I am planning our family vacation. We are going on a very long road trip to South Dakota and Illinois and Missouri. We are combining US history with LDS history with Jethro’s BBQ and every candy store on I-90.
While watching Making a Murderer, I’ve been googling “car trip activities.”
The internet is an amazing place.
Bingo; Road Sign Scavenger Hunt; Restaurant I Spy; state license plates; crossword puzzles; and a map.
I have treats and different snack ideas for different mile markers. I’m going to have them color paper sacs to put their treats in. I’m that crafty. I bought paper sacs and I have markers and crayons. I’m basically the female Van Gogh.
Or redheaded Martha Stewart. Depending on what kind of treats I combine in a single plastic baggie, I may be the redheaded Rachel Ray. Or Julia Child. Or Marilyn Monroe.
I am a village.
We will be in this car at least 20 hours.
I’m hoping to win mother of the year from all of this. At least until hour 4.
Maybe I’ll buy some jelly beans on sale and hide them in the car and make the kids find them. Blind folded.
That should occupy them for 10 minutes.
I’m even going to rip this up and give each kid a couple of pages. That’s how creative I am.
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Lately life has been hard as it tends to become on Wednesdays in September. (Although they have nothing on 4:25pm on Thursdays in January.) For some reason, quotes work for me. So I’ve decided to occasionally share some of them with you. When I remember.
As many of you know I’m incredibly crafty and so I made this:
I should get a job at Hobby Lobby
If you’d like to make it, buy greeting cards, 2 pieces of paper, tape and a frame and have at it. (If you spend longer than 10 minutes, you did it wrong.)
Here is the greeting card (Upper right in the frame) I’ve been reading a lot lately:
The secret to the fabulous life is to Live imperfectly with great delight.
In small print: the great thing is, Once we let go of being everything, we have the opportunity to be gloriously ourselves.
It’s pretty much the same as the e.e. cummings poem I have practically memorized:
To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
Some of you may be surprised I have to remind myself to “just be me.” But there you have it.
What are your go to quotes?