Thankful Tuesday – Vacationland

The family and I spend a few days in Corpus Christi, Texas. We have never been there prior to this trip and we are already planning for next time. We stayed in a condo on the beach and enjoyed vacation our way: do nothing, plan little, above all: have fun. Of course, we did go exploring.

North Beach is beautiful and easy to navigate around to the aquarium, USS Lexington, various gift shops and restaurants, as well as the beaches. We had beach day on Saturday at Padre Island and took a deep sea fishing cruise Sunday evening from Port Aransas. And ate lots of fresh seafood. Every. Single. Night.

There are quite a few ghost stories about the North Beach area. A simple google search can generate a few that will lead you down various rabbit holes. We ate at Blackbeard’s, which is said to have a resident ghost, and the USS Lexington has a crew of them. I personally didn’t see any, but we had an odd experience at the restaurant with regards to my husbands phone. He had a mapping app open and it usually doesn’t move. Until he set it on the table and then the app acted as if someone was scrolling through the map showing various areas around the island we were on. Very odd. But harmless. (You can check out what the “professionals” say at

This Tuesday I am thankful for vacation, family, and having one more day before returning to the “real world” – aka: the office.

The Night Before The Night Before…

Family is starting to trickle into town. Friends are texting and calling to synchronize meet up times. Co-workers asking non-stop how things are going.

It’s getting pretty real around here…as if the wedding dress hanging in the teen’s room, or the 200 wedding bookmarks drying on the buffet table, or the bins piled by the doorway or the seven foot arch in the garage don’t scream “It’sTime!” Nah…I like having radom wedding favors and decorations around the house. Gives it a festive feel.


Not really. Not even close. But the chime announcing “just arrived at the hotel. See you in the morning” from my husband’s parents, now that makes it real.

This time tomorrow night, however, the hall will be decorated, the music practiced, the ceremony walked through (maybe a few times!), and the cake snug in the fridge awaiting it’s icing.IMG_5522

Here’s to a wonderful




Spring Break 2018

Ahhh..spring break. Images of beaches, carefree moments, and late nights come to mind. No alarms. No schedules. No stress.

We were more than happy to pack up our car and head south as local temperatures were dipping into the 30’s – again! I heard they even had some snow in places since we left.

lasso the sun

Florida temps are not in the 30’s and the sun has been proving it really does exist. In fact, we are trying to figure out a way to lasso the sun to bring back with us when we leave! Who wants 30 degree weather when 70’s exist without the threat of snow or ice?



Here is a summary of our days along the Gulf coast so far…you are welcome!

KODAK Digital Still Camera


Ditching Those Resolutions…

You remember a few weeks ago when everyone was counting down to the “new year”? They would say “this is the year that I’m going to do…(fill in the blank)” or proclaim in front of the room that 2013 is going to be “their year because … (enter some other far-fetched goal/idea)”. Yeah, well, today is the day they can change their mind, come to their senses, or just admit they were really reaching with their bright idea. All without guilt, too.


I am here to tell you that today is dedicated to ditching those useless, silly, or said-on-a-whim resolutions. Can you believe that? According to Everyday is a Holiday (it’s a real website, too) today has been designated as National Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day. Really. It’s printed in black and white on my desk calendar…(which is printed from Everyday is a Holiday).

I decided in honor or tribute to this fabulous day, I would ditch one of my crazy schemes I had decided would help mark out 2013 in my life. What am I going to push aside to the trash can? Well, the thing is, I haven’t really came up with something worth ditching – but that could be my “resolution”. What do you think? Does that count? I am going to ditch the resolution of coming up with a worthy enough resolution to ditch. (Did you have to read that last sentence twice? I did…now I bet you did just to make sure you didn’t miss something the first time.)

I missed celebrating the Super Bowl’s birthday this past Tuesday (yes, I am a fan of American Football – no comments from the peanut gallery, thank you!) so I was determined to participate in today’s grand event.


Tomorrow is Winnie the Pooh Day – for all you out in cyberspace who love the yellow bear and his honey pot.


Until we chat again, have a great day and Happy Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day!