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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Max Farinas


Max Farinas
August 3, 2002 - November 22, 2014
I lost my Maxi tonite.  So unexpectedly.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I LOVE MY UPS GUY!!!!!!

I have been preparing for a trial all day today.   I enjoy it but it's not exactly FUN - know what I mean?  And then my man Anthony - our boy in brown - walks through my door and brings me ....


Happiness in a box.......

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

KEYS 4 ART 2015

Only 131 days until the 2015 Keys 4 Art Retreat!!!  Our SIXTH one!  Now is when the time begins to just FLY!!!  Already making preparations... looking for house to rent.... looking at goodies to buy... Can't wait!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

BLAH BLAH BLAH

I refuse to work today.  I am so exhausted from hearing so many complaints and bad news. Granted, as a divorce attorney I really should not expect anything different.   This is the career I chose. But there are times during the year when I find that it just overwhelms me. And this is one of those times. No matter who I speak with today, all I hear is "blah blah blah"  so I figure I will just not talk to them today. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

I purchased Ali Edwards Week In The Life class. I still have not done it. I guess I'm waiting for a more "interesting" week!!   Today I have looked through her week in the life Journal and as always, I'm flabbergasted by her innate ability to document the small every day things that make our life.   I buy all of her classes because I find her to be such an inspiration.  

 So what to do about the funk I am in? I really don't know. I realized last night that a lot of it has to do with my father. He was diagnosed with cancer on October 13, 2009 and died from it on December 28, 2009. 9 weeks between diagnosis and death did not really give us time to get our heads wrapped around what was happening. It was the biggest loss of my life. And, honestly, I have never been able to enjoy the holidays again since his death. This time of the year brings back so much sadness.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lazy Sunday

I woke up at noon today. Didn't really want to, but thought I should.  Made myself a nice breakfast, mopped the floors, did some laundry, and was deciding between going down to my studio or getting lost in Pinterest for the rest of the day. 

I've been very unmotivated lately and that bothers me. I have been unmotivated about work, about art, about everything.  I have absolutely everything anyone could dream of to do the things I love to do. Journaling, project life, you name it, I have it.   My studio is absolutely perfect. I have more supplies than most scrapbook stores.  I keep telling myself that I have so many things I want to do, but I don't do anything. I sit in bed, I watch TV, I sit on the computer getting lost in Pinterest and Facebook and get nothing done.  A part of it is because I know that these two days, Saturday and Sunday, are the only days of peace I really have. Work is very stressful right now and I barely have time to think.  So on these two days, a part of me feels like I just don't want to do anything.  

I have all the right apps, all the right technology, an abundance of absolutely everything I could possibly need and yet nothing seems to jumpstart me.   I guess it's what we refer to as a "funk".  But I think the only way that is going to change is if I get out of this damn bed, go down to my studio and do something.  So I am on my way to create something! 

Wish me luck!!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

FANTASY FEST DAY II (part 1)


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

MY FIRST DAY OF FANTASY FEST


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"!!!