Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name!


There’s actually only one person in Boston (that’s Bah-stin) that knows my name, but we are leaving this weekend to visit my baby brother-in-law anyway. I say “baby”, because he’s the youngest of all my brothers-in-law and because he’s my husband’s baby brother. There’s a decent age gap, so he often gets lumped into the kid section with the grandkids. Since the oldest grandkid turns thirty this year, I guess they aren’t so little anymore! But being in Boston we barely get to see him so we’re Boston-bound for some quality Uncle Carl time!

But I have mixed emotions about our upcoming vacation. First there’s excitement! I’ve never been to Boston and as a history buff I’m psyched to go. We’ve all (or most of us) picked out the one attraction we have to see. Minion #1’s trip won’t be complete without a visit to the JFK Library and Museum, Minion #3 insists on touring the USS Constitution as his must-see, my hubby wants to see Fenway so we will book a tour there and I can’t wait to trek the Freedom Trail History Tour. Minion #2 didn’t pick anything. He doesn’t want to go, but hey, he doesn’t want to do anything these days and since I refused a trip to LA for VideoCon he’ll just have to find something to be happy about.

So here’s the mixed part. We decided to leave the twins with grandma. They’d be miserable walking around Boston all day and the 14 hour car trip would be no picnic for anyone. But that’s a whole week without my boys. On the one hand, that sounds like heaven. But despite how much they drive me crazy, I will miss them.

The other kicker is though I take everything I need to write during vacation, the chances of that actually happening are probably slim. I keep making goals for the book to be finished and then I watch them fly by like a seagull after a french fry.

The other thing is, this is kind of a goodbye for a week. Maybe. I have two blog posts scheduled for next week: Book Review: Origins by Jessica Khoury and Newbie Post #5: Let it go! Let it go! Turn away and slam the door!, but there won’t be anymore unless I get a chance in the next couple days. So I will see you all when I get back, and if I don’t answer comments right away, I’m not being a snob. 🙂 I’m just busy enjoying lobster and a ocean view condo!

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I was recently nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award by The Writing Duo over at The Pendant Trilogy blog. I had recently told myself I would politely thank anyone who nominated me for anymore awards, but decline as it actually takes quite a bit of time to craft these posts. (My novel is anxiously waiting to be finished!) But in case you don’t know, The Writing Duo are twin writers and bloggers. I’m afraid due to my own twins I am unable to refuse a set of twins anything they desire. Especially writing and blogging twins!


So here are the rules:


  • Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
  • List the rules and display the award.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  • Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.


Well, I already follow the bloggers who nominated me, but here are the seven facts about myself.

  1. I live by a lake and own a pool, but I hate getting in the water!
  2. Though I can’t play sports to save my life, I love watching them! Professionals, my kids, on TV or in person.
  3. My favorite color is coral.
  4. If I’m performing a task that I have a routine for (folding laundry, brushing my teeth) I have to start over if my routine is interrupted.
  5. If I can’t fall asleep I count imaginary stairs instead of sheep.
  6. I would wear flip flops all-year-round if I didn’t live in Michigan!
  7. I love wearing bright colors, even if they make my pale skin look washed out!

So I’m not going to nominate any other bloggers. Quite frankly, I am inspired by every blog I read, because I know how much time it takes to write these blogs and have a life as well. If you would like to participate, tag yourself in the blog. I’m sure you deserve it!