For the most part, I am a feet-on-the-ground and Thanksgiving-at-home kind of girl, but I have to admit that opportunities can arise that call for some “jumping at the sun” time.  This is a little too close to the sun if you ask me. That’s some of my family at the Grand Canyon.  We broke from our routines and typical Thanksgiving traditions and flew with my husband’s family to Las Vegas. From there we took a day trip to… Read more »

  “It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.” ~ Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid I am not on a plane, over the ocean.  It only looks that way.   Anxiety sucks. I don’t know what unleashes it first, the need for control or the lack of control.  It’s kind of a chicken/egg thing.  Either way, I know that control is a major factor in my anxiety. Take… Read more »

Hi! Well, I’m back.  Mostly.  Maybe not so much mentally (in fact I just asked my husband: What’s the word for when you are here physically but not ____?)  Yea, my head still feels a bit stuffed with the cottony bits of jet lag. 6,000 miles + 25 hours of travel time +  7 hour time difference = very little sleep. Our trip had high points and low points.  It was both relaxing (no dinner making! the beach!) and exhausting… Read more »