Archive for July, 2016

Mysteries Of The Deep….Near Me!

This morning the Captain and I slept in a little late….well, for us it was a little late.  Say until 8:00 a.m.

So, as we dressed… we decided to jump in the convertible and drive down to one of our favorite outdoor breakfast places…down on the water.

It was such a beautiful day.  A cool tropical breeze….the bright lime-green Monk Parrots that live on the Cape were chattering in the tops of the palm trees, ….flying and perching and fluttering about.

boathouse parrotsThe sea gulls were swooping down from time to time, catching their fresh breakfast near the top of the water and then taking it to the sandy beach below the outdoor deck of the restaurant.  

Yes, a perfect day in Paradise.

Shortly after placing our breakfast order, the cheery little server brought our mimosas and as she turned around I noticed her T-shirt with a  “DEA” decal on the back and I had to laugh …..

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It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This….

My dear readers, it is certainly HOT all over this wonderful country of ours isn’t it?

Whew! Thank goodness, we have air conditioning which is certainly a life saver when cooking in the kitchen….and I have been cooking in the kitchen today.

The Captain is flying home today and I always try to have a good home cooked meal waiting for him and today I decided to use some of the Farmer’s Market fresh Lima Beans but you could just as easily use the frozen lima beans if there are no Farmer’s Markets in your area, or you don’t particularly like to shell peas or beans.

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White Bucks And A Hot Summer Day of My Youth…..

For those who know me well, which is mostly my husband, children and grand children, they most likely feel that I am always telling stories!
Someone can ask a simple question and I end up going through a dissertation,… that for most people would take maybe 30 seconds tops, but I am compelled to make a “story” out of it.  
I mean there are so many details that could be forgotten for-e-ver… if I didn’t do my duty of passing information down to my loved ones and anyone else who will listen or in the case of this blog…read.
I can’t help it.
I really do have a lot of stories to tell….I mean, let’s face it…I have been around awhile and I guess you could safely say that I am the matriarch of our family.

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Ship Ahoy! Shrimp Boats Are A Comin’

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My dear readers…I do love to play with my dishes as those who know me can attest.

AND I absolutely love fresh shrimp and anything nautical so I put them all together and they spell….another nautical tablescape and a wonderful Seafood dinner!.

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Is There Something I Should Know?


My dear readers….

I know, ….you are familiar with my attempt at humor, my sarcasm and my many stories to tell.  

Many of you have called (or emailed) to tell me that a particular post was so funny that you were still laughing.  

Many have said I should be writing a book, that I have a way with words…. which, unbeknownst to many, I started writing many years ago.  I have one notebook full of nothing but poems that I have written over the years.

Actually, I do have 4 books, each in various stages of writing, but mainly NONE completed or published…. stored both in paper form and tucked away on my laptop.

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Who Ya Gonna Call?? Dor-reeee!

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GhostBusters!  Of course! Or Dory, if she is lost!

My dear readers, the Captain and I love love love movies! And we went to two movies over the past week-end.

“Finding Dory” and “Ghostbusters”!

We wanted something funny…no drama.  

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Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes and Salt Water Taffy

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Don’t ya just love going to a State or County Fair and seeing all the available food choices?

The aromas are the first to attack your sense of smell….they just smell so good and make you want to buy one of each!

Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes and Salt Water Taffy are just a few of my favorites.  

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Breezy Summers And Tropical Drinks

My dear readers….here we are in the middle of Summer and I can’t believe how fast the days are flying by. 

Is it just me?

The Captain and I were sitting on the lanai and sipping a new drink that I had made just for this post.  

He is such a good sport in really digging in and tasting for me.

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Good Morning Good Morning!



Years ago, my family and I “renamed” the local Waffle House in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

It is not that “Waffle House” is not a good name, because it has obviously been around a very long time and is sorta famous, much like Starbucks.

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I Clocked You at 52 In A 35!

My dear readers…..I have a confession to make.

I was speeding!

It is something that I don’t do very often (if at all) and didn’t realize I was doing …until…

…well, until I saw the police car sitting in the median and I looked down at my “speed”-o-meter.

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