March 7, 2018

February Reads

Soooo, I planned on doing a January reads post and I didn’t.  Sorry.   I only had one five star book in January Big Little Lies by Laine Moriarty and, honestly, by this time everyone has probably either read it, watched the mini series or heard of it.  It was still an excellent read and I’ve […]

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March 5, 2018

Like a Friggin’ Lion–AND the Menu Plan

Happy Monday! I am happy to report that we did not end up in Oz after it got “really windy for Ohio” at our house.  I know a lot of the Northeast and Midwest are in way worse shape than us.  No snow.  No power loss.  Just a creepy moaning wind noise.  We didn’t even […]

February 16, 2018

February BuJo (a little late)

I spent one million years on this F…. I also purchased a hand lettering book last month, but I wasn’t impressed with it.  It wasn’t what I was looking for, so I may move on to or something for an actual class.  That is my actual shitty handwriting.  I’m working on it. I really […]

February 15, 2018

The One Where I Get Another Crazy Idea

On the best days, I’m agnostic. Big Daddy says humanist is less polarizing, so I’m considering that. You’d think as an atheist/agnostic I probably wouldn’t pay much notice to Lent, but you’d be wrong. Probably the best thing about not subscribing to a religion is that I get to pick and choose which rituals I […]

February 5, 2018


Stars shining bright above you- Night breezes seem to whisper “I love you”- Birds singing in the sycamore tree Dream a little Dream of me Eighteen years ago on a cold Chicago morning, just after midnight, the Princess was born. We gave her one name that was all her own and one she shared with […]

January 29, 2018

That Time Big Daddy was Right–and the Menu Plan

A couple of times a year, I freak out about menu planning and grocery shopping. I rant. I rave. I tell other people YOU can do it (and then don’t like how they do it and throw up my hands and say that I’ll do it anyhow). This happened recently. Poor Big Daddy.  I’m high […]

January 23, 2018

Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bite Knock Offs

There’s nothing like a good copy. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of websites devoted to restaurant recipe knock-offs, allowing you to make your favorite take out foods at home.  I won’t say they’re at a fraction of the cost because a lot of times it’s cheaper to go out after you factor in the […]

January 22, 2018

The Season of Last Times–and the menu plan.

This weekend, Big Daddy, the little girls and me drove out to watch the Princess perform in her last band competition. We’ve never done this before, but this is our last chance. Her clarinet group played Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart. Sadly, we weren’t allowed to record inside the competition room, but it was beautiful […]

January 15, 2018

Another Fridgid Monday-and the menu plan!

On Thursdays I volunteer in Baby Bee’s classroom. It’s some f my favorite time of the week. I like kids and I like getting to know things about Baby Bee’s world that she isn’t so inclined to share with me. On Thursday, it was 63 degrees and I had to crack the windows in the […]

January 12, 2018


At some point last year, I finally came to the conclusion that Anxiety and Depression were going to be my companions for the rest of my life.  I can’t say that was a hard fact to wrap my head around, it just was.  Just like I’m never gong to be taller than 5’2″ and just […]

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