COVID, Travel

Covid diaries: Missing trip planning

It dawned on me yesterday that normally at this point in the year, I would probably have my wheels spinning and would be starting to plan next year’s vacations.  I’ve often booked summer lodging as early as November/ December, and I usually spend big chunks of time in the winter after the holidays researching and planning itineraries for the upcoming…

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COVID, Deep thoughts, Kids, School

Whirlwind

These are certainly crazy times.Last night we learned that the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a temporary injunction blocking the emergency order that required all of the schools in our county to open virtually. (If you recall in this post, I explained how our private school was planning and was prepared to safely open this fall, and the closure was VERY…

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COVID, Kids, School

U-rah-rah, it’s the first day of school

Hold onto your hats, folks, it’s another school year. Today marks the official first day, though as I’ve already shared, we’ll be starting back up virtually. I think these first couple of days will start out slow and mostly be getting their feet wet with the new virtual schedule and system.Over the past two days, the boys each had their back…

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COVID, Deep thoughts, Kids, Summer, Travel

The summer of __________

It is September 1st, which usually for me always marks the unofficial start to fall. September – December is by far my favorite time of the year, and going way back to when I was in school, I generally loved the whole “going back to school” routine. (I mean, of course I was always sad summer was ending, but I have…

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COVID, Kids, School

School Update

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 brief (spoiler: I don’t).Quick backstory…

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