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.

DOG OF THE WEEK!

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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 NatureCoaster.com, 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!

Kathy

 

 

Friday Meanderings on a Tuesday

Ice
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.
Adley
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.
Adley
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!
Uke
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!
Cat
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!

Kathy

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So it’s been a long week with a lotta stuff since I posted last Friday.

Old Homosassa Community Day!!!!!

I’m gonna put a shout out here.  This is my baby. I’m the organizer.  Which is way over my head. But it’s broken up into manageable pieces.  Like the Heritage Council does the yard sale.  And there are a lot of volunteers that help out.  Some don’t even belong to the club.  They show up Friday morning to organize and price.  Then they come back on Saturday morning to run the sale.  Back again on Monday to help one of local groups that serve the homeless, the Sanctuary, load their truck and trailer with stuff that didn’t sell. Amazing.  The Heritage Council made over $2000.

The American Legion Post 166 ran the pork roast.  “Homosassa Goes Hog Wild”.  They had enough pork for 300 meals.  25 butts.  Had 5 left at the end of the day–and sold them.  Good planning!  I heard a rumor that they made a similar profit as the Heritage Council.

The “Arts and Farmers Market” was Gil and Wendy Watson’s idea but the Homosassa Civic Club did the processing.  This was my big deal.  Terry and I hit SO MANY EVENTS to pass out applications and spread the word.  Actually had 30 booths set up.  (My goal was 20) Registration opened to the vendors at 6 am.  Terry and I were there before that and the Watsons were there before us!  And artists actually showed up at 6 am.  Hey guys.  It’s dark at 6 am. Christine and Rhonda that run the arts and crafts at the Seafood Festival came shortly after Terry and I. Our team was registering, running to spots to show the artists and crafters, and then helping them park.

Chuck Andrews, local musician and entertainer, volunteered to run the entertainment.  So cool.

Started out with the Homosassa Ukers making their first public performance. We actually had just about every chair filled. I told everyone I met along the street that we were performing at 11:30.  But I’m guessing that the pic and article in the Chronicle about us the day before the event might have helped. We are famous!  Which is really funny because at least four of us are absolute beginners that were doing a very good job of faking it.

Okay. You already saw this pic but I totally love it and the Chronicle actually put a photo I took in the paper!

Some of us dressed like pirates because we were singing sailor songs.

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And our leader was definitely a drunken sailor.

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That’s Torrey Dean, leader of the Homosassa Ukers.

Homosassa Ukers

Drunken sailer
Some of us stayed in costume all day. Only the cool ones, of course.

Elvis

Elvis came back from the grave! This was truly so much fun!

JoJo Jones
JoJo Jones. So GREAT!

The weather was a bit of a problem.  Rain was predicted but held off until the afternoon.The wind came through and blew a few canopies over.  We had to close up the music early because of the storms.  But it was still a good day.  Had a good turn out. Lot’s of dogs showed up. Next year I think I’ll add a pet parade!

And the rest of the week?

Besides spending way too much time at the Old Homsoassa Learning Center……

Had a big storm.  Not normal for April.  Lost the top of one of our beautiful Live Oaks.

Marian MacRae signed the contract to get the water tower PAINTED!!!!!!  Woo Hoo!

Old Homosassa Heritage Council

Went to the Homosassa River Alliance annual picnic.  Last year this was a bit of a confrontational event. (ha, that’s an understatement) But the by-laws have been changed. And Terry is now on the board.  After we went to the picnic we hit county commisioner Ron Kitchen’s town hall meeting. I’ve been to many of these meetings and they are usually packed.  There were about 2 dozen people there.  AND I KNEW JUST ABOUT ALL OF THEM. Because most of them came from the Homosassa River Alliance annual picnic!

And now I’m writing this.

But wait….  I have DOGS!

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Ruby came by when her Mom was dropping off stuff for the yard sale. She said to me “Stranger Danger”
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Chi-Chi poochie pie. Okay. I have no idea what this cuties’ name is! But I really like this PHOTO!
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Happy dog enjoying life!

 

Molly and Chico. You don’t see Chico? He’s there.
Chico
Chico needs his own snap!

A good week for Dogs in the Hood!