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Sunday, August 10, 2014

What I Can and Cannot Live Without......

What a great week we had last week!  We went up to the Wisconsin Dells for some much deserved rest and relaxation, but it could have gone much differently.  It all comes back to the lovely concept of ......


1.  I can live with a cottage smaller than what we were expecting.
2.  I can live with being "unplugged" for a week (Well I did have my cell, but the computer stayed off, and the iPad, after the power cord tore, stayed off too!)
3.  I cannot live without a vacation that takes us away from the farm for a week.  Ok, I could, but this was the best vacay in a while.  We came back rested, and we didn't have to drive all day to get there.
4.  I can live without seeing the ocean for a year......but I missed it.
5.  I cannot live without playing cards!  We had some great Skip-Bo, Phase 10, and Golf games of an evening.
6.  I can live with going out in public wearing a bathing suit because I cannot miss going on all the water park slides with Bear.
7.  I can live without documenting every moment with a picture.  Sometimes, we just need to take a picture with our eyes and minds.  I was really glad I left my big camera in the van when we went horseback riding!
8.  I cannot live without hearing the laughter of my family.
9.  I can live with staying close to the crazy, not in the middle of it. (Have you been to The Dells lately?)
10. I cannot live without seeing our family make good, long cherished memories.

We start up with school on Wednesday, and it will be Tink's last year at our wonderful little school.  Bear is headed to 4th grade; our girls are growing up!  It's now time to start balancing practice schedules with meetings and games.  I'm sure I will blink, and it will be time to head back into the combine for harvest.  

Have a great week!  I'm going to go through what pictures I did take, and the ones Bear took, and we will share them soon.


  1. Sounds like you had a perfect family get away. We headed back to school last week, so I am feeling your pain of balancing everything!

    1. This time of year is always bittersweet for me. I still miss teaching. This would have been my 30th year if I had stayed in, but I know I couldn't grade English essays and raise kids at the same time and do both jobs the way I wanted to do them. Have a great year Michelle!

  2. Sounds blissful! Where did you all stay? Looking at going up in the next year or two but don't want to be in the middle of all the crazy!

    1. We stayed at Christmas Mountain Village (in the Cottages). I would try for one of the cabins; the cottages were a big downgrade from what we were expecting, but we did ok. This is a BlueGreen Resort if you do own a timeshare.

  3. A cottage sounds like it would be wonderful! Glad to hear you had a good time despite leaving your camera behind..ha ha!! Our kids start school tomorrow. Two 4th graders and a Kinder....exciting!



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