Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

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1. Not a whole lot new in my world. Still working the new gig. Still hating being there til 5pm. Still convinced that is one of few negatives to job change though I wouldn't say I'm 100% happy either. Oh and the mean girl got fired. Yeah that was interesting.

2. My people watching skills have been really put to the test lately. It's amazing how different people in corporate America are compared to, say, people who work in a school. Bottom line: people who work in a school are way nicer/friendlier (most of them anyway).

3. Running. I think half marathons are a historical thing for me at this point. Well, except for the Disney Star Wars in April that I dumped a truckload of money into. My knee has been giving me more and more grief lately. I ran, and walked a whole lot, a half marathon last Sunday. My knee gave out on me not short of 7 times and then I also ended up with some crazy shoe problem on my left foot which was worse than my knee pain. This makes NO sense as they are the same shoe I've been wearing all year, same brand, same style just a new pair...but I had already put 15ish miles in them. Taking them back to the store on Saturday. So frustrating.

4. Only two weeks to Fall Break...and it's a full week for students...which now becomes a point of difficulty for me as opposed to a time of joy, since I'm not automatically off work too. Real world. I am taking 3 days off however and we are going to Myrtle Beach with my dad. So excited. A much needed break from this weird new world I'm living in.

5. Some peoples FB posts after the debate were just ridiculous. I ended up unfollowing a few people as a result. I don't care who you prefer and I don't want to hear about it either.

6. Ethan made fast friends with a boy in his class this year. Turns out they live one street over!! This has worked out so well as his mom and I are sharing pick up and drop off duties. A huge help for me. Even better, she signed up to teach CCD on Wed nights and picks Ethan up from school and then takes them both to class...I had two hours to myself. Holy moly!

7. A friend challenged me to drink less diet Dr Pepper each day saying that her brother lost a crap ton of weight when he gave up pop. Ok so I don't drink coffee or tea and sure as heck am not going to commit to ONLY drinking water, so I will cut back on my pop intake, but not give it up completely. We will see what happens. With this sedentary job, I need to do something!

8. Into the YA books for some reason lately...now that I have nothing to do with middle schoolers... go figure. Anyway, reading All The Bright Places and so far so good.



9. I'm going to start checking out all the Little Free Library locations near me. I saw one whole running that half on Sunday and thought I'd look some up by my house, turns out there are quite a few...even some near work that I can check out during my lunch hour. Yay!


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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

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I'm posting my very first blog post with the BlogPress iPad app. We'll see how well it works. Or not. I figure if I'm going to have a chance at blogging it's going to be through my iPad at lunch time because I can't seem to fit it in anywhere else.

Whoa! I make a lot more typos on my iPad as opposed to my computer. *sigh*

Still adjusting to the new gig and routine. It seems I have a couple good weeks and then fall back into having second thoughts and wondering if I made the right decision. Sadly a lot of these feelings lately are driven my one coworker. I'm trying really hard to not give her such power over my emotions, but she is always in my face/space/business, so that makes it hard.

To add to my crazy, Fall baseball starts next week. And games are at 5:30! Crap! We will have activities 3 nights per week for the next 4 weeks and then 4 nights per week for 2 weeks. I knew this going in and it's all temporary so it'll work out, but it will be cray-cray.

So, am I the only one who is good at taking care of everyone else and not herself? Seriously, Milo (cat) gets his meds daily, Ethan gets his, but I can't seem to remember to take my anti-inflammatory for my knee and let me say that I REALLY need to. Ugh!

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

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1) I miss blogging...like really, really miss it. All week long, random thoughts pop into my head and I think how wonderful they would be to add to my blog post...and then there is NO blog post. I'm lucky to sit down at the computer at all in the evening during the week, let alone actually have the time to craft a blog post. Now that I'm finally here, on a Saturday night, I can't remember all those wonderful thoughts that were floating in/out of my mind all week.

