Over the past few months, life in general has taken a toll on this 36-year-old Mom of Three Living in BFE. I won’t go into details, but saying my entire family is in need of a vacation is an understatement.

Therefore, I am taking the advice of Zac Brown, of the Zac Brown Band, and dipping my “toes in the water” and plopping my white ass in the sand on the Gulf of Mexico via Sanibel Island, Florida. 

Yes, in a few weeks I will be sitting on a white sandy beach overlooking blue waters — with a fruity drink in my hand and not a care in the world in my mind. I am half tempted to leave my cell phone at home, but since I use it for photographs, it will join me on my vacation. 

It was a hard winter, so knowing it will be hotter than hell in Florida in a few weeks doesn’t seem to bother me now. I only plan on packing four swimsuits and a couple of sundresses. And sunscreen —  lots and lots of sunscreen. 

I am looking forward to forgetting about my life in Ohio for eight days. In fact, I am aiming to go off the grid all together. 

Instead of worrying about cooking meals; keeping my children entertained; working; and maintaining the house so it doesn’t fall down, I will be swimming with Flipper and his pals; visiting with my brother and his fiance; and reading, plus playing family cards at night. Even the 5-year-old twins understand three-card poker, so we are good to go for family-fun with just a deck of cards. 

Life it too short to worry about every little detail. It’s time to take a step back and enjoy life and those who bring joy to us every day. After all, we have all learned that life goes by in a blink of an eye and one day, it may be your last. 




  1. Yeah! Sounds like it’s going to be a great vacation. I’m excited for you to get away. Post lots of pics!!

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