Archive for October 2014

5 Things That Rocked My Week- October 26-31

Halloween has been hijacked by raging winds and near-freezing temperatures here in Chicago, so instead of planning a night out in a last-minute costume, I’m making lists indoors instead. And dressing up my cat. He is not amused: Here are 5 things that rocked my week: Speaking of cats, I got this postcard recently, promptly... Read more »

15 Great Fall Travel Ideas

Lots of people love to visit a farm this time of year. Marie at <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/bug-coffee/">There's A Bug In My Coffee</a> recommends Dollinger Family Farm in Channahon, about an hour southwest of Chicago. Sheila at <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/mary-tyler-mom/">Mary Tyler Mom</a> and Alan at <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-sports-lists/">Chicago Sports Lists</a> love even closer to the city Wagner Farm in Glenview. Picture from the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce.
Summer may be the height of the travel season, but fall’s where it’s at when it comes to get options for a get away near or far from home. Decent weather, good deals, less crowds, and beautiful scenery and just a few reasons to leave town for a bit. I have a few favorite destinations... Read more »

5 things that rocked my week- Oct. 19-25

So I’m trying something a little new here (new to me, not even remotely new to the internet). My version of Oprah’s Favorite Things, which is actually nothing like Oprah’s Favorite Things… “Things That Rocked My Week.” Hope you enjoy! 1. America + Ebola=  This genius post from Lists That Actually Matter that was one... Read more »
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5 reasons to check out Birch Road Cellar, a social club in Chicago

5 reasons to check out Birch Road Cellar, a social club in Chicago
People often ask me how I found out about Birch Road Cellar, a social club in Lincoln Park, which is having an Open House this Saturday evening for anyone interested in checking it out and learning about membership. “The wife of a friend of the husband of a friend of mine” is the short answer.... Read more »

4 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy While Flying

Gasp! It’s been almost two months since I’ve been on a plane. So when the opportunity came to get away very briefly at the end of the month, I booked a flight faster than you could say “Spirit Airlines says what?” While I’m looking forward to getting out of town and getting my travel on,... Read more »

Mental Illness Awareness Week: What does it mean to be mentally ill?

Mental Illness Awareness Week: What does it mean to be mentally ill?
What does it mean to be “mentally ill”? I think everyone may have a different take on that answer. For some it may mean to have unusual behaviors or thoughts, too be too happy or too sad, or to need medications to function. For others it may mean to be considered “unstable” or “dangerous” or... Read more »
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