Archive for the vacation Tag

And Then The Man Brings The Waffles. . .

I’ve been MIA again.  Sigh. I’m afraid this might be more the norm as summer gets rolling. May is flying by and it’s always such a busy month.  I’m scrambling to get cards mailed, parties planned, the yard and house in good order for the summer. You know how we like to visit the Hyatt in Cambridge, Maryland?  We like
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This Ain’t Your Mama’s Summer Vacation

When I was a kid summer mostly involved endless months of killing time at the library, riding bikes with neighborhood friends, and begging my Mom to take me to the Lake or our cottage to swim. Sure, there were swim lessons.  ALWAYS.  We went to Bible School at various churches.  Sometimes there were some summer dance classes. . .and when
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How I Know I’m NOT The Maid

We are once again preparing to go on a little trip. BUT this time it’s ON!  It’s ON!  Room service.  In a waterfront room.  With an awesome indoor pool and towel service!!!! Please pause for the sweet sound of angels singing. . . I’m GETTING A PROPER VACATION!!!!!! Even though I tell myself not to get all amped up about
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Reluctant Mother Remains Calm When Vaca Plans Literally Go In Crapper Plus A Bonus Turd In the Punchbowl

So this is the state of affairs around here this afternoon. Except there’s one aspect of this debacle you thankfully can’t experience:  The Stench. See, we are supposed to get out-of-town for a few days to do some birding in the southern part of the state.  (Staying in a hotel. . .with a waterfront balcony and proper room service, thank
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We’re Back. . .

So we’ve all lived to tell about our great adventure to Corolla, North Carolina.  I’m trying to get my thoughts together and get back in the swing of things so this post is going to be heavy on poor cell phone pics and light on the details until I can get my act better together, hopefully a little later this
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Jesus, It’s A Sad Day When I’m The Voice of Reason. . .

You know. . .There’s the vacation. . .which I convinced myself was a trip.  And then I made a stellar attitude adjustment and things were going along pretty well last evening.  I made a list of things that would keep me positive and happy and in the wee hours of the morning, (about midnight) just as I had swiped the
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Reluctant Mother’s Ego Crushed Yet Again

When you are pregnant, or contemplating pregnancy, people who are already parents will blab on and on and on about the magnitude of love you will have for your children. It sounds all cupcakes and puppies and gag. But then you have a baby. Oh. My. God. That. (lopsided head, red, wrinkly, squinty-eyed) Beautiful. Creature. Bring on the cupcakes, puppies,
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