Our first stop on our road trip from Galway to the Giant’s Causeway was in Mullaghmore, County Sligo. On the spur of the moment, we decided to get off the “main” road and head down to see some of the coastline. And we are so glad we did! A beautiful beach, a lovely harbor, and then a gorgeous windswept drive around the port. Barbara found a geocache in a rock “wall” in sight of the […]
My final post from Northern Ireland – places we went along the Antrim Coast OTHER than Giant’s Causeway. Unfortunately, the day was windy and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge was not open.
Today is National Welsh Rarebit Day and Skyscraper Day. I got up early to take care of things, clean, walk the dog, get the girls going and work. Chloe came home and practiced flute. Camille came home and worked on art. Rob came home and left with Chloe for the GT football game. Camille took MARTA to the airport to meet Lucia. I went to the high school for the IB parents meeting.
Today is National Blueberry Popsicle Day. I got up early to take care of things. I spent over an hour cleaning up the mess from the backsplash project. I worked for a few hours. When Chloe got home from XCountry, I drove her to flute lessons and then stopped at the store. Rob picked her up and then took Camille My Parents Basement while I made dinner. Rob and Chloe went to Trader Joe’s to […]
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. August’s main theme was Exercise. Happily, I was able to start exercising again. While still not doing it everyday, I did manage to workout far more than […]
Today is National Cherry Popover Day and Emma M. Nutt Day. I got up early to clean, get the girls up, take care of things, walk the dog and work. Mid-morning, I headed to the Red Cross for a couple of hours. In the afternoon, I headed to the high school to get Camille for her annual physical; we stopped at the Snoball Cafe on the way home. When Chloe got home, I took her […]
This week, I kept reading the same books. I’ve been spending my “extra” time exercising, but maybe I will find more time for reading soon. I continued reading The China Study by T. Colin Campbell. I’m actually skimming at this point. I can’t give up, but I just can’t spend too much time on it. I am still slowly making my way through The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School […]
Today is Eat Outside Day and National Trail Mix Day. Rob left early to go observe a surgery at Emory. I cleaned, walked Phelix, got the girls off and worked. Mid-morning, Phelix and I went for a hike at Arabia. When we got back, I worked some more. Camille got home around 5pm, and I made dinner – pasta with a sauce made from farm tomatoes and basil. Rob got home after 9pm and went […]
We celebrated a number of week 35 holidays, including National Waffle Day. Coming up this week: 31: Eat Outside Day and National Trail Mix Day September: 1: National Cherry Popover Day and Emma M. Nutt Day 2: National Blueberry Popsicle Day 3: National Welsh Rarebit Day and Skyscraper Day 4: National Wildlife Day and National Macadamia Nut Day and Newspaper Carrier Day and College Colors Day 5: National Cheese Pizza Day 6: National Coffee Ice […]
Today is National Toasted Marshmallow Day. Up early, but nowhere to take care of my things as there were teen girls in every room other than my bedroom. I finally got girls moved around so I could work on cleaning and projects. Rob went kayaking. The girls (Camille, Chloe, Claire and Vanessa) made breakfast, read, and played DS. I fell asleep for a much needed nap. Camille went to work. Chloe and I made soup. […]
As part of my getting “all the things organized”, I had an idea to put together a manual for our home. While we don’t have a large home, the running of any home requires various planning and information. I tried to search for a sample house manual and came up with nothing. Some samples on writing an AirBnB house manual, but nothing for a homeowner. Some of the ideas I’ve had so far are: Utilities: […]
Today is Chop Suey Day and Lemon Juice Day and National More Herbs, Less Salt Day. I got up early to help Chloe get off to the bus for her XCountry meet at 6:45. I spent the morning, cleaning, walking Phelix, taking care of things and then working. I worked all day. Rob and Camille ran errands. Camille went to a friend’s house. Rob worked on the backsplash. Chloe got home and fell asleep. I […]
Today is National Cherry Turnover Day. Up early to get the girls up, clean, take care of things, and exercise. Coughing too hard to walk the dog. Worked all morning, then went to Chipotle for lunch. Read and relaxed during the afternoon. Camille came home and left for work. Chloe dropped off stuff and went to the football game. Rob and I went and looked at backsplashes for the kitchen.
We made it! Giant’s Causeway had been on my wish list for years and years, and I wasn’t going to pass up the chance to go while we were in Ireland. The trip there was long, but I am so glad that we finally got to see this amazing place.
Today is Banana Lovers Day. I was feeling worse once again and had a slow start. After cleaning and work, I met Lalah for lunch at Souper Jenny’s. In the afternoon, I walked the dog, got the farm box and took care of things around the house. The girls got home in the evening from Latin Club and XCountry. Rob and I headed to the curriculum night at DHS.
Today is National Dog Day and National Cherry Popsicle Day. Up early to take care of everything around the house and work. I decided to take Phelix to Arabia; he danced in circles when I got my boots out. He had a great hike, remember the trail exactly. During the afternoon, I worked, then took Chloe to flute and went to the grocery store. We made black bean patties for dinner.