From my family to yours… It’s Thanksgiving today which for many people means enjoying a turkey feast with friends and family and thinking about all the things we have to be thankful for. With no family in the area to speak of, we’re opting to skip the cooking and enjoy a dinner out today and be thankful that nobody has to do the dishes! I … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
This summer our family took a three week road trip up and down the East Coast and camped at half the stops along the way. This vacation was hugely daunting to me and I’ll admit, I was terrified that it was going to be a disaster – but we had a great time and survived the experience with our sanity in tack. Here are the … Continue reading Road Trip Tips: 8 tips to reduce vacation stress and have a blast!
One of the writing prompts for this week’s Writer’s Workshop hosted by Mama Kat was downright memeish and I couldn’t resist. It’s a series of lists of 5 things basically. Here are… 5 things you don’t know about me. When I was a kid, one of my favorite games was to look at those green boards inside the computer (like the motherboard, video cards, sound cards, etc.) and pretend … Continue reading 5 Things.
A recent conversation between BB, Age 5 and my Husband: Dan to BB: Would you like peanut butter and jelly? BB to Dan: Daddy, For the past three days I have had peanut butter and jelly. And they were not good days. Wondering what she wanted instead? Peanut butter and honey. I guess that’s what you need to have a good day. In other words, my daughter … Continue reading Things My Five Year Old Says: About Food.
When we last left off on my recap of our Epic Family Road Trip, we were visiting Metropolis Illinois, home of Super Man. That morning we had visited the Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Some would consider that a pretty full day of travel but we had one more stop to make that night before we gave in and stopped for the night. The … Continue reading Road Trip Diary: The St Louis Galleria in Missouri
I’m linking up again with Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy to share a few short & sweet book reviews of the things I’ve been reading over the last month. The concept is that your reviews would be the length of a tweet on twitter – hence the name Twitterature. But don’t worry – nobody will be counting your characters when you are done! Recently I’ve … Continue reading Twitterature: November 2014
Things online that I’m fangirling over: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Do 11 Celebrity Impressions in 1 Minute at EW.com. Learn how to draw a perfect circle freehand at Interesting Engineering. Find out 21 Amazing Things You Can Do With Google at aplus.com. Watch Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi Send a Video Message to an Autistic Boy Who Lost His Nanny via comicbook.com. Continue reading Links to Great Stuff: November 14, 2014
My daughter started kindergarten this year. For the first time in eight years all of my babies are in school full time and since they are also going to private school for the first time this year, it was established that it was time for me to look for a job – my first job since becoming a mother in 2006. I looked around at … Continue reading On rising to the occasion.