• Travel

    Think Write Thursday | If You're Reading This.

    …I have successfully completed the first step on a project I’ve been putting off for months: posting on my blog from my iPad.  Three things happened early this week that finally made me move on it: 1. I got a new-to-me iPad (because Marc upgraded to the iPad Pro); 2. I realized this weekend’s trip to Madison was the perfect trial run (my biggest reason for wanting to post from the iPad is Alaska … I really want to blog while I’m on that trip and I really don’t want to take my laptop); and 3. Today’s Think Write Thursday topic is procrastination. (please forgive the lack of links…taking baby…

  • Just Life

    Throwback Thursday | Mere-et-Filles.

    photo that was part of the first blog banner – which sadly, I can’t locate This blog had a birthday last week. Yep, my very first post was Sunday, February 18, 2007. Time flies and all that… but whoa, it’s hard to believe I’ve been at this for over nine years. It’s fun to revisit those early archives and remember what life was like.  I was working for Hewitt, with thoughts of “retirement” but no definite plans. Katie was a sophomore at Georgia Tech and Sara was a freshman in high school. Marc was working hard and playing golf (that’s one thing that hasn’t changed!) We had a big lovable…

  • Just Life

    Ten on Tuesday | Daily Blogging.

    …tips and topics. I suggested this week’s list, hoping to learn from y’all. Because Sunday marks my third attempt at NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month for the not-so-crazy people who might be reading this and not realize that there a lot of people who try to post on their blogs every single day in November). My first attempt was in 2011 – I had a long string of days and then B-A-M, November 29…and nothing. I did manage a November 30 post, but after missing the 29th, well…. Last year, I tried again, but got a late start (as in I didn’t realize the “thing” was still a thing until…