Archive for 2012

My to-do list for 2013

If I’m being honest, sometimes I wish I quit while I was ahead. Don’t get me wrong, I love to write and I always have. I will always be a writer, scribbling down random thoughts, stories and poems like the one I wrote about walking my dog when I was super stoned and how I... Read more »

The Best of Times - Growing Up and Liking it

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it... Read more »

Weaning kids - There is a wrong way

One of the most glorious sounds in the world is the piercing cry of a newborn baby. Everyone in the room sighs and delights. It never gets old, you know, witnessing a miracle. And then another magnificent sound is the silence. After the baby has been cleaned up, swaddled, and fed, they are just a... Read more »
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Let there be light and helpers

I was going to quit and I hadn’t even finished my master’s degree. I have made a huge mistake, I thought to myself, driving home from what is still in the top ten worst days of my life. The receptionist smiled and directed me to the office where I would be interviewed. I was finished... Read more »

How NOT to be a lame-wad

See that photo? See it? Do you? BECAUSE IT’S FUCKING AWESOME and so is the blog post, read it. You’ll love it! My friend Tara, a fellow blogger here at Chicagonow posted it yesterday with the caption, “Front and center – BOO YA!” I cackled and giggled and clapped my hands. I actually clapped my... Read more »

Buying a ticket to the end of the world and other stuff I do in order to avoid cleaning

Whoa……I look so weird in this pic, right? (read in the voice of Keanu Reaves). “If I won the lottery, there aren’t many things I would do differently.” Person who is full of shit that isn’t me. I would do a minimum of 458 things differently and that’s just what I can think of and... Read more »
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The F*&%ed up and Fabulous Fun of Family Traditions

The F*&%ed up and Fabulous Fun of Family Traditions
Family traditions are important. My husband and I have been taking turns hiding this guy from each other throughout the month of December for the past 10 years. We have no idea why he was given to us because we don’t sing in a choir, we don’t go to church, and we are white as... Read more »

You win some, you lose some

This is me this morning. I has a big saaaaaaaaad face to go with the glob of toothpaste on my chin (that is not doing anything to help dry up the PILES of acne clusters popping up all around my wrinkly face). Sad? Yes. Sad. I. have. failed. Muchos sickos has been the theme here... Read more »

This blog has no title because it's a hot mess of random emotional weirdness

Sheesh, yesterday it felt like an invisible elf was pounding my head in with a hammer and I was crying over a picture of Steve Dahl walking with his grandson in Walgreens while I was sweating out a fever and wishing I had a nice servant boy named Wren who could look and dance like... Read more »
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The pros and cons of carpooling

Carpooling kicks ass. Most of the time. Do I prefer driving TO or picking UP the kids from an activity? Either is marvelous and sometimes not. Let me tell you a little about why I feel this way. If I am the mom who drives the kids TO the practice or meeting, I slow the... Read more »