Coconut Ice Cream

Monday, July 29th is my wedding anniversary. 19 years. I'm still married, even if my husband is gone. No divorce. It was more of a forced separation. We met and tied the knot within 10 months time. We traveled with 30 others to Las Vegas to stand in front of an Elvis impersonator. he sang … Continue reading Coconut Ice Cream

Start It Up

There are some things I would like to start doing this year... -listen to some podcasts...doesn't everyone have a podcast anymore?! What's all of the hubbub about concerning podcasts? Now, I do like listening to talk radio (my talk radio station of choice is National Public Radio) so maybe I'll like podcasts? Right at this … Continue reading Start It Up

It’s Already Time To Think Of Halloween

My daughters have already been thinking about what they want to be for Halloween. The teen daughter plans her costumes with her friends now--oh how I miss the days when the sisters had coordinating costumes...a pirate and a parrot...a mummy and a zombie cheerleader...Japanese girls in kimonos...little red riding hood and the big bad wolf. … Continue reading It’s Already Time To Think Of Halloween

Fried Alligator and Fuzzy Cows

My kids and I head to the Illinois State Fair annually with my parents. Man-Farmer always has to work the week of the fair because it's always scheduled the week before the university he works at starts classes.  He's busy that final week fine-tuning his employee schedules, making sure everything needed has been ordered.  Stuff … Continue reading Fried Alligator and Fuzzy Cows

Up and Down The Chicago River

The water taxi from Chinatown to Michigan Avenue takes about 40 minutes. Chinatown in located on the near south side of Chicago and the river divides the city between north and south addresses.  We were heading towards north Michigan Ave.  The boat stops at a few different locations along the way, so you get to … Continue reading Up and Down The Chicago River