Posts Tagged ‘day trips’

Epic Fail

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

My personal challenge for the month of October was to post every day. No. Matter. What. The goal was to jumpstart my blog mojo and get back to regular posts.

I managed 10 out of 31 possible posts. That’s 30%. I’m a teacher. I know that even if I were to curve the grades – that sucker is still a big whopping F.

But you know, I learned a few things along the way:
1. I’m human. Not Wonder Woman. Sometimes, I just don’t measure up.
2. Don’t make commitments when the husband is going in for major surgery and work is off-the-hook busy. Kind of an amateur move. Not to be repeated.
3. Life goes on.

I did manage to snap a few great photos and want to share some great times we had leading up to Dan’s surgery. As I posted here, we’ve had my mom on hand to help during a really stressful time. (She’s a trooper, by the way. More on that later.) The weekend before Dan went to the hospital, we decided to take a trip north to Petaluma to have lunch, get out of the house and leave the city behind. It was a lovely day, and Ryan had a great time shopping, playing and keeping us all sane.

Here are a few snapshots of our last “normal” day:

Lunch by the river.

Beer. Yum.

Trying out a new ride.

She stopped in her tracks...

... and ran inside to get a closer look at these. It was all we could do to drag her out of the window display!

We toured Petaluma's back alleys. She nearly ran into the tattoo parlor in excitement! (Oh and Bunny joined us for the afternoon.)

A petting zoo at the playground! "Bunny, meet bunny."


These photos were taken on Oct. 15, so I made it about halfway through the month before tanking miserably. Not bad for half a month! I’ll do better next time – I’m a veteran Challenger now.

Slowly, we’re getting back to normal here at Chez Hartmann. Dan had a bit of an initial setback, but is now back on the PT bandwagon. The new knee is going to be awesome. Once he breaks it in and works out a few kinks.

Thanks for hanging in and reading along.