Social Eating. It’s Good For You. (Sort of.)

YUM.

Several months ago, I had a conversation with my mother-in-law about social eating, getting older, and how more elderly people benefit from eating with friends. (The actual conversation was a bit longer than that…) It made me realize how much more I eat when I am with friends, which is most of the time.

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5 Rules For Being a Good House Guest

Usually, it’s as easy as plying your hosts with dessert… and wine.

We really should have installed a revolving door at the entrance to our house. We are in the midst of six weekends in a row of house guests (not to mention two of the three previous weekends, and one of the two . . . → Read More: 5 Rules For Being a Good House Guest

Twice as Nice, or Double Trouble? Are Two Dogs Better Than One?

Latke is making herself right at home.

If you have read the blog before, you know that I am obsessed with my awesome rescue mutt, Babka. She is truly a wonderful, mostly well behaved and lovable dog. Well, a few months ago, the folks at Paws 2 Care Coalition (who saved Babka’s life), posted . . . → Read More: Twice as Nice, or Double Trouble? Are Two Dogs Better Than One?

Potty Mouth

Last week I updated my Facebook status as follows: I’m glad auto correct has finally figured out that I NEVER want to type “ducking“. Thanks, phone! Combined with being on the verge of moving into a new house, it reminded me of the first house we ever bought.

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(Moving) Again

As I am driving a load of stuff from IKEA, Costco and Target down to Key West (and vacillate between thinking our lack of shopping is charming or downright absurd), I am once again reminded of how much moving sucks. It just does. Of course, moving into a house you have built, makes it a . . . → Read More: (Moving) Again

Secrets of a Successful Dinner Party, Part I

Beautiful, and fairly easy to make, desserts for a crowd.

It usually works like this: I try to make plans with friends for dinner, we all look at our calendars, and dinner is scheduled for a month or two out. Well, since it is so far out, I should invite some other people, right? . . . → Read More: Secrets of a Successful Dinner Party, Part I

Happy Birthday, Florida Keys Guy

Babka says “Happy Birthday!”

Today we celebrate FKGuy’s birthday. Happy 42nd birthday! While we do a pretty good job of celebrating and enjoying life on a regular basis, today we’ll have an extra celebration. When I asked where he wanted to go for dinner, FKGuy requested that we stay home and have a few . . . → Read More: Happy Birthday, Florida Keys Guy

Things You Should Not Do Alone

I have been against wearing glasses for some time. Not because I don’t like the way they look, but I am so used to my contact lenses that I feel like I can’t see well out of them. Alas, the time has come. It has been a solid ten years since I have purchased a . . . → Read More: Things You Should Not Do Alone

Only In Key West

I play tennis frequently at Bayview Park, and have done so for the past five years. It is a fabulous set up where you show up and play doubles with whoever else is there. In the winter, there is generally a sign up list, and sometimes a wait for a court. Recently, a small (in . . . → Read More: Only In Key West

Keep Laughing… No Matter What

I really should have gotten the camera out sooner.

In the spirit of “anything that can go wrong, will…” I began my visit to my friend’s mom in the hospital with a trip to a local florist. They had a total of 4 arrangements pre-made, two of them heavy with carnations. The third one . . . → Read More: Keep Laughing… No Matter What

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