23 Years

Mike and I have been married for 23 years… yesterday. He surprised me by coming home last night with two boxes of chocolate, two cards, a dozen roses and three dinners from Flannigan’s. What can I say? The man knows I love my food.  Their ribs are delish!

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He read my earlier post and felt… bad? Sorry for me? He’s such a sweetheart and I’m so grateful for him.

But I got happy in the same shorts I got sad in, darlin’. Not your fault at all. I love you for many reasons, including caring for me and my feelings. But listen, you can bring me ribs any time!! 🙂

Love you, always.

So This Happened.

I went in for a yearly physical (they used to call it ‘well woman’) couple weeks ago. The Nurse Practitioner who usually saw me had been sacked so the Actual Doctor and I met.

Hate when that happens. The NP and I had carved out our 10 minute-at-a-time friendship over years. We laughed, we cried. She was fast and honest and not afraid to listen or call me out on silly bullshit. And isn’t that what everyone needs?

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Cloudy With A Chance of Cotton Balls

We live in south Florida and the sunsets are usually something special, but there were several kinds of interesting clouds last night… including mammatus.

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Took these with my phone since it was to hand. But… don’t know if the camera would have been any better. Wish I would have done a pano!!

 

Is This Thing Still On?

I’d never have forgotten about this space years ago, when blogging was such a community affair. But I did. A sign that I need to close up shop for good? We’ll see.

Spring.

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PomPoms

Just meaningless, meandering photographs from around the yard.

First, a dandelion pompom or two, because even weeds can be pretty:

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Daisy the Undeterred, going anywhere she wants… even under grass!

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The last bougainvillea picture this year, promise.

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(I had my fingers crossed.)

A young visitor:

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…and bad picture of a nasty spider. But look at those legs!

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Hope everyone (you’re not here, but I wish it for you anyway) has a blessed Easter!

 

Adam and Eve

About a year ago I sent dna into both FTDNA and Ancestry.com. The results were very similar, as they should be, but there is a striking difference a year on: the Ancestry results are changing!

I found the original FTDNA map and it’s the same as today’s:

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Of course I couldn’t find the original Ancestry map, but trust me… it’s different.

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NOW I have Greek/Italian ancestors, albeit not many. And a smidgen of Jewish!  I figure that’s Adam and Eve. Yes, Ancestry is just that good; they’ve traced my origins to the beginning of time.

Give them another year and I’ll be Pocahontas’ freaking cousin.  How does that work?  I know they figure in people’s ancestors who are related to me via DNA, but are they taking for granted ALL their predecessors are mine?