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Alberto crashed Bday Beach Trip...

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This year's birthday beach destination was Florida. I have never set foot actually on Florida soil and so I was in for quite a treat. The beaches are MAGNIFICENT!! The water is a greenish hue ans so clear you could see through it. Got some cool shells, part of a large sand dollar and a wee bit of a tan. No burn this time, thanks to a new container of SPF. Apparently the one I took for the Alabama trip a few weeks ago had passed its prime. OUCH! So, we hit Santa Rosa, Destin & Panama City beaches. Friday was awesome beach day. Saturday was good right up until early afternoon, at which point the outer bands of Alberto were making themselves known. We came off the beach well rinsed and headed into the shops for some sightseeing and boosting of the local economy. Sunday dawned a bit cloudy but dry and so off we went for Pensacola. Oh, speaking of... Lunch found us starving and starving found us, of all things, an eatery called "The Egg & I". Dog friendly, tasty fo…

Vacation over.... TOMORROW :-)

Vacation has been so freakin' awesome! The working 3 days in a row the rest of this week will NOT be but hey...
The hot air balloons in Foley were nice, as were the knife store, beach, Matt's ice cream, GIgi's scrapbooking, pier and all the rest of the time off!
Returned home and did laundry and all that. Then caught my big scrapbook up all the way through April. I am currently on target with ALL of my art swaps and even made some new marbled papers yesterday. Great time spent with a friend on Tuesday and now getting dressed to go ride with another this afternoon to the Bay. Just as soon as I finish this week's scrapbook challenge....see ya next week!

Bud Mastiff Johnson April 5,2006 - April 25th, 2018

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It is with great sadness that we announce Bud Mastiff Johnson has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Bud died peacefully Wednesday, April 25th in the arms of his grandma, Kristi Johnson, and under the care of Dr. Hunt and his assistant, Pam, from Veterinary Mobile Medical Services. Bud was cremated by *A Pet*s Memory* in Gulfport MS and his ashes were laid to rest in his family home. All loved ones who wish to say goodbye to Bud are invited to do so at their convenience.

Bud was adopted by his daddy, Jayce Johnson, in the summer of 2006 and quickly became a dog legends are made of. Bud arrived in our home as a tiny little ball of fluff. He came with the ability to destroy any crate, gate, door handle, cabinet or trim molding he encountered. Adding to that was his ability to duck out any open door and make a break for fun. He did not, however, stay small for long. :-) Bud quickly began building loving relationships with all those who came in contact with him, whether it be a new friend i…

the week has arrived....

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Bud has been to see everyone that needed to be seen... gotten in his Starbuck's puppachino, What-A-Burger breakfast (sans coffee), Buc-ee's beaver fix and the weekend spent riding (and riding and riding and ....).

A Beautiful Day...

...means the bike comes out of the garage! I have completed today's weekly scrapbook challenge and laid out my supplies for the monthly journal challenge. I have to make a card prototype for a commissioned order and I need to get some supplies for an order placed on my website. But first, errands on the bike in the beautiful sunny weather!

when a day is rearranged.....

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So Monday I woke up at my usual "work time"...but I was OFF!! So... what do I do when I wake up 3 hours early? I did dishes, cooked all my meals for my work week, made breakfast for the 2 of us, put the trash & recycle out to the curb, cooked something for dinner AND cleaned out the pantry? Well.... I treated myself to a dip in the hot tub!! TWICE!
Then, today, a day I am normally off, my body let me sleep inc :-) I did some art, ran some errands, lunch & then shopping with my bestie. When we got home I went through all of my clothes (closet AND dresser) to make room for the incoming items. Tomorrow is work... and so now dog walking and shower then bed! Here is a picture from 3 years ago.

It’s kind of an infrequent occurrence—once every 2.7 years....

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If you take a look up at the early morning sky on Saturday, March 31, you will see the last blue moon for the next two and a half years. It peaks at 6:43a.m. CDST time. A blue moon as it’s defined today is the second full moon in a given month. The phrase used to refer to an extra moon during a season’s cycle, but language always evolves and this phrase has, too. So, in 2018, a full moon on March 2, and again on March 31? Blue moon. It’ll be your last chance to see one until Halloween 2020 when the next blue moon happens—and what a great day of the year for that to occur! Despite the name, it will not be the hue of blue. However, true blue-hued moons have happened; when volcanoes erupt, they can show themselves. Krakatoa in 1883, Mount St. Helens in 1980, El Chichon in 1983, and Mount Pinatubo in 1991 all caused a blue-shaded moon in parts of the world. This happens because some of the ash particles are one micron wide, about the same wavelength as red light. This scatters the red l…