Wednesday, May 23

This and That

Do you ever have one of those days (or weeks or months)?  We were incredibly hungry and decided to go out to lunch with the kids.  The restaurant was only 5 minutes away, but we ran into a train issue.  It was chugging along quickly and then came to a stop.  We waited patiently because there were only nine more cars that had to go through.

After about five long minutes the train started again and my incredibly patient husband drove up to the line, excited to get some chow.  On a side note, didn't he do a great job pulling up right to the edge of the line?

Unfortunately the train stopped again, with one car blocking our way for another five minutes (pictured above)...  What luck, right?

And don't you love my car?  I used to drive a red 2005 Escape, but my mother-in-law decided to stop driving and wanted to sell her 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis.  It had only 45,000 miles and was in great shape and the blue book value was incredibly cheap.  But I have to confess it took me a month to decide to buy it.  Sure, I am middle-aged now, but everyone knows this car is for old folks.  But I swallowed my pride and decided the incredibly cheap price (no car payments!) and great safety of this car made it worth buying.

My husband took my nice sporty Escape (for some reason he didn't want to drive his mother's old car) and the kids and I got stuck with the "Granny Mobile".   It took me forever to figure out how to park this monster and deal with the less than stellar gas mileage, but I have to confess the V-8 power is nice.  I can blow away all of those middle-aged drivers in their cool cars in this beast.  ;-)

I wanted to let you know that I am going to take some time off to spend time with my family starting this weekend.  The last months have really taken a toil on my health and energy and I need some time to recharge and get back to my normal enthusiastic self.  I will be checking in, but I am going to try to stay off the computer as much as possible and enjoy the time with the family.   Those two boys of mine are growing up so quickly...

Oh, today is my 20th wedding anniversary!  Unfortunately we are all still recovering from a virus (I think I have bronchitis), so I don't know if we will feel like going out tonight, but hopefully by this weekend we can spend some alone time at a nice restaurant or maybe even a movie.  I have been lucky to be married to my best friend all of these years and I really appreciate him so much.  Happy Anniversary Sweetie!

I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend.  And thank you so much for being such great readers, I would not be doing with blog without all of you.

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  1. Good for you! Take some time for that family of yours.. I know as one of your biggest fans you certainly deserve it! The time and energy you have put in to help so many budding (and pro) photographers is just amazing!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

  2. Tracy M ( 23, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    It sounds like you had quite an eventful time getting to lunch! Oh, and the sacrifices we make (not just related to safe, "old people" cars) for our children! :)
    Congratulations & Happy 20th Anniversary ~ what a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Enjoy your time off as well...relax & have fun with your family. You have made my life so much easier with your actions, & I so appreciate it!!

  3. Happy Anniversary and enjoy your time off. I'm sure your family will appreciate it, and all of you will benefit from the extra time together!. "See" you when we see you. :)

  4. Enjoy your time off with family and Happy Wedding Anniversary! I am loving your PSE actions and am very grateful for your generosity! May God heal you and bring you back to full strength!

  5. Happy anniversary! Enjoy your time off, but hopefully not waiting for any trains. :)

  6. I totally understand your desire to take time off the computer and spend it with your family Rita. I will miss your wonderful creations, but there is an absolute wealth of stuff on your blog that I can go back over :-). Best wishes to you and your family.

  7. Happy anniversary! Enjoy your time with your family... it is precious indeed. I'll be here waiting patiently for when you decide to come back. (By the way, I drive a red Ford Escape too. Love it!)

  8. Happy Anniversary!! Thank you for all that you do for all of us and just know that we will be missing you!! Enjoy your time with your cute family!!

  9. Hope you feel better soon. If your cough doesn't go away, try sage tea to clear it. It's the only thing I ever found to help. You can use dried sage from the kitchen cupboard. One heaped teaspoon full, add almost boiling water, leave to brew for five minutes, strain, add 1 teaspoon of honey, drink whilst warm. Only give a little to kids (a couple of table spoons) as it's powerful and don't drink more than one cup a day for a few days (no more than 5 in a row). xo

  10. Happy Anniversary and enjoy your time off!
    Beautiful captures! Unique photography and texture.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  11. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your time off with your family, especially your days with the boys. They grow so fast! Thanks for all you do and share:)

  12. I always enjoy checking in with you to see what your latest post is. Enjoy your time off and Happy Anniversary!

  13. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your time off and enjoy your kids, they do grow up way too fast. P.S.... Love your payment free car!!!! People pay way too much for cars.

  14. Happy Anniversary. I personally love the clouds!!

  15. I love it, you drive one too. At 33 I started driving one too and have now gotten so used to it that I am not sure I could enjoy a small one. Enjoy your family!


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