I Finally Caught the ‘Vid

Hard to believe since I’m triple vaccinated and wear my mask so much and avoid dining indoors in restaurants I contracted COVID but lo and behold I sure did. I’m pretty sure I got it from the Middle school where I volunteered to be a Proctor for 2 days in a row. What’s it like?Continue reading “I Finally Caught the ‘Vid”

Cruise Travel Is Back!

Of course like all things, plenty of people were cruising way before the CDC lifted the COVID-19 risk warning. But of you rule followers and more careful people, now you have THE authority on Contagious Diseases telling you that they are not putting a warning on it. Does that mean you will not get COVID-19Continue reading “Cruise Travel Is Back!”

Science Olympiad

You all know what sport ball is. Someone you know plays basketball, baseball, football, soccer (which is really the real FOOTball), lacrosse, etc. But do you know anything about NERDball? Okay okay so that is not what it is called but I love jokingly calling my kiddo’s STEM competitions NERDball – makes me chuckle andContinue reading “Science Olympiad”

Now May Be The Best Time To Cruise

I have already stated that I will never cruise again. The three cruises I took were more than enough to satisfy me and to steer me away from future cruises. With Covid, of course cruises have completely changed. If you do like to cruise, now may be the best time to cruise. Because of CDCContinue reading “Now May Be The Best Time To Cruise”

FIRST ROBOTICS – 2022

My daughter just had her kickoff meeting yesterday and learned what this year’s competition is about THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION. It is called Rapid React. I am super excited bout the new season. At first glance these FIRST competitions just look like fun and games but there is a lot behind the scenes. This yearContinue reading “FIRST ROBOTICS – 2022”

PANDEMIC Decision Exhaustion

Is that a real thing? I’m trying to put a finger on how I feel right now and that is what came out of my mouth as I was trying to explain it to my spouse. Here is what I mean. As a mom I have to make all sorts of decisions for my childrenContinue reading “PANDEMIC Decision Exhaustion”

My Trips Are Cancelled

AGAIN. The pandemic is far from over. It was feeling like it was tolerable though. I was able to have my November birthday gathering with 7 people INDOORS. We were very socially distanced but it almost felt normal. I was able to see my sister for the holidays in her lovely home and the kidsContinue reading “My Trips Are Cancelled”

NC Chinese Lantern Festival

Another activity we have participated in the past and revisited this year is the Chinese Lantern Festival at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, NC. It was sold out this year as many families tried to find outdoor activities that were less risky with COVID lurking around. It was too busy for my taste but weContinue reading “NC Chinese Lantern Festival”

Happy New Year?

Here we are. It’s the end of 2021. I hated 2019 as I watched my father wither away, 2020 was a dumpster fire in every way, 2021 had a hopeful beginning and still ended up being a disappointing year. What will 2022 be like? I’m not sure. But I know one thing – I’m goingContinue reading “Happy New Year?”