Pearl Necklaces

God these titles just get worse and worse.  No wonder someone just came to my site after searching for “fingernail porn.”  Seriously, somebody stop me. I’m going to take off on a tangent before I even get to the meat of the post (she said meat).  Close your eyes and […]

Bought the Farm

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the old Middleton farm the past several days.  I think it has a little something to do with all the fun and exciting veggies showing up at the Hoboken Farmers market.  (Note:  I suspect I incite great jealousy lugging my giant stalks of […]

The Middleton Singers

I’ve got absolutely no idea where my love of music came from.  Surely there’s no genetic influence there.  It’s not like my family has a habit of randomly breaking into song…oh wait!  Yes they do! And thank God for that. Why don’t my guests break into four-part harmony when I […]

All I Need to Know I Learned in the Midwest

Now that I’m finally home, I can start to catch up on writing all the silly drivel about the reunion and other travel mayhem I know you just can’t wait to read.  In the meantime, here’s a short list of some of the crucial things I learned (most the hard way) while […]


It’s been a long, and fun-filled past several days, so I somehow lost track of just how long it had been since I showered.  After Rocco leaned in, sniffed me, then said, “Yup, that’s you,” I thought perhaps I’d use a little soap today before hitting Wrigley Field. We’re staying with my Aunt […]

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