Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hemingway's Cats

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Jealous Much?

It's not becoming of anyone to show envy. It's hard not to feel consumed by it at times. New homes, beach trips, weekends away, these are all fabulous things that most would desire. I desire--a weekend away.

I would love a weekend away at a B and B or something similar with Josh. I have been sad the past few trips to Arkansas that we weren't able to slip away for a night. I was desperate for a getaway to Hot Springs.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kind and Compassionate

I strive to be many things. I was thinking today that if I am kind and compassionate it will help me be better at most, if not all those things. A better spouse, a better mother, a better friend, a better teacher.

I am choosing to strive be kind and compassionate.

Who's wiling to take the challenge?

Saturday, March 17, 2012


I love these places in Key West. I decided to order 8 x 10s of these when I had a coupon code for FREE prints at Walgreens.

I am planning on using these prints of Blue Heaven (home of amazing granola) and Pepe's in my bedroom.

I want to be surrounded by meaningful things. These photos that Josh took on our last trip to KW remind me of that.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Ending something with Just sayin' doesn't excuse the prior remarks. If it is rude, it is rude. Just sayin' or not.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

For the Love of Lu Lu"s

Yes, it is known I love Lu Lu's. I have thought of driving there and back just for an order of Mahi Tacos. Maybe not the best use of time or resources, but we only have but one life to live. It's not THAT far from North Alabama.

In the summer of 2003, Josh talked me into driving off the beaten path to Lu Lu's. We had tried once before, but they were not open that day. It was an over the river and through the lagoon type of path. This was Lu Lu's Sunset Grill. We only had the chance to eat there once before it closed and Lu Lu's at Homeport Marina opened.

Lu Lu's Sunset Grill was cozy and comfortable. A waitress brought Delaney a bag of Lay's Potato Chips and Ranch Dressing to keep her entertained. She explained that she liked to dip chips in Ranch so she bought some out for her. I remember vividly that I had Jerk Chicken Quesadillas. There was some sand to play in, but it was just a hint of what Lu Lu's would become.

I read in Lucy Buffett's cookbook that everyone claims to have gone to the original. I am sure that is true, but at least I have photographic evidence.

Lu Lu's past and present. It is filled with wonderful memories and good times yet to have.

Monday, March 12, 2012


I am really happy with about half of my house's decorating. I wish I could figure out the details in my bedroom. I like color. I am debating painting the trim white and adding crown moulding.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

No, say it isn't so?


Jimmy Buffett sang four songs I would scream and go hoarse over Thursday night's concert in San Jose.

NO NO! I missed them by one show.

We are the People
Defying Gravity
Boat Drinks

The crying and wailing has begun. :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Quotes on my Wall

I bought these prints at The Clinton Library. I love that place. I love Presidential Libraries and have for as long as I can remember. Yes, I was begging my parents to take me to the JFK one in Boston when I was little. I still have posters I bought there.

I spent too long making the decision on which quotes to get and which color painted accents. They are prints with hand painted details added.

I chose two great quotes that I thought are lessons I want my children to know about the power of an individual and the importance of each life. They are quotes by William Jefferson Clinton (it was his Library after all) and Martin Luther King, Jr.

I bought frames for them tonight (at our new Target in Madison) and hung them in the Hallway above the thermostat. I like them. They make me happy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Junk Stores

These shoes are adorning my feet today. Another reason to shop the junk stores I go to. I paid $11 at Essex. Essex is a Big Lot like store, not a thrift store (which I also adore).

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I have baked four loaves of bread. Three more are in the oven. I will be disappointed if they don't sell well at the bake sale at church tomorrow night.

I do love baking bread. Trying really hard to not slice into a loaf for a taste test.