Book Club is back!

Well we managed to cover 3 weddings, 2 engagements, 2 operations, the King Co jail system and various retirements. All this in just under 5 hours and after some of us went to the wrong house too 🀣 Of course there was wine and even tofu dogs – the only thing we didn’t get to was book selection but hey, there’s another meeting next month πŸ˜‰

Good times ladies πŸ˜„

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a belated post……

After a few issues with my blog keep crashing before I could post it I thought I had it all taken care of last night……. right up until I hit the POST button! Spent a fruitless couple of hours trying to get it back on various other devices and then gave up. Turned on this iPad over coffee this morning and look what was back here waiting for me ( of course I haven’t hit POST yet so I may be getting ahead of myself πŸ˜„) The only thing exciting that has happened since last night is that I was awake at 6 something to watch SpaceX launch Falcon 9 from launchpad 39A in Florida – amazing stuff πŸš€πŸ˜ƒ <a class=”embedly-card” href=””&gt;

And now here’s the post I thought you’d see yesterday and yes, I’m too lazy to rewrite it!

After a couple of days of unseasonably warm temperatures, lots of sunshine and gorgeous sunsets the rain and low cloud was back today. Got this little treat at sunset though πŸ˜ƒOf course I was out rolling while the weather gods smiled on us and even David lucked out with pleasantly cool temps for his hiking in Hong Kong earlier this week.Β It doesn’t look like he stands too much chance of decent biking weather in Amsterdam today though but he might just catch the tail end of Minneapolis’s heatwave as he swings back through there before heading home. Sadly it will probably still be raining when he gets here but that just means I’ll be all caught up on my Netflix binge-watching by then πŸ˜„

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and for all my non Facebook family and friends…..

Enjoy! We sure did πŸ™‚

<p><a href=”″>Taryn &amp; Colton @ Hemingway House</a> from <a href=””>SoundWave KeyWest</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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who knew?!

This was my Facebook post from 3 years ago today when Taryn was running the Ragnar Relay from Miami to Key West…… 3 guesses who the other runner was!!
And the rest is history πŸ™‚

February 7, 2014 at 6:54pm Β·

she just entered the Everglades….in the dark, with an β€˜active β€˜gator alert’! Good job she’s smart enough to talk another runner on her team into doing an extra leg and keeping her company πŸ˜‰ Go Taryn!!

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A snow day!

Awoke to this at sea level so you know it’s worse everywhere else and it’s just started to come down again, so I’ll have these pretty views to enjoy while I catch up on some of my reading today……. or binge-watching since I didn’t lose my power  πŸ˜œ

Most schools are shut and they cancelled today’s trash collection so it will be quiet in the neighborhood too, at least until Monday Happy Hour starts! 🀣

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hanging out with the locals..

As well of lots of fun people we got to enjoy some fun animals while we were in the Keys too….

pelicans and iguanas and roosters, of course

and manatees, oh my! Β πŸ˜‰

<p><a href=”″>IMG 0586</a> from <a href=”″>Amanda Gilbert</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Bribery and corruption……

Looks like my mother came equipped because here she is fresh off the plane in Key West meeting Cora for the first time at the Beach Bar and surprise…… she had chocolate with her (and also still dresses to fly!) πŸ˜„

Taking a different approach Uncle Colton had good results with sweeteners and hot sauce! 🀣

Grandad meanwhile Β stuck with the tried and true first ice cream cone πŸ˜„img_0591


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worth seeing…

Whilst I haven’t quite got my act together to do something with the wedding vacation pics I retrieved from David’s phone yet look at what I saw sail past my window this morning – USS Nimitz with no flags but an F18 on deck and 3 days ago this sub was skulking past….

That might be enough to keep me occupied now that the Australian Open is over…. well, if you throw some happy hours and movies in there πŸ˜„

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overdue post……

Well we made it home on Tuesday afternoon, were busy all day and evening on Wednesday then David left for Hong Kong and it was my museum day on Thursday. So…..eventually life is almost back to normal now although I’m still waking up on East Coast time which would be annoying if it wasn’t for the fact that the Australian Open tennis starts after midnight here so this way I can go to bed at my normal time and then wake up at the crack of dawn to watch a few hours of stellar tennis before breakfast πŸ™‚

Things were so rushed before David bailed that I forgot to transfer the pictures off his phone before he left. I live in hope that he hasn’t deleted them all by the time he gets back here tomorrow but for now you’ll have to make do with a few wedding pictures that I ‘borrowed’ from other people because I sure didn’t take any – the mother of the bride had more exciting things to do! πŸ™‚

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Leaving the Keys…..

these guys are already in New York – boy that pedicab cyclist must be tired!! 🀣

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