I went to the beach and I got some sun.  It didn’t look so promising at first and I had to cover up a bit with my towel (for warmth) but by the time I left it was beautiful.  I guess it was a little sad that I had to leave, however I believe the skin cancer gods were/are probably looking out for me.  I always forget to put on sunscreen because, well, it’s cloudy, and even rainy sometimes, and cold!! So had I still been sitting in that sunshine, Florida sunshine, I probably would be regretting it right now with a full-on sunburn.  So, thanks to Zenah and her getting out of school early, my face has been saved.


This is what it looked like when I got there. Clouds and sun


and this is what the sky looked like when I left

All this weather and I was only there 2 hours.  Now I’m sitting in front of my heater.  It’s a sickness I know.

I’m spending alot of time thinking about food.  Good food.  I want to try and eat better but I don’t know if that’s possible when there are children involved.  Jorden eats quite a variety.  Zenah mostly chicken, rice and pasta.  I’m looking at a recipe for Peanut Chicken Stew.  Might not be low cal but right now I’m just trying for real food.  You’d think the kids might like it because it’s the kind of stuff that their mom might have made.  Phil will try almost anything, he likes pretty much everything too.  I stopped for salmon today but they didn’t have any so I’m making ribs.  See?  I’m all over the place.  Steve, at Steve’s market, said they usually get salmon on Fridays.  He’s not a very friendly guy but I did get that out of him.  There are few foods that I only like at certain times.  Like tomatoes and strawberries.  I only like them when they’re super fresh.  And so I bought these strawberries today from Steves.  They claim to be local.  They are sooooo delicious.  Just look at them:


We’re a little disappointed with our garden.  Everything looks like it’s growing but no “harvest” yet.  The radishes look great up top, but there are no radishes underneath.


this is celery, beets, broccoli and carrots. Might be some cauliflower in there too. I forget.


this is the radishes and lettuce. We had salad last night with the lettuce. It was pretty tasty.


And our tomato plant that looks 1/2 dead has 7 flowers on it.

I dare not move the tomato plant into the garden.  We tried moving the banana pepper plant and it died within a day.  We had one pepper from it, actually ate it Christmas morning.  We need to try them again.  I mainly let Phil tend to the garden since he loves that putzing stuff.  Plus he just doesn’t get bit like I do from those damn mosquitoes.  Last night I went out in the dark to get lettuce for dinner, and brought a mosquito in with me, attached to my hand, sucking me dry.  WTF?  I’ll never get used to that.  Phil never gets bit.  I don’t get it.

In other oh-so-exciting news I finally finished The Pillars of the Earth and while wondering what to read next I got an email from the library saying they have Outlander on hold for me.  I’m so excited.  We started watching that on Starz last summer.  We love it.  It doesn’t come on again until April.  Now I’ll get my fix.  It’s very exciting isn’t it?

Until mañana


One Thought on “I’ve met with beach success

  1. Mary Ann on January 22, 2015 at 4:40 pm said:

    Lynnie, even in the shade you can get those harmful rays. you should always (everyday) wear sunscreen. your skin will thank you. Love MA

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