Monthly Archives: April 2013

In the low country…


It’s that time of year again, a time that I anticipate with some nervousness. That’s right it’s, family vacation time. Why you ask I am not thrilled for vacation. For starters, I am sort of a hermit, second and most importantly it is a real pain-in-the ass. Going somewhere that is so not accommodating for someone who is four feet tall really sucks. I miss my bed, stools and easy access to the bathroom sink. At least this trip does not involve getting on a plane.


We are at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort. If you wondering where Hilton Head is located, just follow any rich old person from the northeast when the weather gets cold. It’s their first pitstop before Boca. A few never make it to Boca, they just camp out on the golf course.

The resort is rather nice. It’s more low key than Disney World. There is no Mickey meet and greets, no kids running around screaming on sensory overload and absolutely no princess except the ones from New York. It’s just a nice quite place with beach access and a killer pool.

We are a low key vacation type of family. You will not catch us playing golf, river rafting, zip lining or scaling mountains. Those activities are saved for the Roloff family and their TV show(and the medical team that goes with them).


The most exciting activity for us is mini golf. We are mini golf freaks! Rich usually wins followed by Ashley. I always come in last place. My attention span for the game only lasts until the 6th hole. Hello my name is Donna and I have mini golf ADD. By the eighth hole, I am starting to think about lunch or worse start talking pictures of the course, birds, ashley, fountains, etc. Rich is constantly telling me to pay attention. I am paying attention to koi fish in the pond.



All in all it is nice to get away, have a change of scenery and spend time with my best peeps. It was a fun trip but I am glad that tomorrow I will be home and in my own bed.

Have fun on all your family adventures this summer.



I am happy to say as a family we are back on track. In the past year, we have said good-bye to a cherished family member, hello to a new family member, faced a health crisis, starting middle school, first dance and going back to work. We have decided to stay put in our home and to love the things we cannot change. To embrace everyday because it is truly a gift and to look at our failures as chances to grow.

Okay right now you are probably gaging at all the spiritual insight and wondering where is the miniature ‘Snooki’ you have grown to love. I am still here but as I approach (gulp) fifty, I am doing a little self reflection. Figuring out what is truly important and what is bullshit. There are only two things that are important in this world, your health and your family. Without either, I would be nothing.

Ashley is driving me nuts but I know one day this will pass. Rich drives me crazy and I know he loves me more than anything in this world. I get frustrated by what I can’t do anymore but I am learning to accept it as my journey. Figuring out what  I want to do when I grow up. It sounds crazy but at almost fifty, I feel there is one more card I can play and I am going to play it!

So my thought for today is enjoy the here and now, enjoy the little victories and try to see the big picture. You will be happier in the long run if you do.