This week has been a busy one. Last Saturday, we ended the week with a beautiful light parade in a neighboring town, and the next day, I started the week with travel to Orlando for a work trip. The work trip started with play and a secretive trip to Disney World. I say secretive because I have no intentions of sharing that aspect of my travels with the girls. It wouldn’t end well for anyone. Besides, I did spend the next three days working, and that’s all they really need to know. Thursday was spent catching up from the work trip, and I added more play to my week on Friday by adding a long-anticipated trip to IKEA. Saturday was an all-day marathon of cookie making, which brings us to today, Sunday. (more…)
Today is Sunday, and Sunday is getting-ready-for-the-upcoming-week day. For me, this means that all the laundry is done, meals are planned, the house is clean, and so is the kid. Since I work from home, most often some of that work spills over into the weekend, not to mention the projects I’m helping others with or doing on my own time. And add all the errands to run and activities to do, and my Sundays can come up on me like a wrecking ball.
The holidays have begun! While the weather has hovered around or over a balmy 50 degrees, there is no denying that the holidays are here, and we have spent the last four days observing our beginning of the season traditions. For the girls, the holiday started a little earlier. (more…)
A couple of weeks ago, my mom invited me and my sisters to a Christmas Stroll in a town two hours from me, a half-hour from them. I immediately said yes. I’ve always wanted to stop and explore the historic downtown area of the town I have so often driven straight through on the way to my parents’ house. Plus, with Christmas right around the corner, I knew there would be some prime shopping opportunities available to me. I put the date in my planner and forgot about it. Then as the weekend approached, my mom called and left a message telling me the stroll was off.
It’s apple season! Which means apple-cider-everything is back on the top of everyone’s mind. Or at least it is in our household. Apple cider is a staple in this house during the fall season. While the classic beverage is enough to fill the soul with fall joy most of the time, sometimes it needs a little twist. We’ve tried a couple of different apple cider recipes over the years: apple cider roasted chicken, apple cider floats, and apple cider french onion soup, all of which were delicious. Why not continue a good thing? (more…)