Monday, June 22, 2009


We made it finally.

Welcome to Florida the current temperature is 101 degrees!
Everyone made the trip fine, then we left the avocado plant in the car while we went to the closing, and needless to say, I will have to plant some new seeds. They are on life support now, we shall see if they can pull through, I don't have much hope for them.

We are still without furniture which has proved to be a little more than inconvenient. We have no chairs, so we have been standing for about 4 days, and my feet are tired.
We have been doing things around the yard, and of course have been in the pool everyday twice a day!

Last night we made our first trip to the beach for sunset. The drive took 15 minutes, and the sunset was great.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Schools Out for Summer

School is out for summer break, and the count down to our move to Florida continues. The official count is 10 days. The list of things to do is growing faster than I care to think about. The movers are scheduled, the truck is coming, and we are going to be gone in a blink of an eye. In the meantime, I have 7 guests arriving for M's graduation. The culmination of 10 long years of hard work. They will be helpful in the planning of our party that is going to be on Saturday. The guest list surged to 80, and we have 50 responses in the positive so far.
We will be making the food, with the exceptions of a few neighbors that are bring over some goodies to eat.
The menu so far is looking good. I have narrowed it down to the following.

Caprese skewers (mini moz ball, cherry tomato, basil leaf with a balsamic vinaigrette)
hummus with pita
salmon mousse on crackers
Fruit Plate
Chocolate fountain
Cheese Plate (or Brie Carmel Nuts Bake and serve with)
grown-up ham and cheese sandwiches
grilled shrimp with spicy tamarind dip

The grocery list is made, and now we just have to go to the store and make all the appetizers, then party down!
I hope that we can pull it off. I will have my camera and be clicking away. Our last party in Hamilton Wood.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Can you hear the drumroll?

The moment we have all been waiting for. The satisfying moment when one of the readers wins their prize! As luck would have it had this to say today.

This is what the winner had to say during the contest.
Dr. Bec said...
My favorite is the red and white grocery bag--the fabric is just beautiful!

May 27, 2009 10:42 PM

Congrats to Dr. Bec, I will swing by your blog and leave you a comment on your winning status!
Thanks to all for playing along, I hope you visit often!


The winner will be announced shortly.
Stay tuned for details.

Good Luck to everyone, and thanks for stopping by.