Ah, yes, my favorite time of year is right around the corner. If you loooooove Halloween, stop reading now because this is about to get personal. (But really, please don’t stop reading). Me and Halloween have a long sordid history. In the four years of blogging, I have told you tales of silly string and shaving cream attacks, sleepover scavenger hunt drama, costume issues, and passing on said costume identity issues to my poor child. [Read more…]
Today, let’s talk about something that is near and dear to everybody’s hearts; late night food. Or, drunk food, if you wanna call it that too. I know that for me, I don’t need to be drunk to be craving or even needing some late night snacks. Lately if I stay up past ten watching a movie, I will be in need of a snack to help keep me awake for the rest of the movie. Yep, mom, I am turning into you!
Some people like some late night Mexican food. I can’t do spicy before I hit the hay. Mike is all about late night tacos. There is a certain taco joint around here that stays open 24 hours a day that caters to the late night munchie crowd. You better believe that Mike and all his buddies hit that place up on the reg during the summer. I remember him taking me there when I first came to see his hometown in college too. Sigh, so romantic. [Read more…]
Ah, summer! Can you feel it? It is close. Pretty soon schools will be out of session and the creepy bells of the ice cream truck will echo along the streets of the neighborhood. Yeah, I said creepy. There is something eerie and haunting about that chimey song.
Growing up, we lived on a dead end street. There were two other houses with kids roughly me and my brothers’ age on the block. We didn’t get a lot of action from the neighborhood ice cream trucks. Womp, womp. Fear not though, our house was never lacking of Flintstone Push-Pops or Fudgesicles. [Read more…]
This post is coming out a little later than I originally planned. Sorry. I have a reason for that. As some of you may or may not know, I am married to a teacher. It has its hardships; long hours, work at home, and let’s not skirt the issue, low pay. However, the benefits, such as summer vacation and snow/cold days make it so much fun.
Making friends as an adult is hard work. Mike and I have these neighbors, two houses down. They have three sons and are most likely in their mid to late thirties. He is a Chicago cop and the wife is a nurse. We really like them and want to eventually get to the point of hanging out and drinking beers with them once all our kids are in bed. Plus, you can always use a friend who is a cop because you never know. Anyway, we have made this our summer goal. Not creepy at all, right? [Read more…]