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Is Spring in the air yet?

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I live in Florida, so Spring is pretty much always in the air. And if it isn’t Spring here, then it’s Summer.


Fall, Winter and the word “Cold” are merely words I used to know from way back when I lived in Colorado. In the cobwebs of my mind, I do recall driving to work on icy roads with snow piled up in great mounds along the way. I miss looking at it. I don’t miss driving in it.

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Winter of that caliber in Florida is only a few select days throughout the fall and winter months. No snow, but the temperature has dropped into into the twenties a few times. I can’t remember the exact number as I’m not allowed to discuss the matter with any of my friends who live north of me. Apparently I don’t know what cold is. Which is probably accurate these days. πŸ™‚

It got so chilly memeΒ  LOL – And yet it’s true.

My wish is for Spring to hurry up and get here. I want all my friends who live in the northern tundra to dig out and enjoy a life without snowdrifts everywhere, icy roads each day, and close-toed shoes as their “only” choice of footwear. πŸ™‚

Why, yes. I am barefoot right now, how did you know?




The Holiday Season

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Each year, right after Halloween, comes what I call The Holiday Season. When I was a kid, I loved this time of year. I guess I still do, but the Holiday Season is certainly different for me nowadays.

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For one thing, I live in a warm climate year round. It’s very interesting to walk out of 80 degree temps and into a store playing Christmas tunes to see wintery holiday displays. Even more interesting to walk back out to the 80 degree temps. It certainly makes my brain work harder to discover where in the world I am as I shop.

holiday shopping basketΒ Β Β  Santa on the beach

Another big difference is the age of my children. They are grown up now. I don’t have to fight tooth and nail during my holiday shopping experience for the latest “cool” toy or video game. I can’t say I miss it, but I will be watching the video from 15 years ago when the kids opened up all the “cool” toys I fought to acquire. Totally worth it, by the way.

home for the holidays

So now, I’ve moved into a different phase. Now instead of packing up the kids and the car to go visit family during the Holiday Season, the kids pack up a few things and come to my house to visit. Also pretty cool, if you ask me.

holiday tree and fireplace

Will your Holiday Season be filled with ever changing events?

A log cabin in the woods, otherwise known as my happy place.


Everyone has a certain “special” place that secretly or not, makes them happy. Mine is a log cabin in the woods. I don’t think this is a surprise to anyone who knows me. And if this “is” a surprise to anyone who knows me…well…surprise! And now you know the truth. πŸ™‚


And if I’m going to dream about this simple wooded dwelling, then I might as well go big. I call this one the Log Mansion. Look at all that marvelous log cabin-y goodness. And the stones at the base only add to my delight. This is just an on-line representation of the imaginary structure in my mind.


Once inside my mythical log mansion, this an idea of what I see.


or even this in the regular log cabin of my imagination.


Basically, a nice fire place, some simple comfortable furniture, and can you hear the quiet in the above picture? I can. Once securely tucked away in my log cabin happy place in the woods, I would curl up next the the crackling fire with a book in hand and a big mug of hot tea.

There you have it. My little wood-lined happy place fantasy.

When you go to your happy place, what do you see?


The Fall Television Season, and what I want to watch.

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The Fall Television Season has started and since three of my favorite shows are ending this year, Burn Notice, Dexter, and Breaking Bad, I have three slots open in my TV watching schedule. Seriously, I can only watch so much TV. Sacrifices must be made.

Therefore, I have three top replacement contenders.

My number one choice is Almost Human, starring Karl Urban. JJ Abrams is involved. Enough said. πŸ™‚

Almost Human Karl UrbanAlmost Human Cast

Second on my shortlist is The Blacklist. James Spader is deliciously awesome! Can’t wait.

The Blacklist

My third choice, certainly not the least of them is Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. How could it not be? πŸ™‚

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There are a few other shows I will at least watch once or maybe even twice to see if they are worthy of limited show watching list.Β  At the top of the list areΒ  the following:

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, Cold Justice, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Mom, but then I’d have to give up my returning shows, or go to a 24/7 television watching schedule. πŸ™‚

What shows are you looking forward to in the new Fall Season Schedule?