“i’m sure i’ll find a way to ruin this somehow.”

Well kids, the sun has been shining here in Chicago, allowing us to flirt with the notion that winter may F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. be on its way out the door.  So after the sad goodbyes to Kristin & Cindy (Kristin's mom) early this morning, I pulled myself together- as much as possible-  and headed downtown to the office.  As soon as … Continue reading “i’m sure i’ll find a way to ruin this somehow.”

good morning dc. good night pittsburgh.

What can I say about the past two days?  Exhausting, with many wonderful moments mixed it?  If you've been reading my blog and/or are one of my dear friends (that have been worrying about me lately), you know that I've been running myself down pretty low with constantly travel- for both work and pleasure (ie. … Continue reading good morning dc. good night pittsburgh.

about last weekend: girls just wanna have fun (part 1)

Finally!  I have finally found some time to rehash the details on my weekend in Columbus for Kristin's Bachelorette Party and Bridal Shower.  This is the beautiful bride-to-be at our dinner at Marcella's in the Short North in downtown Columbus- a few blocks away from my old apartment.  Wait, I'm getting ahead of myself.  Let me … Continue reading about last weekend: girls just wanna have fun (part 1)

good morning, columbus. i missed you.

I'll start with saying, Good Morning, and then say that I survived my overnight Megabus trip.  But being Megabus, there was an adventure of some sorts.  To keep it brief, I was running late and ended up taking a cab.  Nothing too special about that, but as soon as I got downtown to Union Station that all … Continue reading good morning, columbus. i missed you.

morning walk through lincoln park

For those of you who haven't had a chance to visit (me) in Chicago, here's a quick look at my neighborhood.  Technically I live in Lincoln Park; however I find myself venturing through the streets of East Lakeview more often- which is the bordering neighborhood north of mine.  Just to give you a point of reference, if … Continue reading morning walk through lincoln park

the days all run together

Unless I really sit here and thinking about it, I could not tell you what today's date is.  Also, I really have to think about what day of the week it is.  Okay, I know it's not Monday nor Wednesday because I'm not just getting home from spinning class.  You think I'm joking about this- … Continue reading the days all run together

those lessons learned remind me i survived

This morning's commute was a little longer than usual with a lot of time waiting for the first train to come.  Fortunately I knew that it was going to be a long day so I stopped at Starbucks before boarding my first train.  Yes, I take more than one train to work.  Long story for … Continue reading those lessons learned remind me i survived

before my morning coffee

Good morning.  It's Monday....wish it was Sunday.  Yes, I just paraphrased Manic Monday here.  I wouldn't call today 'manic', but I'll say that my anxiety expectantly visited this morning.  These past few weeks have been the worst (anxiety-wise) for me since starting on Lexapro last summer, but I'm learning how to deal with it better.  I have … Continue reading before my morning coffee

welcome back to hampton

I was a little too tired to share the details of my flight back to Pittsburgh last night so I'll do it now.  Let me first say that I'm usually pretty anti-social on my flights from Chicago because by the time I get to the airport, I am exhausted from the traveling and hauling all … Continue reading welcome back to hampton

good morning chicago

Writing this I have the Ke$ha song in my head... Wake up in the morning feeling like P.Diddy... although I feel nothing like P.Diddy this morning.  I don't even feel like myself.  This winter needs to end once and for all!!  I swear that just as I start feeling better, the cold weather brings my … Continue reading good morning chicago