Date Night, Travel


Coming at you later than usual today due to some technical difficulties this morning. 🙂 Oh the joys. Our little date night last night for Day #6 of the Christmas Challenge turned into less of a “date” and more into spreading out the Christmas presents and taking inventory of anything that is missing, plus deciding which gifts should be from…

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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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Household, Kids, Morning Routine, Podcasts, Travel

Maybe it’s okay to let go sometimes…and, Travel Tuesday!

 I’ve had a thought rolling around in my head intermittently since a week or so ago when I listened to an episode of the podcast The Mom Hour. I believe it was Episode 279, titled “Home Learning Success Strategies + Our Kids’ Fall Schooling Update.” They were talking about how virtual learning was going for them currently- one host lives in…

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Family Fun, Meals, Things I Love, Travel

A Mexican tradition

I need a happy story today. I stayed up too late watching some news and ended up going to bed with a pit in my stomach. When I woke up, my mind went right back to it all and the pit returned.  I need to stop thinking about that and focus on something positive.  So, I think today is a…

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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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