Now more than ever it is important to get your annual flu shot. CVS (and other places) offer free flu shots and often gives you a shopping reward. Publix gives you a $10 gift card with your flu shot. I was in and out in less than 20 minute. I was picking up a prescription anyway so I just got mine while I was there anyway.
Weekending (Blogtober Days 6 &7)
I was remiss in posting yesterday, but hopefully this will make up for it. I shot Puppy Raiser Day at Southeastern Guide Dogs yesterday. Puppy Raiser day happens with a dog is matched with a handler and the people that raised the dog gets to come meet the new handler and see the pup that they raised. Here Mendy (on the right) is looking down at Wrigley, a Golden Retriever, that she raised. To the left is Wrigley’s new handler. They became fast friends and I know they will continue to stay in contact.
Today, I met up with Chip and Chris and Irwin to take some photos of Irwin before he goes back for formal training in a couple of week. We headed up to Tampa to the Riverwalk area and explored Armature Works and had lunch at Ulele.
The guy up top is real and is pedaling his bike to make gin.
While we were waiting for our table at Ulele, Irwin made a friend and showed off his cuteness.
My lunch, Chip’s lunch and Chip’s Frose’
Dog sculptures and a Humpty Dumpty sits atop Ulele…hope he doesn’t have a great fall!
Around Ulele, there are these vintage storybook characters. The owner of the restaurant spent $100,000 restoring them after he bought the characters from the now closed Fairyland area at Lowry Park Zoo. I loved seeing these decorating the area. In addition to Humpty Dumpty, there’s the Three Little Pigs, Jack and Beanstalk and Alice in Wonderland. I highly suggest that you get to Ulele a little earlier than you plan to eat and explore. It’s so pretty and peaceful. You forget that you are in the middle of Tampa.
Well, that was my weekend. I have a guest blogger post going up on another blog soon. I’ll let you know when that’s up and you can check that out. Hope everyone had a great weekend and I’ll see you tomorrow!
Fantasy vs. Reality (blogtober day 2)
I love Fall. I love the idea of Fall. I love the crunchy leaves, I love the long sleeve shirts, I love the boots, and the scarves and the wood smoke, and the bonfires..and record scratch…..I live in Florida. Southwest Florida to be exact—where Mother Nature is having a hot flash and thinks we all need Summer to continue.
My idea of what Fall should look like.
What Florida looks like for the next week…well, the next two weeks.
There’s so much wrong with this picture. Ninety! Ninety degrees in OCTOBER! This is ridiculous. This is July and August weather. We should be in the 80s by now. Alas, this is what I get for living in the tropics, or this year, an extra bonus– red tide that prevents us from going near the beaches. So, what’s a Fall-loving gal to do?
She decorates the outside of her classroom.
Voila! Instant Fall. My students thought I was nuts, but my coworkers love it.
On a positive note, I am headed to Washington D.C. next weekend for a conference and maybe I’ll get a little bit of Fall weather. I won’t have much time to sightsee, but I’m going to try and get to the National Archives and maybe the Mall. For all of you who live in areas that don’t get much Fall weather, what do you do to make it feel like Fall?
Apparently I am insane.
I guess I don’t have enough to do so I thought, hey why not. It’s been nearly a year since my last post and I am in what one might call a ‘slump’. I’m so busy with everything at work that I feel like I have forgotten what it is like to be creative. I”m hoping that this will jumpstart my writing again and this will also be interesting because I will be traveling twice this month, so that might be a challenge getting posts up. What is that challenge? Well, the challenge is to blog every day for a month. Thirty-one posts in one month when I haven’t blogged since November 10th-ish of last year. I’m trying to plan the next week of posts, so if there is anything you’d like to read, drop me a comment.