Meanwhile, in Mauraland…

Our morning went the same – wake up, make coffee, Maura turned on some cartoons, I let the big dog out. Eventually tiny dog left the warmth of teen girl’s bed and she went outside too. But not long enough. Next thing I know, Maura comes running to me. “MOM! MOM! MOMMOM! Come see!!!” She…

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You shouldn’t buy a white puppy in the middle of a blizzard

The year was 1979. I know, because it was also the year of the Blizzard of ’79 that hit Chicago. Snow was everywhere, and people were literally shooting others over parking spots that they had spent hours digging out and then were “holding” with lawn chairs. Chicago – always keeping it classy. We were in…

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I got nothing

For two days, I’ve been trying to come up with a blog post.  But it seems the children succeeded in destroying all the brain cells over the summer.  My brain is mush. It’s a bit sad, I had plans on being Productive once children went back to school.  Instead, I’m sitting here in a “Man,…

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