Turbulent Times, Dance Recitals, and Glad to Be Home

Old Mulkey State Park
Old Mulkey State Park

Wow, I’m back home and trying to catch up. I did little to no blogging last week due to lack of adequate connections and my own decision to step away from the computer. I have to say, it’s pretty nice to take a break. I may never get caught up on responding to comments from last week, so no offense if you left a good one. I really appreciate your visits in my absence.

We had lots of family time last week. I got to take my daughter and niece on a hike at Old Mulkey State Park, whose claim to fame is that it’s the final resting place of Hannah Boone, sister of Daniel. There is an old cemetery where several Civil War veterans are buried. We had a long talk about what happens to dead bodies in the ground,  threw rocks in the creek, and learned to avoid poison ivy. Good stuff!

On the way home, we already had a three hour layover in Denver before a short 35 minute plane ride back to Durango. The three hours turned into six because of high winds. After waiting all day in the airport, I was anxious to get on the plane until it became the most turbulent ride of my life. It didn’t help that the poor lady beside me threw up the whole way, and our row was out of air sick bags! Let’s just say, it was good to get on solid ground. The next day was Saturday and the day of my daughter’s dance recital plus an encore today. We are two tired puppies after this weekend! I promise to be back in blogger action next week, but here are some great posts to hold you over.

20/20 Posts of the Week

Money Mistakes: Should I Have Retired From the Military? at Money and Potatoes. It’s always fun to wonder, but we can only move forward.

Retirement Planning and College Savings: Can They Coexist? at Frugal Rules. I think so, but retirement should come first.

What the Animals Taught Me About Life at Reach Financial Independence. Kids and pets can teach you all you need to know for the most part.

My Affiliate Marketing Ideas for Targeting the Right Audience at My Money Design. If only I was patient enough to follow these steps.

5 Ingredients: Simple Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies at Canadian Budget Binder. For when I’m ready for my next splurge…

Guide to Starting a Blog at Modest Money. You know you want to. What’s holding you back?

Have you ever seen your life flash before you while on a plane ride?

Image courtesy of stateparks.com

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Written By
Sydney White is a Texas-born stay at home mom who enjoys spending time with her family, bargain hunting and, of course, writing. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Snipon.com.


  1. Thanks for the link love. I haven’t the slightest idea how it happened but I had the link pingback show up in my comments for this article today. If this article was done on June 2nd, it must have taken at trip around the moon before getting to me. 🙂

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