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Summer is (almost) here, and that means daily showers and rising humidity.  You know how I feel about humidity.  And I don’t mind the rain, really.  It’s kind of nice.  For watering the flora and fauna.  For napping.  For filling the pool.  For watching everyone suddenly forget how to drive.  For bathing the frogs.  Apparently, if you have a pool, rain = frog city.  I’m not an amphibian-loving woman by nature.  I’ll totally look at one, but I’m definitely not touching one.  And, I certainly don’t want to swim with them.  Look at my pool after a downpour:

I mean, they’re kind of cute with their babies in tow and all.  But, then they leave behind all this jazz in my pool:

Yeah, that’s frog caviar.  Gross, huh.  I don’t want my pink pool floaty anywhere near that mess.

But, what’s a South Floridian to do???

I’m so over it being cold.  It’s Florida – South Florida – Hello!  Floridians don’t know what to do in temps of 60s, let alone 50s, 40s and 30s.  We spray our wiper fluid to try and get rid of frost on the car windshield.  We wear coats, scarves – and flip flops.  Our cars don’t start properly.  It’s insane, well, mildly insane.

A frosted window, I can handle:

iguanas falling dead to the ground in my front yard, I do not like:

You know it’s summer when the 4-day weather forecast is: humid-hot-muggy-warm.  Ahhh, summer.  I felt the humidity just typing that.  I know I wrote that letter to Humidity awhile back (here it is), but…that was then.  This is now.  Anywho, summer means sun.  And a great place to catch some sun – Peanut Island.  It’s the teeniest little island sitting in the Intracoastal, close to the Port of Palm Beach, just north of the bridge on Northlake.  If you’re in Palm Beach County, this is a must-do!  Boaters, paddle boarders, kayakers, canoers…everybody that’s mobile via water is there!  Even the dogs!  Everybody is there to have a good time.  Makeshift volleyball nets are up.  Footballs are flying around.  Rays are swimming under your feet.  Burgers are being grilled.  Oh, you can’t forget the awesomeness of that crystal blue, clear water!  It’s a great reminder that we’re back in South Florida.  Good times, good times. 


This week was kind of busy.  Not my favorite cup of tea, but good for me once in awhile 😉  On Thursday, I ventured on a mini-road trip with BOTH my brothers.  We went to Tampa for the day to visit with my parents (who were there for a short two-day trip), and we enjoyed some sights around downtown Tampa.  (I love downtowns.)  And, while six hours in a car isn’t the most fun one can have, it was great to spend time with my brothers.  As siblings, you grow up and grow apart – life gets busy, no diggity – and I can’t remember the last time it was just the three of us.  Anywho, it was nice.  

Along comes the weekend, then, and it was filled with great music and some surprises.  We headed to SunFest on Friday night to see Slightly Stoopid and Pepper – two of JP’s fave bands.  They were really good live!  You know, after all my years of living in South Florida, I finally made my way to this annual event.  Another plus was the booth giving away free CDs – free CDs!?  Love it.  

This weekend was a 10 in terms of weather – the sun was perfectly pitched, the temps were comfy, and the sky a searing blue.  Saturday we checked out the festivities surrounding SunFest again, then headed to the pool.  With Captain Sailor Jerry in hand, it made for a great afternoon. 


Come Sunday, it was a great repeat of drinks, pool, sun – this time, though, we added my cousin JK to the mix.  She was down visiting from FSU, so that was a nice surprise.  I didn’t grow up with a lot of extended family around, so it’s always nice to catch up.  The night ended with our Big Sunday Dinner, which included homemade mashed potatoes.  Yum-o!  I love me a potato…especially one with butter and milk.

(And, yes, I’m alive E and I’m calling you back…xo.)

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