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Can Humor Calm Our Nerves?

This is a winner of ChicagoNow’s Best Posts for March 2020.  Thank you for reading and sharing. I came home from shopping at Aldi a couple days ago.  Actual driving and shopping took about 40 minutes. Not too bad, considering. I spent another hour in a tizzy, washing and sanitizing the groceries once I arrived... Read more »

'Cause I Said So … More Snobby Mommy Musings

My daughter calls me Snobby Mommy. There are times I can’t blame her.  I seem to let my perfectionist ways dominate my thinking. And that ain’t right.  Because nobody is perfect. Not even Snobby Mommy. There was the time I was reluctant to shop at Aldi.  Boy, did I do a 180 perspective change. In... Read more »

Cheating on My Noom Diet

This post continues my TWO PARAGRAPH CHALLENGE series.  See here for the first challenge. And he thought I couldn’t do it. Ha! I say. (Disclaimer:  this prelude doesn’t count toward the two paragraphs.  ‘Cause I said so.) CHEATING ON MY NOOM DIET I opened the fridge that Monday evening.  It was a very long day,... Read more »

I've Been Censored

The below post is another in my TWO PARAGRAPH CHALLENGE SERIES.  Why two paragraphs?  My husband arbitrarily chose the number 2 and asked if I could write a post in only two paragraphs.  And I love a challenge, so here goes… CENSORED!  Ain’t it great to get censored? Because that’s where it’s going with me... Read more »

Oops - I Did It Again

Hi Everyone, and thank you for subscribing.  There have been issues of my latest post ending up in JUNK folders due “certain words” within.  If you are missing today’s post, here’s a link to today’s writing.  It’s safe — I promise! Also, check out my latest win from ChicagoNow’s Best Posts of August 2019.  Check out the... Read more »

The Two Paragraph Challenge

  My husband challenged me to write a blog in two paragraphs or less. Has he gone mad? Or perhaps he finds my posts too long for his liking? ‘Cause I love to talk.  Which leads to… more writing. Can I do it?  Let’s try. ‘Cause I love proving a point. Disclaimer:  This prelude doesn’t... Read more »

I'm Not 36

This post was chosen as one of ChicagoNow’s 20 Best Posts of August 2019. Enjoy and check out other ChicagoNow bloggers — ’cause I said so! “I wanna rock-n-roll all night. And party every day.” Kiss was playing on my headphones while I was pedaling the Peloton bike earlier this morning. I can’t lie:  that... Read more »

Jorje The Space Monkey

My Super, Amazing Travels in Southern Cali Hi. Space Monkey Jorge here, checking in to give you the updates on my recent excursions in and around Orange County and Southern California. HOME BASE This is my first home — the California Science Center.  It’s where I started out when my new adoptive family carefully chose me... Read more »

That's One Big Flag

Happy 4th of July, Folks.  Years ago, we spent the holiday waiting in a long line with Dad’s fire truck to participate in neighborhood parades.  Those were some hot, humid afternoons, but we still have great memories. With that all said, enjoy an oldie but goodie Pizza For Breakfast post. THE TIME DAD CAME HOME WITH... Read more »