Posts Categorized: Travel

Hope swings two ways

Today, I was working hard on the outside landscaping (more on that in tomorrow’s post). Most of the time, when I’m out front doing something that will take a while, I plant my iPhone on top of my fence and run a playlist to keep me company (and distracted from the sweat). Since I start… Read more »

Pass me a brew

I’m going to Disney! (Epcot, really) By way of my kitchen, that is. June is halfway done and I had yet to pick a recipe for my monthly new recipe challenge. Nothing was firing me up and, to be fair, I had been distracted by a back injury, massive rains and a defective window leading to… Read more »

Will wonders never cease?

Gee, I sure hope not! The final day of shared self-reflection on my (now willing to admit) interesting life. We pick up from where we were yesterday, fired at the nadir of the financial crisis of 2009. Nobody wants me There I was, just shy of 50 years old and fired (let go, laid off,… Read more »

Cruising for a bruising

It’s so much easier being a hermit. So, then. The process of making travel arrangements is usually cumbersome and tedious. The process of making travel arrangements for three people not of the same household is geometrically moreso. Let’s set a baseline, as well. Generally, each July 4th, I am invited over to my married friends’… Read more »

Planning and plotting

A good friend of mine is retiring next month and she and her husband are looking to celebrate by going on a cruise. They’ve asked me if I want to come along and threw out some ideas, the most interesting of which is a 7-night jaunt to and around Alaska. In order for me to… Read more »

Of two minds

It’s amusing to use my horoscope sign to explain some of my more contradictory traits. For example, how I have a degree in Advertising and another in Accounting. How I can create complex macro-driven workbooks at the same time as I publish a company newsletter filled with humor and imaginary “articles”. How I can rationally… Read more »

Where should my travels take me?

Just a few days ago, I posted about month two of my year-long adventures in cooking new dishes each month. Now, March is upon me and I don’t want to wait until the last day of the month to accomplish my goal, so I need to begin considering what next I might want to try… Read more »

Living in the middle ages

The general consensus is that life in the middle ages was pretty awful. Take away the literary glitter of movies and epic fantasy and the picture is generally regarded as pretty bleak and short-lived. So it could also be said how some people consider living in their middle ages. Whether the view from the young… Read more »

Under promise or under deliver?

Right about this same time last year. Weird how that works out. Does that mean I’m repetitive or just harping on the subject? Oh, I see I’m musing out loud (in type) again before I’ve brought you into the conversation. Whups! I’ve gone over with you how the weather has given me more opportunity and… Read more »