Friday, October 24, 2014


I specify that it is part one because I have so many pictures on my camera that I want to share with you!  

What an experience! We had so much fun last night. We went to a toga party at Sloppy Joe's on Duval  Street.  The first night lived up to everything I had heard about fantasy fest! LOL. A lot of weirdness a lot of nudity a lot of freaky people! 

 I did not see one problem in the entire evening. Despite all the drinking and all the partying, everyone was cordial and just out to have some fun.

I will be back this evening with some pictures of last nights toga party.

We woke up to a spectacular morning this morning. Made everyone very happy because of all the rain that we have been getting the past few days

Tbis is the view from the back porch of our condo. Just could not get any better than this.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


has been totally anti-climatic! 

This is my first time at Fantasy Fest and I was really looking forward to it.  But the rain in Key West has been RELENTLESS.  Many activities were canceled today and I have been in the condo we rented since 1:30 this afternoon.  Mind you, I needed the rest and have enjoyed the reading day but I have been so looking forward to this!

The parade - which is the most important event - is not until Saturday so I am hoping the gods will see fit to take some of these clouds away but the forecast is pretty dismal.

Oh well, time to walk the walk and  "dance in the rain"!!!

The Goldfinch

It may have won a Pulitzer, but I give up on trying to force myself to read this book.  It is very very rare for me not to finish a book even if I don't like it, but I can not force myself to finish this one.  I really can't.

I don't get it.  So many people tell me they LOVED this book.  I really didn't.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I have lived in South Florida almost all my life and in Key Largo for 10 years but have never been to Fantasy Fest  in Key West.

It always seemed a little "much" for me!!  LOL!!!  I don't drink and it is just not fun being the only sober person on an island!!!  But this year is different.

As you guys know, our firm won our fight for the legal rights of gay men and women to marry in Monroe County. That decision is now on appeal by the State of Florida and it looks like it's going to be going to the Florida Supreme Court.  That is absolutely FANTASTIC because I KNOW we will win and then it will be legal in the entire state - not just Monroe County!!!

Our "boys" - our clients - Aaron Huntsman and Lee Jones - are the Grand Marshalls of this year's parade!!! So cool!!!  The float they will be traveling on is one huge wedding cake with them in the middle as the wedding cake TOPPER!  How cool is that???

My law partners and I will be walking by their float dressed as .... ready???..... BRIDES!  LOL!!! So much fun.  And because we will be wearing wedding dresses anyway, by partner Jessica and I will be renewing our wedding vows with our husbands.  Next month will be my 19th wedding anniversary so I guess its' time!

And who will be officiating at this wedding vow ceremony???  My brother Albert who will be dressed like Elvis!!!  Seriously... can it get any better than this????

I will be leaving for Key West tomorrow and will return on Sunday.  I will post pictures.  Wish me luck!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Received my Ali Edwards Week in the Life Kit today!!!  It is so gorgeous!  Of course it is!  It is by Studio Calico!!!

I will take a picture of the kit tomorrow and post it as an update to this post.

I have not done this project before but Ali has been doing it since 2005 and has lots of pictures of each and every year.  No lack of ideas or inspiration!

The project starts October 27 but I am thinking that I am going to use it starting this Sunday, the 19th.  I will be out of town at a friends' house this coming weekend and then from October 22-26 I will be in Key West at Fantasy Fest!  I have never been to Fantasy Fest but know it is a CRAZY event.  Our firm rented a condo in Key West for that week and it will be a great time.  If nothing else, I will have LOTS to write about and TONS of pictures!!!  I think it will make a FANTASTIC Week in the Life!

I have to see whether or not that will work.  I would like to use it for that week.

Let's see how it goes!


Not only is she amazingly talented but she has got to be the most generous woman I have ever known.  If you are not a member of her kit club you are missing out!!!  You would not BELIEVE what she includes in her kits!!!!!

Woo HOO!!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Greg Isles Does It Again

love this author and have always wished he had more books out.  I just finished reading Natchez Burningand I cannot tell you how fabulous this book is!!