Illinois Adventures · Musings & Whatnot

Headin’ On Down The Road – Leaving The Homeland

My plan was to stay in The Homeland until October 19 but that plan quickly changed when I saw the night time temps dipping into the low 30's and upper 20's. When I chose October 19 as my departure date the night time temps were expected to be in the 40's until the end of… Continue reading Headin’ On Down The Road – Leaving The Homeland

Illinois Adventures · Multiple Chemical Sensitivity · Van Life

Back To Nomadic – In Search Of My New Normal

The other day I thought to myself "I just want things to get back to normal". Then I realized... I no longer have a normal! Just for the record, I'm not normal to begin with. No matter how you look at it I've never been normal nor do I claim to be normal. My normal… Continue reading Back To Nomadic – In Search Of My New Normal

Illinois Adventures

When Fall and Winter Collide – Northwest Illinois

I've been trying to get out 'n about, see the fall colors and soak in the last bits of good weather before winter sets in. This will be my second winter back in the Homeland. I'm certainly not looking forward to winter but... as long as Dad needs me here... I'll brave the winter terrain.… Continue reading When Fall and Winter Collide – Northwest Illinois

Illinois Adventures · Poodle Adventures

A Creek Runs Through It – Warren Illinois

Earlier this month the temps were in the upper 60's. The upper 60's is my most favorite temperature range. Sadly, in the house, Dad needs the heat on much higher than I want it set at and it's not comfortable for me. The house is super warm and stuffy (and I don't do well with… Continue reading A Creek Runs Through It – Warren Illinois

Illinois Adventures · Poodle Adventures

Cookie Got Hurt – How I Take Walks With A Lame Deaf Dog

Cookie loves going for rides and adventures. He enjoys seeing new things, smelling new smells and, occasionally, getting into a little mischief.                          Cookie Hurt His Leg... Several weeks ago... Following our usual pre-bedtime routine I had let Cookie outside to go potty before… Continue reading Cookie Got Hurt – How I Take Walks With A Lame Deaf Dog

Illinois Adventures · Musings & Whatnot

The Lazy Dayz Of Summer – A Mini-Adventure In Northwest Illinois

Sometimes life tries to get the better of me and I've been finding that a low-stress adventure is helpful. Adventure is a great way to take a mini-break from life and that's exactly what I did recently while out running errands. I Seriously Need To Chill Out... Admittedly, I've been a bit stressed out lately… Continue reading The Lazy Dayz Of Summer – A Mini-Adventure In Northwest Illinois

Illinois Adventures · Musings & Whatnot

Winter Adventures In Northwest Illinois 2018-2019

These past 3 years I've spent the winter along the east coast of Florida. You'd typically find me somewhere between St Augustine FL and Key West FL. Once in a while, for a change of pace, I'd head up the Georgia coastline for a bit. This year (the 2018-2019 winter season) I’m spending winter in… Continue reading Winter Adventures In Northwest Illinois 2018-2019