Life is busy. Am I right or amiright?

If you’re wondering what I did in June, let me sum it up for you in 1 word: WORK. Seriously, that’s all I did. I even double checked my calendar to make sure I wasn’t missing anything cool. Nope. As my friend Liz said (many years ago while still working at the Union), “All I do is work, work, work, no matta’ what”. It still holds true. So there’s that.

July? Different story. Let’s recap!

For the first time in I-don’t-know-how-long, I actually had the 4th off. Whoopie! A chunk (did I spell that right? Looks weird..) of my family and myself spent the day at 6 flags and it was fantastic. Batman was going backwards and um, it was terrifying. I actually thought to myself “why am I doing this?” but at that point was already on the ride. #NAMTAB (get it?)


I actually got to spend time in the sun over the holiday weekend! My body was begging me for some vitamin D so I finally had to give in. Who am I trying to kid here? I jumped at the opportunity. Lezbehonest. I didn’t see any part of the sun in June so I had to go tanning. THIS IS A TRUE STORY. On that note, JWOWW’s White Wedding Bronzer is fantastic. Moving on.

I went to my first rooftop Cub’s game. Bucket list? Check! Definitely worth the money..all you can eat food AND beer? Sold.


I just got back to work after having the past 10 days off. I even took my work e-mail off my phone. I felt so disconnected and it was amazing. Michael and I saw Jason Aldean at Wrigley Field the first weekend I was off. Love me some Aldean. I spent the first few days relaxing because that’s what vacation is all about, right? A bigger portion of the family went up to the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells during the middle of my vacation week. Who knew how funny my family was?





Note: they have a new-ish ride that reminded me of The Hunger Games. You get enclosed in a tube and stand with your back against the wall. A timer counts down from 3 and the floor drops out from under you. Yes, this is real life. And really scary. I screamed the entire way down. You don’t free fall, but go down a really, really steep slide that gives you a huge wedgie. Sorry but it’s true.

This past Saturday I spent the night celebrating Laura at her bachelorette party. Definitely a night I will always remember. I had so much fun that these pictures don’t do any justice at all.




Sunday was Michael’s birthday and we celebrated with some of this family. Before heading into the city for that I celebrated Molly’s baptism with the family. Glad to see all the people from the bachelorette party made it to the church the next day…myself included.


& on Monday, I went back to work. Balls.

Reading page is updated for those of you following my quest in reading 100 books this year!

Last but not least: Brushetta Chicken (you can thank me later).

Need: chicken, basil, italian dressing, tomatoes, mozzarella.

I put the chicken in the bag with a little bit of italian dressing and basil. I let it sit for about an hour because apparently it helps marinate it (and that’s what the directions said to do).


In the mean time, I cut up the mozzarella and tomatoes and threw them in a bowl with more basil. Try not to eat all this while waiting for the chicken. It’s hard, trust me.


Cook chicken. Add brushetta-type concoction on top. Eat and thank me later. πŸ™‚


Oh yeah, I got my high score in Dice with Buddies. Sorry Allen!


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