Christmas In July

Christmas in July This week has been the hottest week of the year with temperatures in the nineties and the heat index above one hundred. Hard to imagine a ride on the trike in these extreme conditions but we sure did! It has been too long since we last rode. So why not head to…

Summertime Shake

Summer is quickly approaching and the warmer weather always makes me want ice cream. In any form really, but I love a good creamy milkshake the best. My favorite summertime fast food stop is Chick-Fil-A. Not for the sandwich but the grilled nuggets and their creamy frozen lemonade. I came across my magic bullet a…

Sea World

People don’t realize when you travel for work you don’t get to see much. Most of my time is spent inside a convention center. I’ve visited some nice ones though. LOL Last month I was in Orlando and my hotel was right across from Sea World. This was actually a bucket list item for me…

Inspired By Dr. Seuss

After having such a great week of being completely unplugged it was off to Chicago for the week. I left in great spirits, recharged and ready to get back to work. Even though I had to fly out early on Memorial Day while the rest of my company had the day off, I was ready….

Keeping It In Manuel Mode

Sitting on a plane after a one hour delay due to maintenance, the air conditioner seems to be stuck on heat, flight attendants trying to confirm number of passengers, communicating with the check in attendant, and specifically calling out my seat number, doesn’t exactly give me a warm fuzzy feeling! Have I mentioned the crying…

Home ‘Away’ From Home Improvements

Late Easter, late everything. I am really itching for some much needed R&R. I feel like by this time last year, we had already taken more trips. If we did, I don’t know how we fit them in. Hubby is traveling more for work, and since we adopted Scruffy, it doesn’t seem like we have…

OBX Bound

I am partial to our coastline. You will often hear me say, “We have the best beaches”. I will sneak off as often as I can, just to take a leisurely stroll, pick up a few shells and take in a deep breath of salty air. The best part about the beach is the feeling…

Healthy Eating Lifestyle

For the past several years I have made an effort to change my eating lifestyle. I have been through two programs; both times losing almost sixty pounds. In both instances, once I tried to break free from the program, the weight came back on. Age, hormones and heredity are my foes, then throw in a…

Trip Planning

It’s getting to be that time of year. Busy, busy. I feel like I am out of practice. This week its off to Orlando, then it’s time for a little R & R at the beach. It was a great idea to fit this in before the tourists head down but having to plan for…

Mindfulness

With all the stress in my life, I have been trying to incorporate some mindfulness techniques into my life. I have tried meditation but my mind wanders so badly that I can never seem to get ‘grounded’ as they say. In fact, I can’t even describe what ‘grounding’ feels like. If I try to think…