Category Archives: The Sunshine State

Where it’s too hot to think straight…

Diet Coke’s Day Out

We attended the Sunshine State Book Festival on Saturday in Gainesville. One hundred fifty authors inside a huge Methodist church. As the spaces for each author were small, we left the cooler in the car, leaving Hubs to run out … Continue reading

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Oh, look…It’s January again

I’ve made some changes. And while, yes, I did decide on this momentous upheaval of “how things are going” late last year, it really has nothing to do with the whole New Year thing. But it does feel sort of … Continue reading

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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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