2) I'm in an "ugly stage"...has that ever happened to you? Seriously though, my face has been broken out for weeks now, so I can't blame that on Aunt Flo....and my hair, oh my hair, I've been struggling with it for what seems like forever...at least the entire summer. I've tried clarifying shampoos, moisturizing shampoos...you name it. It looks dry and like complete crap. Normally after a cut, I love my hair....that has not happened in ages. I really hope I'm nearing the end of this. I'm getting highlights on Friday, so maybe that is what my hair needs to perk back up.

3) Related to #2...all the clothes I wore for years working at a school and felt good in, all of sudden feel frumpy on me. It's not like everyone is dressing to the nines at my new job, but I'm struggling to feel like I fit in and I also feel like I can't be ME. Total drag.

4)Ethan is rocking the drum lessons. We are both so happy with our new choice for lessons. For 12 weeks he will have 1 private and 1 group lesson each week. The kids work together over the 12 weeks to put together a performance!! The theme this time around is 80's music - oh yeah!! So on repeat in my car (and everywhere) will be: "Billie Jean" by MJ, "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne, "The Final Countdown" by Europe and (my least favorite) "Sweet Child O'Mine by Guns N Roses. It's going to be a fun ride.

5) On the topic of music, Maroon 5 is in concert here on Sep 14 and Ethan has been asking to go since March, when it was first announced. It's mid-week, so it will be just him and I. I haven't told him we're going yet, but I can't wait to tell him!!


6) This made me laugh. It looks just like Milo and he was all doped upon cat nip the other day.

7) Not to finish in a Debbie downer kind of way but I think for my own sake I need to write about this...I've been super struggling with this new job and the changes to our daily life..."our" meaning me and Ethan since Oscar is not in town during the week and therefore is of NO help when it comes to pick up and such. While I should feel immensely happy about my new job and all it brings, I'm just not feeling it. Now, don't get me wrong there are many good things about it and I was quite miserable at the school, but lately I'm finding myself second guessing this decision. What? Why am I doing this? It's making me very sad having to deal with these feelings. Ultimately the piece of this change that is causing me the most heartache is the longer hours which delay me in picking up Ethan until almost 5:30pm most days. Super drag! So as I try to figure out if this was the right decision, I suppose it depends on the goal...for example, if my goal was to have a better paying job with opportunities for growth and advancement as well as a healthier retirement plan, then heck yeah, I made the right choice. But then if my goal were to spend as much time with Ethan as possible while he is still young, then nope, it definitely was the wrong decision. I knew the hours were longer going in so its not like I'm just realizing it now, but k guess being 7 weeks in tithe job and 3 weeks in to school, it's all sinking in and the shorter evenings with Ethan are breaking my heart. This morning he said to me that even though he gets out of school earlier this year, his school days are longer. What he meant but didn't say was that he is at school longer because I cannot get there until usually 5:30 to pick him up. And that is how my emotional train wreck of a Monday started.  I have never looked so forward to time off as I do now and I absolutely cannot wait for Fall Break when I will take 3 days off and we will go to Myrtle Beach with my dad and then have an extra day at home together. All I can hope for is a more flexible schedule as time goes on, however being the "low person" on the totem pole doesn't  bode well for me. *sigh*


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

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1) Today pretty much sucked...well until 5:30pm when I was done working and saw Ethan. He had his first drum "rehearsal" lesson at a new place and LOVED it...though they didn't do much drumming because they were at the end/beginning of a "cycle"....they work on putting together performances and the group just performed last Saturday so now a new performance will be put together and performed and Ethan will be a part of this one. So excited. 

2) I finished reading "When We Meet Again" a few days ago and it was another wonderful book from Kristin Harmel. I've read 3 of hers so far and have LOVED them all!

3) This weekend Ethan will find out what it's like to be an actor. My company asked all employees if their children wanted to participate in making an in-house training video and Ethan said he would like that, so we did our "casting call" last week and he was chosen. It should be a fun and interesting weekend and I can't wait to see the finished product.



