Irish Adventure

galway- 4 jun 2015

photo friday: street art in ireland

Always interesting to see the street art while traveling. The colors, the themes, the variety.

 

Happiness Project

lily - 12 jul 2015

better than before.

After getting so frustrated reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo, I moved on to Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin. Ah, that feels so much better. I appreciate her breakdown of different personalities and types. Whenever I can’t make a habit stick, I get angry at myself and my self-confidence plummets. Her descriptions make me realize that […]

 

snapshots

dhs - 30 jul 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 30 jul 2015

Today is National Cheesecake Day and International Day of Friendship. I got up early to work. Rob left for work, then Chloe and her fiends took MARTA to the mall. I went to the Red Cross for a few hours. In the afternoon, Chloe, Kayleigh and I walked to Renfroe for the meet-and-greet; Rob met us there. Back at home, we regrouped and then went to Moe’s and to see “Inside Out”.

 

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dhs - 30 jul 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 30 jul 2015

Today is National Cheesecake Day and International Day of Friendship. I got up early to work. Rob left for work, then Chloe and her fiends took MARTA to the mall. I went to the Red Cross for a few hours. In the afternoon, Chloe, Kayleigh and I walked to Renfroe for the meet-and-greet; Rob met us there. Back at home, we regrouped and then went to Moe’s and to see “Inside Out”.

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camille - 29 jul 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 29 jul 2015

Today is National Chicken Wing Day and National Lasagna Day. I was up early to take care of things, walk Phliex, clean, exercise and work before taking Chloe to babysit. I worked some more, then went to get Chloe and to take Camille out to the yarn store and Book Nook. Chloe hung out with friends; Camille filled out work papers and then went to the library. Camille and I cleaned out the bookshelf in […]

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friends, techy stuff

with carl - 3 oct 2013

it’s a small world, after all.

Everyone’s heard of the “six degrees of separation”. But every time I find a new, unexpected connection out there, I get a bit giddy. You’ve been there. Right there on Facebook. A friend of yours comments on another friend’s status. But wait! This isn’t a friend circle. How does that kindie follower in NYC know your friend here in Decatur? Or that high school friend know that college friend? Or that local friend know that […]

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organizing - 28 jul 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 28 jul 2015

Today is National Milk Chocolate Day. I was up early to take care of things and work. Rob left for Dallas; Phelix was so sad. I exercised then took Chloe to the dermatologist. The waiting room wait was too long, and I was out of magazines! We then fought lots of traffic to get to the ballet school — Chloe is in a class, but they had a bad email address for me! Then off […]

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books

book report for 28 jul 2015

book report for 28 jul 2015

This week, I finished two books. I started and finished a book I found on our condo bookshelf, A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice. I thoroughly enjoyed this “coming-of-age” novel set in New Orleans. I finished up the library book from last week that I wasn’t enjoying, Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan. It is a YA “musical novel”, and I really had to push myself to finish it. I […]

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orzo salad - 27 jul 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 27 jul 2015

Today is Walk on Stilts Day and National Scotch Day and National Creme Brulee Day. Rob left early for a dentist appointment. I got up and took care of things then went to work. The girls did some chores, then Rob took them to the water park for the day. Camille got her schedule. Someone found Chloe’s missing ring. Flannery came over. I made an orzo dish for dinner. Rob fixed my suitcase wheels.

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celebrations

hot dog - 23 jul 2015

celebrations: week 31 (27 jul – 2 aug 2015)

We celebrated a number of week 30 holidays, including National Hot Dog Day. Coming up this week: 27: Walk on Stilts Day and National Scotch Day and National Creme Brulee Day 28: National Milk Chocolate Day 29: National Chicken Wing Day and National Lasagna Day 30: National Cheesecake Day and International Day of Friendship 31: Jump for Jelly Beans Day and Mutt’s Day and National Raspberry Cake Day and System Administrator Appreciation Day 1: National […]

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snapshots from gooney road – 26 jul 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 26 jul 2015

Today is All or Nothing Day and National Coffee Milkshake Day and System Administrator Appreciation Day and Parents’ Day. I got up early to work and take care of things. We had a long family meeting to get organized, then I went to the store. Chloe hung out with friends. Camille worked on some art. I worked and cleaned, then Rob and I reinstalled a construction sign.

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volunteer

sign - 26 jul 2015

above and beyond? or overstepping?

We’ve been walking that fine line in many places recently. When do we react and step out or when do we just let things go? It is such a difficult line to navigate, and the answer is not ever clear. Camille has been walking the line with her new job — she’s been hired but hasn’t started yet and communication is slow. How can I help her navigate this well when I don’t know the […]

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slide the city - 25 jul 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 25 jul 2015

Today is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day and National Dance Day and National Day of the Cowboy. Chloe and I were up at 3:30, watching the crews put together the slide on our street. I headed out for my CAPS shift. Unfortunately, because of a water main break, the slide was shut down at 1pm, and the kids didn’t get to slide. Chloe hung out with friends; I worked; Camille and Rob went shopping. In […]

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decatur

slide the city - 25 jul 2015

decatur: slide the city

3:30am I was up. With all the unloading of the tractor trailer trucks right outside my window, how could I sleep? Chloe and I watched as the barricades were erected, the mats put down, the slide rolled out and blown up. I left at 6:45 to go to the police station for my radio (it wasn’t there). For three hours I manned a barricade; mostly, I watched the setup and answered a few questions. Unfortunately […]

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boats - 24 jul 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 24 jul 2015

Today is Amelia Earhart Day and Cousins Day and National Tequila Day. I got up early and worked a little, then got Chloe up to take her to babysit. Rob stayed home to work on the computer, which made it impossible for me to get any work done. Camille opened her first bank account in preparation for working. We had Smoothie King for lunch. In the afternoon, Chloe and I went to see “Paper Towns”. […]

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Northern Ireland, photo friday

derry - 5 jun 2015

photo friday: derry

On our road trip from Galway to the Giant’s Causeway, we decided to stop in Londerry to see the walled city. As we approached the city, we saw that the signs for Londonderry had all been marked up, with the “London” part of the name being crossed out.While there, we learned that the city goes by both names and that the city government has two sets of stationery, some with Londonderry and others with Derry. […]

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photo-a-day

sunset - 23 jul 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 23 jul 2015

Today is National Hot Dog Day and National Vanilla Ice Cream Day. I was up early to work and take care of things. I got the girls up mid-morning, and we went to Last Chance and Target. At home, I worked a bit more, then Chloe and I organized my bathroom and closet. We then headed out for more errands, walking this time: CVS, Fabu, Fur Side, and Sawickis. The girls helped me make corn […]

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food, local

farm box - 23 jul 2015

farm box.

At the start of the year, we decided to participate in a pseudo-CSA. In the past, we’ve gone with a CSA (community supported agriculture) plan, but I ended up with more eggplant and okra than what I could palate (that means more than none). We decided to subscribe to Moore Farms because not only did they promise no eggplant and no okra (yeah!), but also because we could skip ordering (and paying) for weeks that […]

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