beach and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Countless days playing Freeze Tag, Ghosts in the Graveyard or Steal the Bacon. Truly carefree days. It didn’t matter much to me as [...]
I had such high hopes of getting more organized and ridding my home of clutter this summer. But now, as the time for back to school rapidly approaches, I’m not any closer to achieving that goal than I was back in early June. I found myself standing in a room or in the garage, looking [...]