4) Ok - lately I've been quite obsessed with this whole world of Traveler's Notebooks. There are a plethora of Pinterest posts on what to include in your TN...many of which I have saved of course. My TN finally arrived today and I already had my little notebooks to add to it so I'm officially ready. The hard part - I don't have cutesy handwriting or mad doodling skills, so none of my pages turn out looking near as cute as what I'm finding on Pinterest. Maybe this wasn't such a good idea.

5) I'm so tired of wearing skirts nearly every day. I wonder if anyone would notice if I wore a different pair of khaki pants each day of the week. I have 3 pair that I could rotate in/out. I'm all about comfort...but I do want to look "hip" and I've been feeling like my skirt outfits are "frumpy"....yikes - I'm feeling really old...and next week I will actually turn one year older so that's not really helping these feelings.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

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1) I've really missed participating in this weekly blog post...hence my late Friday night edition!! I think of countless things to post about during the day while I'm at work and now that I sit down to actually write the post....I got nothing. Let's see what I can come up with!

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2) Reading!! Yes, I am reading "When We Meet Again" by Kristin Harmel and I am absolutely LOVING it...like major love here....I am also a big fan of her prior work "The Sweetness of Forgetting"...both amazing books. Oh and I bought this for $1.99 on a special the other day. #winwin

3) I continue to adjust to this new work schedule and such. It feels like it's bedtime ten minutes after I leave work though. Not loving that. I am happy that my tech skills are coming around and I'm not feeling so stupid everyday. Hooray!

4) Why does there always have to be *that* one person either in a class you take or at your work place or in a group you may belong to??!!??  You know *that* one person you could so easily live without!


5)  SOOOO in love with these sandals. Hoping to receive a pair for my birthday. #YesPlease

6) Despite the crazy knee issues I'm dealing with (again) I went ahead and signed up for the WDW Star Wars 1/2 Marathon Weekend in April 2017. I just couldn't pass it up and so I'm really hoping things are good with my knee come April. I'm excited to do a race weekend I've never done before and now to come up with a costume....so many choices...Rey, BB8, R2D2....cannot decide.

7) Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Catching up...

Wow - time flies!

I've been at my job for 1 month now and Ethan is starting 3rd grade on Monday!! What?!?!

I really miss blogging regularly but this new schedule is killing me...adjusting slowly.

I do love the insane flexibility...basically I can just about come and go as I need to, for doctor appts and such as long as it's coordinated with my team members and not too many people are out at the same time. Totally do-able.

We went to "meet the teacher" last Wednesday and walked around the school quite a bit. We both had a great time and Ethan seems to be good with going to a new school and meeting new friends. He is definitely excited about being able to wear whatever he wants - though oddly enough, he never complained about wearing a uniform. Ha!

So in general, things seem to be going well for us. I'm happy to have a little more $ than I'm used to and I am LOVING learning something new and being challenged..and let me say, I am definitely challenged..haha - being out of an office/corporate setting for 6 years pretty much killed my tech skills. Oh the things people use Excel for these days. Whoa!!

Oscar has mentioned wanting to update his resume and start looking for a job in town...that would be a nice help now with my new job and longer hours. We will see how that shakes out - we haven't even had the time to work on it because he's only been home on Saturday for the past two weekends, having to drive back to Richmond, VA on Sunday afternoons. Boo!

OK - the bad news...because there always is some....is that last Saturday while running an 8k race (in the rain), my knee (finally) gave out a little bit on me. It hurt, badly. I walked about 1 minute or so and then was able to finish the race running. This has happened to me 2-3 times on the treadmill lately as well, but I've been in denial about it. After the race, my knee was sore the entire rest of the day but didn't seem to swell up. I'm starting to think that my running career may be coming to an end, but I do not want to admit it. I have been really wanting to do the Disney Star Wars 1/2 Marathon weekend next April and of course registration is next Tuesday, August 9th. I'm not sure what to do and if I don't sign up THAT day, then I likely won't get in. :(

I'm also registered for a race weekend Sep 9-10, a 5k on Friday night and a 1/2 on Saturday....3 medals and lots of swag. I am was super excited about it but now I think I'm going to have to cancel...I can get almost all of my $ back. I'm hoping that if I give my knee a longish break, that I'll be able to run the two 1/2s I am signed up for in October. Not to mention being able to run come April 2017. Yikes!!

