To-Hell-U-Ride

So it has been a week since my return form Colorado and it has been a busy one. My wife, “the blogger” has been bugging me to write a post so you all can understand the “Festival”! It was my sister’s (SILAdventure) 30th bday June 19th and I told her I would party with her…

My name in print

Whenever I tell people I’m a writer, the first question is usually, “where can I read something you wrote?” Well, besides this awesome, awesome blog, there weren’t many places you could. Unless you are a doctor or pharmaceutical sales rep and subscribed to my former company’s publications, my regular writing wasn’t necessarily available to the…

Good news!

My dad came out of surgery and is a-okay! I didn’t get to talk to him yet and I only talked to my mom briefly, but all went well so thanks for any good thoughts you sent our way. To lighten the mood, here is a picture of a “sit off” between Mr. McKinley and…

I am for hire, call me

Unemployment is tough, but the jobs are coming in. That really is me. Unfortunately, I didn’t get paid for that gig. Once again, volunteer of the year for one of J’s programs. It rained all day, so we had to move the family entertainer and his cast of characters inside, but the kids still loved…

The Pink Slip

Did I mention I got laid off last week? So far the best thing about being laid off is not having to leave the house and make the commute to work. Oh wait. I never did that anyways! I am really okay with being laid off. Dare I say enjoying it? But of course, the…

New England, Take 2

J and I spent Memorial Day Weekend 2010 apart. Purposely. We do that sometimes. Take separate vacations. This time, J headed to a weekend music festival in NY (The Mighty High Mountain Fest) with Uncle SlickG and a high school friend he recently reconnected with (and he didn’t even need Facebook for that!!). The big…

North to Alaska

I think everyone knows that J loves Alaska. It’s in his top 3 (Me, Music & Alaska-in no particular order of course!). Part of the reason he married me was because I had family that live in Alaska. Last weekend while we were in Jersey for the awesome Indian wedding, so was my family from…

TGIF

I checked the Life Less Ordinary blog the other day to see if that chick updated it and what a slacker, she hasn’t! After getting a harsh reprimand about the issue from her husband last night, she decided it was time. So what’s been going on guys? Last weekend was busy with J’s work events…

CT High Point

On our way home Sunday, J & I hiked to the highest point in CT, which is on the way up Mt. Frissell (in Mass) at a whopping 2,380 feet.This was a nice, short hike (3ish miles), but it was hotter than hell. This was our 10th high point. Sometimes finding the trailhead to the…

Take this bread …

Bones is growing up fast. I guess kids do that. He made his Communion this weekend! Made us all so proud. Bones is getting old and smart. He said to me, “I don’t know if this is rude, Aunt Pay, but your butt kind of sticks out.” Well, at least we know he is very…