Travels in Greece

girls- 12 apr 2014

photo friday: oia, santorini

On our first full day in Santorini, the girls and I tackled the local bus system in order to make our way over to Oia, one of the “caldera” cities. Despite the heat, we had a wonderful time exploring all the windy streets. Our favorite discovrey was Atlantis Books! We also enjoyed a relaxing late lunch and some gelato as we wandered.

 

Happiness Project

what’s this morning feeling?

what’s this morning feeling?

For the first time in what seems like years, I woke this morning without an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion. Even though I could have slept for another hour, I “jumped” out of bed and started my day. As I had such an early start, I had a few moments to contemplate this burst of energy. Where did it come from? What has made the difference? I am not sure, but I’ve been working to change […]

 

Snapshots

book festival - 31 aug 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 31 aug 2014

The pets got me up early, so Phelix and I went for a walk on the square before Decatur woke up. I spent the morning taking care of my projects, then headed to Dragon*Con to pick Chloe up. She introduced Tony DiTerlizzi on the Children’s Stage, then we walked around the festival a little. I took her back to Dragon*Con, then started my shift for load out of the festival.

 

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book fest - 31 aug 2014

celebrations: week 36 (1-7 sep 2014)

We celebrated only one week 35 holiday and a day late at that! My being sick and Dragon*Con threw me off, I guess! Hoping we can do better this week… Coming up this week: 1: National Cherry Popover Day and Labor 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 5: National Cheese Pizza Day and College […]

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book festival - 31 aug 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 31 aug 2014

The pets got me up early, so Phelix and I went for a walk on the square before Decatur woke up. I spent the morning taking care of my projects, then headed to Dragon*Con to pick Chloe up. She introduced Tony DiTerlizzi on the Children’s Stage, then we walked around the festival a little. I took her back to Dragon*Con, then started my shift for load out of the festival.

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raindrops - 30 aug 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 30 aug 2014

I slept in until 8am, but still felt achy and coughy, so I decided to not work my volunteer shift. Instead, I rested at home and took care of a few things around the house. I didn’t hear much from Rob and the girls at Dragon*Con.

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camille - 29 aug 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 29 aug 2014

I worked a bit in the morning, then went to my volunteer shift. After three hours out in the sun, I was done. I stopped at Calle Latina to get home lunch and got home just before the girls. Camille got changed and took MARTA to Dragon*Con. Rob got home, and he and Chloe headed out to the hotel. I had a quiet evening at home.

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Buildings, Greece, photo friday

girls- 12 apr 2014

photo friday: oia, santorini

On our first full day in Santorini, the girls and I tackled the local bus system in order to make our way over to Oia, one of the “caldera” cities. Despite the heat, we had a wonderful time exploring all the windy streets. Our favorite discovrey was Atlantis Books! We also enjoyed a relaxing late lunch and some gelato as we wandered.

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badge - 28 aug 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 28 aug 2014

I was still sick in the morning, so as soon as I everyone left, I headed back to bed for a while. I didn’t get much done during the day. The girls came home from school. Rob got the Dragon*Con badges, then went to curriculum night at Renfroe. Rob and Chloe then went to Last Chance and then Kroger for Dragon*Con snacks.

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phelix - 27 aug 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 27 aug 2014

Sick! I could hardly move and did not go to work. I did manage to collect an achy Chloe from the pool (she skipped her swim lesson again) and turn in her registration for ballet – waitlist I couldn’t go to the RAD reunion either – too sick.

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phelix - 26 aug 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 26 aug 2014

I told Chloe I’d drive her to school on the way to taking Phelix to daycare. Alas, I got stuck in traffic and didn’t make it to doggie daycare until after I came back home and had a conf call. Coffee with a friend, hiding in the amenities room while the cleaning people were here. Feeling sicker and sicker. Took Chloe to flute, picked Phelix up, picked Chloe up. Rob got home, dashing my plans […]

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chloe - 25 aug 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 25 aug 2014

Work and school. Chloe wasn’t feeling well, so I picked her up from school at noon. Zoe came home from school with Camille; the girls made pita pizzas for dinner. I started to get a sore throat in the evening.

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celebrations

lemonade - 20 aug 2014

celebrations: week 35 (25-31 aug 2014)

We celebrated a few week 34 holidays, including National Lemonade Day and National Ice Cream Pie Day. Coming up this week: 25: National Banana Split Day and Whiskey Sour Day 26: National Dog Day and National Cherry Popsicle Day 27: Banana Lovers Day 28: National Cherry Turnover Day 29: Chop Suey Day and Lemon Juice Day and National More Herbs, Less Salt Day 30: National Toasted Marshmallow Day 31: Eat Outside Day and National Trail […]

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puzzle - 24 aug 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 24 aug 2014

We had a quiet day at home; Chloe was still not feeling well. Camille came home from Claire’s and packed for Dragon*Con. We made two-bite brownies and watched the Harry Potter movies.

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brunch - 23 aug 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 23 aug 2014

We slept in a little, then Rob packed and we all headed out to brunch at The General Muir. From there, we took Rob to the airport. At home, we did some chores, then Camille went over to Claire’s. Chloe was feeling sick, so we watched movies and worked on the jigsaw puzzle.

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car ride - 22 aug 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 22 aug 2014

Work and school. The girls and I walked across the street and bought a jigsaw puzzle. Chloe, Rob and I went to Cook’s Warehouse and bought a new pan. We then went and got a pizza for dinner. Rob and the girls went to a late movie.

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Greece, Hotels, Kids' Needs

photo friday: hotel matina on santorini

photo friday: hotel matina on santorini

One of my “big” wishes – bucket list and all that – for our trip to Greece (other than Knosssos) was to get to Santorini. From all I had seen and heard, it is a magical place and not to be missed. After much juggling of our schedule, we managed to make a trip to the island work. I thought I could get there directly from Crete, but that was not possible in the off-season. […]

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flowers - 21 aug 2014

snapshots from gooney road – 21 aug 2014

Work and school. In the early afternoon, I headed to the Red Cross to volunteer and stayed through the DAT meeting, getting home at 9:30pm.

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