entertaining a toddler…

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.

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I carry a cooler for a purse…part one of weird things

I carry a cooler for a purse. Yes, it’s true. It can hold 12 cans if I get thirsty and want to empty out all the junk…. speaking of junk, when I was it middle school one of the things girls did in class was say. “hey, let me go through your purse.” I assume it was a way we passed time, but it’s odd to think of it now. So, for old times sake let you go through my purse…errr cooler. First of all, there are diapers and wipes (I have a 2year old) There is my trusty point n shoot digital camera (the SLR won’t fit) hmmm, a cosmetic bag with baby sunblock, a lipstick, mascara, a mirror, baby tylenol, adult advil, a bandaid, tweezers, and a safety pin. There’s a reusable shopping bag that folds into a little brown pouch, a datebook, a checkbook, hand wipes, hand sanitizer, a mini can of Lysol (I hate it when there are no shopping cart wipes… I’m a bit of a clean freak) a pen, and an apple.Oh yes, the pink things are toddler utensils, because resturants never have those. The reason it’s a cooler? #1 the camera. #2 the apple or whatever snack I tote around and I live in south Florida. It’s not Coach, Gucci or Burberry. It’s Walgreens. More weird facts to come.
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Hello friends… I took this pic at the Juno beach marine life center… they rescue and rehabilitate sea turtles there. This guy hammed it up for my camera…. he told me to make him famous. So here he is on the world wide web. I’m working on it, Mr. Turtle!
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small joys in life…

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.

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two nice things in life…


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.

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A little tidbit…


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.

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Captian Tony’s part two


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!

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swing a way…


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!

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headin out of town….


Hello friends.. weird I have more followers on my domestic site than this one… hmmm I need to start posting more useful information here! Well, I am leaving with my hubby daughter and boat for a little va-ca in Islamorada! I am bringing the laptop so expect some pics! And.. next week I am going to start putting more useful info for y’all on this site… unless there’s protests? Much love, mamakeith

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a few words on can openers…


For years I had a “Swing A Way” can opener… YEARS I tell ya. Well, maybe that little can opener was just used to my southpaw way of using it, because it never worked right for my hubby. He got so frustrated with it one night that my can opener met its demise that way, and ended up in the trash. (sniffle…) since then, I have bought several other replacement that all broke. Or, maybe they can’t handle a southpaw? My dear mother in law even got me a top of the line one as a “gag” christmas gift (she got me other things too!) and guess what? Broke. So, next week I am going to find myself a nice shiny new Swing A Way can opener. Yeah, I know I should have just gotten another one in the first place, but… then what woul I blog about?

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