Category: vacations

We had a big breakfast with bacon, eggs, cheesy hash browns and a lot of effort on Emily, Crystal, Tonyia and my parts.

As we did the cooking.

Then Emily, Matt, Keira and I went to Walmart where I spent a hundred dollars and I can’t even tell you why it was so much.

Well I got two pounds of bacon which was over $6 each.

I bought Keira and Mirielle a Packers mug that was over $12 each.

And I bought two t shirts for myself that were under $5 each.

But where the rest went to?
I haven’t a clue.

Amazing to me how much things cost.

Then the grandkids, Rick, Matt, Brian, Adam and Crystal took the kids fishing.

So it is nice and quiet here.

Which is a switch.

When you get five grandkids running around and two TV’s going it can get pretty loud.

But it is relaxing.




Desire to travel~


I would love to get into my car and head west.

Originally I was going to be going west this August.

The kids thought that vacation would be too boring for their kids.

So we will go to Wisconsin instead at the end of July.

However the mountains call me

Like the ocean, the mountains call me.

I would love to just buy an RV and travel the United States.

Good thing dreaming is free.




I put the deposit down on a lodge in Door County

We will be going July 22nd through the 29th baring no unforeseen problems.

I can cancel it if needed two weeks before then if I need to.

It will be awesome and I can hardly wait.

Paula and Matt and his family aren’t going to stay the entire 7 days but the rest of us will.

I am going to see if I can get Keira and Kayla for the rest of the week as well.



Well it is Wednesday and it is super cold out.

No not worse then yesterday but still cold.

15 degrees and -5 with the wind chill.

I wish I was heading to Florida for a week or two just to get out of the cold and in the sunshine but we will probably be going in early May so I will just have to grin and bear it till then.

I feel like I need a vacation.

I realize I probably take more vacations a year then the average person but to me they are a reward

I work so I should be rewarded with something I like to do every now and then.

IF my husband said “Hey lets get in the car and head to Florida” then of course I would go.

But he knows that we shouldn’t spend the money so therefore he won’t say that.

He told me I could go alone but with flying and renting a car plus getting a hotel…it would be well over $2,000 and I just can’t spend that kind of money right now.

Yeah I could drive it and probably save some money but I would be on the road at least four days.


And I have to be back here to work on January 5th.

So I just have to get it out of my head.


I feel tired.

I did my two hours of morning chores here at work and now I just feel like I want to take a hot bath and soak for a while.

Not going to happen but it is a nice thought.





Ocean moon


As I look at this picture I can hear the Jaws theme.

But it is a beautiful picture and Lord knows I love the ocean.

I am going to make plans to go back for my birthday.






of course I have never been to Yosemite and I would love to go see it one day.



In my thoughts~


Don’t know why but I just yearn to be at the beach.

Yearn for it, ache for it, wish for it.

Darn it.

I guess because I feel like I need a change

And sunshine and warmth are calling to me.

Not that it is horribly cold in Iowa.

It’s not.

It is fall and therefore it is cooler.

But not cold.

But I want to be soaking up the rays and just existing at the beach for a week or two.


One would think I am never happy but of course that just isn’t true.

I am happy, I just want to be at the beach and be happy.



Should I or shouldn’t I?

the beach

I miss the ocean which prompts me to think I need to vacation there again in the spring.

Should I spend a couple thousand just to do that?
When I could pay off a bill or put it towards the house?


Color Me Florida~


I yearn to be on vacation

I yearn to be in Florida, working on my tan, visiting my sister and just enjoying the beach.


It would definitely lift my spirits if I could be there right about now…..


Tantalizing Tuesday


Tantalizing Tuesday, yeah right.
Just another day in the life of this working woman.

Yeah I know I should be thankful for this good paying job…..and I am, I really am…..

I just wish for some time away…..

My sister said they are not moving north so I can plan a vacation for this winter and not have to worry about it coexisting with her moving.

Think I will try for the end of December/early January for a quick trip to Florida.

Ideally I should find some where else to go but during winter Florida is generally the warmest place to be…..


I will spend half of it with my sister in Fort Myers and the other half ocean side.

I think we will drive this year because the air line tickets are so expensive.


daytona beach

I miss the ocean