Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The house to myself....ahhhh what a feeling....

For the first time in over a week, the kids are all back to school.  Last week with our snow and ice, the girls were out of school for the full week and even the college closed up until Thursday for Tyler.  With yesterday being a holiday, they were all home again.  I love my children dearly and love to spend time with them.  There comes a time, however, when I need my space.  I now have a moment to think about all the things that I need to get done, but now want to only sit and enjoy the empty house.  I guess I can allow myself the time to enjoy the moment before proceeding to accomplish some much needed tasks.

One the agenda for the week is to begin planning for our August Disney Vacation.  This is something that I enjoy and can't wait to have everything all planned.  I can make our dining reservations on February 15th.  I hope that the park hours for August are online soon so that I can properly plan!!  A month or so prior to our trip, I will purchase the Ride-Max software again (ridemax.com).  This is the most awesome planning tool and is well worth the money.  I recommend it to anyone headed to Disney that doesn't want to spend the majority of their day standing in lines. 

Smiles and fun is what it is all about, not the lines.  I can't wait to spend a week at Disney with my family this summer!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I'm looking into an E-reader again, but I've come into the same problem as before....choices!  Now some may think that having a selection to choose from is a good thing, for me, it seems to make my mind spin.  I've got too many different directions to go in and I'm not sure which direction is right for me.  The Kindle is a popular choice, but seems to have drawbacks.  A popular format (EPUB-?) is not supported on the Kindle.  The Nook-color sounds fabulous, but wouldn't be so good in the sun.  How often will I need to use it in the sun?  Both allows you to share books, but only once.  Who would I share with?  Hubby has an off brand E-reader, Astak or something and he seems to be happy with it.  He reads those nerdy publications and the older out of copyright books that I'd NOT be interested in.  I'm glad it works for him, but I'd rather stay in the mainstream market.  You see my dilemma?  This is just the tip of the iceberg of questions and concerns I have about e-readers.  All the bells and whistles they have added entice me, but will I use them.  The Nook can be used as an MP3 player and seems like a good thing.  Will I use it? 

So friends, I guess I need to further research and ask those of you who have e-readers to help.  What do you have?  Do you love it?  What are the pros and cons of the model you have?  Give me the good, bad and ugly! 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

So funny!! I love to watch this over and over!

This is Sarah at the Great Wolf Lodge, spring 2010.

Back on the bandwagon....

I know I've been out of the blogging loop for quite some time now.  I'm going to give it my best shot to get it going again and keep it interesting.  I've joined another cooking group which will help me to blog at least once per week, but I hope to have more than that one post per week.  As my life goes, I'm very busy.  In saying, I must end this post to go straighten the hair of my 12 year old daughter. :)