Posted in Random, Randomness

Yearly Calendar (Freebie)

Today I created a calendar for August 2021 to July 2022. The calendar also includes weekly views, so you can plan out the week.

You will get a Google Drive folder with the yearly calendar and the weekly views. There is a sheet for each month of the year. In order to use the calendar, you need to make a copy for yourself.

You can also change up the aesthetic to your liking if you don’t like the colors I used. If you want to add bitmojis for each month, that would be a great way to customize your calendar. Also you can change up the font to your liking.

I’ve done the hard work of creating the calendar. Now you can do the fun part which is customizing it. Or you can leave it be. It’s all up to you.

Yearly Calendar

Posted in photograph, photographs, Photography, travel, West Virginia

Epic Trip #7 – June 14 – 18, 2021 – Harpers Ferry

Our first outing of our Epic Trip was to Harpers Ferry, a place that is underrated in my opinion. It’s an absolute beautiful place where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers converge. Three trails cross through the town. One of which is the Appalachian trail. History oozes out of the buildings: George Washington, Meriwether Lewis, John Brown, Fredrick Douglas, and Stonewall Jackson are a few men who once walked on the land within the borders of Harpers Ferry.

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My West Virginia October 2020 Trip Videos Part 3 of 3

This is a collection of videos from Hubby and my trip to Elkins, WV. During the 3 day excursion, we visited the West Virginia Wildlife Center, traveled around the Monongahela National Forest, explored our “cabin” and backyard river, visited Buckhannon, and rode on a train to see fall foliage.

We traveled there because it was the one year anniversary of my mom’s death. Buckhannon was her favorite place to visit, so this was a way of remembering her legacy she left for me. Her favorite time to visit was during the fall.

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Posted in Podcasts

Believe in the Magic Podcast Episode 1

A little known place that is a must see in Dayton, Ohio. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/traci-gasho/message
  1. Packed Museum
  2. The Bronze Snake
  3. Welcome – First Podcast

Walking tour of the Historic Neighborhoods of Dayton

Posted in photograph, photographs, Photography, travel

My West Virginia October 2020 Trip Videos Part 2of 3

This is a collection of videos from Hubby and my trip to Elkins, WV. During the 3 day excursion, we visited the West Virginia Wildlife Center, traveled around the Monongahela National Forest, explored our “cabin” and backyard river, visited Buckhannon, and rode on a train to see fall foliage.

We traveled there because it was the one year anniversary of my mom’s death. Buckhannon was her favorite place to visit, so this was a way of remembering her legacy she left for me. Her favorite time to visit was during the fall.

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Posted in Recipes

My West Virginia October 2020 Trip Videos Part 1 of 3

This is a collection of videos from Hubby and my trip to Elkins, WV. During the 3 day excursion, we visited the West Virginia Wildlife Center, traveled around the Monongahela National Forest, explored our “cabin” and backyard river, visited Buckhannon, and rode on a train to see fall foliage.

We traveled there because it was the one year anniversary of my mom’s death. Buckhannon was her favorite place to visit, so this was a way of remembering her legacy she left for me. Her favorite time to visit was during the fall.

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Posted in Meal prep

July Meals

I’m a gluten free pescatarian who can eat some milk products but not all. So I’m going to do something different this month. A few times during the week, I’ll cook for the family; however, now they are teenagers they have started to cook for themselves. This is a good skill to have once they move out plus their tastes are different then mine. Hubby’s eating habits have become irregular. Sometimes he’ll eat one big meal in the afternoon, so he doesn’t need me to cook him a dinner.

This month I’m going to be focusing on making myself individual meals that I can warm up. Sort of like frozen meals, but I’ll be the one who is cooking them. I got myself some Souper Cubes to make it easier. The meals will be portioned. I don’t eat that much at a time, so that will help.

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Posted in Writing Workshop

Google it . . .

My chosen sister/ friend, Molly, and I are on our annual EPIC trip. Yesterday’s adventure took us to Reston, VA which by the way is the most expensive town/ city in VA to live in. We went to a small zoo there and then tried to find a LOVE sculpture. We ended up at the Reston Square which is where one of the Google offices is located.

We were having difficulty finding the sculpture because it was the one place we hadn’t looked. We asked a security guard where it was located. He gave us the deets and we were on our merry way.

A few moments after finding the sculpture, he walked around the building to make sure we found it. Not only that, he offered to take our photo next to it. We were afraid he was going to get hit because he was on the curb on a very busy street.

He took our photo from different angles, so that we could have the best photo of the both of us.

Even though, it’s not what someone said, it’s what someone did for us on our adventure.

After our photo shoot, we rode on the Metro to Arlington and back. However, that’s a story for another day.

Stay kind!

Have a magical day,
Traci

Posted in back to school

August Writing Prompts

Good morning! I hope all is well for y’all. I’m planning for the next school year. Yes, I know it’s my summer break. However, I need to have a few items in place before school begins.

So I created a list of writing prompts for the month of August. I have planned to make them into Google forms, so that it is easier to track their final writing. They will need to do some sort of prewriting/ brainstorming, first draft and many other drafts, editing, and revising before typing it into the Google Form. I’m thinking Google Docs will be utilized during the other steps of the writing process.

Here are the prompts I created for the month of August. Some of them can be used in other months, not just in August.

The fonts I used were Century Gothic and KG Somebody I Used to Know.

I hope these help you with your planning for next year’s school year.

Happy summer break,

Traci