This has been the first week of school in our town and I have been picking up two of my GrandGeorges while their parents work. Even though this takes up about two hours of my day after I have picked each of them up and Scott from work, I am still able to get plenty of writing and website work done. However, I am finding it a bit stressful at times because I have added so many things to my day. There are the daily household chores that range from cooking, cleaning, and running the errands Scott isn’t able to do since he has a fulltime job. We have also decided to go full blast with http://crosscountytravelers.com website which is a full-time job in itself, add the travel, photography, social media, and blogging, I’m extremely busy. I knew this would be the case, but I wasn’t sure I was ready for it 100%. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so excited to have the opportunity and I am doing what I can to make sure I stay on top of everything.


Spending time with my favorite son.
At the start of the day, I was worried that I would not be able to get a blog post out because my “to do” list was a mile long and getting longer by the minute. You see, on payday Fridays, if we aren’t traveling”, I have a full day of errands starting with laundry at the laundromat by 7:30 am to grocery shopping at five different stores to taking care of any other things that come up. Fridays are such busy days. Fortunately, I decided to spend some time with my son, which is extremely rare since he has a daughter and a fulltime job. We went out for lunch where I was able to introduce him to a Peanut Butter Burger and watched him enjoy every bite. Because both of us needed to do some big box grocery shopping, we went to Sam’s where I only lost him once. Ah, memories.


Snuggles with the fuzzy butt.
I arrived home with just enough time to put groceries and laundry away, then have a little bit of fuzzy butt snuggle time. It was short, but I got it in there before I had to pick Scott up. Once I picked the husband up from work, it was a mad dash to complete a few odd errands left for us both. It was nice spending time together, but I rather enjoyed my time sitting in the SUV reading about Capulin Volcano National Monument. I find myself doing a bit here and there on the smartphone so I am not overwhelmed the next day.


Still in the car, but still being productive.
Unfortunately, we are not on the road every day, but that is what makes the trips we do take very special. I long for the full-time travel and the days when we are going from county to county to meet new people and see amazing things that we can share with you. For us, this blogging is not about getting famous and rich; it is about making friends and sharing our lives; encouraging you all to get outside of your comfort zone and see the world around you one county at a time.

Safe travels
Ren