When It Is Your Time To Go

Brought to you by Genworth. Sometimes real life makes you have conversations you weren't expecting to have. If you haven't heard yet, Paul Walker is dead. He's the celebrity that was in the Fast and Furious series of movies. He was 40 years old and was involved in an accident. He was the passenger in the car, and both he and the driver died. After much … [Read more...]

Holiday Cleanup

How do you clean up after the holidays?  For us, it is a tad more interesting.  Madison's birthday was yesterday (she turned 5!), so we always have the quick cleanup that needs to be done from the time we get back from visiting Wisconsin and her birthday party.  I usually get about a week if we are lucky.  Since we have the basement now, Bill let me keep up … [Read more...]

Planning another vacation . . . Maybe Disney

Yes, I said it.  We are thinking of maybe going to Disney.  I am in the process of trying to talk Bill into it.  They have a great deal going on, so if we don't set this up soon, we will lose the deal.  However, if you have any advice I'd love to hear it.  We are leaning towards staying at Disney's Port Orleans:  French Quarter Resort.  I have an 18 month old … [Read more...]

Be Fire Smart and Stay Safe

Now is the time of the year to talk with your kids about fire safety.  With many of us stuck in our homes (see the post before this about being snowed in) and having real Christmas trees, this is a talk we all need to have.  Even if you don't have a real tree, your kids definitely need to know what to do if a fire would happen to break out.  I know that … [Read more...]