If you eat one meal in Puerto Rico, make it at Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar in old San Juan. It’s a splurge BUT an experience you won’t forget – a wonderful blend of food, wine, atmosphere, and company. When planning my PR trip, this restaurant kept popping up in reviews and personal recommendations. “It’s […]Read More Falling for Puerto Rico: Part Three
Being at the beach (or any body of water) over the 4th of July holiday is my ideal vacation. There is the overpacking with the truck stuffed to the gills. There is the mad attempt to get out of town ahead of traffic that never happens. New this year was having two teens […]Read More Nostalgic Summer Vacation
Ever wonder if you drink too much wine? According to my son that recently started working at the neighborhood grocery store… I don’t.Read More Can’t Make This Stuff Up
It’s tough not to ask that question and wax nostalgic, mere weeks ahead of my oldest child’s graduation from high school. You think of all the ‘firsts’ over the years and smile and laugh at all of the great memories. Then with the rush toward graduation day, you try to stay in the moment to […]Read More Where did 18 years go?
Us Atlantans are certainly living in interesting commuting times. The late March collapse of a key bridge on I-85 is having repercussions far and wide. Already horrible commutes and utter gridlock have grown to epic proportions. And not only is the main interstate impacted, so is every other interstate and side road. And for those […]Read More Traffic Apocolypse – is the heartland the answer?
Another over-commercialized religious holiday that’s gotten out of control. I’m happy to report, I’ve never had pictures of my children taken with an Easter bunny. We only did Santa pictures in the mall one time so it was a definite no-go on the bunny. Why? I like cute pictures of my kids, BUT pictures with […]Read More Easter Bunnies are Scary!
I don’t mean to give wolves a bad name… but I think sometimes strangers think my three boys were raised by wolves. Okay, so they might be modern-day wolves because they are certainly always connected, always online, but still wolf-raised. Why do I think this? Because in spite of more than a decade of trying […]Read More Wolves with Wi-Fi
When I was growing up the Italian mob families in Omaha were alive and well. That was the reason you tried to stay out of South Omaha, your family had moved West if they could. Or least that’s what I thought at the time. I dated two children of mob families, yeah, I was a […]Read More Dating the Mob
Not as hungry as I was week one. I still fear being really hungry and stuck somewhere with no good options, so I carry snacks, just in case. I find I’m not really munching on veggies in between meals and that I’m not as hungry – not always finishing a meal. Challenges week two were […]Read More Paleo Challenge – Week Two
January 1st, 2017 Day One of the 30-day Paleo Cleanse challenge. I had planned to do my paleo grocery shopping for the week yesterday, but New Year’s Eve day got away from me and I’m normally up and in high gear by 5 AM so no worries. Out too late and drank too much champagne, […]Read More You could do anything for 30 days – right?