#NaBloPoMo Great European Galleries and Museums

Must See European Museums

I was going to write today about the amazing European museums and galleries I’ve been fortunate enough to visit, but I realized that (a) I’ve already written about my experiences at the Zuiderzeemuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum; and (b) the only other gallery I’ve been fortunate enough to visit for an extended period Read More

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#NaBloPoMo: My Fantasy Vacation

My Fantasy Vacation

I spend a lot of time thinking about travel. A lot more time thinking about it than I actually get to do it. We’ve been planning our next vacation. High on the priority list: within driving distance and inexpensive. We’ve been looking at major cities within about an eight our drive of our home. We’re Read More

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#NaBloPoMo: So Much to Get Done

So Much to Get Done

Some days I feel like I’ve got so much to do, and no time to do it. But such is the life of a mom. So today, a haiku. So much to get done And no time to do it in Time for a long break Time for a long break But laundry can’t do Read More

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#NaBloPoMo My Last

My Last “Great” Conversation

As you know, #OnWednesdaysWeHaiku. So we’ll take a break from the museum series for a little poetry. Today’s prompt is “your last great conversation”. And while I can think of many in depth conversations, what first came to mind was the conversation I have with each of my children at the end of the day. Read More

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#NaBloPoMo - The Best Galleries and Museums in the World

The Best Galleries and Museums in the World

This post contains affiliate links. I’ve lived a privileged life, I’m the first to admit it. I have a great love of the arts and am very interested in world history. In my travels, I’ve tried to make stops to visit the world’s collections of amazing objects and art, and over the next few days, Read More

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NaBloPoMo November 13

Bad News…and Hope

Given my frustration with the testing, I am sure you can imagine that the results were not as rosy as I would have liked. The diagnosis was Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). The accident must have caused a jostling of my head to the extent that I was experiencing after effects more than a year later. Read More

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Remembering to be Thankful After a Rough Week 

Remembering to be Thankful After a Rough Week 

Sorry…you were probably hoping for the final instalment in my post series. I just couldn’t today. Tomorrow though. I promise. For today I’m going to jump into ten things of thankful. I need to remember what wonderous things there are in this world.  Because after a rough week, one has to really take the time Read More

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#NaBloPoMo: I Was Broken

I Was Broken

Before the accident, I was… Whole. After…well… I didn’t notice at first. In the process of my recovery, the loss of words was hidden under the haze of opiates and glossed over by more physical injuries. If I couldn’t remember something, it was clearly the fault of the drugs or the pain. I wasn’t reading Read More

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#NaBloPoMo - Until the Accident

Until the Accident

We picked through the hardware store, my two-year-old tugging on my hand and pointing. “What’s that?” His curiosity knows no bounds. He’s finally started talking, and the world is opening up for him. He wants to be able to relate to the world around him–and the questions are not only incessant but insistent. He wants Read More

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Only Five Horses Left

Well…that was an interesting couple of days. And what with the Cubs winning the other day too, I’m pretty sure we only have five horseman coming now… But I digress. Today’s prompt has to do with the last time I faced a challenge. And the last time that I took a big leap, was literally Read More

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