Irish Adventure

whisk - 22 jun 2015

photo friday: tiger stores

TIGER! Have you been Tiger? Rob and the girls stopped by one in Dublin and were impressed, but then we kept seeing them. Everywhere. A short search brought me to New to the US: Danish Tiger Store’s Colorful, Inexpensive Home Goods. Yep, that’s right. And we’re in love. When we finally stumbled upon the one in Galway, we shopped and shopped and shopped again. We have the oddest bunch of souvenirs from Ireland…

 

Happiness Project

inis oirr - 10 jun 2015

happiness project: career (jul) + misc

Empower and Energy, Project 43 and the monthly projects in my Happiness Project … so many projects! In reality, they are all facets of the same project, guiding me to finish or give up old projects and move forward on the ones that are most important to me. June’s main theme was Blogs. Each year in June I check on old blogs and accounts and delete what is no longer relevant. I check on email […]

 

snapshots

ginger snaps - 1 jul 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 1 jul 2015

Today is Canada Day and National Ginger Snap Day and National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day and International Joke Day. Chloe and I left at 7:30 for her GI appointment and got home (after a stop at Michael’s and Moe’s) around noon. Going to see Dr. Gold always kills half a day no matter what. In the afternoon, I worked a bit. The girls went up to Little Shop to celebrate the shop’s birthday. Chloe […]

 

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ginger snaps - 1 jul 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 1 jul 2015

Today is Canada Day and National Ginger Snap Day and National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day and International Joke Day. Chloe and I left at 7:30 for her GI appointment and got home (after a stop at Michael’s and Moe’s) around noon. Going to see Dr. Gold always kills half a day no matter what. In the afternoon, I worked a bit. The girls went up to Little Shop to celebrate the shop’s birthday. Chloe […]

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happiness

inis oirr - 10 jun 2015

happiness project: career (jul) + misc

Empower and Energy, Project 43 and the monthly projects in my Happiness Project … so many projects! In reality, they are all facets of the same project, guiding me to finish or give up old projects and move forward on the ones that are most important to me. June’s main theme was Blogs. Each year in June I check on old blogs and accounts and delete what is no longer relevant. I check on email […]

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strawberry - 30 jun 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 30 jun 2015

Today is Meteor Day and Social Media Day. I spent the morning catching up at work. Rob took Chloe to the dermatologist so I could keep working. In the afternoon, Camille went to Addie’s house and Chloe and Matthew watched The Shining. I made pasta for dinner, then went to a Community Focus Group on the police department. When I got home, Rob and Chloe went to the pool. I ran to the store for […]

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me and maeve - 29 jun 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 29 jun 2015

Today is National Waffle Iron Day and National Almond Butter Crunch Day. Back to the usual schedule. I got up early to clean, take care of things around the house and work. Camille and I had our dentist appointments – no cavities! We stopped at the Book Nook for comics, Moe’s for lunch and the library to pick up books. After lunch, I rested – I always get a terrible headache after the dentist. Maeve […]

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celebrations

eclairs - 22 jun 2015

celebrations: week 27 (29 jun – 5 jul 2015)

We celebrated a number of week 26 holidays, including NationalChocolate Eclair Day. Coming up this week: 29: National Waffle Iron Day and National Almond Butter Crunch Day 30: Meteor Day and Social Media Day 1: Canada Day and National Ginger Snap Day and National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day and International Joke Day 2: World UFO Day and I Forgot Day 3: Eat Beans Day and National Chocolate Wafer Day 4: Independence Day 5: Workaholics […]

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leaves - 28 jun 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 28 jun 2015

Today is International Caps Lock Day and National Tapioca Day. I got up and tackled my to do list and then worked for a few hours. Rob unpacked then went biking with Chloe. Flannery came over; she and Chloe swam while I talked with the neighbors. We made burgers and farm veggies for dinner.

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sunflower - 27 jun 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 27 jun 2015

Today is Sunglasses Day and National Orange Blossom Day and Great American Backyard Campout. Chloe and her friends had a mid-morning silly string fight. We then worked on cleaning up all around the house, especially the kitchen which had become a disaster area. Camille read, made bracelets and baked cookies. I bought Music Midtown tickets for me and Chloe. Rob came home from Ireland quite late.

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decatur

home.

home.

As much as I love to travel, it is nice to come home again. And something that makes home nice? My own bed and washing machine, for sure. But even more? Friends. It takes me a long time to make friends. In Brookhaven, I don’t think I knew the names of more than a couple people. In Pine Lake, yes, there’s a feeling of being home — extending from before we moved there until now. […]

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pool - 26 jun 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 26 jun 2015

Today is Bicycle Patented and National Chocolate Pudding Day and Take Your Dog To Work Day. After a morning of work, I switched to taking care of things around the house. We had a party in the amenities room for our new property manager. Chloe and her friend swam, then Camille made chocolate pudding from scratch. I stayed up too late.

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Ireland, photo friday, Specialty Stores

whisk - 22 jun 2015

photo friday: tiger stores

TIGER! Have you been Tiger? Rob and the girls stopped by one in Dublin and were impressed, but then we kept seeing them. Everywhere. A short search brought me to New to the US: Danish Tiger Store’s Colorful, Inexpensive Home Goods. Yep, that’s right. And we’re in love. When we finally stumbled upon the one in Galway, we shopped and shopped and shopped again. We have the oddest bunch of souvenirs from Ireland…

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phelix - 26 jun 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 25 jun 2015

Today is Log Cabin Day and National Strawberry Parfait Day and National Handshake Day. I should know by now not to expect much from myself on re-entry. But three days really ought to do it. By the weekend, I’m hoping to have time for more interesting things than work and crossing things off the list-that-grew. I did manage to get to the “Lady Hawks” meeting tonight. The group was not too big this evening, thankfully, […]

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Rants

rossbeigh - 20 jun 2015

bumpy re-entry.

I’m drowning, once again. The busy-ness of returning home in combination with tiredness from a super-long travel day and jet lag leaves me feeling off-kilter, struggling to stay afloat. I have heard of people who add a day of vacation at home after a trip in order to find a better balance, but I don’t have enough vacation days to dedicate one to re-entry. Instead I push on through. Extra hours of work. Extra hours […]

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peaches - 24 jun 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 24 jun 2015

Today is International Fairy Day and National Pralines Day. Unpack, organize, clean, grocery shop. A day of recovering from our long time away. Chloe hung out with friends and then went to a sleepover. Camille and I went to the farmers market for some fresh fruit and veggies. I am struggling with trying to stay on top of everything at work and at home.

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Ireland, Northern Ireland, Remembering

dunluce castle - 5 jun 2015

Ireland Trip: June 2015

Daily Trip Diary Day 0: ATL > NYC > Shannon Day 1: Shannon > Galway Day 2: Galway > Mullaghmore > Londonderry (UK) > Portballintrae (UK) Day 3: Antrim Coast and Giant’s Causeway Day 4: The Dark Hedges > Belfast > Galway Day 5: Galway > Salthill Day 6: Around Galway Day 7: Ferry to Inis Oirr (Aran Islands) Day 8: Around Galway Day 9: Galway > Dublin Day 10: Around Dublin Day 11: Around […]

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Ireland

jfk - 23 jun 2015

Ireland Trip: Day 20

Heading home. As is my normal, I woke every twenty minutes to be sure I wouldn’t sleep too late. I finally just gave up on trying to sleep and worked a bit. The girls had claimed to be packed, but I kept coming across things that had not been packed. With their delays, we were in the car ten minutes late. Then Rob had issues in getting the car out properly and scraped the side […]

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