Happy Thanksgiving! 2WC (and myself of course) would like to thank you all for your comments, likes, shares, and your support.
Now go away. Put your phone down, step away from the computer, set down the tablet and go be with family and friends.
Also, have a wonderful holiday!
Well it’s just about time to hit the road, or tarmac, or rails. Whatever your mode of travel it’s time to pack, the absolute worst part of travelling in my opinion.
The amount of thought that has to go into it can be exhausting. If you’re road-tripping you only have so much trunk space, the bus or train have space limits as well, and flying has all of the above and TSA regulations.
Plus, it’s amazing the number of unlikely scenarios you can concoct when it comes time to load up your suitcase:
Yes, you may be headed to the center of an arctic tundra…but what if there’s an indoor pool? Better bring the swimsuit.
Sure, you’re going to be spending the next four days hanging with family and eating…but who’s to say some formal event requiring each and every pair of shoes that you own won’t spring up out of the blue? What’s a second suitcase when compared to being unprepared?
Four different pairs of jeans? Definitely.
Entire hat collection? How could you live without it?
Assortment of jackets, cardigans, wraps, shrugs, and other layers? An absolute must.
Plus, a girl needs options, so yes, 4 different outfits for Thanksgiving dinner are necessary.
Being able to close your suitcase? Optional.
Okay, so maybe scaling down might be a good idea, lose a few pairs of shoes or so. After all, you’re going to need room for the turkey, and yes they’re allowed by the TSA*.
Huffington Post: Travelocity’s Top 10 Thanksgiving Travel Tips
*When properly packaged of course, but who doesn’t fly with a cooler?
Try not to smile while listening to this…I dare you:
Happy Mother’s Day!
We thought about writing a poem for the occasion, but we’ve barely left lyrical April behind…it’s just too soon.
So in its stead, in honor of our own mother we present this picture as a suggestion for how to spend the day (or some day soon, since you’ll be in the car for the majority of this one), and a sincere and heartfelt thank you everything you do.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom! We’re so glad that once again we got to spend it with you. We love you.
To all readers who are not our mother, don’t forget to give your mother the same. They’ve done a lot for you and they deserve at least one thank you, one day of the year.
To sum it up, mom’s are awesome (…especially ours). Happy Mother’s Day!
…just for fun:
2WC and family hit the ground running early this morning, completing a four person marathon relay before noon. It was hot…and early…but awesome! A special congratulations to 2WC cousin and guest blogger Jenn H. on the completion of her first official race.
In honor of the occasion and National Poetry Month (again)…a poem:
The forecast was iffy, team health…less than fair.
Despite all concerns, our mission was clear.
To finish the race, with our polka-dotted bands,
We set a strong pace, and for that we were glad.
The course was our nemesis, and not at all tame.
Many hills were climbed as temps did the same.
We huffed and we puffed, but we finished the race.
We triumphed, victorious and beat our goal pace
As we crossed o’er the finish line we heard a great cheer,
Collected our medals, and of course the free beer!
Congratulations and thank to our team mates…nap time!
…just for fun:
There are many things that make Christmas such a special time of the year. However, only a select few define the holiday. Without them, well, it doesn’t really feel like Christmas.
“Christmas Vacation,” is one of those few.
If you can’t identify with at least one of the Griswold Christmas catastrophes (or fun, family memories) then you haven’t done Christmas correctly.
Misjudging the living room’s vertical limit; violating several health codes with the number of people sharing the same bathroom; blinding everyone within a five-block radius with your holiday decorations; and, of course, that over-the-top gift that might be misconstrued as kidnapping.
With the possible exception of that last one, we all know the real reason this movie is so funny isn’t because it’s an exaggeration of the truth, but a spot-on representation of the holiday/family gathering. Or at least a conglomeration of the best moments.
The Griswolds reminds us all that if it can go wrong, it probably will. So, just remember to have a sense of humor.
…just for fun: