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Things I Used to be Good At and Other Observations

Things I Used to be Good At and Other Observations

My husband pulled out all the stops, or perhaps he simply remembered the year he forgot to get me any gift at all , and surprised us with new tennis rackets! One for me and one each for the boys, along with cans of balls and racket covers! We played yesterday and my hips hurt. [...]

The Official Chaos Chronicles Holiday Letter

The Official Chaos Chronicles Holiday Letter

Dear Family, Friends, and Potential Sponsors…Much holiday joy to you all. Another year, another Chaos Chronicles Holiday Letter about me, my superior family and all of our accomplishments.Let’s start with me, as I am the glue that holds this whole operation together. 2009 has been a year of tremendous personal growth, particularly around my mid-section. [...]

Random Thoughts on throwing the Office Holiday Party

Random Thoughts on throwing the Office Holiday Party

The empties are in the recycling. The guys just came to pick-up the heaters and standing cocktail tables. And the dog is back from the "ranch." The Office Holiday Party must be over!That’s right, Chaos Crew, we hosted about 50 co-workers and spouses/boyfriends/girlfriends last night on behalf on my husband’s company. My husband is in [...]

Chaos Chronicles 214 is up! The last of 2009!

Chaos Chronicles 214 is up! The last of 2009!

We did it, People … a Year of Chaos! I can hardly believe it.On the show this week:My Audio Holiday Card to the Chaos Crew!The Chaotic build-up to ChristmasIn the News: Line Cutters Cosmic Comeuppance and Cell Phone Baskets in the Oddest PlacesAnd my special Holiday To Do List.Enjoy.And a special thanks to makinglifebetter.com for [...]

Parenting with Fingers Crossed

Parenting with Fingers Crossed

The news today was filled with stories that underscored the fragile state of parenthood. One day a healthy, happy kid; the next day not. In my part of the world, a local high school senior died of apparent alcohol poisoning after a Saturday night party, a victim of his own poor decisions and those of [...]

Pears, Signs and other Oddities related to Chaos Chronicles 213

Pears, Signs and other Oddities related to Chaos Chronicles 213

Hi, Chaos Crew…I recorded Chaos Chronicles podcast 213 on Friday; just sitting down to do the show write-up now!Click here to listen to the show. On this week’s show:– My strong stance against Line Cutters.– My thoughts on the big changes at Good Morning America ~ because it matters to me!Also on the show… all [...]

It’s Gotta be the Shoes Part Deux

It’s Gotta be the Shoes Part Deux

You asked, I snapped. In October, I wrote about my dad’s bright orange sneakers and the commotion that they were creating all over Southern California. At the time of the post, I did not have a photo of his actual shoes, only other orange shoes in the Nike line. His one- of- a- kinds, described [...]

The Best Thing I Learned from Martha Stewart

The Best Thing I Learned from Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart is a teacher, that’s what she always says. Not an entertainer or a party planner or a crafter, but a teacher. And, let’s be honest, no matter how much Martha you have let in your life, be it a little or a lot, there is something, something that you have learned from her [...]

Good Times at the H1N1 Vaccine Clinic!

Good Times at the H1N1 Vaccine Clinic!

What better way to spend a Sunday morning in December than standing in line with 1500 unfamiliar ( and possibly infectious) fellow Pasadenans waiting for an H1N1 shot? Sign me up for that good time! That’s where Colin and I killed 2.5 hours yesterday, sitting, schlepping, standing and ultimately getting vaccinated ( At least Colin [...]

Chaos Chronicles 212 with my Satellite Sister Liz Dolan

Chaos Chronicles 212 with my Satellite Sister Liz Dolan

Once more into the breech… but not into the closet! I am out in the open for Chaos Chronicles 212. Just me the microphone, and not locked doors in my office/bedroom.Click here to listen to Chaos Chronicles 212 with Liz Dolan. On the show this week: My sister Liz stopped by to reveal an unbelievable [...]