The End Of School

School has been cancelled for the remainder of the school year in Illinois. Plenty of other states had already declared this outcome for their students, so it was kind of a “wait until they officially tell us” moment. My kids seem to be fine with it. Me, I’m a bit more emotional about it. It … Continue reading The End Of School

Today I’m Making The Corned Beef

Today is one of my husband’s favorite holidays. Saint Patrick’s Day. He seems to have been 1/4 Irish. He thought he was about half, but since his death the kids have taken an Ancestry.com DNA test and they are almost 20% Irish/Scottish. Because of her Father’s DNA, Gigi is actually 1% Jewish. Shalom! My DNA … Continue reading Today I’m Making The Corned Beef

I Need To Buy An Air Popper

I tried to make popcorn on the stove last evening. I burned most of it. My husband always made me popcorn on the stove. It's my favorite evening snack. We don't own a microwave and I don't want the extras that are in microwave popcorn bags anyway. He didn't even like to eat popcorn. He … Continue reading I Need To Buy An Air Popper

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