15 Days Paris Here We Come!!

Paris, here we come! Fifteen days till our plane leaves the runway in Green Bay bound for Paris, France!  I am so excited and nervous at the same time.  Researching and planning is in full swing.  It seems like just yesterday that I booked our cute little apartment in the heart of Paris through Paris For Rent.  I cannot say enough good things about our experience so far with this rental agency.  Every question and…

Sharpening My Time Management Skills

It’s August and the summer is slipping through my hands.  I have not been able to get a grip on my daily schedule since June when I stopped working.  This is not good for someone like me that likes organization. I decided it was time to put my time management skills at work and at least set some kind of schedule for myself.  Since I will be working part time for awhile, I…

A New Beginning With A New Job

Losing my job was devastating When I lost my job in June I was blindsided.  The one good thing was it was the beginning of summer.  I had enough of a cushion that I did not need to immediately go out and find a new job.  So I had decided I would take the summer to regroup, work on my blog, and figure out what my next step should be. Let’s just say…

The Light Of Paris by Eleanor Brown

The Light Of Paris is a page turner I picked up The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown mainly because of the Paris subject matter.  Five pages in that I was going to have no problem finishing this one. It took me only 3 days to read The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown.  The author of the bestseller The Weird Sisters wrote this story that explores the complicated relationship between a Mother and Daughter…

Reading Now-The Light Of Paris

I needed a break from all the things I have been reading lately. I’m about “how to’d” out. Although I’ve been enhancing my blogging, Pinterest, Social Media, and Paris travel skills, it is time for some daily fiction. I need to escape away from reality for awhile and have a little fun.  So yesterday I took a much needed trip to the library to search the…

Paris With A Sprained Ankle?

How accessible is Paris if you have mobility issues? Traveling to Paris with a sprained ankle? You cannot be serious! Traveling through the airport in a wheelchair or on a cart? Will I be able to ride the Metro? I was looking forward to walking all over Paris and exploring every nook and cranny.  Why in the world did I go ahead and sprain my ankle a week and a half ago? I have a…

Planning For Paris-Planning An Itinerary

My trip to Paris is less than a month and a half away and I have been busy making out a must see/do list. Studying maps, metro lines, checking out cafes near our rented apartment, and getting a packing list together. I always say half the fun of going on a trip is the planning. I’m at my happiest when I have a table full of maps and guides laid out in…

5 Great Things About Female Friendship After 50

I often pause and think about how blessed I am to have some great female friendships.  I honestly would be lost without these relationships and the joy that they bring in to my life.  The older I get the smaller my circle of close friends becomes but the quality those friendships are worth their weight in gold.  Don’t get me wrong, I have a great relationship with my hubby, but the difference between…

Readers Block-Trying To Find My Reading Groove Again

I’m having a behavioral issue.  I can’t remember the last time that I was stuck and was having a hard time trying to stick with a book.  The last 2 books I have tried to read,  I just could not finish.  Very strange behavior indeed!  Maybe it has something to do with not feeling very settled myself.  Maybe it’s feeling a measure of guilt for reading purely for pleasure…

Wisconsin Destination-Lakeside Park Lighthouse Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Discovering the Lighthouse at Lakeside Park in Foud Du Lac Wisconsin It’s funny how places that are so near to you, you never take advantage of. All it takes is some gas in the car and away you go!  So how is that for a cheap vacation!! Wisconsin has an abundance of places you can visit all within a short drive of you home.  No messing with long lines in TSA…

Bastille Days Festival In Milwaukee And A Suprise From A Friend

Sometimes the best weekends come on the spur of the moment. Having no concrete plans for the weekend I spent my Saturday morning doing a couple of my favorite summer things. Strolling around the farmers market in Sheboygan and hitting some consignment shops. First I made my rounds buying some veggies for the week. I don’t know what it is, but everything looks so yummy when you see it laid out on tables…

Budgeting For Travel Is Possible-Even You Can Make It Happen

How many times has fear held you back from doing something you really want to do? Are you over 40 and realize that you want to take a vacation in a far off land (or maybe just the next state) and you don’t know how to go about it?    Fear can paralyze us into not living our dream lives.  Of course not everyone can act on every little whim we have, like quitting…

Rising Up From Losing A Job

It was a little over a month ago when 62 of my fellow employees gathered and were told that starting immediately our facility was going to cease operations. NOTHING prepares you for this. Fifty-two of us left that day in total shock and although we will get paid until the end of July and will receive a  generous severance, the emotional toll of getting news like that is overwhelming. I worked for my company…

Wisconsin Destinations-Meeme Poll House

Update April 2017-Sesslers Meeme House has finally been transported to it’s new home.   Sometimes the most interesting places are right around the corner.  We tend to overlook  places when we live right by them, but on a Thursday afternoon I was helping the hubby install an underground fence for a property next to this cute little building. Curiosity got the best of me and I asked the property owner about this…

Learning To Let Go-Transitioning To An Empty Nest

Learning to let go of your children is not an easy task as I am finding out. Last week we had college orientation.  I’ve never had that experience either as a parent or as a student.  After I graduated from High School I attended Technical College while living at home with my parents, so I never had the “college experience”.   It was a somewhat silent 2 hour drive to campus.  Each…