My reading is taking a hit with this new schedule as well, but I'm just about finished up with "Where'd You Go Bernadette?" --it's pretty quirky but the friends who've read it have left positive reviews...so we'll see what happens.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Here I am!!!

Hello there!!

I'm still alive...and excited to write this little update etc. post!!

Happy Summer to those who are off work during this time...I got 3 weeks this year and then on July 7, I started my new year round, full-time, back-to-corporate-america job!! And so far, I can happily say that things are going well. The learning curve is huuuuuuge....whoa....being in the school for the last 6 years was a huge technology handicap to me!! Seems strange - like it shouldn't be that way - but wow - the technology in my office is ahhhhmazing!!

So far I have no need for paperclips, staplers or tape...in fact, I haven't even printed a single thing on paper yet. When I make copies, they go to my email and I attach them to whatever I'm working on. It's crazy. In a good way!!

Last week was my first FULL week there as well as Ethan's first full week at camp. Thankfully, he is very happy at camp, enjoying it completely and there have been NO tears!! Hooray!!
Side Note: I almost had some tears the other day, but Ethan hasn't had any.

I continue to adjust to my new schedule: a longer work day and working these last few weeks of summer...I know I'll get used to it but I won't lie and say last week was easy. It wasn't.

I'm also anxious to be fully up and running at work and feel like a contributor. That's frustrating for me.

In my (less) spare time, I have squeezed in some running and some reading, but it's a struggle for time.

Oh and one of the biggest challenges in this change is that I am leaving work everyday with only 2-3k steps!! Crap!! I used to leave the school with 6-7k daily...sooooo that's making it hard to get my 10k in, but I did manage to reach the goal every day last week. There is a walking path at work, so I try to make it out there before it gets too hot and do some laps, but I've HAD to get on the treadmill every single day last week. Ugh!!

I just finished reading Glory Over Everything and it was just about as good at The Kitchen House. Loved them both!!

I've started reading The Nest...it keeps popping up every where and while it's not something I'd normally pick up, I have to see what is so great about it. I'm about 40 pages in now and it's not bad....I am intrigued and interested to see what happens to this (dysfunctional?!) family.

So that's the update for now....a lot of working and a little reading. We didn't even make it to the pool a single night last week..we planned for Thursday and then at 4:30pm a crazy storm rolled in and ruined the rest of the day. Ugh!!

Hoping for better afternoon weather this week!!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Catching up....

Whew...where has the time gone?

I'm definitely NOT into the glorification of "busy" but I have no other reason to explain my blogging absence. The good news is that for the most part it has been "good" busy.

We just returned today from a weekend of camping with my dad. That's two camping trips within 5 weeks...I should go in the Guinness book for that...this city girl actually tolerating liking camping. We can leave out the part where 2 nights is my limit and then I HAVE to get home. My dad bought a small fishing boat since last trip so he, Oscar and Ethan enjoyed going out fishing. I also enjoyed (immensely) the 3+ hours alone to READ MY BOOK! Yay!!

Last Tuesday was finally my last day of school/work. While we could leave at 12noon, I was not done with everything until 1pm...and then not really as I submitted the last 4 pages of the yearbook that night from home. *sigh* Glad that ship has sailed.

Not only was it my last day of the school year, but the last day working there. I put in six years there and it was simply time to go...along with 15 other people!! If that doesn't speak volumes, I'm not sure what does. #SoManyIssues  Most of us who have left are also meeting with HR. #EnoughSaid

I start my rocking new gig on July 7th. While I'm super excited for a new adventure, with great benefits and a little more pocket money (thank goodness) it was also at the loss of those cherished summers off (with Ethan). So this year I have 3 weeks with him, including our trip to Michigan and will start the day after we get back. He is super excited to be attending 3 weeks of a summer camp that we heard GREAT things about. Bonus: driving by said camp last week, we saw TWO of his friends there! #GodIsLookingOutForUs  Seriously, while exciting, this change has also come with it's share of stress. It's a lot of change. Ethan will also attend (gasp!) public school next year. Initially, this was hard for me, but only because we've ONLY known Catholic school for him. Both Oscar and I went to public school and survived and the one we are zoned for has a great reputation. Another positive of this change, there will be 120+ 3rd graders there. His old school will have 50 at best, with a lackluster friend pool, if I'm being completely honest. In the end, I'm SO looking forward to new opportunities for him, but also the chance to simply be a MOM at the school and NOT an employee.

