HAPPY THANKSGIVING! This is a photo I took last year while visiting my parents… I was up and out early taking photos of a beautiful sunrise (something to be thankful for all in itself!)… I was walking back to the house and saw that my dad plugged in the Christmas tree and the lights in the window… When you look at it you can see the reflection of the sunrise…

I am so thankful for my wonderful husband, my awesome family, for our little beastie wonder, Charlie, for the sunrises and sunsets, good health, good friends and of course, for you!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


O N E   Y E A R   A G O…       Thanksgiving! Thank YOU! I am grateful…

T W O   Y E A R S   A G O…   Bowens Island Seafood Restaurant Menu!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

H A P P Y F A T H E R S D A Y ! !

Fathers Day Words

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Joe (my dad) and Carlisle (Fred’s dad)… blurry photo… I vow to do better!

 I would also like to say  H A P P Y  F A T H E R S  D A Y to Carlisle Stroud, Fred’s dad!!  You’re awesome DC! We think the world of you! You’re willing to drop what you’re doing at a moments notice and come to help us fix whatever it may be. We appreciate all those times more than you’ll ever know! barbara & fred

Happy Father’s Day to all of you who are a dad, who want to be a dad, who are almost a dad, as well as for those of you who wanted to be a dad but things just didn’t work out… For those of you who have adopted, have married into a family with children, for those who take the time to teach neighborhood kids, you are all the best! Happy Father’s Day…

And a big heartfelt hug to those of you who no longer have your father in your life. I know that makes this holiday, Father’s Day, a tough one. Do good and know he is smiling down upon you…

Catch you back here tomorrow!

One colorful president…

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“Colorful Abe” by Robert Joyner

Today is Presidents’ Day. So I’m taking a day off 😉

Enjoy this portrait by artist Robert Joyner. “Colorful Abe” he calls it.

Very creative!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Happy Valentine’s Day from me to you!

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I would like to wish the love of my life a very happy Valentine’s Day!

I am blessed to have found such a wonderful man to share my life with.

He’s my numero uno. A #1. Soulmate. Best friend. Lover.

My valentine!

Here’s wishing all of YOU a Happy Valentine’s Day as well! If you’re interested click HERE to read the history of Valentine’s Day, funny how these things begin… interesting!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Well, it’s New Year’s Eve! Where did the year go?

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Snow by Lawren Harris – Image:

I swear the older you get the faster time flies and the older old is. Think about it… when you’re young you think 30 is old, then you turn 30 and suddenly 50 is old. Then you turn 50 and 90 is old. Ha ha… The year flies by faster and faster, it’s crazy! Remember waiting for Christmas to come? It seemed like it took forever… now it seems as if it’s only a  few months away (stores putting out Christmas items at Halloween surely doesn’t help!).

Take this time to enjoy ringing in the New Year! For me, I likely won’t make it until midnight and I’m ok with it, ha ha… Happy New Year’s Eve!

Catch you back here tomorrow! Be safe!

I think I’ve found where I want to live… finally!


I think I’ve found the place I want to live… Charleston, SC is great, don’t get me wrong. It’s picturesque, has lots of history, is filled with artists and galleries… but it’s hot. OH. SO. VERY. HOT. During the long summers we like to dream about places that we’ll move to that will be nice and chilly! I have finally found that magical place! It’s right here in this image. Snow (not the black icky icy/slushy stuff on the side of the road), nice deep snow, perfect for cross country skiing, or sledding. Big, beautiful “Christmas trees” everywhere with snow on the branches and lights in the trees! A church steeple would be nice too. I want to build a snowman, and walk with Fred and Charlie through the freshly fallen snow.

RRRRRRRTTTTTT! I know, that’s not how life is in the ‘snow’. I’m from Michigan, so I understand what you’re thinking. But I’ve been in South Carolina for 23 years, so my memory of the pain-in-the-heiny part of snow and driving is more of a distant memory. Yep, this is where I want to live if we ever move… and if this doesn’t work out… maybe Whoville??


Where is your dream place to live? Catch you back here tomorrow!

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S !

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May you be blessed with a wonderful Christmas day!

Catch you back here tomorrow!