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courtesy of Victor Habbick
courtesy of Victor Habbick

I read the word – Vortex – in a recent fantasy novel. I also heard it used by the psychic-medium, Kim Russo, who said deceased spirits travel through it to visit loved ones still living. If I’m not mistaken, the Star Trek Enterprise was sucked through a couple of vortexes in their day, too.

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The Difference a Year Makes

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Hot  was the name of my blog post one year ago. The first weekend in March, 2012 I went to the yearly Florida Art Festival in town and …whooo-wheee, was it ever hot.

Max (the dog), my husband and I went again this year, and brrrrrrr, was it ever cold. I’m from Chicago, so yes, I know cold weather.

For the day’s festivities I wore jeans, a t-shirt, a sweater over the shirt, and a heavy cardigan sweater over that sweater. I thought it would be enough for a cooler Florida day. It wasn’t. A whipping, icy wind came over the river, and I questioned if I’d traveled all the way back to Chicago.

You can click here to read about how hot it was last year. Photos of the river are posted there too.

To compare, below are photos of the patrons from each year. You may need to click on it to see the clothes better.
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Living Through Bloggers

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Even though I experienced a taste of the fall on my visit back home a couple of weeks ago, where I live, I don’t get any change of seasons. So, I’m blessed to live those changes through my lovely blogger friends. Continue reading “Living Through Bloggers”

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It’s so hot that …

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… I saw Satan drinking a frozen latte. ~ author unknown

Has anyone else ever put ice cubes into their washing machine? Can you believe that it gets so hot here that tap water can’t get cold? It’s lukewarm at its coolest. I don’t get the opportunity to choose to wash clothes in cold water. Oh sure, I can choose the cold setting, but there will be no cold water pouring out of the spout. I’ve actually put ice into my washing machine to help cool down the water at least a little. Thank God for my refrigerator’s ice machine. Continue reading “It’s so hot that …”

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A Child’s View of Thunderstorms

Here is a cute little message I got in my email. I figured it fit with my theme of thunderstorms over my last few postings.

A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning. Continue reading “A Child’s View of Thunderstorms”

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Another Day in the Rainy Season

written by Lori (L. Virelli)

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Morning blurs through foggy moisture
on household windows
drip, dripping down the glass,
its chalky streaks left behind. Continue reading “Another Day in the Rainy Season”

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A Day in the Rainy Season

by Lori (L. Virelli)

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Morning explodes with a golden sunrise,
that burns from the blue heavens.

Humidity inevitably fills the air.

Slowly, thickening cotton formations cover the sky.

Before dusk, the white clouds gradually turn grey, and eventually black.

Electrifying streaks flash across the sky. Continue reading “A Day in the Rainy Season”

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Debby’s Done

I was going to post on Mondays and Fridays, but I might sneak one in here and there. This time I wanted to share the update that Debbie has left the building … or rather … the state. Buh Bye.

Everything is fine in our neck of the woods, but hurricane season has only just begun. Continue reading “Debby’s Done”

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Griping with Gratitude

Do you like my oxymoron title? I consider myself an oxymoron on a regular basis.

On to the topic at hand … do I like living Florida, or don’t I? Let me think out loud … or should I say … think onto this blog?

Remember when I was complaining about not getting rain? I know, I know, be careful what you wish for. The east side of Tropical Storm Debby has been lambasting the gulf coast for several days. She won’t move, and has parked her sorry ass over the water, dredging up more and more moisture. Continue reading “Griping with Gratitude”

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Slab Floors, Rain and the Flu

Looks like I’m touching on the kitchen sink of subjects today.

We had our tile floor ripped out one week before Memorial Day weekend. We walked on slab until my husband could put down the wood floors over the three-day holiday. You can see the imprint that the tiles left behind. Continue reading “Slab Floors, Rain and the Flu”