Friday night after Asher's swim practice, we all watched The Hunger Games. A friend recently lent us the whole triology (the books), and Ethan devoured them all in literally a matter of days. On the way home from Florida, Asher finally finished a very thick book he had been working on, so he started in on… Continue reading The book is always better
I'm feeling so relaxed this morning! We have this wide open weekend with no plans which, as I mentioned last week, I NEEDED to get my life back in order. Despite my continued frustration with the impending start to school/ virtual fiasco, there's been a bunch of good stuff swirling around in my head so… Continue reading Good Stuff
I hinted at this in my post the other day, but I should probably address this fully. So, school. Just another one of the 1,000,000 hot topics of the year that gives people another thing to fight and disagree about. This one really gets me riled up personally, so I'm going to try to keep this… Continue reading School Update
Yet again coming at you later than usual, though I guess it's only 7:30. After the last two days of the electrician here at 7 am, today we had an appointment at 7:00 with an arborist to give us a quote for removing a (huge) newly dead ash tree in our yard, plus scope out… Continue reading Modified Mornings
Hello, friends! I am back. In case you were worried that I had been gobbled up by a shark at the beach, or, even worse, decided to stop blogging (!), rest assured, all is well. We got home late in the evening on Tuesday. We did the mad dash to unload the car before we all… Continue reading No, I haven’t been eaten by a shark 🙂
Just popping in here to say HI from Panama City Beach!We left home Saturday morning and drove to Tennessee by that evening, staying overnight in a hotel. The next morning we hit the road again and stopped for lunch in Montgomery, Alabama. We originally had planned to just grab Subway or something at any old… Continue reading Hi from the beach!
Well, I took my little moment yesterday to pout (again) about our Europe trip being cancelled and today I'm moving on! Honestly, I was already mostly "over it"...we've known the trip was cancelled for a long time now. The disappointment had already been processed, repeatedly, and the shock/anger/frustration had largely dulled. But it still hit me… Continue reading Vacation 2.0
Today I'm spending the day not thinking about this. Not thinking about the fact that we are supposed to be boarding an airplane later this afternoon and flying to Ireland.Not thinking of my boys experiencing their first overseas trip, flying on an airplane all night long!Not thinking about my little nieces and nephew waiting for us… Continue reading I’m not thinking about this today.
Finally! After 2 cancellations, Asher was finally able to complete the 1.2 mile open water lake swim yesterday. Maybe things really do work out how they're supposed to, because the conditions yesterday could not have been any better.We had full sunshine, no wind and warm temperatures. The lake looked SO beautiful!! I'm really, really proud of Asher… Continue reading Challenge Accepted
Shockingly, the mile swim was cancelled AGAIN last night. A big line of storms moved through the area all afternoon and although they looked like they might clear out in time for a delayed-start swim, the coach decided last minute that the choppy water conditions would not be good for these younger swimmers. (I agreed. It was… Continue reading Why did the chicken cross the road?