When the universe grants your wish.

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Our herb garden is coming along.

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There’s rosemary, peppermint, thyme, and oregano. Now I just need to clean up the ground, put down mulch, and decorate some with rocks and shells.

New bug group on Facebook is really interesting.

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You can post a picture of a bug and people will help identify it, often very quickly. And I’ve helped with some IDs, too!

Bleys makes an excellent egg breakfast dish.

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On our way home from the Keys, we visited with Bleys and Carmen. It was good to see them and spend some time with them.

Sleeping in our own bed.

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I love to travel, but also I love getting home and sleeping in our own comfy bed and doing our familiar routines.

The kitties are glad we’re home.

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They’ve been on us like glue since we’ve been back from our trip to the Keys.

Looking forward to at least 23 more years.

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We’re celebrating our 23rd anniversary of being together, and our 4th wedding anniversary.

Checked “Drive down 1 in the Florida Keys” off my bucket list.

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Today, we finished the trip down to mile marker 0 in Key West.

Trip narration is cool.

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We bought a CD which goes by mile marker from Miami to Key West, and narrates the trip down route 1, giving history, music, fun facts, and things to do and see along the way. It has really enhanced the drive.

Nobody dug up the mint plant last night.

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Oh the carnage! Especially after I put fertilizer in the pots. But two nights have gone by and the plants are undisturbed.

This is one of the previous mornings, before I put the mint into the big yellow pot, which they really seem to like!

I admire Heather’s radiant beauty. Happy birthday, Heather!

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Trav has some interesting new friends via World of Warcraft.

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They have a group chat thing where they can voice talk to each other, and it’s fun to hear them joking around and stuff.

Very informative meeting today.

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We’re looking at switching our merchant services, to save money. A local guy met with us about his services, and he explained quite a lot about how it works and how we ended up paying more than what was promised when we signed up with our bank. So, we’re going to switch and save $30-$50 per month. More money in our pockets! 🙂

The swallow-tailed kites are back!

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We saw two of them wheeling around yesterday afternoon.

We have so many things to take for granted.

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I’ve been watching a lot of Naked and Afraid lately, and it really makes be grateful for all of the comforts we have. I’m so lucky to have been born in the US and to have great parents that raised me well and comfortably.

I admire Aunt Susie’s ability to finish a project before starting a new one. Happy birthday, Aunt Susie!

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The bird bath has given me so much joy.

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I love watching the birds drink, take baths, and interact around the bird bath. So interesting and beautiful.

I don’t have to worry about a scratch making me seriously ill.

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One of the things I talked with the homeless people about, was getting cut. They are all very afraid of cuts because when you sleep on the ground, it’s much more likely to get a bad infection. I *did* cut myself yesterday, on some glass, but I had supplies in the car to clean, disinfect, and bandage it up.

I’m not homeless.

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I went to go clean up more trash today and talked with some of the homeless people living nearby. I wish I could help them.

Scratch-offs paid off.

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For the first time, it was a big prize for the lottery tickets we bought someone for a birthday gift. Terra won $80! Pretty nice present. She just turned 18, along with her twin brother, Tyler.