Category Archives: Personal

Mother’s Day

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Mother's Day

Today is Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day.  My husband is in the field … where he’s been all week … cutting the rye for hay.  A process that was supposed to take 2 days.  And is now in it’s 6th day because of breakdowns on virtually every possible piece of equipment that can break down, including my husband.  It’s been a… Read more »

Happy Valentine’s Day

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This weekend is Valentine’s Day. For many people, it means the giving and receiving of candy, flowers, jewelry and other romantic tokens to and from significant others.   My husband and I rarely exchange these tokens on Valentine’s Day.  We rarely, in fact, exchange gifts or tokens on any holiday – it’s not really our thing.  We do verbally wish each other… Read more »

It’s a Brand New Year!

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It’s a brand new year!  And while I’m not entirely sure where the last year went – I’m pretty convinced that someone swiped several months from my 2015 calendar because it went by SO FAST! – I’m choosing to enter this one with  optimism and good cheer. There are a LOT of things I’m looking forward to doing better in 2016. I want to improve… Read more »

Pumpkin Day

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Yesterday was Pumpkin Day! While it’s not a national holiday (yet), it’s one of my favorite days of the year.  Every year on a day in October, my favorite friend, Kon and I travel into the city and celebrate everything fall. We go to stores we never *have time* to shop at; eat at places *too fancy* for meals with kids; sniff candles… Read more »

For Sale By Owner

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We’ve decided to put the Travel Lodge up for sale.  We love it and it’s perfect for our needs … except … that it’s incredibly heavy and unwieldy to tow around like we want. It’s what is called a ‘Park Model’ or ‘Destination Trailer’,  which basically means it’s meant to tow to a location and be parked for full-time living… Read more »

Take Two

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Last week, our attempt at a family mini-vacation went terribly, terribly wrong. This week, our son was scheduled to play football in the state Capital, almost as far away as last week’s game. After much consideration and discussion, we decided to try the whole Travel Lodge Adventure again. I’m thrilled to report that this trip went much more smoothly than… Read more »

Less of Me

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Perspective is a funny thing.  When you’re in the middle of a stressful situation (like we were a couple weeks ago with our Travel Lodge Adventure from Hell) it seems like you’re having the worst luck, the worst day, and nothing in your life is the way you want it to be. Usually, after you’ve made it through to the other side, you… Read more »

Plans Are For Chumps

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Yesterday (Friday) was my almost 15-year-old son’s first high school football game.  His team was playing an ‘away’ game roughly 250 miles from where we live.  (The price we pay for living in a ‘homeschool unfriendly’ community – driving our kids for opportunities.)  And even though he’s been telling me for a couple weeks it was extremely unlikely that as a Sophomore he would… Read more »