Category: Happy Happy Joy Joy

  • Things I Love

    It’s Valentine’s Day! While I fully believe that love should be shared every day of the year, just like thanks should be given, it can’t hurt to take a day to honor it. I’m not a big one for over-priced dinners or boxes full of chocolates – wait, who am I kidding… – but I…

  • Do Not Disturb

    I love staying in a hotel. Doesn’t matter if it’s in my own city. I love big beds with unlimited pillows and the option to get room service, despite rarely taking advantage of it. I love the ice buckets and the little tiny coffee makers and the guilt-free-eating-in-bed. I love stopping by a nearby convenience…

  • It may not be a miracle, but it sure feels like it

    A week ago today I woke up thinking I’d be putting my cat to sleep that day. I was, to put it lightly, devastated. I sobbed unashamedly and uncontrollably. I changed my Facebook profile picture to one of her face, not mine. I posted a couple of times when people asked me what was wrong…

  • Love Me or Hate Me

    Day 2: “Fifty percent of people want to sleep with me, and the other 50 percent want to kill me.” – Rachel Marsden, political pundit Way to come out of the gate swinging, eh? When I first read this quote I thought “what the heck am I going to do with that!?” Mae West and…

  • Dear Jim

    Jim is a relatively private guy. Sure, we met because he was moderating a panel at a public discussion, and our early relationship developed in part on Twitter, but he pretty much keeps to himself. He’s on the social media channels but is very discerning about what he puts out there. You could say his…

  • Comfort Kitty

    I’ve never considered myself a cat person. I do have a cat. Actually, since I’m cat-sitting for my brother’s feline, technically I have two cats. But I’m not one of those cat people. I like cats who act like dogs, which means that for me to like a cat it must have at least one…

  • Little Victories

    A woman’s six favorite words: “How much weight have you lost?” Granted that’s if the woman hearing them has gained, um, a lot of weight since moving to Chicago. Another woman’s six favorite words might be “Quarter Pounder large fries Diet Coke”, or “I love you, marry me now”, or “tickets please, this plane is…

  • I declare this a happy place

    I haven’t written much lately. And by that I mean I haven’t written much here. I’ve written a lot on The Local Tourist. Although, to be perfectly honest I haven’t even written much there, but I’ve been very busy. Really, crazy, out-of-my-mind busy. And always in the back of my mind I think “I should…

  • Day 29 & 30 and the rest

    Well now, I kind of fell off the face of this blog, didn’t I? I fell into the same old trap. The last two days of my “30 days of happy” were, well, happy. And busy. So I didn’t write. And since then I’ve been busy. So I didn’t write. And to be perfectly honest…