Travels in Greece

view from the bus - 12 apr 2014

photo friday: santorini buses

Santorini, while small, is too big to get around on foot, so we learned quickly how to use the buses. From what we could tell, all routes ran through the main town, Thira. To get from one city to another, the general route was to take a bus to Thira and then a second bus to the destination. The timetables were a bit confusing – the one I was handed didn’t match that at the […]

 

Happiness Project

love - 28 feb 2015

happiness project: house + misc (mar)

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. February’s main theme was Appearance. I didn’t work on that in particular, but did move ahead with all my items on my list. March: March’s main theme […]

 

snapshots

potatoes - 4 mar 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 4 mar 2015

Today is Learn What Your Name Means Day and National Grammar Day and National Pound Cake Day and Purim. Turtle cage cleaning day! Phelix runs and hided. Gazoo is curious. As the temps were going to be n the mid-70’s, Phelix and I headed out early for our hike at Arabia Mountain. I didn’t wear a cot and still got hot! I’m so not ready for summer to come… Almost finished up the last of […]

 

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potatoes - 4 mar 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 4 mar 2015

Today is Learn What Your Name Means Day and National Grammar Day and National Pound Cake Day and Purim. Turtle cage cleaning day! Phelix runs and hided. Gazoo is curious. As the temps were going to be n the mid-70’s, Phelix and I headed out early for our hike at Arabia Mountain. I didn’t wear a cot and still got hot! I’m so not ready for summer to come… Almost finished up the last of […]

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love - 28 feb 2015

happiness project: house + misc (mar)

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. February’s main theme was Appearance. I didn’t work on that in particular, but did move ahead with all my items on my list. March: March’s main theme […]

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cold cuts - 3 mar 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 3 mar 2015

Today is National Cold Cuts Day and National Anthem Day and National Mulled Wine Day. We had a bit of a runaround day. After work, I volunteered at the Red Cross then rushed home to drive Chloe to her flute lesson so that I could then drive her to Renfroe for a concert. On the way, we picked up Rob and Camille who had both just gotten home. After Chloe’s concert, we got Jimmy John’s […]

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snapshots from gooney road – 2 mar 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 2 mar 2015

Today is National Banana Cream Pie Day and Namesake Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Kroger did not have a Banana cream pie, and I was not ready to make one. So no celebrating today for us. Apart from my usual work and cleaning, I moved ahead on my household and personal projects. I planted the new herbs for the dining room windows and went through my shoes. For someone who wears the same 3-4 pairs […]

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celebrations

chocolate cake - 27 feb 2015

celebrations: week 10 (2 – 8 mar 2015)

We celebrated a number of week 9 holidays, including National Banana Bread Day and National Chili Day. Coming up this week: 2: National Banana Cream Pie Day and Namesake Day and Dr. Seuss born 3: National Cold Cuts Day and National Anthem Day and National Mulled Wine Day National Cold cuts Day ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ becomes official U.S. anthem, March 3, 1931 4: Learn What Your Name Means Day and National Grammar Day and National Pound […]

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trouble - 1 mar 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 1 mar 2015

Today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. Our peanut butter lover Phelix had peanut butter with his monthly medicine today … We all spent today working on various tasks and projects. It was a low-key kind of day. In the evening, Camille and I went to the Anne Frank: Within and Without performance at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Such a long time has passed since we last visited!

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love - 28 feb 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 28 feb 2015

Today is National Tooth Fairy Day and National Chocolate Souffle Day. I got up early and took Phelix out for our weekly hike at Arabia Mountain. When he realized where we were, he was SOOO happy! Afterwards, Camille and I enjoyed lunch at Moe’s and ran some errands. Rob and Chloe participated in the Great City Race of Decatur. They didn’t place, but they had fun! After their post-race naps, they left to attend a […]

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girls - 27 feb 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 27 feb 2015

Today is National Strawberry Day and National Chocolate Cake Day and National Kahlua Day and International Polar Bear Day. After a little work and chores in the morning, I went out and did all the errands. In the middle, I stopped at the Red Cross for a few hours of volunteering. Feels good to have dog food, a clean car, no Goodwill pile and groceries. When I got home, Phelix and I took a walk […]

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photo friday, Theater

radio city music hall - 24 nov 2015

photo friday: radio city music hall

As our trip approach, I thought I covered just about anything I might want to do with the kids on our big “Thanksgiving trip to NYC”. But then I realized I had forgotten one big thing — the Rockettes’ Christmas Spectacular! Luckily, there were plenty of tickets left and a showtime that worked for our day in and around Rockefeller Center.

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farm box - 26 feb 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 26 feb 2015

Today is National Pistachio Day and Tell a Fairy Tale Day and National Chili Day and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The kids were home from school on this “snowless” day. A constant flow of kids coming and going and then a houseful of 7-8 kids made it hard for me to get my work done. Chloe and I went over to Sawicki’s to pick up our Moore Farms farm box. What does one […]

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project - 25 feb 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 25 feb 2015

Today is National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day and Paper Currency Introduced in US Day. The girls had a “snow” day though it didn’t even start to rain until the afternoon. We had a little bit of snow fall, but nothing stuck except in a few small places. Chloe hung out with friends on the square and then here at the condo. Claire and Michael came over to hang out with Camille. I worked most of […]

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new rug - 24 feb 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 24 feb 2015

Today is National Tortilla Chip Day. The girls headed off to school in snow flurries. After working during the morning, I spent 4.5 hours at the Red Cross and still didn’t get done all that I needed to do. I spent the next two hours shopping at IKEA, Target and Kroger. I’m getting closer to being done with the dining room project! We had nachos for dinner in honor of today’s holiday, then repotted plants. […]

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banana bread - 23 feb 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 23 feb 2015

Today is National Banana Bread Day and National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. I baked banana bread and made cabbage (farm box!), potato (farm box!), leek soup. I then made lasagna and a salad for dinner too. Started reading I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. Finished this week’s New Yorker. I especially liked Holy Writ: Learning to love the house […]

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celebrations

pancakes - 17 feb 2015

celebrations: week 9 (23 feb – 1 mar 2015)

We celebrated a number of week 8 holidays, including Mardi Gras! Coming up this week: 23: National Banana Bread Day and National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day National Banana Bread Day 24: National Tortilla Chip Day 25: National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day and Paper Currency Introduced in US February 25 – National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day 26: National Pistachio Day and Tell a Fairy Tale Day and National Chili Day and Introduce a Girl to Engineering […]

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hash browns - 22 feb 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 22 feb 2015

Today is World Thinking Day and National Margarita Day. Made those delicious waffle iron hash browns and scrambled (duck) eggs for breakfast. Camille had friends over to watch a movie. I finally finished reading Slowing Down to the Speed of Life: How to Create a More Peaceful, Simpler Life from the Inside Out by Richard Carlson and Joseph Bailey.

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