What's So Great About October?

What’s so great about October? Leaves of glorious color. Vibrant mums. Squashes and pumpkins in golden sheens. Know what else is great about October? PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST is moving to its own website. Head on over and subscribe, lest you forget. And please allow me say THANK YOU to ChicagoNow for hosting my blog for... Read more »


What’s So Bad About February? Oh, how I loathe February.  The snow is tiresome.  Snow boots are a bother but a necessity, since I fear icy patches, where I might take a spill.  My parka is soiled with patches of dried salt, and I don’t bother to remove it.  At this point, I no longer... Read more »


PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST – Chicago Stories You Can Sink Your Teeth Into For the first time in my life, I’m working remotely from home. It’s been months, and I sit here alone, except for listening to WXRT Radio as my companion:  Fittingly, Beck’s Uneventful Days is on today’s line-up. The advisory comes through each hour:... Read more »


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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 »