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Up in the Trees

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On Saturday morning I was at a local state park with some friends taking some pictures of them, when we sat down on a bench to take a break. It was a photo shoot to capture the last few weeks of her pregnancy so there were a lot of breaks.

While we were sitting there, I heard the leaves in the trees above us rustling. We were at the beach, so at first I thought it was just the ocean breeze. That is until I looked behind me…

do you see it?

Can you see it?

how about now?

How about now?



At least it isn’t winter. Since these lovely creatures are not native to the area, it gets too cold for them and they end up falling out of the trees. I don’t think I’d recover if one of those things fell on me!


30 minutes or less?

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If you don’t get your pizza in time, you don’t have to pay for it.

Do you think we can work out the same deal for our insulin?

no delivery

In almost (exactly) 5 years of pumping, this has only happened about three or four times. But man – it is nothing but frustrating when you can’t figure out why.

How was YOUR weekend?

the key to fun

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Last weekend, some friends and I took a little road trip down to the Keys. By little road trip, I mean it took us about 5 hours to get to our destination. It reminded me of a trip I took my freshman year of college. A friend and I drove to Colorado to celebrate the new year with some roommates. I remember being so excited when we finally crossed the border into Colorado, only to find out we had 3 hours left to go. It was just like that this time too! The Keys are a LOT longer than I thought!

Of course, with three girls traveling together, we had to make a few bathroom stops. Some of the locations were quite interesting. This one wanted to make sure we didn’t use the wrong door.


Based on the cleanliness of the bathroom, we didn’t want to touch anything we didn’t have to.

My travel buddies are quite the foodies so we found some great places to eat


One location, Blue Heaven, had amazing food and great service. When we were in the gift shop, I noticed some platinum records on the wall from Kenny Chesney. I asked the cashier about it and she mentioned that a sign they used to have on the gate inspired his song, “no shoes, no shirt, no problem”. I don’t know if it was it’s proximity to the Heminway house, but there were cats wandering the grounds as well.


Of course, what brings people to the keys other than Key Lime pie? The idea disgusts me, but I guess other people enjoy it.


We also noticed that they were very proud of all their ‘southern-most locations’.


There was actually a line of people waiting to get their picture taken at the southern-most point. Everybody takes turns taking pictures for the people in front of them in line. It was quite a fun group when we were there.


And last, but certainly not least, it wouldn’t be a vacation if I didn’t take a few silly pictures with statues.


Believe it or not, there are a few more pictures I didn’t post here that you can few in the Flickr set.

South (Pole) Pacific

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Saturday night I went to a college performance of South Pacific. Because it is South Florida, and because it hardly ever gets cold here, (and because they don’t actually have a theater to perform in), the show was outside.

This part week, however, a cold snap has hit the area. The show did not start until 8 pm, so I put on my warmest sweater, the only jacket I own, two blankets, beanie, and mittens, and walked to the amphitheatre. If it hadn’t had been so windy I don’t think it would have seemed so cold! Everyone was so bundled!

In all honesty, it was only in the low 60s, but we were RIGHT on the water and there was about a 15 mph wind. That’s cold for Florida!


The funniest part of the show came about 30 seconds into it. Right when the second actress opened her mouth to respond to the opening line, an explosion of fireworks began. Apparently, a sorority was having a party just down the intracoastal from us. The show went on for about 20 minutes. Every time we thought that the show was over, a new set of explosions would start.



What could the actors do but watch the fireworks right along with us? I think we spotted one of the members of the orchestra on his cell phone during the wait.


Despite the elements and the interruptions, I think they did a great job!


not often enough

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Long time blog followers know that my sweet little (14 lb) kitties don’t live with me right now. They are in (what I like to call) foster care with a friend from work.

Sadly, she had to go out of town due to a death in the family and needed someone to cat sit.

Of course, I was more than happy to serve!

The sweetest little facepensive Bes

on the desk

tummy rub
Oops – notice the pump tubing! 🙂

grooming 1grooming 2grooming 3

Happily covered in pixie dust

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I grew up in Southern California and I am a very cynical person, but the magic of Disney was too much for me to even ignore.

Thanks to a very generous friend, two friends and I were able to go to Disney World this weekend for free on a ticket that could potentially get us into all four of the parks. Her mother is a ‘cast member’ and they have a certain amount of free tickets each year and generously shared them with us. She even met us outside the gate and had us follow her in so we would not have to pay for parking.

We started in Animal Kingdom and I embraced my love/obsession with The Lion King. We then hopped over to the Magic Kingdom to ride a few rides. After that came our true focus for the day – EPCOT!

We started in Future World and rode all the rides, Test Track, Living with the Land (where all the greenhouse pictures below are from), and Soarin’. Soarin’ really made me a little homesick because in California Adventure at Disneyland it is called Soarin’ over California and it is the same ride here on the other coast. The smell of the citrus was almost too much!

This weekend was part of the Food and Wine Festival, so in addition to all the experiences and yummy foods that they have from around the world in the World Showcase we were able to experience even more unique foods. Sure didn’t know what boxty (Ireland) was before, but I really like it now!

I also must have been covered in pixie dust the whole day because I had almost perfect blood sugar numbers no matter how much I ate. My average for the day was 105 mg/dL and I comsumed (according to my pump) 274 carbs!

Enjoy the pictures! 🙂


It Was Pure Magic!

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Only 230 pictures left to be posted from this weekend!

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