• Cruise,  Travel

    Our 2014 Cruise

    Cruising is an amazing way to just kick back, relax and not have to worry about too much. I start planning at least a year in advance, which gives me time to pay off the cruise, research excursions, the ports and buy booze. For this cruise, it was the hubsters first and my second. I chose not to do any excursions because I wanted him to get a feel of what a cruise would be like. The only negative, was our stop in Nassau. A lot had changed since the first time I’d visited, and knowing this, I’d book an excursion should we ever visit Nassau again. Overall, I’d like to…

  • Home,  Life

    Apartment Living; Our Home

    I absolutely LOVE apartment living.  We are centrally located to just about everything and the amenities here suit us just well. At this point in time in our lives, and especially in mine,  I have no desire to buy a home or even live in a house. Been there! Done that! Yes, my home is usually uncluttered and clean; unless I’m purging or rearranging.  This is something that I learned from my mother.  Even when my (bonus)children lived with us full time, they had their own space which they had to keep clean or stuff went to the trash. Considering we don’t have as much space now, the kids play in…

  • Travel

    I’m Excited to Go….Glamping!!

    I haven’t gone camping in years. When I used to go, it was here; Turner Falls. I wish I still had pictures to show the climb after reaching the top of the water fall because the view is breath taking.  During those camping trips, I slept in a tent. However, as I’ve gotten older and watching way too many scary movies, tents were off limits if I ever went camping again. That was until I learned about Glamping.  A nice way to compromise between a cabin and tent.

  • Life

    The Happy Movie 

    I’m currently doing a class assignment and came across the movie below (link) while doing some research. I found it on Netflix and just added it to my list. I cant wait to see it as it’s the type of movie that I enjoy watching. Source: yekra – The Happy Movie | The Happy Movie

  • Life,  Travel

    Getting Older

      I’m currently taking a psychology class as part of my overall classes in college. It’s been pretty intense with regard as to how I see myself and life in general. Last week, I had to ask five people questions and one of them was: “What makes you happy?”. I’ve been thinking long and hard about what my answer(s) would be. I also realized that I had to be brutally honest with myself about those answers. This year I will be forty-eight years old; 4-8. Two years shy of fifty (50). Hell I didn’t think I’d make it pass my teens with all that I was going through and yet…

  • Goals,  Life

    2017 Goals

    It’s like the saying goes “write it down and then make it happen.” I’m more of a visual person, so I’ll print this out and hang up near my computer and on the fridge which will hopefully keep me on track. My (personal) goals for 2017…. Purchase a second car for the hubster, so that I can use the van. Start a meet-up group. I had quite a few members on my previous group but couldn’t keep it up due to our car situation. Apply for a part time job related to what I’m in college for. I recently learned that I could work as a “sitter” for kids at…

  • Travel

    Carnival Triumph Cruise (2016)

    Time seemed to have ended way too soon, although I think a 5 day cruise is our limit at the moment. We had an amazing time and while there were a few hiccups (that’s life for ya) I would definitely sail on Carnival and Triumph again. The only disappointing issue in Cozumel was not having the clear water at the island but that’s the chance you take, not only when traveling during hurricane season but mother nature can and does have a mind of her own. There are plenty of things I would have done differently (like take pictures and videos the right way – LOL) which I will post…

  • Travel

    My 1st Cruise

    I will be adding “My 2nd Cruise” with the (new) hubster at some point!! I’m really hoping we (start to) travel more, whether state side or abroad. I look back at all the traveling I’ve done and can kick myself for never really stopping to take in the sights/sites. But anywho… I’m not exactly sure how I was initially introduced to cruising but whatever the case may be, it has become something that I enjoy. My first cruise was with my (late)husband. We drove from Oklahoma to Florida a few days in advance because we decided to make this an all in one trip. We stopped to see my family…

  • Life,  Marriage,  Travel

    Vacation

      The hubster and I will be going on vacation soon and I cannot wait to travel with him. It’s been a bumpy road for us as we haven’t been on the same page in a long time. I’ve been holding onto a lot of anger and hurt and not only has it been detrimental to our marriage but my health (in all areas) as well. I will speak (write) on this is another blog post. This post is about our vacation… We are booked on a cruise (his 2nd and my 3rd cruise) and we’ll be travelling to Cozumel and Yucatan (Progresso).  Unlike our last cruise, I booked excursions for…