It’s Almost Christmas – Shopping, Cookies, and Fun!

As we rapidly approach Christmas, I am purposefully trying to focus on each day and the fun Christmas season, while avoiding the craziness and stress that seems all too easy to fall into at this time of year. Instead, I’m busy planning my shopping, making cookies, and planning on fun events! I drove past theContinue reading “It’s Almost Christmas – Shopping, Cookies, and Fun!”

To Read, To Write and To Learn Something New

I’ve been thinking I should use my time this winter, when it’s freezing or snowing outside and I don’t want to go anywhere, to work on accomplishing the things on the list below. So, stay warm, have a hot cocoa, grab a blanket, and maybe you’ll come up with some of your own winter-time ideasContinue reading “To Read, To Write and To Learn Something New”

It’s Election Day! Kids Vote Too!

Tonight I volunteered for an organization that lets kids do mock ballots and vote, to get in the practice of voting and understanding the process. The ballots had photos of each of the candidates next to their name. I heard some adults say why don’t they have those on the adult ballots? Kids loved beingContinue reading “It’s Election Day! Kids Vote Too!”

My Entertaining Pets- And More!

The Life of a Homeowner Do you ever have one of those weekends where you do so much, you feel like you accomplished something, but you just wish you had a couple more days to the weekend to do some more? Or at least wish one of the days was several hours longer? That’s howContinue reading “My Entertaining Pets- And More!”

Back to the Fall in Minnesota- And Snow??

I can’t believe it’s snowing outside, with winds up to 50 mph! This is October! Even though I’ve been home for a couple weeks, I’m still remembering the warm weather I enjoyed in Greece. I even still have a tan from the warm sun there! But, the wind is howling outside my house, and theContinue reading “Back to the Fall in Minnesota- And Snow??”

Traveling to Greece- Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Santorini and Other Islands

Alison at the Acropolis in Athens A short overview of my trip to Greece: Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Santorini, Mykonos. Awesome trip and so many interesting experiences! Read on to hear more! ATHENS, GREECE First Impressions… Sept. 21- I have been traveling for more than a day, more than 24 hours. I spent 3 hours onContinue reading “Traveling to Greece- Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Santorini and Other Islands”

Santorini (Thira) and Mykonos

Perissa Beach, Santorini SANTORINI or Thira Sept. 28- I’m enjoying my time staying in a lovely Greek hotel in a small beach town called Perissa, in Santorini (or Thira). It has a large rocky mountain and a long beach of black volcanic sand. The water (Aegean Sea in the Mediterranean) is very blue and warm.Continue reading “Santorini (Thira) and Mykonos”