Archive for October 2012

Halloween Holiday Help. From squirrels? I'll take it.

Halloween Holiday Help. From squirrels? I'll take it.
As a busy mom, I appreciate all the help I can get. Especially around the holidays. And now the beginning of the whole insane Holiday Season seems to start with Halloween. So, imagine my joy at finding a little help carving our pumpkins this year. Pumpkin carving is a serious tradition at our house. A... Read more »

Come on down to the Joliet Regional Author Fair!

Come on down to the Joliet Regional Author Fair!
The weather is supposed to stink tomorrow, so why not come on by the Joliet Library and say “Hi”? I’ll be there, along with about fifty other Chicago area authors, all of us selling and signing copies of our books.  I’ll have both my novels, Wish Club, and my latest, Down at the Golden Coin,... Read more »

They Did It! 26.2 Miles, Three Brothers, One Cause

They Did It! 26.2 Miles, Three Brothers, One Cause
In September, I wrote about three brothers running the Chicago Marathon together. They weren’t doing it to be macho or because it was a good way to spend a day together. They were running to raise money for cancer research, specifically research into mulitple myeloma, a rare blood cancer that one of the brothers, Jeff... Read more »
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Pardon me waiter, but there’s a Lawyer in my salad

Pardon me waiter, but there’s a Lawyer in my salad
Apparently, something(s) got lost in the translation here. At least, I hope so. This menu is from a French pizza place that I don’t honestly believe serves “droppings of goat” on its Giant Salad, but, still you won’t find me ordering it. There are quite a few easter eggs in the menu, which gave me... Read more »

Transitioning to Vibram Running Shoes, Part 7: A new pair of Merrell's

Transitioning to Vibram Running Shoes, Part 7: A new pair of Merrell's
The other day when I was saving my husband money while out shopping at TJ Maxx, I discovered this pair of Merrell running shoes and I knew what I had to do. I mean, just look at them. If I didn’t buy them, nobody would. They are called ”Lithe Glove Cosmo Pink Merrell Performance Footwear,”... Read more »