Saturday, December 09, 2023

Friday Saturday

 I am enjoying the tradition of visiting Florida each December. It's been cooler this year than the past two, and I forgot to bring my sweatshirt, so I bought  myself a long sleeved cotton T-shirt from Blue Spring State Park. I splurged. For the manatees. 

Late yesterday morning Jim and I took a drive to Daytona where we met my friend Marty for lunch at Jimmy Hula's in Ormond Beach. It was a quick and emotional visit. Mostly I wanted to give him a hug. That desire was fulfilled and I am grateful. His sweet wife Kathy passed into eternity just a little over a week ago. Needless to say, I did not take pictures.

Last night was hot cocoa, Christmas movie and tree decorating night. I enjoyed a cup of peppermint hot chocolate with whipped cream and peppermint sprinkles, took lots of pictures, and took in a little bit of The Polar Express. The house is looking festive.

Today we stayed home. The kids played video games and I went outside to chase lizards. Before dinner Jim and I took Charlie and Jonah for a walk, and after dinner we headed to the zoo for the Asian Lantern Festival. So fun!


  1. Your vacation sounds delightful. Family fun and traditions. Nothing better. Glad you got to see your friend and give him much needed hugs.
    I do hope your batteries got charged a bit for your return to Life without manatees.

    1. It's always wonderful to see family and I love the warm winter temperatures even when they're cold. Ha ha!
      I'm bringing a couple of small manatees home with me.

  2. Sounds like a fun time with family!! Love the tree! Happy look on your grandchilds face!