Family, Life, Motherhood

The Day I Ran Away From Home

My husband's hours are kind of tough, those closest to me know this. I am left to do most of the "dirty" work around here and it is exhausting. This year has been hard with my menopause, headaches, the kids' schedules, etc. So it has been challenging to say the least. The past few weeks… Continue reading The Day I Ran Away From Home

Childhood, Friends, Life

Stay Beautiful and No It’s Not a Taylor Swift Song. YOU DON’T OWN EVERYTHING, TAYLOR. Please Don’t Sue Me

Lately, I have been feeling like shit. Oopsies, did that slip out? But it's true. You all know it. And my closest family and friends know it. They have been amazing and supportive and I love every single one of them for it. Even if someone has sent me a text to say hi, it has… Continue reading Stay Beautiful and No It’s Not a Taylor Swift Song. YOU DON’T OWN EVERYTHING, TAYLOR. Please Don’t Sue Me

Family, Friends, Life

The Week I Ate a Poop Sandwich Turned Out to Be The Best Week of My Life

We all have those days, those weeks, maybe even those months. Where nothing goes right, everything is bad, nothing looks good. Your hair is jacked up, you can't find a good parking space, you got kicked out of your apartment. Basically, you get served a big old poop sandwich. And you have to eat your… Continue reading The Week I Ate a Poop Sandwich Turned Out to Be The Best Week of My Life

Family, Friends, Life

Pain

I originally wrote this earlier this week and then deleted it. I had inadvertently saved it to Word on my computer and have decided, after support from my family and friends, to publish this. I shared on my personal Facebook yesterday that I have been suffering and mentioned I didn't want sympathy.....which is why I… Continue reading Pain

Chicago, Friends, Humor, Summer, Travel

A Friend – a – Versary is Better Than an Anniversary. Because No Sex

I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So imagine pictures where the words are.  I am going to get some unwanted readers from Google via that title up there. By the way, sex isn't bad. It's just not how I like to celebrate big events. There is a… Continue reading A Friend – a – Versary is Better Than an Anniversary. Because No Sex

Blogging, Chicago, Family, Favorite Things, Friends, Humor, Life, Motherhood, Parenting

It Was a Good Day

I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So imagine pictures where captions are.  Before I begin, head over to Brandi's website. She took most of these amazing pictures. And she is so adorable AND has amazing style. You will be able to tell the ones I took on… Continue reading It Was a Good Day

Blogging, Dieting, Friends, Humor

DietBet With Friends. Why I Don’t Belong in Vegas. Or at The Grand Victoria.

I don't know how to gamble. Some would view this as a positive thing.I have only been in a casino once in my life. 1996 at the Grand Victoria in Elgin, Illinois. I don't know how it works in other states, but here in Illinois, it used to be that if you wanted to gamble?… Continue reading DietBet With Friends. Why I Don’t Belong in Vegas. Or at The Grand Victoria.