Last weekend my daughter and I decided to go on a hike. I hadn't hiked in months because of a broken pinky toe (which STILL hurts). Anyway, we girls had such a great time. She's not quite 4 so we took it nice and easy. We looked at the funny green bus, the clock tower, "Mr. Obama's house," the train, our car and had fun watching things appear smaller and smaller the higher we climbed.
We took a little break at the "M" (a large concrete M embedded on the mountain) and enjoyed a cookie and some water.
To blog or not to blog...blahg, blahg, blahg...After mulling around in the muck and mire of indecision, I have decided to jump into the blogpool and fill more virtual space with my mundane take on Life, or to be specific: Living Nicely! Firmly believing that everything has been said and done somewhere, by someone, I have no expectations of originality or uniqueness for this blog...however, I do believe that even though someone else has been there and done that, it doesn't hurt to try to do it better!
my recent post about playing with kids in the great outdoors? Yeah, I
don't blame you. I think it was called something like Take a Child Outside Week.
It's not quite a national holiday -- at least not yet. (And Take Your
Confession time. My house is that house on the block that has never decorated for Halloween. This year, things are going to change. I am determined to decorate this year.
I have a high criterea when it comes to Halloween decorations. While I enjoy the fun nature of dressing up on Halloween, I must admit that I am passionately against the the blood and guts. Halloween decorations must be cute, fun, and clean.
Here are the decorations I hope to make this year with TruckMan:
You know you've been indoors too long when you look up at a beautiful blue sky full of white puffy clouds and immediately think about the opening scene of The Simpsons.
Not "Gee, what a great day for kite flying" or even "What are those things in the sky? Oh, yeah -- birds."
Peter and I caught a show called Man vs. Wild
on the Discovery Channel (I KNOW! Like watching the smartzy stuff, no
Sci-Fi channel or bemoaning the fact that Grey’s Anatomy doesn’t start
for another couple of weeks, aren’t you proud of us?).
Does it really matter where you meditate?
I believe that meditating outdoors can offer a new alternative and change to your life. The therapeutic benefits are hidden and waiting to be explored.
I went to visit my sister before summer was officially over for me (school started last week!). She lives in Mobile, AL but we usually drive down to Gulf Shores, AL for our end of the summer vacation. We wanted to hit up the beaches before Tropical Faye, Jorge and whoever else whipped the Coastal region into an ugly flurry. So I flew to her house and we drove to Gulf Shores.
We're big car campers at our house. We love the convenience of always having your bed and your kitchen with you - I'm sure we're snowbirds in the making, part of that lucky mobile population roaming North America, Europe, and Australia in their camper vans. We ooh and aah at the old Westphalia VW camper buses and at the newer compact motor homes. Until economics and age push us into that demographic, we're sticking with the dome tent and the Coleman stove - and that's okay by us.
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