Tag: #memories

Did you jump or tiptoe into 2021?

Did you jump or tiptoe into 2021?
January is always a time for reflection and goal setting for me, and many others, but this year more than ever before seems to be challenging. I can speculate, but no one really knows what this year has in store for each of us. We never really do, although, other years made it easier to... Read more »

Oh father

I hope that everyone had a great Father’s day celebrating with those you love last weekend. It has been 20 years now for me without having a living dad on Father’s day. I have also been divorced for 18 years, so my experience of Father’s Day is different. My daughters always went to their dads, so my... Read more »

What is the #DecadeChallenge?

What is the #DecadeChallenge?
So many people are posting photos from the end of 2009 and now in 2019 for the #DecadeChallenge. Last month, I joined in also posting a fun picture of my mom, my sister and I together; however, I have been thinking about it ever since. What was I doing and where was I ten years... Read more »
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Is your father a superhero?

Is your father a superhero?
Recently with the polar vortex temperatures in Chicago, many people said that their car would not start. I was lucky because mine was fine, but it got me thinking about my father. He died almost 19 years ago, but before his death, I knew that I could always count on him to help me. I... Read more »

Holiday traditions: Is it a yea or nay?

Holiday traditions: Is it a yea or nay?
The presents are purchased and wrapped; St. Nicholas came December 6th; the Christmas tree is decorated, and I have been lighting my advent wreath and counting down the days until Christmas. Then last night, we went to see the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights, and tomorrow we are going to bake cookies. This made me realize... Read more »

An interview: With Myself About Heaven

An interview: With Myself About Heaven
I recently read Mitch Albom’s new book The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, and have been thinking about it ever since. Instead of simply writing about the book or writing a review of it, I decided to go deeper and interview myself. This was more difficult than I thought it would be. I hope... Read more »
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“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”

“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”
The following chapter came from an actual experience of a first date I went on when I was younger. I love to use real life experiences that I have had or that I heard about, but then add a big dose of imagination to change details and to make it meaningful. I think often those... Read more »

Cheer on the Irish: A Notre Dame Interview

Cheer on the Irish: A Notre Dame Interview
A few weeks ago, I was invited to a Notre Dame Football game with my daughter and her fiancé. Then when I posted about it on Facebook so many people at work told me that they went there or knew someone that was an alumni or even just that they loved Notre dame. I decided... Read more »

The Emmy's Are On

The Emmy's Are On
The Emmy Awards are on tonight. I watch a lot of movies, but not that much TV anymore. I used to love TV; I looked forward to the new season of television every fall. I couldn’t wait to read about when my favorite shows were back on and would be excited to pick out a... Read more »
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An Interview: What do you like to do on Labor Day weekend?

An Interview: What do you like to do on Labor Day weekend?
For this month’s interview, I decided to ask what people like to do on Labor Day weekend. Spending time outside seemed to be a common thread so let’s hope for great weather this upcoming weekend. I hope you enjoy reading them, and please share yours in the comments. Since my birthday usually falls around Labor Day... Read more »