COVID, Life

An opportunity to practice positivity

Well, here we go. Life has served up a perfect opportunity to practice the “power of positive thinking”, “reframing negatives”, finding the good in crappy situations and all of the stuff I have been working on over the past few years. 🙂 We have embarked on a full blown quarantine around here, after having very recent close contact with a…

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Travel

Day 3 Memphis Recap! Graceland and more.

FRIDAY- Day 3 GRACELAND We had 9:45 a.m. tour tickets for Graceland on Friday, so we got up and just had breakfast at our condo and got ready to go. Graceland was only about a 10-12 minute drive from the condo, so it was very quick and easy to get to! We paid the parking fee and got there just…

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Blog, Holidays

Happy Easter and my Blogiversary!

Happy, Happy Easter!! (Picture= a bunch of plastic eggs ready to hide for an egg hunt in the yard later this afternoon with my niece and nephew + Ivan’s sister and mom.) We are going to do an egg hunt for the first time in a long time (outside!). The weather is supposed to be great- sunny and high of…

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Travel

Memphis Trip Recap – Days 1 and 2!

Wednesday (Day 1): Left home after work (late afternoon) and drove ~5 hours! We all rode together in our van (my parents came along on the trip, too) and a major highlight of this first evening was listening to Elvis music and other 50s-60s music on the ride down! I played DJ from the front seat and fielded requests from…

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Kids, Misc.

Disappointment and (semi)resolution

We haven’t made too much in way of plans for the summer yet for the kids. The big “anchors” were supposed to be: Ethan- *summer camp with friend (the traditional outdoors kind- canoeing, games, bonfires, swimming, etc.)*local track program*??? Maybe a coding class or day camp or something Asher-*overnight swim camp with best swim friend (already booked and registered since…

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