Love this small beach in Venice, Florida… a hidden gem. Private covered areas each with a picnic table and little deck and this boardwalk on a primitive stretch of beach leading out to the Gulf of Mexico. We just found this area after going to Venice since 1995. Such a nice surprise! I saw the boardwalk fence and immediately thought of you Tex and Good Fences! It is called Service Club Park but I call it an oasis. Lovely it was there. And quiet. We took Tavern Ham sandwiches, redskin potato salad, a bottle of Missouri sweet wine (shhh, quiet about the wine) and a slice of key lime pie and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. You didn’t think I was going to leave FOOD out of this post?
It’s time to join Cee at Share Your World. This big old grouper sandwich is from Turtles on Little Sarasota Bay, Siesta Key, Florida and this sandwich is what I was looking forward to for LUNCH the next week in my last SYW post but I couldn’t say where then! So it is a little part of my answer in Cee’s bonus questions at the end of the post. Have I befuddle-muddled you yet? On to Cee’s questions for this week. Join Cee’s Share Your World with a post of your own and link back to her or if you feel all up and HAPPY, play in the comments. I would love seeing your answers.
Where did you live at age five? Is it the same place or town you live now?
I lived in a small town just south of St. Louis, Missouri. It is not the same place I live now.
You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met. Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself?
Yes… probably. As long as I don’t have to wear a fru fru dress.
Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
I grew up in a small town and I mean teeny! Yes I did like it… I loved growing up there. I had a blast and had some wonderful friends. Those were the days when my gal pals and I could walk home from school and stop at the dime store lunch counter and order a big old plate of crinkle cut french fries with a blob of ketchup for dipping the fries and a fountain Coke with a squirt of cherry syrup. And because that wasn’t enough food fun we would order a scoop of chocolate ice cream with gooey marshmallow on top in a chilly cold metal serving dish. AND we didn’t give a hoot about the calories! Dang, it is always about FOOD for me.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I don’t remember thinking about that. All I wanted to do was ride horses. For a brief time in grade school I wanted to be a nun… dying here, dying. You went to Catholic school back in the old days, they worked very hard at trying to recruit you to join the sisterhood of nuns. I still didn’t know what I wanted to be in college and now at 63 I just want to be happy and healthy.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful for the trip to Venice, Florida and the grouper sandwich for lunch. I am also grateful for our meet up with blogger Nancy from Spirit Lights the Way blog. It was our third year to be with Nancy and her BFF. We had a wonderful afternoon filled with laughter, blog talk, just all kinds of yak yak yak and… wait for it… FOOD! Pizza and cheesecake. I haven’t had cheesecake in years and Nancy’s husband was thinking cheesecake was the thing to do and it was delicious! Thanks Nancy, we had such a great time and we miss you two! I am looking forward to ordering a pair of BOOTS in the week coming up… I see a BOOT post in my future!
Well there are no deep thoughts here for the Express Yourself Photo Challenge. Only the admission that I love shoes… that shoe love comes honest to me from my Mom. I have loved shoes since I was a teeny young thing and picked out my first pair of red Keds. People that have been following me for a bit know all about my love of shoes. Boots are my true love and yeah, come on… I know you peeps out there that get that boot obsession.
No doubt about it, I express myself with my choice of shoes. My only defense to that is I do express myself in other ways more important but I have chosen these too cute bunny slippers for this challenge. I went to Catholic grade school and high school in a navy blue skirt, white shirt, and navy blue blazer every ding dang day for 12 years. Navy blue knee socks and my shoes were my only personal expression of me… of Pix. The nuns would tell you I expressed myself quite well with a quirky and mischievous personality. My shoe love shows up on most of my avatars.
I zeroed in on these bunny slippers a couple of years ago and died and sighed. CH was with me and he just gave me the “one eyebrow raised I know you so well” look. And then surprisingly and happily they just showed up a few days later on my birthday. Lucky is what I was that birthday… CH knew all about my shoe lovin’ expressing myself me!
Geesh, I missed you all! We headed to Florida the 10th when the temps hit single digits in good old Missouri and said “hey” to the Tiny Ten today. We are happy to be back… nah, that’s a lie. It was and is beautiful in Venice, Florida… why would we want to leave the “Sunshine State”? I am going to get back to visiting blogs and getting caught up on commenting, I really missed commenting. I missed partying in comments and being in touch with all of you. I tried to follow and read your posts but commenting was crazy frustrating from my phone and iPad. Thankfully I was able to keep up with a few people on Instagram. Does anyone have a suggestion for easy, unbefuddled commenting. Does the WordPress App help? Picture taker was CH for this photo.
Hey Ho here I go… It’s going to be like reading a wonderful book getting caught up with all of you!
Joining Cee for Share Your World today. This picture has nothing to do with this post I just couldn’t do a post without a picture and this was our sunset Sunday at The Tiny Ten. I miss wine time under the Oaks! Here I go….
How do you get rid of pesky phone calls from telemarketers?
We have a landline for internet but no phone hooked up to the landline. No pesky phone calls.
What are you a “natural” at doing?
I think I am a natural at horsing around… I have loved horses since my Grandad plopped me on the back of a sweet old gray mare when I was two years old. I have had 6 horses during my life. I was not the perfect rider but I tried and I loved every minute of the trying. Kate/Kat/Kathy… You out there????
How often do you get a haircut?
Every four weeks.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”?
Lunch! Having lunch out with CH. I have always enjoyed lunch with CH from way back when we were first married and he was working. When he had a day off we would head to a place for lunch where the food was great and that was fun. I still think it’s fun now even though he has been retired for seven years. It always seems to be about FOOD! Yesterday was wood-fire grilled salmon, mashed potatoes and broccoli… for our 41st Anniversary!
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful for the kindness and thoughtfulness of blogging friends. I can’t say what I am looking forward to in the week coming up but you will soon find out.. :) I guess I could say that I am still looking forward to LUNCH!
Thank you Cee for hosting SYW!