Tag: marriage

Why I am thankful for the Plainfield woman in the silver Mercedes who nearly killed my husband

Why I am thankful for the Plainfield woman in the silver Mercedes who nearly killed my husband
First, I want to say that I adore my husband, and I do NOT want him dead. That being said, I am still thankful for the woman that nearly killed him yesterday, and this post will explain why. My husband is an avid angler. Translation? He loves to go fishing. We worked very hard most... Read more »

The spider that caused screaming, running and a panic attack

The spider that caused screaming, running and a panic attack
Life around our house is never dull, but this particular August evening was especially memorable. As the newly appointed office manager at work, I work long hours, while my husband, now retired, takes care of the kids, the dogs and the house. However, we all like to eat, so I do the cooking. When I... Read more »

Why I am saying yes to less

Why I am saying yes to less
Yes to less – this is my motto for 2016. Less stuff. Less commitments. Less is more. Why am I saying yes to less? Three reasons: Time Energy Commitment When I say yes to too many things and too much stuff, my time and energy are spread too thinly, and I do not give my... Read more »
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Lunch with friends is the one habit I never want to break

Lunch with friends is the one habit I never want to break
Tonight is ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooza. We are given a topic at 9pm, then we write, edit, tweak and publish straight up at 10pm. Our topic for tonight is: “Write about a habit or routine of yours that you would either like to break or that you hope never ends.” I have several habits I would like... Read more »

We were in the fight of our lives and we won

We were in the fight of our lives and we won
12 For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.   Ephesians 6:12  (ISV) I rarely start my blog posts with Bible verses, but today, it is most appropriate to do so. Last night, my husband and I... Read more »

I didn't get to say goodnight to my police officer husband, and he might not come home in the morning

I didn't get to say goodnight to my police officer husband, and he might not come home in the morning
I didn’t get to say goodbye or “I love you” to my husband before he left for work tonight, and he might not come home in the morning. That’s the reality I live with as the spouse of a police officer. Especially today. Especially considering that in the last month 16 officers were killed or... Read more »
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What my Fitbit Surge says about why I am always tired

What my Fitbit Surge says about why I am always tired
This blog post is part of ChicagoNow’s monthly Blogapalooz-hour. The entire ChicagoNow community of writers receives a topic to write about at 9pm. We are to write, edit and publish our pieces right at 10pm. Click here to find all the posts from tonight’s event.  Last Friday, I totally splurged on myself and bought a... Read more »

Converting my family is harder than I thought

Converting my family – it’s a task I took far too lightly. Getting my family to understand that I am now a working mom and need their help every single day is so much harder than I thought it would be! For eleven-and-a-half years, I was a stay at home mom. I took care of... Read more »

Genealogy Research: The inevitable family scandal

Genealogy Research: The inevitable family scandal
I’m pretty sure that if you dig deep enough into anyone’s family history you are going to find it; dirt, filth, SCANDAL. I didn’t have to go back very far in my genealogy research to find my family’s scandal. I never knew him, but it seems that my Grandpa Fred has a very interesting story.... Read more »
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Why my life is filled with joy as I look toward my future

Why my life is filled with joy as I look toward my future
This post is part of a monthly ChicagoNow bloggers event called Blogapalooza. All bloggers are invited to receive a topic at 9pm, write and edit on that topic in one hour, and publish right at 10 pm. Click here to read all the other great posts from tonight. Life is finite. There is nothing we... Read more »