Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday, Monday!

here it is Monday already...what a week almost!

Last Wednesday found me on the road with my traveling hat..
Spent Thursday nite with my friend Vickie..
the owner of  my favorite shop in Pensacola " Once upon a Time"..
arrived early afternoon for late lunch  and so enjoyed working with her in the shop..
At 5 pm, closing time.. followed her home to Gulf Breeze..
relaxed on the patio to this awesome view..

Friday morning zipped across town , all the way out to Perdido Key to meet up with my Redneck Riveria chapter of Wonderful Wacky Women.. our illustrious leader Suzy Toronto..
meeting at the Shops of Villagio to board the FloraBama bus..
Heading to Lucy Buffett's place..
Destination LuLu's at Homeport Marina.. 

The place was everything I'd ever heard..and more!

Food..deliciousness..check! ***** 5stars!
service!                                 ***** 5 stars again..
anything and everything..all positive..
nothing negative at all..
well only just a tiny exception.. Lucy wasn't in house..
sent her regrets..but..she was in PARIS FRANCE ,
touring with her brother....Jimmy..
who could be mad? not us!!

after a fun day there.. returned back to our vehicles..
on my way, I stopped by the Perdido Key Visitor's Center/Chamber of Commerce to see a sculpture of a jelly fish by my friend Lyn Gentry.. Hotsands Glass artworks... so talented!!
Had heard so much about this particular piece..seeing is believing!
see for yourself!

Clicked a few shots of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico..drug my toes through the sand..said prayers for Mah Sistahs.. tossed sparklies everywhere...
Back on the road again.. heading to my friend and former neighbor Becky's place ..right next door to where I USED to live.. 

Remember the sunsets and sunrises?
They are still just as awesome as always..
We all were tired after a delicious  grilled dinner and desserts.. crashed early.. slept like a baby!
Saturday morning.. up early, Becky had the coffee ready..
hugs, smiles and I was out the door and on the road by 7ish! 

Back to the FloraBama for the race/fun run/walk...
So many runners/walkers... and I was fortunate to be included in the group as a volunteer photographer!!!..

The participants were exhuberant and excited!
Suzy T and Jimmie Sue were ready to get the race started!

to be continued....
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Friday.. Road Trippin'

On the road to Pensacola..
Joining  my Redneck Riviera Wonderful Wacky Women this weekend..Making waves to wipe out Ovarian Cancer!

Photo: "Tessie, all dressed in teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness and I headed to the Wonderful Wacky Women Luau as part of the Wonderful Wacky Women Week on Perdido Key FL.

More to come...Let the Adventure begin.!!!!.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Wonderful Wednesday!
thanks Margo!
I can always count on my best friend Margo to come through for me with her awesome photos!
She has the most awesome of adventures..exploring our beautiful Emerald Coast ..and discovering treasures to be shared!

, thanks Margo!
her beautiful photos can also be viewed at WeatherUnderground

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sundays ,Mondays...fundays!

Today was a typical Sunday..
slept late..
awoke to kitty kisses..

and the sound of pouring rain..
tripped out to the kitchen..

turned to coffee on..
fed, fresh watered for the furbabies..
opened the kitty door access to the patio,,

braved the elements to retreive the Sunday paper..
picture me in jammies with an umbrella.. ;) !
Lingering over those first cups of coffee..

we smile, laugh, yes even giggle..
as we read the newspaper..
solving the problems of the world..
Just another Sunday morning pleasure..
Afterwards,,we plan our day..
today was to run out to his office..

while he was working on charts,
I was measuring wall space for his diplomas..
and pictures to be mounted..
then.. out to breakfast!
This is a treat as I usually prepare it at home!

Today we tried a new place..
with the best OJ ever!!

It is shipped direct from Indian River FL growers.

Tastes just like fresh squeezed!
Breakfast done, errands run..back home for Football..
Me.. working on photo editing..
finally..I need to stretch..
take a little jaunt over to the beach..
easy task now that the number of tourists have dwindled..
still a trickle tho..access is so much easier..

The surf was rough, with RED flags indicating RIP currents..
mostly folks were ignoring the warnings,swimming anyway.

Between rain squalls, the sun would shine brightly,
illuminating the BLUE sky...
and EMERALD waters...

Next, making my way back to the car,
couldn't help but notice the colorful buildings around Pier Park..
as well as the beautiful floral plantings..
Just as I was really getting into the phototaking..
the heavens opened up...
and I beat a hasty retreat back to the DRYNESS of my car...

oh least fresh air, exercise and sunshine...
all were enjoyed AT THE BEACH!!
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday...MY Awesome Adventures

Good awesome morning!!
awoke to delicious breathable morning air..
fresh from evening storms...

sunrise was simply glorious!

greeted  my day with first cuppa piping hot yumminess..
chatted with Dr hubby over his light breakfast..
discussed our plans for the day..
kissed him goodby with a smile ♥ ;) ...
mine: NADA!

nothing on the dratted "yellow pad to-do list"!!!
I have been granted a day to enjoy leisurely..
will work outdoors before temps rise to steaming..

then back indoors to edit pics from my "Awesome Adventure"
gonna give just a taste...

 All decorative items can be found at :
Tranquility blu
1331 Harrison Ave
Panama City Florida 32401
stop by to see Lena M Powell, owner..
You'll be amazed at all the delightful creativity!!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I hold in my hands....a 9/11 poem

From my dear sweet friend Maria...
I found the following poem on

One month following the attack of 9-11, eleven year old Aaron Walsh wrote the following poem in his school notebook, trying to make sense of this horrible thing that had happened:

I Hold in My Hands

~ Aaron Walsh, 2001

I hold in my hands ...
The dust.
The dust and wreckage of the towers.
Even though I wasn't there,
I can still feel it.
It has damaged my hands with dirt.
It has damaged my heart with sorrow.
It has damaged my body with fear,
and it has damaged my life with war.

I hold in my hands ...
My life.
My life could soon be filled with war,
cruelty at its worst.
Miles away, I can hear the planes' roaring engines, gliding through the air.

I hold in my hands ...
My future.
My life ahead.
Whether it will be filled with war or peace, we will not know.
My future keeps me going from dawn to dusk.

I hold in my hands ...
Hope for the future.
Hope for peace.
Hope for my country's freedom.
And hope for America to win this war on terrorism.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

9/11.Never Forget

A view from Jersey City, N.J., of the Manhattan skyline with the twin towers in March 2000.
A view from Jersey City, N.J., of the Manhattan skyline with the twin towers in March 2000.

 I , like so many other Americans watched in horror the events taking place that early morning in New york City.Washington DC, and finally a crash in rural Shanksville, PA. We sat glued to our televisions, mesmerized at the audacity of a terrorist attack taking place inside our borders,on American soil!
I had been on the phone with a friend at the local radio station when he said "is your TV on? if not , turn it on NOW".. and we continued to discuss the  atrocitiy taking place before our very disbelief! I was still in my jammies and robe staring at the television when the evening news came on...
No , I've not forgotten a single moment of that day, nor those following, where our America pulled together, mourned  our dead, picked up the pieces and rallied together.. United as one..
Our lives changed that day..our innocence was lost..
but we still and will always .. remember..

The New York City skyline as seen from Jersey City, N.J., without the twin towers on Sept. 12, 2001.
New York City...

Washington, DC.. the Pentagon
Shanksville, PA crash site of United Airlines flight 93
and today, we remember still..

New York City..World trade Center memorial

The Pentagon..Washington DC

Shanksville PA Crash site Memorial

all images courtesy Google Images..

We shall Never Forget!

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