Tag: vacation

Why I am thankful for the Plainfield woman in the silver Mercedes who nearly killed my husband

Why I am thankful for the Plainfield woman in the silver Mercedes who nearly killed my husband
First, I want to say that I adore my husband, and I do NOT want him dead. That being said, I am still thankful for the woman that nearly killed him yesterday, and this post will explain why. My husband is an avid angler. Translation? He loves to go fishing. We worked very hard most... Read more »

8 questions you should ask prior to booking a room at a bed and breakfast

8 questions you should ask prior to booking a room at a bed and breakfast
Last Friday, I left work around noon and headed out of town to spend the weekend writing my novel at a 120 year old Victorian bed and breakfast. I love restored old houses. This one, however, could use some TLC; wood flooring in need of refinishing, threadbare carpets, dilapidated and non-functional windows, peeling ceiling paint,... Read more »

What my tomorrow looks like

Tomorrow is always just a breath away, but I know what my tomorrow looks like. I get to sleep in tomorrow. Blissful, restful sleep with no alarm clock to scream at me, “GET UP! GET UP!” Tomorrow is filled with food I can eat, but don’t have to cook. It will be very easy for... Read more »
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Genealogy Research: My top 5 challenges doing genealogical research

Genealogy Research: My top 5 challenges doing genealogical research
I know I promised to tell you about my great-grandfather and whether, or not I found him. However, in order to explain how I found him, I needed to write this post about the top 5 challenges I face in my genealogical research. Knowing what these challenges are and anticipating them may save you some... Read more »

I remember more about my childhood than most people have forgotten

I remember more about my childhood than most people have forgotten
I remember. Having a semi-photographic memory has advantages and disadvantages. One of the disadvantages is that there are things I wish I could forget, but never will. One of the advantages is I remember more about my childhood than most people have forgotten. One of my most cherished memories isn’t just one, it’s several of... Read more »

Why for this mom, a vacation is not always a vacation

Why for this mom, a vacation is not always a vacation
I love to travel. I love going on vacation. My love for seeing new places and experiencing new things was instilled in me by my mom; she loved to travel. However, sometimes, for this mom (me), a vacation is not always a vacation. Why? Because, when we go on vacation, we never leave the house... Read more »
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My dislike for being in the ocean just reached new depths

My dislike for being in the ocean just reached new depths
I like walking on the beach with my feet barely covered by the waves splashing in and out. I do not like putting any more of me than that in the ocean. I don’t like to swim in the ocean, I don’t like to kayak in the ocean, and I don’t even like being on... Read more »

Wonky, whoopsie and fart

Once upon a time, there were three little bunnies named Wonky, Whoopsie and Fart….. No, not really, but I’m thinking these three words might just be the makings of a good children’s book. These three words were my response to “What are your three favorite words?” on the blogger’s Facebook page I belong to. Why... Read more »

A gift I never saw coming

Have you ever received serious help from someone; help that came out of the blue? Help you never asked for, but a wonderful person stepped up and offered it anyway? I did, and it was a whopper! It was truly a gift I never saw coming. As most of you know from reading my many... Read more »
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My Awesome Adventure: South Dakota Days 6 and 7

Our last day of cycling the Mickelson Trail started out similar to other days – chilly and with lots of clothing layers. I had just 32 miles left of my awesome adventure in South Dakota. There was absolutely, positively no way I had 32 miles left in my bruised bits, however. Even with the terrain... Read more »