Miss Lori is 41 days away from her 42nd birthday and she is NintendoEnthused

I am in the third quarter of birthday season here at my house. Both of my daughters have already celebrated theirs. Still to come this month are my son, my mother and my niece. So seeing packages outside my door is a pretty common occurrence these days. But today was special. Not only was the box the biggest to cross my threshold in a while, but it was addressed to ME! [Read more…]

Miss Lori celebrates her daughter’s birthday at Navy Pier

My youngest daughter Jaedyn turns 9 years old today. I can hardly believe that my little cherub is growing up as she is, fast and fabulous. But I guess it isn’t surprising, our life is moving so fast, it’s hard to keep up, or get everything in. That’s why in anticipation of Jaedyn’s birthday I ended up throwing together an improptu celebration the day before because a pocket of time opened up and friends were game for fun. [Read more…]

Miss Lori is ready to party with TCBY Frozen Yogurt

My tummy is ecstatic? Why you ask? Because an old friend has landed in my grocery store. TCBY Frozen Yogurt. The very frozen yogurt of my youth, is now at Walmart. No there isn’t a yogurt stand in Walmart, TCBY has packaged their deliciousness into boxes and planted them in the freezer aisle. Totally cool!  [Read more…]

Miss Lori is ready for her birthday

When I started writing these posts about my blessings and wishes for my birthday I thought they would basically be a glorified shopping list, not to be crass. I truly wanted to take time to acknowledge my year with my blessings, but my wishes, well I thought they would be what most of us list as wishes for birthdays. But the process of writing them, of searching my brain for ideas resulted in some soul searching…some self truths if you will.




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Miss Lori has a healthy blessing and wish 9 days before her birthday

I am giving thanks and making a wish 9 days before the end of my year of 40 and the beginning of my year of 41. This set…this set means more than any before or after. [Read more…]