Though I worked in a Catholic school for the last 6 years, I struggle with the belief that God is in control...but seriously over the past 2 months, I don't know what else can explain some of the things that have happened.  Maybe that's His way of helping me believe.

Anyway, I may not be around too much over the next few weeks as we will be packing in as much summer fun as possible before I start my new job 8am-5pm, M-F...back to the business world.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts



Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things encountered during the week. **************************************************************************************

1) We became dog foster FAILURES. Well, it's not our fault really, it's Milo's fault...our poor 12yo cat wanted NOTHING to do with the dog...and well, the dog did chase after him as well, which didn't help things much. I just could not subject Milo to that stress when he is 12yo. *sigh* Add to that...the water dripping everywhere after he drinks from the bowl...how do people deal with that??? Constantly running after the dog with a towel is just something I can't imagine doing. He was sooo cute too!! :(


2) Had a phone interview yesterday for a job I really, really, really, really want. I typically do not get nervous before interviews but maybe I was a bit for this one...though I felt like I did my best, was honest and had good answers, when I hung up I just didn't have that "yeah, I nailed it" feeling. Ugh. Sure hope I get a call to interview with the hiring manager. Please!!!

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3) Bought this shirt! Couldn't resist.

4) This week is book fair at school and I want to BUY ALL THE BOOKS! Actually, not really, I haven't really seen any that I HAVE to have and that makes me sad. :(

5) I am running a 5k this Saturday and super excited about it. Not sure why, but I'll take the positive feelings considering I felt the complete opposite over last weekend's half marathon...oh yeah, didn't tell you about that....it's the one where I was on track to get a 6 minute PR and then the course ended more than a half mile short so now my time is irrelevant. SOOOOOOOOOO upset. 


6) I was upset about the race (above) for a while but I moved on when I realized it opened the door for me to PR at HOME in DETROIT on a FLAT course. Oh yeah. Can't wait!

7) So glad Monday is a  holiday and I can (1) sleep in and (2) stay home. We have ZERO plans and I'm looking very much forward to them. 

8) The job search stress continues. I am learning to "let go" to expectations that there will be closure or at least communication regarding interviews and such. Meh. Whatever. I'm happy to report however that an awesome position came through my email today and I couldn't apply fast enough. This one would be completely AAAA-mazing!!! Times 10!!! 

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things encountered during the week. **************************************************************************************

1) Commence the emotional eating - oh who am I kidding...I should say CONTINUE the emotional eating since it's been the way of my world for the past few weeks. Ugh!! To add to the drama around me, today is the last day of school for public schools in our area and next Friday is the last day for all of the schools in our diocese, except us. Yep - we will be in school until June 10 (June 14 for teachers)....and while we had a long summer last year because we started after Labor Day, now begins the not-so-fun part of being the ONLY people in school in our immediate area. 

2) The only "good" thing in not getting out of school today is that it's been unseasonably cold and it doesn't feel at all like summer. Of course, next week we will be in the high 80s so that feeling will come to a quick end. *sigh*


3) On the bright side, next week begins our school Book Fair! Yahoo!! I love the book fair, even though I rarely read "real" books...I'm an e-book junkie....but I do love seeing and feeling all those wonderful new books. Now if only my fully-capable-awesome-reading-ability-kid would be motivated to read books other than the Guinness World Records - Video Game Edition. #OhHelpMe

4) We are fostering a Golden Retriever beginning tomorrow. While it should be fun, I am also quite nervous about it. I am also mad at myself about it because a friend suggested that we become a foster family and in the moment, it sounded like a great idea, but now it doesn't seem so. Why do I say "yes" to things so easily?!?! (One of my many faults) It's too late to back out without embarrassment or shining a negative light on my friend, who is very involved with the organization, so I am hoping and praying that this adorable 6.5 yo golden loves (and doesn't torture) Milo and that Milo feels the same way (doubtful). Originally we were going to foster over the summer, which again now in hindsight is also a bad idea because we travel quite a bit then...so I'm hoping this sweet pup finds a forever home by June 23, as we are traveling on the 24th!! 

