The Birthday Bagel Cutter Boogie Woogie.

Today.  My Birthday. A Sort Of, Kind Of, Big Birthday.  In a Chronological Kind of Way. Social Security Thinks it’s a Big Birthday.  🙂     I Was Told I Could Get Whatever I Wanted as a Gift.     I Mentioned, In Passing, That We Need a Bagel Cutter So These Girls Don’t Slice […]

It’s the Magical Season!

The Dog Days of Summer are Here. Bringing with Them the Biggest Watermelon I’ve Ever Seen.     And Trust Me.  I’ve Seen Tons of Watermelon. I Would Eat So Much Watermelon, My Belly Would Slosh When I Walked.     This One is a Monster.       Lunch is Served.     Getting […]

Thanksgiving in July. Florida Food. Being Thankful.

Family and Friends are Scattered Across the Globe. I Miss the Family Holiday Celebrations, When All Lived Blocks from Each Other. And Holiday Parties with Friends, When Around the Corner Was The Farthest Point We Had to Travel. Always On Foot. This July, We All Found Ourselves in Florida at the Very Same Time. In […]

Alexa, the Proper Lady’s Maid, is Here

Tonight, I Came Home to Joyous Smiles. Mom…You’ll Never Guess….Listen!!! Alexa, What Time is It?    5:38. It’s Amazon Echo Dot!!!  Or Better Known as Alexa.     And So, Alexa Has Come to Live With Us. To Serve Us. I’m Told She’s a Prime Example of AI…Artificial Intelligence. I Like to think of Alexa […]

A Hot Tip To Navigate Universal Studios Orlando

Finding Harry Potter. At Universal Studios Orlando.  Summer in Florida. Ahh…Delightful. Tickets are Pricey.  Yes.  But We Just Have to Do This(!) According to the Girls. We Left the Vacation House Early, Early and Hit Orlando as the Haze was Lifting. It is Already Steamy. This, My Friends, Is Humidity So Thick You Can See […]

When Color Takes Over…Dive In!

Fashion Experts Say…Dress in the Colors You Love.  These Colors Will Be Perfect for You. For Me, It’s the Colors of the Sea. Aquamarine Sets My Heart Fluttering. I Was Sold When I Discovered the Aquamarines of the Turks and Caicos.   Maddening Never-Ending Blues.     After Our Trip to the Turks, I Have […]

A Dream Restaurant. A Magical Moment. Cold Coffee.

Do You Have a Dream Restaurant? One that Hits All Your High Points… Fabulous Menu…Excellent Service…Good Value…With Atmosphere and Views. Elegant Dining?  For Me…No. For Me, it’s All About a Relaxed, Fun Spot with Views for Days. I Found It.  The Fishery.  In Placida, Florida.   Right on the Gulf.     It Doesn’t Look […]

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Soup Pot…Or How To Own a Vacation Rental on a Shoestring Budget

At Home in New Mexico, We’re at Triple Digits Every Day.  Still. Our Vacation Home/Rental is in Steamy Florida.  Sunny Soup Pot.   Because of Our Crazy Life, It’s Been Almost 2 Years Since We Spent Time in the Florida House. And Now, Finally, a Visit to See How the House is Doing. Oh, Yes, […]

A Simple Fix When Missing the Sea

July 4th, for Me, was Always, Always at the Ocean.  Fire Island, Long Island.     Crack of Dawn Morning till Dark.   3 Meals.  With the Entire Extended Family     Tons of Sun.  Running with Sparklers Along the Shore at Day’s End.     New Mexico Doesn’t Offer the Same Perks.     […]

California Driving…Feel the Breeze!

Going to Work in the Summer? Miss the Balmy Sea Breeze? No Problem.    Open the Sun Roof. Wave! Let’s Go to Work in California Girls’ Driving Style.     Special Warning…Cell Phone Photos Only Taken at Red Lights.     And Sing Out Loud(!)   “California Girls”  The Beach Boys. Well East coast girls […]