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…

Texas Chili

My recent trip to Dallas was a short turn around. Doesn’t leave much time for exploring but you know I found some time to find a few ‘beautiful things’. For example, the Blue Buffalo mascot came for a visit. You just never know who you are going to meet along the way. We ate lunch…

Dandelions

Every family has their own traditions, ours happens to be, the tree goes up right after Thanksgiving, and down with the New Year. I have to admit, I’ve missed the wooden deer in my front yard, especially since we shine a spotlight on them. I think I miss the light most, but, if you’ve noticed,…

From The Mountains To The Sea

I believe I might just live in the perfect location. A few hours west and I can be hiking in the mountains; heading east, I have my feet in the sand in no time! I really do have the best of both worlds and this is my favorite time of year. I let the weather…

Meet Scruffy,

Meet scruffy! The newest member of our family. We rescued him from a shelter, but the truth is, he rescued us. Admittedly, I’ve been putting this post off. The fact is Scruffy has some big shoes to fill, but so far he is doing a pretty good job. Born in July of 2018 we don’t…