Summer Yum

We've crossed the official starting line of summer.  Though South Florida is close to perpetual summer,  there are still specific summer elements that happen even here. It's hotter. It's humider. We get to spend time with Thing 1 and Thing 2 because they are not in school.  Though they are working, so we don't get …

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Day 29: Good Things in Stinky Cans

Part of  today's post is another repeat from 4 years ago, but it applies to this day, this moment and I needed the reminder. It is more about cat food than people food. When we moved to SoFL we knew there would be surprises.   We did not expect them to come in the form …

Day 25: Help My Heart

First of all, I know that it is not October 25th today.  It is the 31st, but I am finishing my challenge of 31 days even if I spill into November.  This is Grace to me and bending the un-stone-like rules.  I had to pause for travels in soup country where the colors were brilliant and the …

Day 21: Sal, The Boys, And A Rainy Day

Grocery Shopping is my staple happy space.  It was distressing when I didn't find happy in the space people do grocery shopping nearby.  It's not possible to pinpoint all the reasons why, but the grocery stores here are different enough in price, people, & etiquette that I would describe my early shopping as uncomfortable and unpleasant. …

Day 5: Happy Hour

Friday nights have always been happy hour nights - drinks and dips.    There is always an appetizer or two, often salsa cream, cheese dip, layered bean dip, veggies and dip, something with....dip.  Tonight we are going to try making a new adult beverage that we've discovered here in South Florida.   Its called the …

Top Ten List of Things I Didn’t Expect, Part 2

I did not dream about this list.  On one of my daily potty walks  with Calvin, (I walk, Calvin potties), I realized there were below the surface things I didn't expect.  Here is the deeper counterpart to the list in part 1.  (see July 23, 2012) 1.  The rhythm is missing.  Seasons of weather give …

Top Ten List of Things I Didn’t Expect

I have a very active imagination.   Maybe that is why I dream so much.  I don't use it all up during the day, so it continues into the night. I dreamt about this list - even the title.  I saw the list in the dream but have no idea what it said. In one of …