Month: May 2017

  • Think like a beginner to find the best deals

    I’ve been planning, scheming, making lists, budgets and researching everything for months. I’m even having dreams, (some may call them nightmares), about details yet to be taken care of. One of the most difficult parts of the lead up process, to our big year away, is not having specific deadlines. There are so few restrictions…

  • Are there more of us out there?

    I was having lunch with a friend and we got to comparing notes. We touched on all the big stuff in life. The usual things which we shared in common like being Mothers and wives. Our children are even very close in age. So, for many of the common parenting struggles we found ourselves in the…

  • That was such a yucky blue job

    That was such a yucky blue job

    The main reason it looked so rainy yesterday in my video was because the gutters were overflowing. It was so noisy it woke me at 5:30am and I assumed it must be raining cats and dogs. All day, there was this show of rain, peppering the doorway. Finally I went outside and had a walk…

  • It’s that kind of day

    It’s that kind of day

    I’ve never been one to take much notice of the weather. If it was cold outside, dress warm. Rainy, grab an umbrella. And so on. In fact, when working for an outdoor apparel company, there is no such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing choices. Since I worked in that business, I sort of…

  • Maybe there is a reason & what were we thinking?

    Maybe there is a reason & what were we thinking?

    When I retired from my first career, there was a great opportunity on the horizon. Something to look forward to, with loads of planning involved. Right up my alley of interest and expertise. I expected the transition to be seamless and easy. After all, how difficult could it be? A massive reduction in my overall…