Orlando – day six

Finally, a little freedom! Day six was our first without any obligations or expectations and we were excited to get it and explore! We woke up early (for a vacation day) and we skipped a morning swim because our cab driving friend from yesterday (I’ll tell you his name. It’s …

Orlando – day five

Approaching 1am on Wednesday morning, I was sipping rehydrated clear noodle soup because I hadn’t eaten dinner at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Approaching 7am, my wake-up call for the final day of the conference, I was a new level of tired. I thought I was exhausted on Tuesday …

Orlando – day four

Day four of our travels was my second full conference day and I woke up EXHAUSTED. I knew that straddling the time zone we came from while living in the one we were in (three hours ahead) was catching up to me. I also noticed I was looking pretty puffy …

Orlando – day three

Here’s something about Orlando: when I’m here, my hair gets really frizzy, really fast. I’m like Monica Gellar in Jamaica. Well, as much like Monica Gellar in Jamaica as a girl with dead straight hair can be. You probably wouldn’t even notice, but I did. And so did Kevin. Unless …

Orlando – day two 

Who comes to THE SUNSHINE STATE and doesn’t pack SUNGLASSES?  In asking, I don’t think I really need to answer, right? Yeah, it was me.  So, we spent our first Orlando daylight hour hunting down a new pair. Fortunately, it wasn’t so challenging and we’d slept so late that at …

Orlando – day one

I gave Kevin a really hard time when he booked travel him from Prague with a NINE HOUR layover in London. It wasn’t enough time to get out and tour the city, but it was too much time to sit in a terminal and still maintain our sanity. Alas, we …

October in review

Well, well, well, another month gone and another  <SPOILER ALERT> bad report card for me. Beginning in August, I started publishing a monthly list of things that we’d like to do for enjoyment and to make our lives happier. Here is a link to my list for October. This is one of …

Things we’ll do this month: November

November is my favourite. I love November. With no major holiday or theme to it, it’s largely a blank slate – it could be anything and the possibilities are endless. The unknown, change, uncertainty: that’s my jam. But, I’m a day late with this post. Mostly because I was doing …

…But don’t look too forward too fast 

Yesterday, I was talking about having something to look forward to. Today, I’m going to talk about not looking too far into the future and enjoying the ride instead. Two stories. My friends’: We have a couple of friends who are wonderful to spend time with. (Well, we have plenty, …

Something to look forward to

For the past few months, I’ve been really into listening to podcasts. More than any other, the one I like the most is Happier with Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen and her sister, Elizabeth Craft, talk all things happiness including their own personal happiness hacks, research into happiness inducing habits while also giving themselves both …