Oh what a beautiful morning…
Oh what a beautiful day.
I’ve got a wonderful feeeeeel-ing..
Everything’s going my way.
Good morning. It feels like a beautiful morning to me, and this song keeps popping into my head. The sun is shining, it’s a relatively warm 55 degrees (with a high of 75), and you know who is REALLY enjoying the morning??
The squirrels. I don’t know what is going on out there, exactly. It is like a squirrel revolution. I could hear them when I woke up scampering in my magnolia tree outside my window. Then pitter-pattering across the roof. When I got up, I decided to step outside to toss some chlorine in the hot tub- and oh my goodness. There were like TEN of them chasing each other around, squeaking at each other, jumping from branch to branch in this huge tree in my yard:
No joke, it looked like we had monkeys in our tree!! It was quite hilarious! No idea what caused all the ruckus and excitement in Squirrel-land at 6 am, but they were definitely up and at ’em.
I just sat out on the deck with my tea to update my journal page, and the birds were singing LOUDLY, 2 little bunnies were hopping across the yard and some ducks flew overhead. I felt like Snow White. Come to me, all my animal friends. 😂
Looking forward to today…
- lunch with Ethan before his vaccine appointment!
- Actually, that’s really about it. Hahaha. I don’t have a very exciting day coming up, otherwise. Just a meeting at 1:15. Work, maybe a workout (after work). Also, it’s not my turn to drive for swim practice, so that’s a perk. Should be a pretty free night on my end, though the kids are busy with soccer (E), piano and swim (A).
I spent some time this weekend organizing some details for our Maine/Vermont/New Hampshire trip in August. This is going to be a unique trip for us in the regard that we will be staying at MANY different places. (We are used to road tripping, but usually we stay at one location for several nights each before moving on to a new place.)
This trip is longer than average, due to Maine being pretty far from WI! It’s a 2 week trip, and all in all we will be staying at nine different places (hotels and/or AirBnBs) over the course of the trip!! This isn’t exactly my “ideal” set up (overall, it’s probably nicer to be settled in for at least a few days somewhere), but it’s sort of just the nature of this trip.
It will be more of a meandering style vacation, weaving our way up through small towns in Vermont, then New Hampshire, then up the coast of Maine for a week before finally stopping for 5 nights in Bar Harbor, Maine (Acadia National Park). Anyway, I’m super excited about all of the places we will see- but it required many various lodging reservations (9!). We’ll have quite a few single night stays in various towns.
I finally sat down and double/ triple checked my dates (I was paranoid that I had accidentally double booked the wrong dates or something, with all the moving around…) and typed up a document with all of the details. Everything was correct- no mistakes. Phew. Feels good to have that organized and I’m EXCITED now!!!
Do you like road trips? Are you vacationing anywhere this summer?? Reading about other people’s travel is maybe one of my favorite things ever to do, so please share, if you are!!
See above. 🙂 But, to add a couple more from my journal…I’m grateful for nice weather right now, and for our lawn mower.