Sunday, April 23, 2006

four traveling yankees

Okay, three yankees and one redneck - hahaha! This week was Spring Break for our area and we had the great idea to travel to VA to Busch Gardens (dh and kids' idea) and Colonial Williamsburg (my idea). After 13 hours in the car for what should've been a 9 hour trip we arrived to a warmer climate...ahhh...

We spent Tuesday at Busch Gardens (free admission!) and the girls loved it. I took lots of pictures - mostly of the beautiful gardens. The girls couldn't wait to get back to the motel to go swimming in the pool, though.

On Wednesday we 'forced' them to go to Colonial Williamsburg. Randy and I had a great time while they complained about how tired they were of walking and repeated "can we go back to the motel and go in the pool?" about every tenth step. Besides that, it was beautiful there and the weather was wonderful. Oh - more pictures of gardens - I love tulips.

Another painstakingly long trip home in traffic and we watched the car thermometer go from 92 in New Jersey to 63 at home in Connecticut. We live in the tundra up here! :) So after being gone four days out of break I really don't feel like I had any time off and it's back to work tomorrow...ugh. Bright side - only 30 more days of school til Summer Break! - but who's counting...?

Saturday, April 08, 2006


I'm sitting here at the computer and I hear little taps at the french doors next to me and on the air conditioning sleeve in front of me. Hmmmm...sounds odd, but familiar.

Dh comes in through the front door exclaiming how it has dropped several degrees since we were out earlier and there is now a combination of rain/sleet/snow falling outside. For crying out loud, Mother Nature! It is April 8th! Spring! Didn't you get the memo?

Right. I live in the northeast section of the US. Spring for us doesn't really start until about mid-May. In the past we have seen several inches of snow this time of year, and later.

So why am I complaining when there is obviously nothing I can do about it? Because I can. It is something out of my control and I have issues with that. I will watch it through the window because it is pretty - I will go out in it later because I have to - but I will not like it and I reserve the right to complain about it.

So take that, Mother Nature!


Okay, I noticed recently that I have not been blogging nearly as much as I thought I would have when I started this whole thing. Not that I don't like talking/writing/sharing every detail of my life with someone...but I found I like reading overyone else's blogs instead of writing mine.

I tried explaining blogs to my dear husband last night. He doesn't get it. But then again, he doesn't get my need to talk to people alot in real life.
So, thanks to Stacy and a few others from Scrapshare for entertaining me lately with their blogs. Hopefully, eventually, you'll all find mine as fun to read as I do yours.