New Normal – Quarantine – Masks

While in quarantine I had plans of getting a lot of things done on my to do list, so when we get back to normal life I can do more of the things I love.  Having time now is not an issue since I’m mostly confined to home, but I have only managed to accomplish […]

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I’m Not Normal – Fibromyalgia

Sitting in the doctor’s office and hearing the doctor say to me “You Are Not Normal” was a real wake up call.  Whose body is normal and follows all the medical guidelines?  The only good thing he did say to me was “Listen to your Body”.  I still follow that advice today.   After many extensive […]

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Are We There Yet? Sunrise & Another Day of Covid-19 Pandemic

Remember as a child riding in the backseat of the car asking your parent while on a long trip, “Are we there yet”? Now we are asking our leaders, CDC and the media “Are we there yet”? Glued to our TV sets for the next tidbit on any hope of this pandemic ending. Asking ourselves […]

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Simple Life – Forced Quarantine (Finally in Florida)

My Grandmother used to say to me “Don’t you ever just sit and relax”?   Well, grandma I am finally learning to take life a little slower.  Instead of sitting on my back porch relaxing and talking with loved ones looking out over the farmland,  I’m sitting with a glass of wine watching the sunset on […]

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An Apple a Day Will Keep the Doctor Away

Okay, I don’t think the old cliche’ “An Apple a Day will Keep the Doctor Away” will be possible right now with the CoronaVirus.    However, when it is time for my annual visit to the Doctor, I’m sure it will take place by video chat and not the usual face to face visit.  My […]

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People are like Sea Shells on the Beach

Walking on the beach this morning and looking at the collection of sea shells I realized a similarity between humans & sea shells.  How could I compare people to sea shells?  Just like people sea shells come in different sizes, shapes, colors and all have a story to tell.  Some of the sea shells are […]

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Finding Peace in a Chaotic World

Usually I like to write about my travels, but since the world is being confined to their homes I will now have to resort to other subjects.   For those of you who don’t know me I downsized and moved to a condo across from the beach in New Smyrna, Florida.  As lock down is inevitable […]

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Regretfully – Cancelling Bucket List Trip

Regretfully, we had to cancel our upcoming bucket list trip to Vietnam/Cambodia. A few of the trip highlights were going to be spending the night on a junk boat in Halong Bay,  visiting Ankgor Wat, the Killing Fields Museum, and cruising down the Mekong river on Amawaterways.  Watching the Coronavirus outbreaks and quarantines over the […]

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Afraid to Travel – Nah

Planning a trip is exciting!   Researching about the area you plan to visit, actually picking a place, then booking it.   We booked a trip over a year ago to Cambodia and Vietnam.  A bucket list trip. We thought we had everything planned.  Typhoid shots, Hep A & Hep B series shots, I even did the […]

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Land of Luxury – View over Estuary

It’s been a crazy, busy few months, but the end result has been so worth it!   Moving from my “Money Pit” house to the condo was something I should have done years ago.  My significant other and I decided to sell both houses and move into a condo together. While it was hard trying to […]

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My top 5 goals for New Year!

Instead of just throwing out meaningless New Year’s resolutions I really wanted to think about what I have planned for ME in the following New Year? Need to make Lifetime again at WW. Top resolution, cause if you don’t have your health it is a lot harder to travel the world.  Only a few pounds […]

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60th Birthday- Bucket list- Skydiving

Celebrating my 60th Birthday I needed to do something different besides having a cake that looks like its on fire from all the candles, so I chose Sky diving.   For me it’s a little hard to get an adrenaline rush after riding roller coasters, drag racing, Richard Petty driving experience and zip lining over the […]

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Demons Lurk – Friday 13th-Spirits roam

This should have been an Omen to run ……..   The day of the closing on this house I didn’t want,  I found out the night before my mother passed away.   Weepy eyed, but stoic we sat in the attorney’s office signing the papers for the closing, not telling anyone what had just happened.  Done deal.  […]

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Flat-Apartment living versus house

On a recent visit to Madrid, Spain as we were flying over the city looking down we noticed these bright colored buildings were dominating the city of Madrid.  Asking the local folks,  we discovered about about 65% of Spain’s population live in Flats, or what we in the USA call apartments.  Why?  Spaniards love to […]

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10 Things You Don’t Know about me.

Everyone is unique in looks, actions, and how they behave. Their habits or actions may seem a little more quirkier to others, but remember we are all unique.  Feel free to leave comments below, so I can get to know you better too! When watching TV I hum the jingles on the commercials without even […]

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10 Ways to de-stress waiting on Hurricane Dorian

Living in Florida has it’s perks, well, except during Hurricane Season.  Every year we go through the stress of preparing, waiting and the actual event.  Yes, it is very stressful!  So here is my list of Top 10 ways to de-stress Prepare in advance, so you are not stressed when event happens. If you have […]

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DIGITAL NOMAD – LOCATION INDEPENDENT

If you are like me with a severe case of the wanderlust and live to travel, then the digital lifestyle may be for you.  How would you like to work from home or anywhere in the world?  Your office would consist of your phone and laptop.  I’m still not totally a digital nomad as I […]

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WEIGHT LOSS, TRAVEL & YOGA

Usually I like to write my blogs about my travel adventures, but in order to travel comfortably I need to stay healthy.    Like my Dad always used to say “If you don’t have your health, you do not have anything”  Now that I am aging I can understand what he meant.  Money, things really don’t […]

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Not Your Sleepy Ghost Town – Denver Colorado

Winning a trip from the Blue Moon Brewery to Denver, Colorado I thought to myself what is there to do in Denver?  Boy was I pleasantly surprised.  Denver has really stepped up their Foodie scene.  In the Denver Union Station alone there are two James Beard Restaurant winners, not to mention many other fabulous restaurant/bars […]

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EXPLOITATION OR SURVIVAL: PERU’S CHILDREN WORKING THE STREETS

Handing over my hard-earned Sol, just to take a picture, I realized I was contributing to the exploitation of young children.   Mothers, their children and baby llamas are dressed in brightly colored traditional Peruvian costumes, standing on the street corners of Peru waiting for a tourist to provide them with their next meal.  Sometimes they […]

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