Archive for June 2015

My day is actually harder when my husband works from home

Today my husband is working from home. The cold he acquired on our trip last month never really went away and two doctors visits later, he is still struggling a bit. Even if he weren’t constantly coughing, from time to time he is able to work from home. He is grateful that his new job... Read more »

I dare you to challenge me at Monopoly

This is a Blogapalooz submission for June. Each month the ChicagoNow bloggers are challenged with a topic and have exactly an hour to write and publish. Tonight’s topic is without being humble, write about something you’re really good at.  I might as well be sitting at Shermer High on Saturday, March 24, 1984 with the... Read more »

Is replacing Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill our best option?

On Wednesday the Treasury Department announced Alexander Hamilton will be replaced by a yet to be named woman as the main image on the $10 bill. The image change is part of a planned redesign of the $10 bill and will be put into circulation in 2020. I am fighting an internal battle on this... Read more »

Why I am not planning to attend the Blackhawks parade and rally

My little family was really excited when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on Monday night. Even my husband who has never really been into sports got hooked on playoff fever around here. My newly-minted 7 year old was jumping up and down with me 10 PM Monday night, even with my light sleeper of... Read more »

Memories triggered by reading my Great Aunt's obituary

Last Monday night my Great Aunt Ethel passed away at the age of 101. More incredible than her age was what she did during those 101 years so I was very interested to read her obituary. I haven’t seen my great aunt in a number of years but I can tell you we have lost one of... Read more »

5 not-so-obvious things to do right after a move

When I am not rocking out to cover bands at summer festivals or traveling back to the East coast, I am unpacking boxes from our move over a month ago and organizing our new house. Although it’s been quite a bit of work, it’s been mostly fun, figuring out the care and feeding of our... Read more »

Mommy is becoming an 80s cover band groupie

One of the aspects of living in Chicagoland I have enjoyed the most so far is easy access to all the outdoor festivals. Every weekend there seems to be something going on somewhere. And I am really loving it! I have a confession to make. The real reason I like to go is to check... Read more »

When was Ferris Bueller's day off?

I am a child of the 80’s generation. I can tell you the first few videos MTV aired. I wore Madonna-esque lace bows in my permed hair that I bleached with Sun-In. Therefore, it makes total sense that I love the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” so much I have it memorized. This was true... Read more »

When did elementary school science projects turn into business presentations?

Tomorrow is my son’s last day of first grade, which means his end of the year science project is done. I am glad too because I don’t have to think about science experiments for another year, and the thought of elementary school science projects makes my blood boil. Nothing annoys me more when homework, while... Read more »