“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables The first signs of fall flora is lovely as our sweltering September days give way to the brisk breakthrough of October. In my life, Sunday mornings are for the quiet calm of nature, reading, writing, and… Continue reading October Welcome
Watching breaching dolphins displaying incredible athleticism in the wild; rescuing a one-clawed blue crab from a tangle of fishing line; discovering starfish in the wild are a few of the adventures we had on our first “shake-down” trip with Sylvansport Go at St. Andrews State Park. Dolphins breaching for well over a minute! Image from… Continue reading Greens on the Go with our Sylvansport Go
Well, 2020 has been full of work, writing, French cooking (including our near-daily routine of using the Sous vied), and more work. Thank goodness for weekends! This is the third blanket I've worked on through the holidays. (Rabbit trail...we go from holiday to holiday and meal to meal around hear. Valentine's is the next holiday… Continue reading Crochet Machine
People say they never know what to wear for a costume. I always tell people just to look in their closets! Do the best you can with what you have. Most any decade costume can be found in a closet. Here are a few, and more are listed at the end of this blog. Roaring… Continue reading No Costume? No Excuses! Dress Decade! Toss-Together Costumes in Your Closet.
My mom always made my costumes! She was amazing at it. I'll never forget being fascinated at her drawing my bat wings for this costume using a bar of soap and explaining it was so she could see the line on the black material to cut. She attached it to my black ballet leotard, and… Continue reading Costume Making Time
So, I don't talk cancer. I don't think cancer. I don't even say the word. I don't do races, charities, talks, or posts. And, I don't know why now I'm writing about my losses to cancer. I have no idea why I'm writing. As I write, I dread what's going to come next. In a… Continue reading Meeting My Potential
Around here, we subscribe to the little mantra, "good things come to those who wait." I mean, we were 35 when we got married, I was 38 when my son was born, and we love our slow-cruising pontoon boat life. If we don't Sous vied almost all our meats, we smoke them. I love a… Continue reading Impatient or Patient…Which are You?
After reading a blog post about getting back to reading, I realized how little I read books, these days. I start at 3 or 4 am, writing, working out, and working all before my family wakes up. It's not bad as I am an early riser, naturally, and those are my best hours, creatively. But… Continue reading Morning Reading
Here in north Florida, we are enjoying a decadent Sunday morning breakfast of beignets, mimosas, and coffee, outside! A good morning sea breeze and cooler morning temps (not 95) is the promise of cool fall days around the corner. I haven't attempted to make beignets from scratch. I love Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans… Continue reading Sunday Morning Beignets
Imagine my surprise when I was watering my front porch potted plants and the one of the pieces of decorative driftwood started to move! I am not and never intend to be a snake expert. I see a snake and I run. That's what I did! I ran around the corner of the house, yelling… Continue reading Snake in the Mint