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Get Up and Get Going

Get Up and Get Going

Like many of you, I had a whirlwind 3 -day weekend, in between holidays, sick kids, work deadlines, volunteer commitments, and Olympic watching. I am only catching my breath now before I am off again. But I managed a couple of outings this weekend that got me thinking about how easy it is to say, […]

Random Thoughts on the Olympics

Random Thoughts on the Olympics

It's ok, Canada. Things will get better! Back before I was a wife or mother, I wanted to be Jim McKay. Or maybe because of Jim McKay, I fell in love with the Olympics. I’ve been an avid Olympic watcher since  Janet Lynn hit the ice in 1972 and some of my favorite TV memories […]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 220 is up!

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 220 is up!

Good morning,  Chaos Crew… It bright and early here, as I am off to Santa Monica this morning to see my mom and dad. Lunch and the search for a nightshirt for my dad is on the list. Recommendations welcome! But first, I have to assemble the BBQ Chicken Salad for the faculty luncheon at […]

Dinner, Diet, and Getting Out of the Kitchen

Dinner, Diet, and Getting Out of the Kitchen

Hello, Chaos Crew… A few weeks ago, I posted my theory on why married women with children gain weight. Researchers have found that those of us at home with husbands and kids put on more weight over the years than our partner-less or child-less sisters. But researchers were stumped as to why. My theory? Dinner. […]

Who dat didn’t choke up at this?

Who dat didn’t choke up at this?

Who dat gonna beat my dad? My apologies to Colts fans… but I am guessing that even those of you who bleed blue and white choked up when Drew Brees held his son Baylen after the Saints’ victory. It was a moment to make grown men cry– like the time that Olympic sprinter pulled his […]

Lian’s Entertaining To Do List!

Lian’s Entertaining To Do List!

About a month ago, I received an e-mail at Chaos Chronicles asking me for some entertaining tips. I seemed to have so many parties, the e-mailer wrote, and enjoying hosting. What was my secret? She confessed getting very stressed when entertaining, resulting in not much entertaining at all. So this Friday To Do List is […]

Chaos Chronicles 219 is Up!

Chaos Chronicles 219 is Up!

Bye, Tai Shan. We'll miss you. Sorry for the late post! Chaos Chronicles 219 is up. And now… you can just look to the right and find it, thanks to the redesigned Chaos Chronicles. Here’s what’s happening on the show: It’s been a big  week at the Chaos Chronicles Headquarters. Things happening on all fronts: […]

Dear J.Jill, can I treat you to a Cafe au Lait?

Dear J.Jill, can I treat you to a Cafe au Lait?

Um, J. Jill, don't expect the pants back… An amazing event occurred after I told the world about my near-brush with my hero retailer J.Jill in this here post. Yes, Chaos Crew, J.Jill did call. Well, actually, she emailed, but the intent was still the same to me.  J.Jill wanted to be my BFF! Yeah! […]

Happy Birthday, Groundhog Boy

Happy Birthday, Groundhog Boy

Colin's two fave foods in one! Cake and Burgers My son Colin turns 12 today. And in between making chocolate chip pancakes for his Special Birthday Breakfast, and peanut butter and jelly roll-ups for his Special Birthday Lunch and sliders for his Special Birthday Dinner, I’ll be thinking about the day my little groundhog came […]

Crabwalking in Suburbia

Crabwalking in Suburbia

Please forgive me if I am typing slowly. Every muscle in my body hurts, thanks to another Sizzling Saturday class at my gym. Every Saturday this month, my gym here in Pasadena has been trying out a new, fresh exercise class. And, in the spirit of my New Year To Do List item to Let’er […]