Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

Coffee + Me = wheeee!!!!!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 by by

I used to make fun of my grandma and grandpa who were as religious about their coffee as my grandma was about Jesus.  When we would go on family road trips, fueling them with coffee was as essential as fueling the car with gas.  There was always a pot brewing in their kitchen – or ours when they would visit.  Their love affair with coffee was cute, yet hard to understand when I was younger.

Life has since schooled me.  I get it now.  Like – I reallllly get it.  Coffee is my BFF.  Just like that graphic says, I would still be in bed were it not for coffee.  The invention of the Keurig stands as the greatest invention in the history of mankind.  I say coffee is more important than the wheel, for without coffee, I would not be able to spend as much time in the car as I do.

This is what my coffee area looks like mid-day.

Some may say I have a problem.

Me?  I say I have found the solution.


The Waiting

Monday, May 5th, 2014 by by

Last weekend after 2 bright, warm, sunny days, I boldly put all of our winter coats and accessories away.  By Tuesday, we had 2-3 inches of snow on the ground.

Today I am soooooo tired of cold, windy, grey weather.  I am soooooo cranky.

So let’s just pretend that it looks like this today.

I Can’t Believe I Actually Had to Say This…

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by by

I teach 8th grade and every day is a new adventure. While all days are exhausting, most are at least somewhat amusing.

“Colton, please stop drinking sparkling apple juice from an empty chip bag!”

Yep, I actually had to say that today.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Sidenote: I do have to hand it to the kid. He didn’t have a cup, so he ate all the chips out of the bag, folded the top down and fashioned his own cup. The downside? Sour Cream and Onion Sparkling Apple Juice. Yuck.

Google Me This

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 by by

So, yeah. I Googled myself. Everyone does that, right? I think? Maybe? (I really ran out of ways to waste time when I was supposed to be folding laundry.) I’m the only Lisa Page Rosenberg that showed up. The first few things I found were expected: this blog, my twitter page, a list of my old jobs on Internet Movie Database, and of course, a photo of me dressed as Princess Leia.

From there I fell into the sphere of The Other Lisa Rosenbergs. What had started as a quick look at my online profile became a search of other people with my name. There is a world full of Lisa Rosenbergs. As I read about them I envisioned the other Lisas and their lives.

I found:
A women’s study professor in Ontario.
A professional piccolo player in Michigan.
A nursing professor in Chicago.
A talk show host in New York.
A former ballerina, now social worker in New Jersey.
An artist in Chicago.
A real estate broker in St. Louis.
An associate chemistry professor in Canada.
An opthalmologist in Chicago.
An ad agency creative director in New York. (more…)


Favorites Lately

Monday, January 13th, 2014 by by

Here are a few things I’ve been loving lately:

1) If you are tired of Pinterest boards that make you feel depressed, inferior and utterly despondent over the lack of chevron in your home decorating, check out this board. It’s called “My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter.” It’s penned by a mother of boys who finds the craziest child fashion photos and turns them into hysterical musings about her imaginary daughter, Quinoa. I read every single pin in one sitting and laughed my ass off.
Here’s a sample:

In what could only be described as an existential crisis, Quinoa had some tough, pointed questions about what happens to clothes after they go out of style. #MIWDTD

In what could only be described as an existential crisis, Quinoa had some tough, pointed questions about what happens to clothes after they go out of style.

2) Adam Pally on “The Mindy Project.” “The Mindy Project”, as I’ve already told you (more…)


Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 by by

Saying goodbye to this place.

We’ve just bought a little house. Our first. The bungalow we’ve been renting for the past five years will be someone else’s come March. That all still seems fictional right now. We’re only moving two blocks away, two blocks closer to the park, closer to Desmond, and closer to Felix. So it’s a good two blocks, a happy two. We will still walk to school and keep the same phone number.

This is at once exciting and somewhat bittersweet. I will miss this short, dead end street (more…)

I’m gonna pop some tags….

Monday, October 21st, 2013 by by

My kids joke that the song “Thrift Shop” was written just for me.  If it wasn’t, it should have been, because you know I love me a good thrift store.

Since Halloween is around the corner and some of us are still trying to assemble costumes, I forced the entire family to hit our local “Savers”.  There was the requisite moping of course, so I tried to liven the situation while Rob combed the racks for costume ideas.

I would count to five at which time every kid had to hold up the ugliest shirt they could find.  The winner took a dollar.  I really wish I could have run the game and my camera at the same time.  Weston had quite the knack for picking winners.  After only two rounds we were all doubled over with laughter.  At the end, Weston came out $6.00 richer.

While we played, Rob found this: (more…)


Rest Easy Knowing Your Vehicle’s Always Connected With OnStar (Sponsored)

Friday, September 27th, 2013 by by

We’re pretty lucky to live in a time where vehicles are smart – really smart.

For instance, how amazing is it that a car can call for help within seconds after a crash? With OnStar, a powerful built-in technology available in most GM vehicles, you’re connected to a live Advisor 24/7 so help is always close at hand. Additional technologies from OnStar include Stolen Vehicle Assistance and OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics emails, which track your vehicle’s health.

Visit to see the incredible OnStar features that are available.

You’re Getting Warmer…..

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 by by

When they finally get it right I will probably drop dead.

DIY Kool Aid Foot Soak

Monday, September 16th, 2013 by by
And, yes, this is my hubby enjoying his spa experience

Ready to relax from a hard day’s work? Or maybe you just feel like you deserve some extra pampering? Here is an easy solution- a warm, relaxing foot soak. What do you need?

* 1 gallon of warm water
* 1 large bowl
* 1 cucumber, sliced
* 1 packet of lemonade flavored Kool-Aid

Pour everything together into a large bowl and just add your feet! It will refresh and invigorate your senses.

Enjoying your DIY home spa? Add a bit of my DIY brown sugar scrub to smooth your feet (and hands!) in order to give yourself the complete experience of relaxation.