Books, books, and more books

I just received a 365 day gratitude journal I purchased from Amazon. I’m quite excited to start using it. I’m already doing The 52 Lists Project, which I love, so I’m hoping this will be similar.


From gratitude onto horror – I’m obsessed with all things horror (movies, books, etc) and I have tried reading the cult horror classic House of Leaves on several different occasions but have never been able to finish it. It’s long, difficult, and tedious at times. It’s heavy (literally – it’s over 700 (big) pages). There are two separate stories combined to give a bigger overall story, but it’s purposefully difficult. It has to be pieced together via footnotes and obscure passages. Sometimes you have to actually turn the book upside down to continue reading. In the past, I have tried reading it and always failed to get more than about a quarter of the way through the book. This time, thanks to advice from a Tumblr pal, I have a strategy. I’m going to commit to reading just 20 pages per day. I will conquer this book!


My friend did a thing! In other exciting book news, my good friend has had her first novel published! I’m so excited for her. She gave me my autographed copy this weekend (in Chicago). If you are into lesbian erotica you should def check it out.


And finally, I think my Kindle Paperwhite is approaching the end of its days. There are so many Kindle options now that I’m not sure which version to replace it with.

on the road again

My commute from work > to pick up the kiddo > to home is long and kind of brutal, especially when it rains (like today). So the little things, like Alt Nation playing tons of sweet jams, really make a difference.

I missed getting a pic of Doing It To Death by The Kills, which is one of my new faves.

Spirits is another new favorite. Jackson and I love singing it together.


Tag yourself as a suburban white mom

I’m totally Helen. 

We hung out with my mom, sister, and cousins tonight. It was a good time. Jackson had a blast. This was his first time meeting my mom as a “big kid.”

Frey made this for me after I came in last place in Monopoly Junior. ❤️💙💚💛💜

Spring in the Central West End ❤️

My adorable assistant. I’m working from home today. She’s helping me prep tomorrow morning’s court docket. ❤️😻

I’m going to miss this view.

Four months.