Flying solo tonight. Nathan is at an overnight cousins birthday party for one of our nieces and all three of the kids wanted their moms along.
Me & Mine 2015-19
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and grandmas and aunts and caregivers and whomever else is out there serving in our hearts as a "mum."
Or should the title be "whisky"? I'm told by Google that the Irish spell it with an "e" while the Scots do not. As I have a modicum of Irish heritage, I'll use the "e". Dat cool?
Nathan and I had a boys’ day and night! Why? Katie scored a free ticket to see the Cubs wrap up a three-game sweep against their arch rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals.
As it turns out, the roof replacement work on our unit will begin at the end of this month necessitating us jumping from DirecTV very soon. But there is good news. We’ve been doing our research and have a good idea what steps we’ll be taking... just a whole heckuva lot sooner than we anticipated.
Katie got to have some fun this past weekend. She was able to burn some energy on a new project... a distressing of an old dresser. I believe this dresser may have been my dad's at some point during his life. It became my brother's dresser. Then it served as storage in my parents' house. Earlier this year, my parents decided to unload it and we took it for Nathan.
Nathan and I went on a book frenzy today. First was a stop at our library. Then came a curious peek into a new independent bookstore in our town. We wrapped with a visit to our local comic book shop.
Oh no. Please don’t be a leaky roof. Please don’t be a leaky roof.
Yesterday, for the first time, I tried avocado toast. The preferred meal of homeless millennials everywhere.
So, um, if you had a bag of bagels sitting around in your kitchen that don’t look moldy or in any way bad, would you eat one?
I know I have a lot of friends and coworkers who would love to see American measurements and weights go bye-bye in favor of the Metric system.
When Nathan spent the night at my parents’ house the other weekend, they introduced him to a really simple dice game called Tenzi.
When you're a kid, you can never seemingly get enough days off school. You looked forward to every weekend, counted the days between irregular holidays, and prayed for snow during the winter.
Sure, we may prefer jeans or sweats or pajamas or whatever else, but, when necessary, Katie and I clean up nicely. In this case, for our neighbors’ wedding.
It’s kinda all over Instagram today... people comparing photos of themselves from today with photos from 10 years ago, presumably as close to the day as possible.
I’ve said it before, but I have never identified as Democrat or Republican. I staunchly refused to do so as I have views that straddle that proverbial fence. Instead, I vote for the candidates.
I have a list of stuff I can blog about. So much to do, so much to say.
As stated on Instagram, “Some greats this year... Barack Obama, Willie McCovey, Reggie Jackson, Hank Aaron, and... me? Only in number, not greatness.”
Because of the predicted snowmageddon, we decided to lay low and stay home all day. Basically, big plans to do absolutely nothing.
The other day, Kimbot posted on a subject that I immediately knew I was going to, er, procure as a post for myself. Basically, she asked, “What’s the ‘thing’ that people see and it makes them think of you?”
Ohmigod, it only took three years of her living here, but the neighbor in our end unit finally spoke to us as we were putting up our Christmas lights.
The Paqui Carolina Reaper One Chip Challenge... supposedly the hottest single chip known to man. Yes, like a corn or tortilla chip enhanced with the Scoville rating of a Carolina Reaper pepper. Boxed individually in a coffin. It's quite charming, actually.
I took the day off work today so I could go into Nathan’s classroom and be a “Mystery Reader.” That is in the middle of the day, though, dividing it into two awkward halves.
So today is only October 27 and, yet, Nathan has now gone trick-or-treating twice already. The difference is that today, all three of us got in on the action.
We looked out the back door earlier today and were shocked. There was snow falling. And not just like some small amount fluttering it’s way gently down to the ground.
Last Friday, I took a lunch to work. At the last second, my coworkers talked me into holding onto it and going with them to a local brat place.
Happy 17th anniversary, hon! I love you with all my heart and can’t imagine my life without you.
Imagine my surprise when I showed up at MOD Pizza with some coworkers for dinner tonight and discovered this...
If you’ve followed either my Instagram or Twitter accounts recently, you may have seen that we have a new houseguest.
I started reading my next review book for GeeksOfDoom on Friday night... it’s Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker.
Today, we all went to the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. While normally we do our museum trip on his actual birthday, because Nathan is in school now, we thought it better to wait until the weekend.
Do you have a personal or family book library? If yes, does every book you’ve ever read win up in it? Just the best? Do you ever pare back your collection?
Last Monday, Nathan started playing basketball through our park district. We had intended to sign him up for fall soccer, but all sections of that for boys were canceled for no good reason. Argh!
This past weekend, I broke out the remote control truck so Nathan and I could have a little fun. My neighbor, Greg, who is also an r/c enthusiast had some of his cars out as well as a couple friends over and they were tooling around with them all in his garage.
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