Friday Meanderings


It’s Friday.

And let me tell you why I don’t always get a post up in time to actually publish it on Friday.  (Although you know I have a lot to meander about!)

I’m at the Old Homosassa Learning Center almost the entire day on Wednesday and Thursday.

Thursday is the hardest because it starts with an hour and half of yoga, then a mad dash home for a shower and lunch.  Back by 12:15 for Sew Cool! Workshop. Followed by two hours of volunteering with the after-school program.

Not complaining. That’s what I want my retirement to be.

But sometimes I just don’t want to sit down.  Have a glass of wine.  And fall asleep.  Oh wait, that’s what I’m doing now!

The kids at the Learning Center were particularly trying this week. Probably cause they were excited that…..

Next week is Spring Break.  Did you hear all of our volunteers go WHOOP!

Sad. But. True.!

Three volunteers plus our after-school coordinator.  Three days a week. And we are all wiped out by the end of those two hours.

Yes. I need a wee vacation.

And let’s continue talk about happy news!

Shrimpapalooza!  Saturday!  Parade! Beads!


So many other things going on.  This is Banjo Camp weekend.  I’ve gone three years.  Decided not to go this year.  A little sad.

It’s also “Mermaid weekend”.  That’s when all my mermaid friends get together in Cedar Key for the art show.  (Yes these are real mermaids. From Weeki Wachee! Not my imagination!) Thought I’d go up on Sunday but right now I’m leaning towards sleeping in then having a Bloody Mary!

But I’m staying home so I can go to the Shrimpapalooza on Saturday.

If you lived here.  You. Would. Too.

Tim Dorsey. Famous Florida Writer. Is. The. Grand. Marshall. of the parade.  Which is mostly golf carts and local people!  WOO-HOO!

2015 Shrimpapalooza
OH NO! It’s a Shrimp Boil!


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Wow! Those are some cute kids!
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Hey, that’s Kathy Beck! She must be famous!

Shrimpapalooza 2013

And there’s a festival afterwards!

We’ll be at the Old Mill Tavern for Biscuits, gravy, and Bloody Mary’s at 8 am.  Parade starts at 10 am.

See you there!

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Happy Friday!

So much going on this weekend!

Art by the Park at the Museum Cafe.  Open Mic with Chuck Andrews at the Old Mill.  St. Patty’s Dog Parade in the morning at Crystal River and another parade in the evening in Inverness.


dogs dogs


Then next weekend is the Shrimpapalooza!



Never a dull moment in Old Homosassa!

Still looking for artists and crafters for the Old Homosassa Community Day on April 7th.  Only $20 for a booth.  This is going to be a ton of fun!  Chuck Andrews is doing open mic on the stage and has invited many of his friends to sing.  These people are professionals that sing all over the place and are great.  And they are doing it for free!  Just to support the community!

Oh yeah, the Homosassa Ukers are also playing.  And just want to say that we are not professionals!  11:30 on Saturday, April 7th.  Come to our debut concert.  Right there on the stage.  With Chuck trying not to laugh!

I tried to get one of the guitar students to do open mic.  She is a great singer.  She said no.  I said oh, it will be fun.  She said will there be people there?  I said yes.  She said no.

Here’s a cool puppy pic!

That’s Leroy. He was so excited to meet Lexi that he wouldn’t hold still long enough for me to take a snap. His tail was going about 100 miles an hour. Lexi got a lot of puppy kisses.

Spent a day at the courthouse for another county commissioners’ meeting.  We are inching closer to getting the Old Homosassa Heritage Park turned into a reality!

Have a great weekend!




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Good Day!

I haven’t been home much over the past few weeks.  Busy Busy Busy.  By the time I get home in the evening, all I want is a glass of wine. (or 2 or 3 or 4)

But I have been taking snaps.  With my iPhone.

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Went to the Ozello Chili Cook off and stopped at BackWater Fins for a bowl of blue crab chowder. (it it the BEST chowder ever!) Thought the license number on this boat was kinda clever!
Granddaughter Courtney is on a hockey team and skates at the same ice rink that the Women’s Olympic team trains at.
Courtney will be 16 in September!!!!!!
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Customers at Seagrass Restaurant gave the Old Homosassa Learning Center six ukuleles for the kids to take home and practice! Here are 3 of the boys being rock stars!
The weather has been SUPER! We’ve been outside at the OHLC. Basketball!
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Hula Hoops!
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Maggie was surprised to see me home. What are you doing here???
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Just a couple snaps of the view Thursday evening.

And finally some damn squirrels pics.  They suddenly set off the squirrel alarm.  (If you live with squirrels, you know what that is)  They were all pretending to be statues while the alarm sounded.  Usually it means there is an owl, hawk, or cat in the yard.  I couldn’t spot anything.

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Freeze tag!

Did find two huge squirrel nests in the trees.

squrrel nest

Their hi pitched squeals went on for awhile. Then I realized that the news was on and they had just heard about Putin’s new nuclear weapons and saw the rendering on TV of the bombs dropping on Tampa Bay.  So this was the new squirrel NUCLEAR alarm drill.  No owls, cats, or hawks.  Just practicing.

Luminary Art Walk tonight.  Shrimpapalooza on the 24th.  Old Homosassa Community Day on April 7th.

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Have a great weekend!