Summer is over. Ahhh yes I said it. School has started again. Whether you have school aged children or not, it affects you. This week the trip to the local store is going to be a little crazy. Driving to work will take more time because of the flashing lights in the school zones. For you parents, it's time to get out the family organizer to plan everyone's activities.
For our family, we have a new challenge. We have 2 college students in the household. It is taking a lot of coordination to save trips to campus and gas. We are working it out but the conversations have been long and detailed. A chart is involved and talking to one another. Imagine that.
Take your time, get out the dry erase board if necessary. If you are really organized color code it.
Lastly set an alarm on your phone. You will never miss that soccer game.
Good luck with your fall planning. Wish us luck.
Do you remember your first date? The excitement you felt as you were getting ready? Whether you are a man or a woman the anticipation of the first glance is nerve racking. A woman will get ready for hours painting her nails and picking out that perfect outfit. A man will spend hours washing his car or truck, making sure it will be fit for the woman he has chosen to spend the evening with. There is always the perfect spot to take her. Here is the South, he might check the tidal chart to make sure they could walk on the beach after dinner without fighting the waves. I am looking for ideas of the perfect date in Washington. Where would you take your sweetheart to impress them?
"And no matter how much maritime life has changed from the slavery era to today, I will always suspect that African Americans, slave and free, found their hopes uplifted and their lives unbounded merely by the nearness of the sea, by working on the water, and by the vast horizon over Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic. I have never known a soul who did not."
David S. Cecelski. The Waterman's Song Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina
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