Our 2014 Cruise

Cruising is an amazing way to just kick back, relax and not have to worry about too much. I start planning at least a year in advance, which gives me time to pay off the cruise, research excursions, the ports and buy booze. For this cruise, it was the hubsters first and my second. I chose not to do any excursions because I wanted him to get a feel of what a cruise would be like.

The only negative, was our stop in Nassau. A lot had changed since the first time I’d visited, and knowing this, I’d book an excursion should we ever visit Nassau again.

Overall, I’d like to say we had a wonderful time.


I’m Excited to Go….Glamping!!

I haven’t gone camping in years. When I used to go, it was here; Turner Falls. I wish I still had pictures to show the climb after reaching the top of the water fall because the view is breath taking.  During those camping trips, I slept in a tent. However, as I’ve gotten older and watching way too many scary movies, tents were off limits if I ever went camping again. That was until I learned about Glamping.  A nice way to compromise between a cabin and tent.

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Getting Older



I’m currently taking a psychology class as part of my overall classes in college. It’s been pretty intense with regard as to how I see myself and life in general. Last week, I had to ask five people questions and one of them was: “What makes you happy?”.

I’ve been thinking long and hard about what my answer(s) would be. I also realized that I had to be brutally honest with myself about those answers. This year I will be forty-eight years old; 4-8. Two years shy of fifty (50). Hell I didn’t think I’d make it pass my teens with all that I was going through and yet here I am…

I’m not scared of getting “old”. What scares me is not living life the way I know it’s meant to be lived;which also includes not living up to my full potential. While talking about fears, let me share a few. I have a terrible fear of drowning.  When I was younger, a relative decided he would teach me to swim by throwing me out in the middle of deep water. I almost drowned that day. Considering I’d love to scuba dive, someone suggested I take swimming lessons. Feeling lonely is another fear. I’m not scared of being alone but I know what it’s like to feel lonely and I don’t ever want to experience that again.

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Gonna Be Interesting!

I have an office that’s on the other side of town and considering we only have one car at the moment, it’s pretty difficult getting there since the hubster (often) travels for work.

I started looking at catching a cab maybe once or twice a week. I thought it would be pretty cool! I could pretend that I was in New York and hailing a cab. Until I put in the trip for one way and received an estimated cost. Lets just say – Ouch! So I looked into our public transportation system.  (1) I cant beat the price and (2) it’ll give me an extra incentive to exercise because from the location I’d get dropped off at – it’s about a 17 minute walk and (3) I may just get the bike I’ve been wanting. There are bike racks located on the front of the bus which I had to watch a video to learn about installing it properly.


I haven’t rode on a bus since I was a kid. I do remember how embarrassed I used to be having to stand and wait for the bus to come. Now, not so much. It may take a hot minute to get to your destination (they’re worse than Greyhound with the multiple stops) but I will see it as an adventure. For my route, it will take about 2 hrs to get from point A to point B. I’m going to have the hubster drop me off at my stop (after scoping out the route) and then walk to my office to see just how bad it may be. Hopefully I wont be huffing and puffing too bad….LOL!

This will give me a chance to be at the office more until we buy another car. This will definitely be interesting cause lawd help me. 26 Things You’ll See On Public Transportation