Day 15/365

I know you have seen it before, but my plumeria makes me happy.  I smile whenever I come to the front door.


In home related news,  I bought a cordless drill and mounted my mailbox properly because I am a badass that can do anything.


Day 14/365

Which I think that we all know is not 365 in a row.

When I lived in New Orleans,  I had a little ritual with writing.  I would go to Cafe Nicaud write for an hour,  order a chicken caesar wrap, get a refill on my tea, and then write for another hour.  Sometimes I would mix it up and go to a different cafe, but it was something I loved.   There were no writerly type cafes in Arkansas, and while the good folks at Chili’s played southern rock and provided me with delish prime rib tacos,  it just wasn’t the same.

Now that I’m in St Pete, it’s my plan to find “my” cafe. So far, I’ve found an ice cream shop, and that’s almost the same thing.  The puppy notebook,  that’s where I worked out a short story I just finished.  I love writing it, but I’m not sure if it’s any good.  We shall see!



Day 13/365

I finally got to see my friend Jim H!    At first Monte was all DON’T GET NEAR HER!  Then he was  all YOU HAVE FEET!  I HATE FEET!  But as you can see, he decided that Jim was his new bestie!




Is it me, or does Monte look like he’s laughing?


Day 11/365

I don’t think it’s lost on anyone that I’m not a painter.  Still I love St Pete Rocks!  When I took Dash out for our first walk at Crescent Lake we found a rock …

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I took it as a sign that I made the right decision in moving.

Of course,  now I like hiding rocks. Okay, I’m not much of a painter – but I love hiding them.


This is from my blackbird collection.

For more on St Pete Rocks … check here


Day 10/365

Welcome to  Wilson’s My favorite of all the bookstores.  Today I went in to see if they had  Mysterious Island, I gotta know about Nemo!  I also got  Notre-Dame of Paris, and Phantom Of The Opera.


The murals have not changed in 10 years The owner told me they had someone come in last week to do some touch ups.


Lots of Louisiana love!


What are those mice doing?


And look who is watching!