Wisconsin Getaways-Cedarburg

Welcome to my summer series highlighting Wisconsin getaways.  In this series I will highlight some of my favorite places around Wisconsin that I love to visit.  Being a life long resident of this state, sometimes I need a gentle reminder that there is an abundance of things to do practically right in my backyard.  Summer is the perfect time to research and find things to do that are within a couple of hours drive of…

Book Review-Meet Me In Paris by Juliette Sobanet

Since I can never get enough of reading about my favorite city either in fiction or non-fiction form, I decided to dig into Juliette Sobanet’s telling memoir Meet Me In Paris.  I have read a few of her books before-including Sleeping With Paris, Honeymoon In Paris, and Kissed In Paris and loved all of them.  Juliette typically writes romance novels most set in the city of light which is why I…

Book Review-I Loved You In Paris by Juliette Sobanet

  A few days ago I finished reading Meet Me In Paris by Juliette Sobanet and was blown away at this candid memoir from this romance writer about her divorce and her all consuming affair with a married man. You can read my review of that book here.  In that book she shared a handful of poems she wrote to describe the feelings and thoughts she had during this painful period of her life. I…

My Dream U2 Weekend In Chicago

This was a post I wrote last June after I had the best weekend of my life while seeing my favorite band U2 in  Chicago… Did you ever think about how you would react if you ever came face to face with the person or persons you have admired for so long? The first U2 concert I went to was during  the Zoo TV tour. I was transformed that night by the spectacle of…

More Books With Paris As The Setting

There are a ton of books out that there that choose Paris as the setting of their stories. I try to read as many of them as I can. I think for every one that I’ve read, there are probably ten more out there. My mission is to read each and every one!I hope I live to be 105 cause that’s how long it will take me!! So from time…

Surviving Your Child’s Graduation

My one and only child just graduated from High School on Sunday. I actually got through it using only one Kleenex. This was quite the feat considering I was scared that since I am an emotional person I thought I would be that sobbing Mom that totally embarrasses her daughter. Yes I did shed some tears when the school principal got up and talked about how proud he was of this class and how this…

Dr. Seuss Captured The Meaning Of Graduation

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your Mountain is waiting, so…..get on your way!” This line from the famous Dr. Seuss book Oh, The Places You”ll Go sums up graduation in a nutshell.  The end of those 13 plus years of school.  The end of one phase of life and the beginning of adulthood.  As a parent, you are hoping that you have given…

Book Review- Queen Of Your Own Life

If you are in the second half of your life and are looking for a book that is an instant pick-me-up with some great advice, peppered with a little humor, Queen Of Your Own Life is THE book for you! This little book was recommended to me from a fellow queen, who happens to be a great friend and I am so glad she filled me in!  This book may be pint sized…

Grandma’s Sewing Machine Finds A New Home

Sometimes a person is taken aback when an unexpected thing happens. Such is the case with this beautiful early 1900’s sewing machine.  One Saturday my Dad had surprised me with a phone call and a request to stop over at my parents house. I did later that day. He took me down to the basement saying he had something to show me. What I saw was an old foot pedal sewing machine…

Time To Yourself Is A Good Thing

What would you do if you had 2 days to yourself? The  hubby and daughter left early Saturday morning for an overnight trip to the western part of Wisconsin where they have a hunting shack on land they lease from a farmer. What does this mean for me? Time to myself at home with absolutely no plans to go anywhere (on purpose) except to run and buy supplies for my weekend project and take the…

Walking For Organ Donation

Are you a registered organ donor?  I never really thought about the impact that orange dot can have on others lives until I heard my friend Erin’s story. My friend Erin had a liver transplant almost 26 years ago.  Being that she was a local news celebrity, I remember vaguely watching her story unfold in a public way as she lived out her health issues and her resulting transplant on the local news…

Paris-5 Years Since My First Trip To The City Of Light

Tomorrow is April 7, 2016 which means 5 years ago i got in a plane in Green Bay, Wisconsin to embark on my first trip to Paris. Thinking about it now, it seems a like a long time ago.  Much has happened in the 5 years since that trip.  I took a management position at my company, my daughter has gone from being a shy 8th grader into a senior in high school that has…

Facing An Empty Nest Is Bittersweet

This is a year full of changes for our family.  The biggest change is to see our  daughter’s last year of High School end and sending her off to college in the fall. Which means for the first time in 18 years, we will have an empty nest.  When your children are babies and you are waking up for 2 am feedings it seems like the time that they go out on their…

New Orleans, Mardi Gras, and Beignets

Everyone must experience Mardi Gras at least once in their lives!  We spent two days in New Orleans the Thursday and Friday before Fat Tuesday.  Hubby and I were to set sail from there on the Saturday before and since we had never been to New Orleans, thought it would be fun to spend a couple of days checking out all the Mardi Gras festivities beforehand. The first must do was chicory coffee and beignets…

Ice Sculptures Everywhere! Carvers Invade Kiel, Wisconsin

Yesterday the Main Street of our small town of Kiel, Wisconsin was hopping. Every year on a cold Saturday in February the locals try out their talents making blocks of ice into artful creations. It’s a big hit here in our small town. Late in the afternoon when all the carving is done you can find people bundled up walking up and down Main Street checking out the sculptures. Some you can easily…

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