Finesse …

Traveling is fun. But coordinating travel plans and activities for even a short trip, for a bunch of people all coming together from different locations, takes a whole lot of skill, some expertise and a little artistic flare.

Well, I hope you all have a day that is filled with finesse!!!

Suburban wildlife, me and my weird life …

I don’t want to get into too much detail on how my day went, so I’ll just share a tidbit of how my morning looked. On my run I broke up a fight between a bird and a squirrel. Yup. That pretty much sums up it up.

Well, I hope you all have a typically weird day!!!

Laughing our butts off …

Libs and I have decided that we want to learn how to crochet … because we both have so much free time on our hands.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! 

Well, I hope you all have a day where you laugh you butt off!!!

Fingers crossed …

I have one big assignment to complete for my continuing education class and then I’m done. As long as I pass it with an 85% I won’t have to take another class. Which is good because I need to renew my nutrition and wellness consultant certification by then end of September. As a student, I have never left studying or assignments until the last minute. I just can’t operate this way. And trust me, it came in handy when crisis occurred and I didn’t seem me like the “flakey” student asking for help. Like the time I accidentally slept through a final in college. Yeah … that was terrifying. But I pleaded my case to my professor and because I was a good student and never turned in an assignment late he let me take it at a different time. PHEW! Anyway, my point is that I am not a procrastinating student by nature. But circumstances have certainly dictated this class and the time I have poured into it. I had planned on taking this class last Fall, but then I got sick. I registered for it when I finally felt I had it together enough to concentrate again. Little did I realize this would also coincide with my son graduating, Sid moving home and taking 3 trips. Not to mention the birthdays and holidays. OY! Needless to say I have sporadically found time to read, study and complete part of the large assignment that is due in just over a week. I am way out of my comfort zone as a student. And I REALLY don’t like it. Because I know me and my kooky life. Literally ANYTHING can happen. Deep down, I know I’ll complete it. I just need everyone and everything to cooperate so I can get it done. I actually laughed typing that. Ugh.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you keep your fingers crossed!!!

Making our life easier …

With Sid and George off to college in just a few short weeks, I’ve had a lot to think about. Some of it makes me sad. Some of it makes me happy. Some of it makes me wonder about how the dynamics of our house will change minus two adults. Libs and I have even been trying to imagine meals and how those will look with them gone. On top of our busy Fall school schedule ahead this should be interesting. We have had busy schedules before but cooking for so few people will just be weird. So weird that we are looking into changing things up. A lot! This afternoon Libs and I were researching healthy meal delivery programs that manage all the portions and ingredients for you. All you do is cook them when they arrive to your home. I look at it like a personal challenge to keep healthy meals flowing in this house despite our hectic schedules, HA! Needless to say this sounds like a HUGE help in that department. This service also seems like it would be a time saver and not just at meal time but also in shopping time too. I am all over THAT!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you make your life easier!!!

Home … 

Traveling is a wonderful. Having the opportunity to get away from your daily routine and responsibilities is like a miraculous healing. But the excitement you see on your 7 year old’s face after having been gone is absolutely priceless. That tight hug that you get is the best feeling in the world. THE. BEST. It reminds you of what is truly important in life … love and the people you share it with. No matter how great one’s travels may be, there is no better place to be than with the people you love most and where your heart feels like belongs.

Well, I hope you all have a day where it feels like home!!!