life, weather

Tropical Desert

We finally did it. We got sick of winter and went back to the tropics.

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life, love

Healing Hearts Day

pepper heart wmThey say it’s usually people who are alone that disparage Valentine’s Day, but I know better. So, I’m just going to say it, I don’t like Valentine’s Day, and this is coming from someone who has had a love in my life for 30 plus years. After writing about this holiday in the past and receiving many comments over the years, I can attest that I’m not the only one. Many people do not like this holiday.

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humor, life

Scoring Romantic Points

I don’t normally post today, but I thought this was entertaining. Even though it’s not a Valentine’s related story, it does have to do with couples. Comments are closed, but enjoy the sweet and funny story and have a great Valentine’s Day.

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Food, life, love

Return to the scene of a Valentine’s Day non-Date

I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. I feel like it’s a superficial way to force couples to remember each other. And, somehow it seems like it’s all the man’s responsibility to do something to celebrate. Anyway, I prefer when the love flows naturally. We ignore the holiday by attending a fun filled food affair (can you tell I like alliterations?).

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Food, holidays, life

2nd Annual Scenes from a Valentine’s Day non-Date

pretzel heart wm
A State Fair, Valentine Pretzel Delight, by the Amish Baking Company.

I started blogging a little over a year ago, so here’s the link to the blog post of the 1st annual scenes from a Valentine’s Day non-date

This is actually about the 22nd annual non-date on Valentine’s Day for us as a married couple, but I’ve only been a blogger since the last two.

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Food, life

Food Talk, Tips and My Valentine to You

I don’t like onions. Let me rephrase that, I despise onions. I’ve never understood how anyone can enjoy something that smells like B.O. and makes you cry. Not to mention that they also make my stomach sick. It’s my theory that more than a little of them can make anyone sick. My evidence? White Castle (only some of you may be familiar with this greasy establishment).

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Scenes from a Valentine’s Day non-date …

… with my husband. Every year on Feb. 14 we go to the Florida State Fair. It’s just another day to us because we’d go there whether the holiday existed or not. Remember I talked about eating Fair food? Well, keep scrolling.  (No actual food photos, but plenty of kiosks. Btw, I keep forgetting to bring my camera and we took them from a phone. Please forgive the quality. I’m usually much more picky with my quality photos but had no choice.)

This is what it looked like at dusk when we first arrived. Click continue below for more photos.

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Why I’m a Freak Reason #3

Before I explain about my latest “freak” blog. I want to ask you to please come visit on Wednesday. I’ll be putting up a free memoir read of my writing, including photos. It’s a funny story so please check back. Working title for the Blog Post is “Son, Can You Play Me A Memory …” Title of the memoir is The Sweet Revolting Development. Now … on to my freak blog …

There was a time, as a naive, young woman, when I romanticized relationships. Here I am, now married for 26 years, and can’t help but laugh at the sappiness of it all. (Is sappiness a word? Don’t ask me, I’m just a writer).

Reason why I’m a freak #3 … I don’t like Valentine’s Day.

Okay, and ready for a controversial statement?

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