Childhood, Humor, Life

Dear Diary, Why Was I So Pathetic?

I linked to this post in my Monday post about writing a book and wanted to reblog this today because it is one of my most favorite blog posts. It's also one of the posts that lost its comments when my Disqus account was hacked back when I was on Blogger. So if you are… Continue reading Dear Diary, Why Was I So Pathetic?

Childhood, Humor, Life

Citrus Bowl My Ass. More Like Citrus Hole

I will never forget this trip.  Now I want a clementine. First published October 19, 2015 I was reading my friend Teri’s blog post about how colleges need to show the full halftime show during football games, and it got me reminiscing about my high school marching band days. Over Christmas break of 1987, my… Continue reading Citrus Bowl My Ass. More Like Citrus Hole

Childhood, Humor, Life

Dear 17-Year-Old-Self

I know you are looking to the side because the guy at Photorama told you to. Look out the window, wistfully. I bet you did not know what the word wistful even meant back then because "C in English" that semester because "senior year boyfriend". I am writing this letter to you today because there… Continue reading Dear 17-Year-Old-Self

Life, Photography, Summer

Summer So Far 2015

I started these posts years ago and I don't have the heart to stop. So here it is. Our summer so far. 2015. And no they aren't in order. Kind of like our life. Annie went to cheer camp this summer only for a few days but my heart kind of sank a little. My… Continue reading Summer So Far 2015

Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Menopause

Channeling Mr. Hughes

I know you think there is something wrong with me. Maybe not all of you, but the vast majority of you do. You can nod your heads as you read this because even a part of me thinks there's something wrong with me as I try to replicate my adolescent years by sitting at a… Continue reading Channeling Mr. Hughes

Crafts, Dollar Tree, Link Party

Candy Bar Wreath. Because Nothing Says “I Love You” Like a Root Canal

2021 calls for a candy bar wreath, doesn't it?  First published April 20, 2015 I love to come up with fun things for my children. But I rarely think of them. I can thank other people for the ideas, and I have no shame in admitting that. In fact, I bet if you searched my… Continue reading Candy Bar Wreath. Because Nothing Says “I Love You” Like a Root Canal