I took this photo when walking with my Dad in Cocoa Beach and when scrolling through my flickr album for about the two-hundredth time, I thought it might make a fun stitching project.
You know how you try to exercise to lose weight and it just doesn’t happen? Okay, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones. But for me, it hasn’t worked so I’m trying something different.
If you’re invited to my home during the summer months, and are not a gin drinker, chances are good that I’ll offer you a paloma, especially if you’re part of a crowd! They’re refreshing, summery, and inexpensive- something appreciated by many of us during these hot months when we’re running the A/C extra!
T and I purchased our (first) house in 2009. It’s a quirky, one-story home built in 1969 with some remodeling done by the previous owners: opening up the front living room with a large archway, closing off the carport into storage, and adding a large extension to the back of the house. It really is perfect for our needs.
But it only has one bathroom.
And I’ve been miserable in that bathroom for too long.
After a family reunion in Coconut Beach (where we stayed an extra night and had an amazing dinner at Fat Kahuna), then a detour to the gorgeous Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, we drove down to Miami for a few days.
T had never been to Florida before this trip, and I had never been to Miami. As a Burn Notice junkie, when planning the vacation I figured that since we were already going to Florida for the Reunion, “we might as well go down to Miami, and play super-spy.”
With summer still raging in Texas, I like to escape to air conditioning and work on projects inside. Like cross stitching. It’s quiet, inexpensive, keeps your hands busy (and out of the snack bowl), and can be done anywhere.