I dug through the archive to find a pic to suit my mood. But, I didn’t have a picture of chaos. Ok, it’s not bad… good chaos. But what photograph can relay that word? The notebook I carry ?Neatly divided between bills and notes and lists and ideas and camera info and web host info and etsy items and the ebay list and the recipes to try… not to mention the area for um… my “meetings” with Mr.Claus. Or would chaos be the pile of pictures that I still need to find the “perfect” album for? Or, perhaps the growing collection of “food jewels” awaiting to be wired up into pendants and earrings? Then, there is the big picture of chaos… the world’s state. Mankind. The environment. Maybe I tend to wrap myself up in a minute world of chaos just to escape the vastness of chaos that’s just outside the door of my teeny-tiny little home. Maybe I hope that through my sites.. I can help people forget the world for a moment and just enjoy the simple little things like coffee and cupcakes and comfort food… mm sounds good to me.
The other night my hubby and I and my soon to be 2 year old went on a “date”. Now, mind you the attention span of a toddler can be very short lived. Unless they’re doing something the shouldn’t be. Like playing with ice… or stealing tomatoes (cool waiter gave us a bowl full for her) or wanting “mo, mo” ketchup. We gave in to all her indulgences that night. Just so we could eat our steaks there… but it was worth it. She slept like a baby that night. Wait! Babies don’t sleep! At least mine didn’t at night. So, she slept like a dog that night. My dogs sleep ALL the time.
One of the small joys in life are homemade blueberry muffins with sugar crystals baked on top….it’s just one of those summer things, along with fresh corn and watermelon and cherries and plums and peaches… man I love the produce stand.
These are the giant $5 chocolate chip cookies that they sell in Key West. Their aroma travels down Duval street beckoning the hungry tourists. You can see them start to look around for the source of the smell like hungry dogs sniffing for a dropped morsel of food. Then, they come across a glorious sight… HUGE chocolate chip cookies. Ch-ching says the baker… $5. But what a yummy $5 it is.
Another nice sight in Key West on a hot humid sticky day… ahhh a nice cold beer, to go, of course so you can still walk around and watch people following their noses into bakeries.
I filleted 4 tuna on this table. And fed lots of sea birds. Alfred Hitchcock would have gotten some great footage there. In case you’re wondering… my hubby isn’t a fan of the fillet table, but that’s just fine cause he can back the boat to the ramp much better than I could ever dream of! So, it’s a fair trade. Sushi from this table will be posted on my other site tomorrow. mmmmmm.
As I said in an earlier post, we were planning a trip to Key West to see if our pic made it a year. As the photo tells, it did. I got covered up,though. We left it just as we found it. It was a neat butterfly-ee feeling walking up to see. I don’t know why. But there we are, still on the wall of a bar. In case anyone out there was wondering!
Can you believe… my sweet hubby left ALL our refrigerated items… so we had to go to the local store. AND!!!! I found a shiny new SWING A WAY for.. get this $3.99! I have the best souvenir already! YAY!