Friday, April 4, 2014

2014 Orlando Vacation - Final Days

On Saturday we decided to go to Hobby Lobby and look for a spinning organizer for Karen's craft desk and also check out Michael and another Tuesday Morning.

Hobby Lobby didn't have a spinner anywhere to be found but Karen picked up some nice little craft kits to take to the kids in the hospital. All I got was some metallic brads that were on sale that I was running out of. We went to Michaels and did find a spinner for her there and she was able to use a coupon. I got some Imaginisce Glam Rock pearls that were on clearance. Once again Tuesday Morning was a bust, didn't buy a thing!

I did find a sign at Hobby Lobby that I might cut out of vinyl and put in my office at school, although some might think it inappropriate for a counselor to have such a sign, I find it humorous! I already have two such amusing signs in my office, one says "Welcome to the nut house, where the nut doesn't fall far from the tree" and the other "Welcome to the Looney Bin, where abnormality is the normality in this locality". The kids have always found them funny, along with my coffee mug that is Happy Bunny with "I know how you feel, I just don't care".

After getting back home we made some shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta and taught ourselves how to devein shrimp. We also learned that you go from the underside instead of the top side, much easier! The rest of the evening was spent visiting, uploading vacation pictures to each others computers and me packing up my belongings to go home the next day, which you already read that story if you have been following along.

I always enjoy my vacations and look forward to them but sometimes I think I like them so much because it helps me appreciate the mundane normalcy of my every day life. I really don't know how people who have to travel all the time do it. I was thrilled to get back to work and I think most of my clients were thrilled to have me back, even some of the ICF/MR staff commented they were glad to see me return.

I have some crafty posts that I will be posting the next few days, actually some things I did before vacation but didn't have time to post.


  1. I'm sure the lessons with the shrimp were hilarious! Coming from the coast, sometimes you don't appreciate what others go through. Cracking crabs is another!

  2. Sounds like you had a fabulous vacation. I enjoy the chance to get away now and then too ... a complete change of scenery, no cooking, no cleaning ... just fun and relaxation. Yet somehow things change during the last day or two vacation, I am truly ready to go home again. I love the excitment and anticipation of getting away, but am anxious for the return when it is over. I guess it's true, when it's all said and done ... there is just NO PLACE LIKE HOME!