good luck, chuck.

Happy Monday, folks!  It’s nice to see some sun after such a dreary, albeit warm weekend! I come to you today with a well-supported theory that my in-laws have an inconvenient truth attached to their traveling: If they are heading to or from Connecticut, one or more of their flights will be delayed and/or canceled, resulting […]

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for the things I have now.

I love Facebook’s “On This Day” feature.  If you haven’t seen it, it reaches back through all your years of Facebook and highlights everything that happened on that day each year.  Just don’t go too far back.  Your high school posts will probably make you want to go back in time and smother your younger, […]

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2 reasons to skip the family Thanksgiving pt 2.

So yesterday I mentioned that the top reason we are hanging back in Wisconsin this Thanksgiving is the nightmarish travel.  However the good ole extended fam bam is a very close runner up on my list of things that make my blood pressure rise to unhealthy levels during the holiday season. Years ago when I […]

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holiday weekend vibes

Whew!  Well, I had certainly intended to post quite a bit more of the last three weeks than I have.  In a nutshell, my mom visited for a week mid-late June, and then four days later, Anthony’s family came for almost a week and stayed until the third, and things haven’t slowed down until this […]

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let’s talk dads.

I was going to save this post for Father’s Day, but the thoughts have been swimming around in my head for the past few days, so… let’s talk dads. Or, I guess not dads in the biological sense.  But in the “step-parent that isn’t married to your mom” sense.  We’ll call him the Kurt Russel to […]

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on the lighter side.

While we did go down to Florida for a funeral, since it was a weekend spent with Anthony’s siblings & parents, obviously there was still fun to be had. Anthony had two free nights worth of points at La Quinta, so we decided right away to stay in a hotel rather than stuff two more […]

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bittersweet weekend

Do you ever have one of those weeks that you wish was over before it even begins?  It doesn’t happen very often, thankfully, however that was my mindset this time last Monday.  Much to my surprise, the week ended up flying by a lot faster than I expected it to, but at the same time, […]

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deep down I always knew.

When I was little, I always wanted to be some famous actress.  And ever since I saw the movie Spy Kids 2, I felt like some way, somehow, I was meant to be famous or influential, or well known for something. And I finally figured out why I had that lifelong gut feeling. I figured it out […]

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