Spring Break

We are now entering the season of Spring Break. Schools take off for a week. Parents may or ay not vacation. And some do staycations. There is so much that begins with the iconic Spring Break. I know many of you have your ideas.

As a parent of older adult children (they are in their early 20’s and I am 48). I am at the stay home and not really vacationing or do much these days. I live vicariously through everyone else. I have done my share of fun and traveling. I do however have a bucket list of traveling I would love to do but my health issues and financial costs get in the way. I love to dream and I dram BIG!

So when my girls were young I sometimes was just happy not having to run around getting them to school and their many activities. All families need a break, hint in the “spring break” part. But that really does not happen. Some children’s sports and activities are year round. UGH! I know right!! Children need a break too! Some families can afford to get away with their kids and some cannot. So hopefully this season you can find inexpensive and free activities to do.

Stay at home ideas:

*spring cleaning at home *binge watching *go downtown (like Chicago where I live) to the museums *movies *miniature golf *cook a meal together (shop for it together first) *family game night *sometimes not having anything planned for the first time in a long time is a vacation in itself *read a book together

What I want to share is that you can basically do anything. You can find a way that is cost effective. If you look around your house I bet you can find something to do with your time off. You can do just about anything during a weekend off or holiday off. I know there are many people all alone out there too so try not to feel dampened on these holiday’s and break times. Trust me I truly understand just because I have family does not mean I get to have holiday’s with them. I know you may need a little push to find something to do when you feel “bored” or “lonely”. Well, try reading a book, clean out a closet, binge watch a show, crochet or knit, start a blog. There is so much out there you can do and I am here to tell you to enjoy this “Spring Break”.

Spring Is Coming

Happy weekend to my fellow bloggers and newbies reading this. I am really looking forward to Spring in 2019! I live in Galena, Illinois. In the Midwest of the States. Spring is something we really only get bits and bouts of. It sometimes seems we get a few seasons in one day or a week. That is the running joke.

What about where you live in the world where I consider this Springtime now, how is it generally by you? Please share below so we can all learn about one another.

The one thing about Spring that is exciting is the beautiful sunshine flowers growing, yards changing, seeing children out with families, sports activities happening again. It kind of gets rid of the “winter blues”. I am not saying it heals S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder); that is a type of depression that is related to changes in seasons. It generally starts and ends at the same time each year. It begins in the fall and goes through the winter months. I encourage you if you feel you have this or it in lingering more than winter go see your family physician. Mayo Clinic is a great resource, as well as NAMI. Please do not let depression get in your way. I do have references on my page.

But what I am trying to tell you is that we have something to look forward to, something beautiful outside! Today I just got excited that the sun was out and shining high in the sky. It may not be in the high temps but I am grateful for at least this. These are the “little things” that give me joy and I will take it. I hope you find your joy as we are nearing Spring in 2019.

What gives you joy upon Springtime? Please share below so we can learn about one another across the globe.