Day 1 of 365: Outside My Window

Happy New Year! It’s the end of the first day of 2018. Its frigid cold, but its only half dark with the full Moon and all its bright light! We had a light dusting of snow that caused sheer madness for a bit yesterday. The roads got extremely bad rather quickly, but thankfully it’s all gone now. 

Today it has been bitter cold out, our high not rising above 30 degrees with the low in the teens. I don’t mind the cold, if there’s snow, but all this frigid cold weather and no snow makes for long days. Our time outside has been minimal, the dog doesn’t even waste any time doing his business.  

I can honestly say….I’d love to be on a beach, somewhere where its sunny and 75. But that aint happening!

Anyways, our Christmas was amazing! The kids had such a wonderful day. I got a huge surprise, a new puppy has entered our lives! He is 7 months old, and weighs about 45 lbs. I have spent the better part of the past week learning who he is and how he operates. It has been utter chaos at times, but he is settling in nicely. I think he is going to be the perfect addition to our family. 

In other news, I am loving my new medicine. I feel so much better. Still battling my way out of a deep, dark hole but I’m making progress. I am looking forward to this next week, I have family moving back into town that I haven’t seen in years. It’s one of those family that aint blood type situations. 

Well, I am off til tomorrow! 

Good night! 

ETA: This is day one of a 365 day writing challenge. The master list can be found here.


Adventures and Adversity

So here we are 3 days away from our family vacation….

I’m really excited, yet nervous! We haven’t been on vacation in so long. I’m not sure what or how things are going to play out. Fear of the unknown is a big factor here, I hate not knowing. At least when we are home, I know what to expect. Uncertainties are aplenty at this moment. 

I’m doing laundry now so that the packing can be done. And the adventure we are about to undertake is certainly going to be one for the record books. Even if only in our eyes, we rarely get to go on vacation. So this is something we are all looking forward to, and kinda impatiently waiting….

Adversity and adventures are an everyday factor in life. It is all about how you adapt and overcome. I choose to be happy and roll with the punches. Neither are something that should stop you! “Everyday is an adventure!”, that’s my lifelong motto. 

When you find yourself wondering what tomorrow brings, be grateful for today. Tomorrow is never promised! Love those who love you today, don’t forget a that at any moment everything can change. Choose wisely! Once this minute is gone, it will never be gotten back. Stop and cherish every moment!

Life is a roller-coaster, I am my own roller-coaster! There are plenty of good times to be had. This vacation will be another wonderful, lifelong memory! 

Been on vacation lately?  Did you have a lot of fun? 

Please do share!