Happy Holidays!

Christmas will be here in just three days. That sure happened fast! Have those of you who celebrate Christmas finished all your holiday to dos?  Yesterday afternoon, I wrapped my last gift of the season. Now all I need to do it make a few dishes for a holiday party and for Christmas morning. This holiday season is so much less nerve-wracking than last year’s. This time a year ago, Bill had just returned home…

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Our Dream Trip: Barcelona, Day Two

I hope you enjoyed Day One in Barcelona of what I call our “Dream Trip” to the Mediterranean, which you can read here. I left off with our wonderful breakfast at the elegant and luxurious El Palace Hotel in downtown Barcelona. After we noshed on tomato bread and jamon and had our fill of cappuccinos, we got in a taxi and headed to Sagrada Familia. Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família Basílica i Temple…

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Seven for Saturday

Hello and happy weekend! It’s time for this week’s Seven for Saturday so let’s get started! 1 ~ Blogging Balance My mind has been on our recent trip this week and I’ve been engrossed in sorting through our thousands of travel photos and planning future blog posts. After a solid year of little activity here on the blog after our Wine Country wild fires, it feels awesome to be excited and inspired to blog regularly…

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Seven for Saturday

Seven for Saturday is back! At least this week it is. I can’t promise a weekly Seven for Saturday  posts but I will do them when time allows. They are such fun posts to put together! Here’s what has been going on around here lately: 1 ~ Cruise Planning These days I spend most of my free time dreaming about our upcoming cruise, researching our destinations, making lists of things to do and see, shopping…

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August at Home

While the month of July was all about travel, the month of August is, with a few exceptions, about being home. Since the start of August, we’ve spent our days working on various house projects. For the last week and a half Bill has been painting the living room, hall way and our gym (also known as our old formal dining room). I helped a tiny bit but we found that my time was better…

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A Month of Travel

Hello! Oh boy, what a terrible blogger I am announcing in June that I have returned to blogging, write one post then disappear for over a month. My husband and I traveled so much in July – some planned, some unexpected – I think we only slept in our bed 6 or 7 nights all month. In early July we went away with a group of friends to a ranch in Cloverdale for a couple…

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