Monday, March 11, 2019


While in Puerto Vallarta in late January for Beep Dip I saw a guy wearing trunks with donuts on them.  I thought how funny/appropriate that he'd wear them to a bear-related event.  And while there is no shortage of shops selling swimwear in Puerto Vallarta, I didn't see anything like them.

So imagine my surprise when a couple weeks later my daily email from contained a special for donut trunks!  And... they were only $12.99 plus shipping!

So of course I ordered them.
Please ignore the 'donut' around my waist.

Friday, March 08, 2019

Back to the future

I recently treated myself to these cool new sunglasses.

I say 'treated' only because I paid $18.59 for them on Amazon (with free 2-day shipping as a Prime member) which is more than I typically pay for sunglasses.  Several pairs were under $10. and a couple actually came from Dollar Tree so they were a buck.

But I really like these!  They are just one material; no lens fitting inside a frame.  The lens and frame are all the same; just 1 piece. I think they're really cool.

I wore them to a home inspection and as I got out of the car and met the inspector (whom I know pretty well) he asked "Where'd you come from, back to the future?"  I laughed and agreed that my sunglasses have a futuristic look.

What do you think?

Monday, March 04, 2019

Weekend recap

This past weekend our dear friends Kerry & Hugh and Kelly & Jeff came for a visit.

Its been their custom for many years to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge the 1st weekend in Feb.  Notice I said "their" custom.  They would plunge into the frigid cold ocean while Spouse held their dog Chopper and I filmed them.

But about 3 years ago they decided they were tired of doing that, but still wanted to come for a visit.  Since Spouse & I have been away the last 3 years during that first weekend in Feb, we've picked a mutually convenient winter weekend for our dear friends to visit.  This year it was this past weekend.

They arrived on Sat right at lunchtime so we wasted little time deciding where to go for lunch.  Actually, we went to the same place we often go for lunch with them, our local diner.  Afterward we hung out at the house and talked and laughed and caught up on all kinds of goings on.  Before we knew it it was time for dinner so we took them to our newest favorite place Iron Hill Brewery.  The vibe is lively and the food is fresh and delicious.
Our gang
Afterward we talked until each of us began to fade so we went to bed.

Sun morning we enjoyed coffee and bagels for breakfast followed by more relaxing, talking, and laughing.  We were going to go for a walk around town but the sky looked a bit too threatening so we turned the walk into a driving tour.  They got to see and hear a portion of what I do as a realtor.  Then we went to Crooked Hammock for lunch before they packed up and headed home.
Kelly & Jeff
We had a terrific visit!  They are such dear friends and we always have so much fun together.

Friday, March 01, 2019


Its been rainy and cold recently, but the sun finally busted out, at least for a day.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

National Love Your Pet Day

Today is National Love Your Pet Day!

If you've been reading this blog for even a few weeks, you know that Spouse & I do indeed love our pets, so on National Love Your Pet Day I can't resist sharing some adorable photos of Marvin & Walter for you to enjoy.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Valentine's Day

Yesterday was Valentine's Day.

I typically have roses or a floral arrangement delivered to Spouse's office on Valentine's Day.  He loves flowers, and I love the attention he gets by receiving them at work.  But with the ER visit and eye drops 4 times a day, I kind of got distracted and didn't get them ordered.  I could have gotten my friend Paul the florist to quickly put something together and deliver it, but I was afraid I may get the left-overs, so I decided to do something different.

Since Thurs is my day off, I went to the fabulous floral dept at my local Safeway.  We ordered the flowers for our wedding from there and were very happy with them.  I bought a vase with a dozen lavendar roses with greenery and baby's breath, a variety box of Ferrero Roche chocolates, a bag of Dove dark chocolates, and a card with the perfect saying.  I set them up on the kitchen peninsula for Spouse to see when he got home. 

Spouse was a little surprised to not get the flowers at work, but was happy with the results of my change in plans.  He went to his personal trainer appointment and I made (HelloFresh) dinner.  We had a simple but nice Valentine's Day dinner at home.  Then we watched the movie "Valentine's Day" on TV.