Archive for July 2014

What I miss most in my life

What I miss most in my life
Tonight is the last Wednesday of the month, so, therefore it is Blogapalooz-hour here at ChicagoNow. Tonight’s assignment, if we choose to accept it, is to write about something, someone or someplace that we miss. We have one hour to complete the assignment. I am an hour-and-a-half late. It’s 10:30pm, and I just realized I... Read more »

Change is the only true constant in life

Change is the only true constant in life
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog about living in the routine of life – walking in the status quo, as it were. The reality, though, is that change is the only true constant in life. Status quo, life without chaos, is a good thing. It allows us moments of rest between the... Read more »

Sometimes the help we get isn't very helpful

Sometimes the help we get isn't very helpful
As a working mom, I need a great deal more help around the house than I used to just to keep up with the basics, like dishes, meal planning and laundry. My family is trying to be helpful. Trying. Often times, though, especially in the kitchen, I find objects such as pans, pots, mixing bowls... Read more »
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I am TOTALLY a gardener

14 days after planting, we have one measley little cucumber plant. Can you see it near the green spike upper right side of the photo?
One year ago, I posted my second blog post ever, and I titled it I am not a gardener. Well, that’s just not true. I am TOTALLY a gardener, and I have proof. I have been taking pictures for weeks in order to show you just how miraculous a garden really is. We plant cucumbers,... Read more »

My 1st anniversary writing There's a Bug in My Coffee

My 1st anniversary writing There's a Bug in My Coffee
Today marks the 1st anniversary of me writing There’s a Bug in My Coffee. I’ve walked through some difficulities, some joys, some funnies and some major changes here on these pages. I’ve had moments of brilliance, moments of spewing mediocrity and minor stretches of “yeah, I got nothin.” The most difficult time in all the... Read more »

A bully's impact 35 years later

A bully's impact 35 years later
I can’t stand bullies, name-calling, dragging people down and hurting people with words; a bully’s impact can linger even 35 years later. Today’s bullies are bigger cowards than the ones I faced in junior high. At least my bully bullied me face-to-face. We didn’t have the internet, social media and cellphones with digital cameras. The... Read more »
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How I’m handling the other There’s a Bug in My Coffee blog

How I’m handling the other There’s a Bug in My Coffee blog
Last night, I discovered that there is another blog out there called There’s a Bug in My Coffee. Thank you, Google alerts. WOW! Was I miffed. I’m less than a week away from my 1 year anniversary of writing There’s a Bug in My Coffee, and this happens. I do not know 100% that mine... Read more »

Why the daily routine isn't necessarily a bad thing

Why the daily routine isn't necessarily a bad thing
I’ve been pondering for days over what to write about, and I’ve struggled. My daily routine seems to be getting in the way of anything productive emerging from my brain. I have a couple of great blogs brewing in said brain, but the timing is crutial to the content; I can’t publish them yet. I... Read more »

5 reasons why you should not have personal fireworks displays for the 4th of July

5 reasons why you should not have personal fireworks displays for the 4th of July
Please don’t have personal fireworks displays this year. I can hear it now, “What?!?” “Mind your own business!” “I’ve got this – I’ve done this for years and no one’s ever gotten hurt.”  And other comments I won’t post, but know are coming. I have 5 very good reasons why you should refrain from having... Read more »
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