October 28, 2016

The one where almost everything is flying.

*The Flag
For Coach's birthday the girls gifted him with a flagpole; he's wanted one for the yard for a long time.
(The black/blue flag stands for Law Enforcement support)
The clanking of the flags/straps/clips in the wind reminds me of being back in public school. I loathed school, but I find the sound of the flag clanging comforting. If I ever get to therapy, I'm sure theres a reason for this.

(I have no idea why two videos show up. When I try to edit it only shows one)

*The garden
My new-ish butterfly garden is coming in really well. But now I'm now wondering if I've put in too many plants? I need to do some trimming. FYI: It's a huge butterfly attractor for sure....but what I'm most surprised by is the amount of bee's that are always present.
I'm talking nearly eleventy thousand bees.daily. Yes, I counted them and I'm exhausted.

*The butterflies
I'm still busy making monarchs.
Ok, I'm not ACTUALLY making them, I'm assisting them to have life. I'm a life assistant.

This week I've had 5 emerge....all females. If some boys don't start showing up we're gonna be in trouble; the girls need the boys to make babies. Well, at least thats how it works in nature.

But....a few weeks ago I did catch these two in the act of love.
Butterfly porn....yep, it happens in my yard.

*I took the dogs out to potty after dinner one night and Cocoa decided to forgo the potty action and have a little siesta by the pool; Harley joined in a minute later. These two old (11 & 17) critters are best buds.

*It's been windy and kinda overcast all week and I LOVE IT. Really, we get too much sunshine around here.....I like a bit of a change.
Yeah, I just said that.
Also, the humidity is taking a bit of a break and the air has dried up a tad. Honest to goodness my skin felt it within 12 minutes. Death.Valley.Skin.for.SUZ.

If you need me, I'll be in the bathroom applying moisturizer.

Have a great weekend my friends!

Linking up with Tanya for Willy Nilly Fridays.

October 21, 2016

What's happening?

I've really gotta get on the blog ball again! I fell off and it's hard to get back on ya know? 
I suppose I should shop for a flat ball. 

Cocoa doesn't like to look at the camera....she might be superstitious or rude. 

Callie lives in a very large house with lots of napping options. Her favorite place? The 24" in between the couch and the coffee table. Dogs are sweet. And weird. 

We had a little party last weekend. Kinda for the Coach's birthday and kinda because we haven't had a party in a while. I was going into party detox. It appears that I'm strangling him with my love. And I am. 

It was fun to have both my girlies here for the night. Linds is doing great in school and loves her job. (She's working at a juice bar and was just promoted to shift lead.) She's also gone vegetarian and is feeling great! 

Lolo is in her 6th week at the Police Academy and is doing fantastic. I'm still in denial about it all and I'm working to change some laws. The first one will be that the police academy will last for 5 years instead of six months. Wish me luck. 

It's starting to cool off down here in SW Florida...and I couldn't be happier. 

On my agenda for the weekend is garden work, bathing stinky dogs, giving butterflies life and catching up on housework and my DVR. 

What's on the agenda for you?

October 14, 2016


Today is my favorite boyfriends birthday!

Coach is a man full of integrity; a man who is generous, extremely, thoughtful and loving.
I can't imagine going through this life with anyone but him.....he makes my life SO easy and SO fun!

Happy birthday Coach.

October 10, 2016

A little bit country, a little bit Vegas.

The Coach and I along with 6 of our lovely friends spent 5 days in Vegas. Or was it 6?
Ya know how things get fuzzy while in Vegas....
We went purposely for the Route 91 Harvest Festival. 
It was three days of awesome country music; starting around 3pm and ending around midnight each day. 
Drinks/snacks at the Irish Pub

We stayed at the Mandalay Bay hotel and literally walked across the street to the festival. 

I had to share a picture of the creepy hotel hallway. Our suite was at the end of a VERY long hallway and I expected the twin girls from The Shining to pop out every time I made that jaunt. 

The Coach booked us VIP tickets so we had great seats the entire weekend and it even included decent bathroom facilities; which is quite important in my book since I'm a potty diva. 


Billy Currington was my favorite one to see; I love his music. 
Some other favorites of mine were Martina McBride, Toby Keith, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, 
Little Big Town, Chris Young, and I danced my Azz off to Luke Bryan!! 
(No, YOU shake it for me Country Boy!)

Kelly and I posing with an Azz. 

 It's so nice to travel and hang with drama-free friends. Our group is so easy and for anything!

I was able to wear my boots two of the nights....the weather was near perfect. 

One afternoon we decided to hang at a oxygen bar! It was quite nice as it also included some back/shoulder massage. I don't want to say we're all getting older....but we actually PAID for oxygen.

We had a direct flight in and out of Miami (almost 5 hours!) Luckily we were able to get home in time for our East Coast peeps to prep for Hurricane Matthew. 

We're already planning our next adventure.....Nashville? Costa Rica?