Clark Griswold Syndrome

I love to celebrate. Holidays, birthdays, vacation days, weddings, communions, retirements, going away  parties, or any other party whatever the reason. I love to plan, party, and re-hash. I love to do it for others as much as I love to celebrate something for myself. But as Beverly D’Angelo so lovingly said to Chevy Chase […]

curve balls

So, last Monday this happened  black ice sucks and now I will look like this for a good portion of spring 2015: “ootd” for say, the next 40 days Way to greet year 40 right? I had so many plans and things I was looking forward to doing and working on the next couple of […]

from Dinner to DVR in 6 easy steps.

Weeknights. Winter Weeknights. I have to say even though I (and every other mom I know) complains about driving around from activity to activity, sometimes when there are none on a work/school night, it’s harder to get anything done without mass chaos. I like to have a routine and we pretty much stick to the […]

Sweet and Sour meatballs: a memoir 1984-2014

Whenever I’m asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to a grown-up, no kids party my immediate reaction is “Of course I’d love too! I can think of so many things to bring!” 25 minutes later and a quick glance at the daily schedules leading up to said events my reaction is, “Ugh. I have […]