Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday's Wonderings

Things are getting back to normal around here, and now we are starting to plan the next trip in a month. We will be heading north after the 4th of July to Iowa, Wisconsin and then to the cabin in Montana until mid October. It's refreshing to think about, because it is really hot in Florida right now. Early morning is beautiful, though, for a walk, with a lot of dew on the grass. Kippy, the Bichon, is moping, missing her buddy in Ohio, Jeter. They get along so well. They teach each other naughty tricks like barking at the mailman (actually, Kippy taught Jeter that one.) Just wait until she realizes she has a 3000 mile trip in front of her, just after getting off of a 1000 mile trip.

After this last tragic Air France plane crash, and the talk about finding the "black box" in the tail of the plane to explain the last few minutes of flight, I can't help but think that with all the technology in the world, is it not possible to transmit this information, real time, immediately to place of origin? I don't understand why this is not possible? Guess I need to ask my pilot brother that one.

Heading to Tampa this afternoon to take our friends to the airport. On the way home will make our monthly swoop through Costco. For many years, we stayed away from Sam's Club, Costco, etc., because we felt it was not practical for two people. However, we have started comparing prices and quality available, and we really enjoy going to Costco. You need to be organized though and we never buy more than what we can use, consume in one month's time. That way, things don't get lost in the freezer or refrigerator and I have actually started a list of what is in the freezer and posted it on the outside of the door. It helps planning meals and like I said, it helps in not losing track of foods.


  1. Susan, it sounds as though you're settling back into a routine. I'm never sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Our Costco has some of the best meat in the area, so I freezer stock once a month, too. Have a great day.

  2. We don't have a Costco in our area, but I visit Sam's about every two months or so and stock up. They've also got wonderful meat. And I've taken to buying other things in large quantities like laundry soap, Oxyclean, Pinesol, etc. Cheaper and then I've always got it on hand. I REMEMBER Florida in the summer - as I lived right outside the Mayport Naval Base for a year. I was 5 minutes from the beach and that was the only thing that saved me that summer. I thought I was going to melt.

  3. Lena--it is definitely not for Norwegians, down here, ya know! My Norwegian hubby has adjusted...somewhat.

  4. Catching up on your postings this morning as we are now traveling in the car today heading for Montana. YAY!! Even though this trip is a short and fast one, it will still be refreshing to get home and breath in that fresh Montana air! This will be just a teaser until we head back with the rv first of August. :)

    Sounds like you guys had a marvelous trip. All that fresh seafood, my goodness, I was so jealous. Miss my birthplace in Mass. and all our vacations at the Cape! I remember the fresh seafood so well. Yummmmmm

    Take care and rest up for your next adventure west!!

  5. I'll bet you are enjoying a little of the normalcy of being home. It's always fun to get away and always more fun to get home to our own beds again. I think your next trip sounds wonderful too.