Category Archives: The Sunshine State

Where it’s too hot to think straight…

Hey, Epcot…it’s not me, it’s you

It’s been a couple of years since we visited Epcot for the food & wine festival. The only reason was Covid. But we’ve been vaccinated over and over again, and we’ve likely already had it and were asymptomatic, so we … Continue reading

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Hurricanes, ACs, and Jabs, Oh My!

We knew there was a hurricane headed toward the gulf. Honestly, I can’t recall where it was when we left for our week-long vacation to the Atlanta area and then on to Chattanooga. We left on a Friday and spent … Continue reading

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I am too many people…

Some years ago, I was at a local author expo and over all the noise in the room, at some point, I realized someone was calling my name. But he wasn’t saying, “Dianna.” He was saying, “Dana.” When I finally heard … Continue reading

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Binge Worthy Period TV Shows

I haven’t been reading much lately. I go through periods in which my brain just doesn’t want to let me concentrate very much. So, I watch TV. Sue me. Here are some of my favorite period shows. These are totally … Continue reading

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A visit to Ballard Park

Years ago, in the 90’s I think, I was part of a homeschooling group that met at Ballard Park once a month. I’m not very good with time so I can’t say how long it’s been since I’ve been to … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Earthquake Cake

Did you catch the Moby-Dick reference in the video? Earthquake cake is also known as upside-down German chocolate cake because to make it, you put coconut and chopped pecans on the bottom of the pan and then pour German chocolate … Continue reading

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Netflix’s Persuasion vs. Other Adaptations

This post contains spoilers! I watched the Netflix adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion…so you don’t have to. Okay, it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever seen, but I was definitely disappointed with it. If you’ve never read the book, or … Continue reading

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A visit to Turkey Creek Sanctuary

There’s always something different to see at Turkey Creek.

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Rock n Roll Crossword Puzzle Solution

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Free crossword puzzle!

I’ve been having a lot of fun recently creating puzzle books. Right now I’m working on a book of crossword puzzles that should be published later this year. Here’s a downloadable freebie that’s not in the book. You can find … Continue reading

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