I am most grateful, of course, for the vacation I just shared a million pictures of. It was simply wonderful to get to take such a fun trip with family. I am particularly happy the kids got to go to the beach with their grandparents, something I never did but would have loved to.
I am going to stop going to bed unprepared for the next day. We had a brief power outage that woke Ben and me both up at 3 am the other day, and I couldn't fall back to sleep because I was thinking about all of the work stuff I had planned to take care of the next morning. Luckily, all was fine because the power came back on and I could be the slacker I had planned to be.
But! No more.
I want to have my lunch and Harry's lunch packed packed (the little kids' lunches are in Planet Boxes, and they taste better when assembled the morning of), my clothes picked out and my bag assembled, the kids' bags and outer wear ready to go, etc.
I also need to have my coffee ready to be turned on and the dishwasher and drying rack of the sink empty.
The final piece of this preparedness puzzle is the work that needs to be done by the following morning. I am a morning person, so if I had my druthers, I would get up early to work and sleep a little longer. I am also a person who gets stressed easily about deadlines and ho is super crabby when she's stressed, so, really, staying up the extra 30 minutes or so to do something the night before may just be worth it, happiness-wise.
Here's to a more productive September!
Friday, August 31, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Before we left, we took one more look at that gorgeous beach!
truly excellent lunch spot
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
We started to realize that we had to leave this magical place and go home on this day.
So we planned a trip back for New Year's Eve. Like you do.
We spent the night at Harbour Town again for burgers, brews, and ice cream. And also Cooper finally spent his souvenir dollars-- he was the last one to empty his envelope, and he waited all week to find the perfect wallet. He's adorable. When he's not acting like a rabid dog.
We planned to just go for the morning, but then we stayed all day!
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
It was so humid my ponytail holder kept breaking when I least expected it.place where you could choose your own donut toppings, another stop where intermittent fasting was a terrible, terrible thing.