Travels in Greece

thira - 13 apr 2014

photo friday: thira, santorini

After our surprise stop in Pyrgos, we finally arrived in Thira. Thira is a bigger caldera town than Oia, and all we really wanted was some dinner and maybe to see a bit of the sunset before getting on the last bus back to Kamari. We were tired from our long tourist day and weren’t up for much more walking. We settled on the first restaurant with a view that we stumbled across. Dinner was […]

 

Happiness Project

big kroger - 9 sep 2014

have time for this

A month ago, I wrote about the feeling of “I don’t have time for this.” that I’ve been suffering from for years. And how over the past year I have been working very hard to get to the point where the frequency with which I utter that awful phrase is diminishing. Today I once again felt the benefits that I have reaped from my work. I stopped in at the “Big Kroger” as I needed […]

 

Snapshots

phelix - 21 sep 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 21 sep 2014

Rob went kayaking. Chloe went to Jane’s house. Claire came over for a while. I worked through the long list of things that had piled up over the week. Camille went out to dinner with Claire for her birthday. Rob and Chloe came home in the evening and made couscous for dinner.

 

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cheeseburgers - 18 sep 2014

celebrations: week 39 (22-28 sep 2014)

We celebrated a few week 38 holidays, including National Cheeseburger Day. Coming up this week: 22: National White Chocolate Day and Elephant Appreciation Day and Ice Cream Cone Day and Family Day 23: Checkers Day and Fall Equinox 24: National Cherries Jubilee Day and National Punctuation Day 25: National Comic Book Day 26: Love Note Day and National Pancake Day 27: National Public Lands Day and National Chocolate Milk Day and World Tourism Day 28: […]

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phelix - 21 sep 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 21 sep 2014

Rob went kayaking. Chloe went to Jane’s house. Claire came over for a while. I worked through the long list of things that had piled up over the week. Camille went out to dinner with Claire for her birthday. Rob and Chloe came home in the evening and made couscous for dinner.

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music midtown - 20 sep 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 20 sep 2014

I got up early and took care of things around the house. Rob, Camille, Chloe and I went to Target, then Rob dropped Chloe and I off near Music Midtown. Some of the bands we heard were Sleeper Agent, The Strypes, 21 pilots, Fitz and the Tantrums, Lana del Ray and Bastille. Chloe went up to the front for a few of the shows. We left around 9pm and made our way home by MARTA.

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king of pops - 19 sep 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 19 sep 2014

After a morning of work and studying, I took a nap. The girls did some chores and school stuff. I worked a little more in the afternoon, then Chloe and I headed out to take MARTA to Music Midtown. Rob volunteered with the bike valet there for a while. Chloe and I heard Banks, Run DMC, Lorde, John Mayer and Jack White. For Lorde, she got herself up almost to the front! We left before […]

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Greece, photo friday

thira - 13 apr 2014

photo friday: thira, santorini

After our surprise stop in Pyrgos, we finally arrived in Thira. Thira is a bigger caldera town than Oia, and all we really wanted was some dinner and maybe to see a bit of the sunset before getting on the last bus back to Kamari. We were tired from our long tourist day and weren’t up for much more walking. We settled on the first restaurant with a view that we stumbled across. Dinner was […]

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desk - 18 sep 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 18 sep 2014

I got up super early and went right to work. The girls finished unpacking and did some chores. In the early afternoon, I headed out to volunteer at the Red Cross. When I got home, we worked on making baked French fries to go with our “cheeseburgers”. Rob came home and made his burger on the grill. I was too tired to go to my Fire CAPS meeting.

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arcade prize - 17 sep 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 17 sep 2014

Claire and Mary Irene left early. I decided to relax and read for a while, then the girls started to get up around 9:30. We packed our stuff up, and Camille and Chloe went to the pool while I loaded the car. As we were about to leave, Sally realzied her flip flops were gone and worked to find them. The girls went to the arcade for a while before we left. The ride home […]

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diagon alley - 16 sep 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 16 sep 2014

Chloe and I left for Diagon Alley before everyone else and rode Gringotts together. The others showed up a bit after that. Some rides, some shopping. Camille got the sweater she had been wanting. In the early afternoon, I headed back to the hotel to get some work done while the kids stayed at the park. THey all eventually made their way back, and we went bowling in the hotel bowling alley. The girls also […]

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Hotels, Rants

lobby - 16 sep 2014

Living the hotel life

“Where’s the lobby?” “I don’t know.” “But you WORK here!” As I was sitting in the “food court” at the hotel enjoying my coconut tofu and veggies, an older couple asked a hotel employee where the lobby was. He had no clue – “Only worked here two days!”. They got a little testy. I jumped in and pointed across the way and commiserated. Clueless new hotel employee came by to thank me and reiterate his […]

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hogwarts express - 15 sep 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 15 sep 2014

And we did it! The new Diagon Alley and Hogwarts Express! We got to the park for the early open time and headed right to Diagon Alley. We rode the Gringotts ride (no 7 hour line). We enjoyed exploring the shops. We hopped on the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade, where some enjoyed Butterbeer while others rode the Dragon, Hippogriff and Hogwarts rides. We then walked through Islands of Adventure and then took the train back […]

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celebrations

creme filled donut - 14 sep 2014

celebrations: week 38 (15-21 sep 2014)

We celebrated a few week 37 holidays, including TV Dinner day and Fortune Cookie Day. Coming up this week: 15: National Linguine Day and Make a Hat Day 16: National Guacamole Day and Mexican Independence Day and Mayflower Day and National Play-Doh Day 17: Citizenship Day and National Apple Dumpling Day 18: National Cheeseburger Day 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day and National Butterscotch Pudding Day 20: Oktoberfest and National Punch Day 21: National […]

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cabana bay - 14 sep 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 14 sep 2014

Early morning wake up to get Phelix off to sleepaway camp. A few last things to pack and then we were off! We go stuck in a traffic jam, but still got to the hotel around 5pm. The room is cozy and cool! The pool was closed for thunder, so we headed to Downtown Disney for a bit, then Publix. I took the girls to the pool and then to the lazy river. We had […]

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baby - 13 sep 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 13 sep 2014

Everyone slept in a bit. Rob and the girls went out to get bagels and stop at Book Nook. In the afternoon, Rob left for a wedding. The girls and I worked on picking up and packing. I then studied for a couple hours and worked for a few more. Rob got home just before 10pm.

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ice cream - 12 sep 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 12 sep 2014

Work and school. Chloe went over to a friend’s house. Rob went to get her, but took Camille to Criminal Records on the way. On the way home, they stopped at the mall for a few things. We had chocolate milkshakes for dessert.

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Greece, photo friday

pyrgos - 13 apr 2014

photo friday: pyrgos, santorini

As I mentioned in photo friday: akrotiri and red beach, we got hot on our hike back from the beach, so we got some drinks to cool off. Unfortunately, those drinks ended up causing a minor emergency which led to an unexpected adventure… As we waited for the bus from Akrotiri back the the “bus station” in Thira, Chloe began to feel the pressure of her drink in her bladder. We didn’t have time to […]

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