For Just A Moment

Just a quick post of one of my favorite pictures. This was taken from the plane on one of the many redeye flights that I have worked. These flights are always very peaceful. The passengers are mostly sleeping as we make our way through the night sky. My favorite part is when the dawn is just breaking and the sun is waking up. It's always so beautiful watching the sun rise.... It kind of brings everything into perspective and makes me forget about the struggle and worries of everyday life. It makes me take a moment and just be thankful for what I do have. Sometimes I just need to step back and remember these things. Watching the sun rise always has a way of making me do that.

The Sunshine State

This just makes me smile. I’m definitely enjoying the Florida weather. Do I miss the cold and snow?...not really :)

Forgotten Joys

So here I am. Is anyone out there, still?.... I think I hear crickets and the wind blowing in my ears. It's been a while, a long while in fact. Over four years. I don't really have any excuses for being a bad blogger, if that's what you would call me. There has been a lot of changes in my life since I last sat down at my computer and shared anything with you. First thing, I have a new job. Its a career that I've always wanted to do but never really tried to do it. I am a flight attendant for a major U.S. airline and I have been doing it for over three years now and I love it. It wasn't easy to get this job, there were so many challenges and changes to make. The training for this job was hard. I mean HARD. I think I was always afraid that I couldn't do it, that I wouldn't pass all the multiple interviews and the training, but I did. Of course my family and my husband had to get used to the crazy schedule that I now have, but they've been great. They a…

We Can All Be A Greek Goddess

I have decided to share with you guys one of my families absolute favorite recipes. It's called Grecian Goddess Chicken. My mother used to make this back when my parents were first married and they lived on a military base. Her neighbor made it for her and my mother instantly asked/begged for the recipe. As early as I can remember I loved it, so of course I needed a copy too. It's a great, super easy to make dish too…..for me that means that you just dump all ingredients in together, cook everything and it comes out perfect every time! I honestly have to tell you that I barely even measure anything anymore, I just kinda wing it :) You can tell from my copy of the recipe that it's popular….. isn't it always the "dirty pages" in our cookbooks that have the best stuff?! :) I'm not sure if you can read it so I will re-write everything for you: Boneless, skinless chicken breasts- potatoes, cut in quarters- 1 1/2 cups hot water- 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)- …

Something To Think About

This morning I was wasting time, lingering around Pinterest. I was pinning all kinds of things that inspire me, recipes that I want to make and other various things. I'll be the first to admit it-- I was avoiding my housework. You see today was a rare day off for me. Don't get me wrong, I have a ton of stuff that I should be doing but you know what…I decided to just blow them all off. I think I deserve a day off every once in a while. I don't think there's anything wrong with that either. I know that I'm not a super woman and there's many days that between working full time, keeping the house somewhat presentable and wrangling four kids,that I am just struggling to keep my head above water. So today I took a day for myself. I'm lounging around, eating potato chips for breakfast and I'm loving it!!! Now some of you may be shaking your head at me but I don't care. Don't knock it until you try it……you just may enjoy it :) I haven't completely b…

Hanging With the High School Girls

Being a mom of four who works full time sometimes I realize that I just need a night out with the girls. I need a night out to act goofy, stupid and maybe a bit ridiculous at times. Well, I was lucky enough to have a night like this a while back. I had mentioned that I had never been to Ravinia. Ravinia is an outdoor music theater that is about an hour from my house. It's a really cool place that welcomes you to bring a picnic and your own choice of drinks to enjoy while watching the performance. My friends and I had planned on seeing Duran Duran ( aging myself a bit here) but at the last minute they cancelled! I was bummed….. Fast forward to this past summer and another artist was coming that we all wanted to see. One Republic was scheduled to be there so we all bought tickets and met up there. Of course it's usually hot in Chicagoland by then but , nooooo…not that weekend. It was unseasonably cold and rainy!! Even though the weather was miserable I still had a blast!! So…

So Excited :) !!!!

I have been on the hunt lately. What have I been hunting for? Well, I have been looking for stumps. I have been checking Craig's list and other various outlets when I struck gold! Right next to my daughter's dance studio is a business that takes down trees for the city and a nice man named Chuck told me that I can help myself to whatever I want, as long as I don't take any of the split pieces. That's perfectly fine with me since I want the raw stumps!!! I'm so excited!! Of course you may be wondering what I am going to do with these, but you will just have to wait and see…. For now they are all on my back patio, while I work on them…hoping for all the little critters to abandon their warm wooden homes.