It’s a bunny, it’s a monkey, it’s Susie!

People may have thought (and with good reason) that I was likely the latest resident of Royal Palm Beach to loose their driver's license (or their home 😉 ), but thank God that was not the cause of my peddling more than nine miles around the town yesterday. "No, I am not a homeless person loitering in … Continue reading It’s a bunny, it’s a monkey, it’s Susie!

It was a good day to have a good day!

I almost started to wallow and wonder why I had forgotten to change my appointment for my semi-annual teeth cleaning, for who wants to go to the dentist on their birthday? I decided instead to feel grateful that I can. I decided instead to call it a 'celebrate me' day. And after getting my teeth … Continue reading It was a good day to have a good day!

Reel Big Fish at the Fair

I think it is funny, how I had never heard of Reel Big Fish before exactly one month ago. On that day, December 26, 2016, we - me, Amanda and David - were driving the three hours from Ft. Myers to West Palm  when David asked if we wanted to listen to a CD he had. … Continue reading Reel Big Fish at the Fair

Amanda’s Visit at Christmas – Part 2

In Part 1 of Amanda's Visit at Christmas 2016, I left-off on Christmas day in Ft. Myers, and in case you missed it, this has become my favorite part of Christmas - when we sing Happy Birthday to Jesus at Dave's cousin's house. She goes all-out, birthday cake and all. I love it, even though … Continue reading Amanda’s Visit at Christmas – Part 2

Amanda’s Visit at Christmas 2016

Three hours north and then a half hour west in the middle of nowhere, was about all I knew of the road trip I was taking to go get Amanda from the Sanford Airport. Although not in the middle of nowhere, much of the two-lane road ran right through the St. John's River. And right … Continue reading Amanda’s Visit at Christmas 2016

Saturday, In the Parker – Part Two

Exactly a month after Dave's dad passed away, we were at his house, just Dave and I, on a Saturday night. Earlier that day, we had attended a celebration of life for Dave's cousin, Peggy, then went to see the sunset when we "accidentally" wound up going over the bridge on to Sanibel. Since we … Continue reading Saturday, In the Parker – Part Two

The Six-Dollar Sunset

Heading west, Dave made an impromptu move, and changing lanes said, "Let's go over to Sanibel and watch the sunset." "I don't care," I said, with no enthusiasm. "Okay good," he responded, as if I had said, "Yeah, wonderful idea!" I sat there amused at first, that he chose to take my "I don't care" … Continue reading The Six-Dollar Sunset

Saturday, in the Parker – Part One

Two memorials in three weeks with the Raffey clan - In 2016, November was a month of mourning. First, on the 5th, we had a funeral mass for my father-in-law Gus, and then on the 26th, a memorial for Dave's cousin, Peggy. Emotions ran the gamut on that Saturday. Funny and sad were both had … Continue reading Saturday, in the Parker – Part One

Lobster

The first night of our 7-night stay, we tried our hand at “bully-netting” for lobster. Apparently, lobsters come out at night and roam around on the shoals (shallow patches of land in the Gulf), and with good lights, you can see them from your boat when idling over the shoals. Using a long pole with … Continue reading Lobster

Sites

Upon arriving, we saw some boat wrecks and I asked my husband, “How do boats wreck out there, for no apparent reason?” He replied, “Probably by not using a navigational map.” “What?” I didn’t know what he was talking about. He explained that there is a map showing how deep the water is and where … Continue reading Sites