Summer Vacation 2017 Part 1

This will forever be remembered as the vacation that almost wasn't. About a week and a half prior to our departure, we discovered our camper (not pictured) had some serious frame damage. This required some quick action (kind of a big deal for two people that thrive on advanced planning). Enter 'unplanned for' purchase: new…

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Spring Break 2017: The Final Chapter

As Chaucer penned, "All good things must come to an end." And apparently that includes vacations. I guess you wouldn't enjoy them as much if they were an everyday thing though, right? I wonder if this is what retirement will be like. Quinn survived another morning walk. We slept in a bit longer today, so…

Spring Break 2017: 2 for 1

Two for one, as in two days in one post, because yesterday's post never happened. But I'm on vacation, so it's okay. It was another rough start to the day: a leisurely walk with the Quinn in the Florida sunshine. Notice the tail down. Not only aren't there any squirrels to chase, but it's kinda…

Spring Break 2017 Part 2

I think my favorite aspect of vacation is the serious lack of schedule. I mean, no pressure to be somewhere at a certain time. No pressure to do anything. We just go with the flow. (BTW...kind of a big deal for us.) This is followed very closely by the 'no shower until I am good and…

Living in the Moment and a Simple Recipe

Well, my intentions were good. A two week vacation should have afforded me plenty of blogging opportunities. (Especially since we were driving from Wisconsin to Maine and back.)   Maybe I should blame the course I took this summer: Mindfulness for Educators. I could say I was doing such a great job of living in…