For years, when I would complain of not feeling well, Dave would listen to me the first or second time and then suggest I not focus so much on the ailment. Although he meant well, this usually did not go over well with me. Whether it was my inflamed sinuses or a migraine headache, a … Continue reading The Q-tip Quip
People may have thought (and with good reason) that I was likely the latest resident of Royal Palm Beach to loose their driver's license (or their home 😉 ), but thank God that was not the cause of my peddling more than nine miles around the town yesterday. "No, I am not a homeless person loitering in … Continue reading It’s a bunny, it’s a monkey, it’s Susie!
Dave is good. He called on his way home and after we hung up, I thought, "Poor guy, he's probably wondering, does 'I don't want cake' really mean I shouldn't get cake, or is this one of those times when I should know better?" Then I prayed for help accepting whatever he would decide to … Continue reading Cake of Cheese
I almost started to wallow and wonder why I had forgotten to change my appointment for my semi-annual teeth cleaning, for who wants to go to the dentist on their birthday? I decided instead to feel grateful that I can. I decided instead to call it a 'celebrate me' day. And after getting my teeth … Continue reading It was a good day to have a good day!
I think it is funny, how I had never heard of Reel Big Fish before exactly one month ago. On that day, December 26, 2016, we - me, Amanda and David - were driving the three hours from Ft. Myers to West Palm when David asked if we wanted to listen to a CD he had. … Continue reading Reel Big Fish at the Fair
In Part 1 of Amanda's Visit at Christmas 2016, I left-off on Christmas day in Ft. Myers, and in case you missed it, this has become my favorite part of Christmas - when we sing Happy Birthday to Jesus at Dave's cousin's house. She goes all-out, birthday cake and all. I love it, even though … Continue reading Amanda’s Visit at Christmas – Part 2
Three hours north and then a half hour west in the middle of nowhere, was about all I knew of the road trip I was taking to go get Amanda from the Sanford Airport. Although not in the middle of nowhere, much of the two-lane road ran right through the St. John's River. And right … Continue reading Amanda’s Visit at Christmas 2016
I took this video on Christmas day in Ft. Myers. Not a rare sight for those whose yard we were in; however, I was amazed. It was really something to be standing in the middle of! And I couldn't help but think of my grandmother. Ha ha ha!! https://goo.gl/photos/KZ9tThdKWBPEeu2g7
Exactly a month after Dave's dad passed away, we were at his house, just Dave and I, on a Saturday night. Earlier that day, we had attended a celebration of life for Dave's cousin, Peggy, then went to see the sunset when we "accidentally" wound up going over the bridge on to Sanibel. Since we … Continue reading Saturday, In the Parker – Part Two
Heading west, Dave made an impromptu move, and changing lanes said, "Let's go over to Sanibel and watch the sunset." "I don't care," I said, with no enthusiasm. "Okay good," he responded, as if I had said, "Yeah, wonderful idea!" I sat there amused at first, that he chose to take my "I don't care" … Continue reading The Six-Dollar Sunset
Two memorials in three weeks with the Raffey clan - In 2016, November was a month of mourning. First, on the 5th, we had a funeral mass for my father-in-law Gus, and then on the 26th, a memorial for Dave's cousin, Peggy. Emotions ran the gamut on that Saturday. Funny and sad were both had … Continue reading Saturday, in the Parker – Part One
I recently came across a most interesting document, dated over six years ago from when I was active in a local church. At the end of what could be called "a weekend retreat" (the simplest way I know to describe it), I was presented with a seven-page printout outlining my Spiritual Gifts, what each one … Continue reading Positively Sensitive, although now, not so much
I have more ideas for blogs than you can possibly imagine. Okay, I exaggerate, but my ideas are many. And can I tell you how I have planned? Countless hours spent planning, figuring, and planning some more, have left me with fifteen different sites to manage (no exaggeration) and a confused manager of it all. … Continue reading Here’s to You, V!
The mojo around the Raffey Compound has definitely changed ever since the loss of our two dirty white boys. The male felines that snuggled their way into our hearts will laze around our bed no more. Yes, I am sad to report that Big-Foot and Indee have both said good-bye to this world. It was on … Continue reading Saying Good-bye to my Babies
Dave will say he was tired of hearing me complain; I know that my increasing comfort of never leaving home had him concerned. And so knowing how much I love surprises, he came home in the middle of the day to get me and go look for a car. Within 2 hours, we were sitting at … Continue reading Susie’s Subaru
Some may say it's strange to have such feelings for a chicken and that's okay, I am going to tell you about it anyway. Squockers wasn't just a chicken, she was our pet. She had personality and made us laugh. Making the discovery that I did this morning, was upsetting. I am sad to say that … Continue reading Just a Chicken, Yet a Cool Pet