• Holidays,  Mom-ing,  Relationships,  Vacations,  Work

    Motivation Tanked. Must be the holidays!

    Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. For once in quite awhile mine did not involve travel. While I love exploring new (and old) places, I also don’t love the airport during the holidays–or driving through wintery craziness. So staying home had its definite benefits. What did I do? Besides the normal fun stuff, I cleaned. I got to go beyond my normal “just kind of keep the house from falling apart” cleaning to an actual scrubbing of the floor, which brought me such peace. I spent at least an hour studying Black Friday deals variety of vacuum robots, dreaming of a little dude sweeping and scrubbing for me. I…

  • Mom-ing,  Vacations

    Staycation

    I decided very last minute to get out of L.A. for the weekend, so we are here in Huntington Beach. It’s only about an hour away from where we live, but it’s really close to our favorite (DOG) beach. The room has an ocean view, which I am looking at right now. There is a huge hotel pool with a bar that allows dogs, which I’ve never heard of–so it was great lounging around the pool with Huxley instead of being stuck in the room with him. Let me sing the praises of a staycation. If I had the money, I would do this at least once a month. When…