Friday Meanderings

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!



Friday Meanderings

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!




2018 Luminary Art Walk

I gotta tell you about the Luminary Art Walk.  I think this was the best art walk yet!  Even though there weren’t as many stops which is kinda sad. (Jim Anderson owner of the Museum Cafe and Printing Shop Museum was ill and the Watsons Art Gallery moved) The shops that were open were crazy busy!

We started out at Old Mill Tavern. That’s kind of what we do.  A tradition?  Or just a normal Friday night.  We stop in.  Dinner with whoever else is there. Sometimes we have to eat at the bar.  Other times there are friends with a few seats open.  And that’s what we had Friday night.  Room for me and Terry at the cool kids table!

Then we all headed out on our golf carts for the art galleries! (cause all the cool kids have golf carts)

When our little slow moving convoy turned the corner, I was amazed at how many cars were parked around the art galleries.  And people.  People everywhere!

We did stop at the Museum Cafe first and that’s when we found out that Jim has been down.  Flu?  Hope he is okay.  Next stop was…..


That’s Lantz McMullen entertaining the guests.  He’s the guitar teacher at the Old Homosassa Learning Center.  Does it for free. (He’s playing for free, too!)

Lantz McMullen

He thinks I’m funny!  (Or maybe he just thinks I’m crazy and it would be best if he just laughed along!)

2018 Luminary Art Walk

There’s copper artist Kevin Jenkins.  Driftwood artist Mark Arnett was there too.  Love the driftwood and copper art. Hope to have a piece in my house someday.  (Hey, Kevin, you hear that?)

2018 Luminary Art Walk

Next stop was the Pepper Creek Pottery and Glass Garage

There’s Christine, making sure Terry knows where to go!  Oh wait, that’s when she was explaining why our friends were howling.  Full moon!  Of course!  Perfectly good reason to howl!

2018 Luminary Art Walk

There were some potters outside displaying their work. (That’s Kathy and Mo–both members of the Homosassa Civic Club)

2018 Luminary Art Walk

I didn’t get any snaps inside the Pepper Creek Pottery gallery.  I don’t know why.  I was there a long time talking to Captain Martha Sue and Angie!

Glass Gallery is right next door.

2018 Luminary Art Walk

2018 Luminary Art Walk

I spotted this fused glass piece on the wall.  Pretty!

2018 Luminary Art Walk

And then saw this one!

2018 Luminary Art Walk

You will be MINE!  I didn’t buy it that night just in case someone that wasn’t local wanted it.  The glass artist told me if she sold it she would make me another one.  Yes.  Both Louise and Lori will custom make glass art on request.  And I’ve made that request when I’ve been buying gifts.  Never bought anything for myself but that blue bowl belongs in my house!

It was great fun.  Talked to some of the artists and they said it was the best turnout ever!

Yeah for art in Old Homosassa!  My dream of an art colony is coming true!