Comments from the Peanut Gallery

Taking one day at a time...

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  • Saturday, April 30, 2016

    Pretty Much...

    Sometimes blunt is the only way to be.

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Pep Talk...

    We all need this from time to time!

    Thursday, April 28, 2016


    Happy Birthday to my wonderful brother!
    We are so grateful to have you in our lives!

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016


    Believe you can.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016


    It was 90 degrees yesterday. Today, it's barely 55 degrees.
    Spring in Chicago? Yeesh.

    Monday, April 25, 2016


    Liv tried her hand at Chinese brush painting yesterday.
    This was her first attempt, which I think is pretty damn good for someone
    who'd never worked with that medium before. That's my girl!

    Sunday, April 24, 2016


    Ain't that the truth?!

    Saturday, April 23, 2016


    Somebody with a lot of time on their hands out this one together.

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    Beautiful Pup...

    Greta Mae is nine months old today. 

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Favorite Spot...

    I think Greta thinks she's a 10lb cat, instead of a 65lb Labrador.
    She sleeps across the arm and back of the couch. 

    She also has claimed this location when she's being a vicious watchdog. 

    That's my girl!

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Love It!...

    I need to get this shirt for my Liv! 

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    My Garden...

    I've converted my backyard into a place for my vegetables:
     jalapenos, habaneros, Thai hot chilies, red hot chilies;
    red, orange, and green bell peppers;
    Roma and beefsteak tomatoes;
    spinach, broccoli, and romaine lettuce.

    In containers, I've got two each of the following: 
    basil, dill, sage, lavender, chives, spearmint,
    peppermint, rosemary, Italian parsley, and cilantro. 
    Strawberries are in the large, center planter.
    I am sunburned, exhausted, and fighting a nasty cold. 
    However, I'm so excited to see the fruits (and vegetables, and herbs) of my labor later!

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    I Sometimes Miss...

    Going vegan is worth it, though.

    Sunday, April 17, 2016


    Society needs better parenting. Period. Education and values start at home. 

    Saturday, April 16, 2016


    I love my handsome prince!

    Friday, April 15, 2016


    I'm just sayin'. 

    Thursday, April 14, 2016


    Smash the patriarchy!

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    A Favorite...

    I remember reading this book a dozen times when I was a young lady.
    It'll always be a favorite of mine. 

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016

    Sad, But True...

    Kids will rise to your expectations and often exceed them. However, when you don't expect much at all, that's exactly what you'll get. 

    Never tell kids what you think they are; let them tell you who they are. 

    Monday, April 11, 2016

    Finished Product...

    I'm so proud of Liv! Great work!

    Sunday, April 10, 2016

    The Beat Generation...

    My just-turned-10yo Liv has her American history fair coming up next week.
    Her topic of choice: the Beat Generation.
    This doesn't surprise me one bit. Not only was it not on the list of available choices,
    it's also a literary and cultural movement with which she can strongly identify.

    I love that kid! She certainly knows who she is! 

    Saturday, April 09, 2016


    Nothing but love.

    Friday, April 08, 2016


    That's what I call Liv...Beauty. I always have. She's ten years old today. Double digit milestones are hard for me. She's my first girl and she's my heart. 

    Happy 10th Birthday, Beauty! I'll try not to cry, but you know I will. Love.

    Thursday, April 07, 2016


    People, in general, are walking nightmares. Scary sonsabitches.

    Wednesday, April 06, 2016


    Yes. This.

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016


    Anyone who says baseball is boring isn't smart enough to understand it. 

    Monday, April 04, 2016

    Sibling Fun...

    I love watching my kids have fun together.

    Sunday, April 03, 2016

    Vedder 2016...

    Can't find a better man! 

    Saturday, April 02, 2016



    Friday, April 01, 2016

    Every Day...

    I wouldn't be the same person I am today if it wasn't for my wonderful son.
    I'd never, ever change a thing about him.