Hello my (male) friends, Quick holiday gifting PSA. I’m about to impart wisdom on you that will be a relationship saver. Probably. Honestly, I haven’t done a deep dive into my blog demographics, so perhaps it is lacking in male readers. Perhaps this PSA will actually just be printed out in households around the world … Continue reading The Gifts that Don’t keep on Giving
By the time you read this, well, I hope to gawd we’ve gotten our vacation shit together. Currently, at the completion of day two, not so much. I’m not even sure how it happened, other than it definitely was not my fault. Which is really the most important fact, right? In the re-telling of our … Continue reading Coming in hot
Seven years after misplacing my child for the first time, I think it's finally safe to relay the chain of events to the public. Not so much because he's big enough now not get very lost (or at least, if he does, he is grown up enough to help himself), but because I'm one thousand … Continue reading Lost and Found
Pre-blog disclaimer: This is about turning 50. There was a time in my life that I really didn't think I would make it all the way to 50 - which means I feel like posting this four days prior is a serious test of karma. If the ship goes down sometime between now and then … Continue reading Shoot me a 5(oh)
Because I've had several ask the same two questions...I thought I would just write it down for all to see and share as needed. Those two questions? How is the camping at Disney? Did you feel safe? Fantastic and yes. The end. Oh fine. Did we feel safe? Yes, yes, yes. Almost annoyingly so. Because … Continue reading My Disney Review, Covid Times
Referring back to a topic I’ve touched on before… meh!…those hateful moments of parenting when you realize a milestone has slipped by you, though you never asked for it. I didn’t know – a common start to the statement applied to the disappearance of a piece of the parenting pie. I didn’t know it would … Continue reading I Didn’t Know
This is going to be one of those day-by-day blogs, started early as I felt 100% positive that this jaunt would be worth documenting - and if not, well, just scroll quickly. As you know from previous posts, we've had this genius Barlow Break planned for months - leaving Friday, February 19th and returning two … Continue reading It’s not the journey…
There's still time to get it right, right? I mean, we're closing in on a year since our world was completely upended - no big deal that just about eleven months in, we're still having hiccups here and there, right? We've still got time to pull it together and really start nailing this whole pandemic … Continue reading We’ll get it right, eventually.
It looks like the surrounding neighborhoods spent much of 2020 designing new layouts for their Christmas lights. Ours...are not quite up yet. Rich is holding firm to not lighting the house until the third-ish week of December. And, in a who are you? twist, our Fall/Thanksgiving decor still adorns the mantle, flag pole, and front … Continue reading (Ab)Normal Traditions.
Vacation Three. I know, right? Another trip? Seriously, Jyl, how many trips are you going on this year....? No, I get it, we were just gone a month ago for a week to Georgia. Then the kids went off to California while Rich and I had a quickie (stahp) in West Virginia. And now, North … Continue reading Three Men And A Lady