Friday Meanderings

Today I have a smattering of snaps for you:

This Troll

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Decided to come out of Easter Storage this week to keep me company in my office.

This Lizard

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Was infatuated with his reflection. For a week he could be found on the giant mirror in the garage. You don’t have a giant mirror in your garage?

This Alligator

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It’s been raining. A lot. This guy came in out of the rain.

This Spice

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Terry was mixing up blackening for our pork chops last night. Cool layers.


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This little cutie is a service dog and joined the Homosassa Ukers this week.
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Mom, I think that they are beyond my help!

If you don’t read the, here’s a link to my article from this week.  Also, I write on my other blog Designs by KTGreen at least once a week–usually Tuesday and Thursday.  So if you are missing me, you can usually find something I wrote in one of those two places!

Last day of school was yesterday.  The Homosassa Elementary teachers and staff lined up on the side walk and as the buses pulled out the bus drivers honked and the kids hung out the window waving like crazy back at the teachers. All the sewist in the Sew Cool! Workshop lined up in front of the Learning Center, too.  As the last bus headed up Mason Creek Road, we heard one of the teachers say “And where’s the beer truck?”

Today, Friday, May 25th 2018 at 1 pm, Jodi Lanier will be having a presentation at the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park on wild flowers.  Besides knowing all about wild flowers, Jodi knows all about the Chassahowitzka River.  If you ever want to do a kayak tour she is the person to contact.  Just email me and I will send you her info!

Hurricane season doesn’t officially start until next Friday but there’s a tropical storm headed this way now.  It should just bring rain to us but after several days of torrential downpours, the streets in Old Homosassa should be flooded!  The signs are already out saying “Flood in area” because of the storm that came through on Tuesday. Be careful!

Have a great weekend!




Friday Meanderings on a Tuesday

The end of April and still ice covered ponds.

Made it through 8 days and nights without a REAL computer with lots of memory and a keyboard. Here’s a snap of one of the reasons I didn’t want to drag it along on my flights to ND.

Express jet
And no, I don’t know who that guy is!

Plus there’s that 4 hour layover in Denver where I walk from one end of the airport where the big jets land to the other end where the wee jet gates are. Then walking from that gate for about another mile to board baby jet on the tarmac. Got my 10,000 steps in that day!

So I’ve been taking photos and blogging on my iPad Pro and iPhone. I downloaded a bunch of apps for photo fixing and finally found one that let me resize my photos to fit my blogs. And is one advertisement after the other. (No, I do not need …) Very frustrating but it works. Well maybe not. Sometimes the apps decide to crop differently then I expect.

Cookie time

And as promised last week, I have pics!

Adley never sleeps a whole night in her own bed. “I scared” Sometime between 2 and 3 in the morning she very noisily crawls into my bed.
Then wakes up a happy baby about 7 am. Grandma’s not so happy since she’s been up since 2 or 3 in the morning.
Yes! I am that Grandma! But at least she’s drinking milk rather than a coke!
Good morning
Good morning pic before school/daycare. (Grandma is very thankful for school/daycare and that the kids each have their own tablets)
Karate Kitty!
Got the girls ukuleles. Piper learned four chords. Adley not so interested. That uke is coming back to Florida to be replaced with drums. I’m sure her mom and dad will love that!
This is a Pewter. He has gained a LOT of weight since last August. Pewter, you might want to consider Weight Watchers.

Deep thoughts….

I blame a lot of my “ailments” on a little too much wine.

Can’t sleep….quit drinking

wake up feeling exhausted….quit drinking

can’t  concentrate….quit drinking

can’t  lose weight…..quit drinking

So I quit. For 7 days. (Only because I was entirely responsible for those two sweet girls) Still couldn’t  sleep, still woke up exhausted, still couldn’t concentrate, and still didn’t lose weight.

And now for another glass of wine.

Hey, I live in Old Homosassa. One of the few southern communities that have more bars than churches. Which begs the question…. Do we move to Old Homosassa because we drink or does living in Old Homosassa make us drink?

Have a happy week!


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I’m in North Dakota. Hanging with 3 grandkids. I’ve been here in April before. One day it was 70. The next day it snowed.

Happy to report that the weather has been absolutely…..okay.

I’m watching the kids while their parents are on vacation. All three go to school/daycare during the day. I was planning to spend the days working on changing up my websites. But when I packed my laptop, camera, and lenses in the travel backpack the night before I headed out, my body said, I just don’t think I can drag that through the airports this time. My brain agreed. “You crazy you carry that thing.”

I need to say that my “laptop” is not a wee notebook. And it doesn’t actually fit on my lap. I bought it about 5 years ago so I could use it for graphic design.  Lots of memory, fast cpu, big screen.  And it was great—then. Now I don’t travel as much so I have a desktop that does all those jobs. I’ve been debating on getting a small notebook for the occasional trip but do I really need one? I have an iPad Pro that I sure don’t use to it’s full potential.

And then there’s the big camera and lenses. Yes. I use it. A lot. But my iPad and my iPhone have great cameras in them.

So I stuck my iPad in my tote and said, learn to use the sucker. No camera. No photoshop. No mouse. No keyboard.

And how did that work out? I’ve already ordered a keyboard which should be waiting for me when I get home!  I downloaded several Adobe apps which I’m struggling with—just not the same as photoshop and illustrator. The website updates will have to wait until I get home. But overall, I’m happy that I didn’t have that big backpack walking from one end of the Denver airport to the other and then back again nor having to shove it into an overhead on the little express jet.

I did miss my Canon EOS DSLR—especially the zoom lens. There is quite often wildlife in the backyard and that zoom would have come in handy. I might figure out how to fit the photo equipment into my tote next time. I did take a lot of snaps with the iPad and iPhone but then couldn’t get them sized to fit into this blog. So snaps will be put up next week after I get back to my desktop.

Have a beautiful weekend!