Tag: Florida

common name rewards

Hubs and I just got back from doing our major-heavy-duty-grocery-super-shopping. Power. Style. For those of you that don’t live in a tourist town, let me explain power style grocery shopping to you. We hurry to the closest (large) Walmart before the tourists arrive because they clog up the aisles with long-lost-third-cousins and loaded-down grocery carts,

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homecation

This spring I’ll be forty-seven, and sadly it took me many years to appreciate the unparalleled beauty of Gulf Coast; to recognize that I grew up in paradise, and to value the uniqueness of living here as an adult, with miles and miles of beaches just minutes away from my front door. But eventually I

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Silly Southerners?

Today is the first Snow Day in Northwest Florida since 1989. At least that I can remember. A Snow Day in our part of Florida is so rare, they don’t even build them into the school calendar. On this #SnowDay I’m at home wrapped in a blanket and sitting in my recliner, which is conveniently

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If The Thought Counts…

One of my closest friends had a birthday two weeks ago, and I’m sitting here looking at her birthday card; it’s all filled out and ready to be mailed; it’s been ready-to-go for at least a month. The reason I didn’t mail it? Oh. Well. I couldn’t think of the perfect gift. Rationally I know

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Michelin Runner

It’s a crazy cold thirty degrees in the Florida panhandle tonight. As I write this, I’m in front of the fire place with the (heat) thermostat cranked to seventy-four. I’m wearing sweater leggings, a tank top, a long-sleeve tee shirt, a hoodie sweat shirt, purple-polka-dot fuzzy socks, and I’m wrapped up in my purple, As-Seen-On-TV

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My Dining Table Goes Commando

I’m cleaning again… Today it was closets. Well, today The List read: take down the Christmas tree and decorations, but. Well. One thing led to another, and I ended up in the closet. First looking at a box of old pictures. And then I found a box of my grandmother’s china. And so I unpacked

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Just Follow Me, Everything Will Be Fun!

The best laid plans and the road to Hell… what is it they say? In a few weeks I’m traveling with Hubs and our couple-friends, Jan and Tom, and they’ve left the details, up to me. Again. Just writing that, putting it out there, makes me snort-laugh. Are they effing serious? I could be a

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I Used All The Seat Liners Bathing A Cat

A few months back, on our road trip South, my husband and I made a pit stop at the last bathroom before we hit the string of islands leading to our final destination, Key West. Being from Florida, we knew the popular food mart chain we chose for our last pit stop typically had very

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Why Can’t I Be What I Am When I’m That?

I just heard on the radio, seventy is the new thirty and I think that might be true. I live in a resort community on the Gulf Coast of Florida. I grew up here, and our seasons dictate the age bracket of our tourists. Currently, we are at the end of Snowbird Season; they are

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