5) One of my coworkers is leaving after this year because her husband got a job in Lakeland, FL! She also landed a job at the Catholic school in the area with a Facetime interview. OMGoodness....I am dying!! Seriously, how many years have I been working on moving there and it just doesn't happen for me and then for others it happens so easily. I am really happy for her though...even if I am frustrated with my own world.

6) I'm really trying to remain subscribed to the whole idea of "You are where you are meant to be right now" blah, blah, blah,....but some days that is just really hard and also seems ridiculous to even believe.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Funky Days


That's what I'm calling this time period I am in...funky days. Ugh!

So while this may not be the most happy and upbeat post, I think we are all entitled to some moaning & groaning (or bitching) every once in a while...so if that's not your thing, by all means, you don't have to read this, but ugh I'm ready for some brighter days....I know they are coming.

*I was planning to apply to be a race ambassador for a big race nearby and when the application came out, it said they only consider past participants or past ambassadors. Boo! I probably won't bother even signing up to run it now since I'm cutting back on racing next year (or sooner).

*Speaking of cutting back on racing, my knee is so unhappy lately. I probably need to at least put KT tape on it for running, but I am not confident enough that I can do it correctly, so instead I just don't bother. I'm convinced that if someone set up at races to apply KT tape for $10-20pp, they would make a killing. Hey race directors - do you hear that?!?!?!

*Drama and stress continue in the workplace. It's become a standard of living at this point. #sadbuttrue

*Ran 3.1 last night. It wasn't easy, in fact it felt like I hadn't run in years. What gives? I'm so frustrated by the inconsistency in running...maybe that's normal, but it's also discouraging.

*Ethan and I are volunteering this Saturday for packet pickup for a Triathalon on Sunday. It's supposed to rain (A LOT) on Saturday. I want to back out, but the volunteering is tied to a fundraiser. Ack!

*Saturday is also the Children's Reading Festival...right near the packet pickup (good news)....but again, it's going to rain cats and dogs. Festivals are not fun in the pouring rain. 

*I am running a half marathon on Sunday. There is still a bit of rain in the forecast. Ugh. #whatnext

*While I love doing activities and such with Ethan...I DO NOT love school assignments that are not age appropriate, meaning that the parent has to do 80% of the work...yep and we have one of those coming up next week. Maybe they need a reminder that not all moms are Stay-At-Home-Moms...just saying!

*OK - I think I'll stop there...that's probably enough. I'm sure there are more things contributing to my funky days but no need to go on and on I suppose.

*I hope none of you are suffering in some funky days!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Saturday is for camping.

We went camping with my dad this weekend...I'm not much of a "camper-girl" but I did have a good time. I was pleased with the timing of the trip as it also falls during Ali Edwards "Week in The Life" project...this is my 6th year taking part in it and here are a few images from Saturday. 
Of course, I had to start the day with a short run...so I could eat a S'more later!

Ethan and I set out for firewood - pretty good haul!

Hauling the wood back to our campsite.

Finally some relaxation...camping is hard work...seriously!

Making lunch - hot dogs rolled in crescent rolls - yum! Thank you Pinterest!

Silly camping selfie with grandpa/dad.

Oh yeah - the boys went fishing and I sat by the fire and read my book...
then I got too cold and had to go in the camper to read.

Beautiful campgrounds.

I'm loving this priceless photo - grandpa and grandson fishing together.
They caught 8 (small) fish!

Freezing again...there just wasn't enough sun and a bit too much wind.

Family camping picture.