Hi Everyone from sunny Florida.
Well, Debby stormed out of here in a huff. I began to pout when she didn't leave after I got angry.
Finally she got the hint! She took the wind in her sails and got out of dodge. Well, good riddance!
That was last Tuesday evening. Since then it has been wonderful weather. Wednesday, the ocean was still very choppy and brown, but by Thursday it began to calm down and the beautiful green sea was back.
Ah, yes, this is why we came.
Ah, yes, this is why we came.
Well, what have we been doing, you ask? We celebrated Andrew's birthday at the pool and on the beach. He is not the beach bum that his brother is. More of a pool kid. He had his party in Atlanta, so a mellow day. Here he is, officially 8...
I will tell you about my time with Barbara and PWF here in a minute. Next to her shop is Taco Bus featured on Diners, Drive ins, and Dives. Kevin noticed it right away. He nabbed some lunch and while eating the tacos he said, "This has the same ingredients as the tacos I make at home!" Then later, he said, " Wait a minute, that is where I got the recipe, form the show DDD!" LOL
Kevin at Taco Bus
The Taco Bus Slogan...Love it!
Okay, now my workshop with Barbara...FUN FUN FUN!
I was jealous of the workers. I want to get a job there. I have been teasing Barbara for a long time about hiring me! Right Barbara? Anyway, her shop and work studio is just beautiful! The paint colors she chose, the layout of the store and studio where the torches are, all work out so nice. It is inviting. and comfortable. When you walk in, you instantly want to find out what Painting With Fire is all about! The buzz is starting to build about her place and she already has a full class ready and waiting. Really, her place is wonderful. I had a great time visiting, I enjoy Barbara's friendship so much. I loved picking out new colors of enamel, and I purchased sari silk, and copper to enamel. We worked on plans for my business as well. I am very excited about what is coming for Blue Antiquities!
Here are some pictures I took of her fabulous shop.
available for sale at PWF
all done with the immersion technique
I loved this!
So, we have had some fun. Yesterday we took the dogs to a dog beach at Fort Desoto Park.
It was a beautiful area and park with natural landscape and gorgeous yachts and sailboats with docks and very upscale homes. The beach had been washed with ugly Debby! That lady sure is an angry one. She left a mess. A nice lady we talked to told us normally this beach is gorgeous. It was not yesterday. The water was brown and there was yellow blobs of gushy stuff from the ocean laying everywhere. We managed to have a great time anyway. Bella ran free and in the ocean but didnt go out and swim. Breyers, well we couldn't let him run free because all he wanted to do...is ride piggy back on the girl dogs! So, he remained on the leash. Here is Bella, I didn't get a good shot of Breyers. Bella has lots of sand on her nose. There were lots of other dogs there.
My 15 year son is becoming a beach bum! He was supposed to do the sailing camp with the kids with Aspergers. It didnt work out with the storm. The camp was not offered this week. But we ended up buying him a new skim board. He has been skim boarding since he was 5, on the same board. So, he got a bigger one. We found a camp for this week. YAY! This morning he found shark teeth! He has learned some tricks, (spinning) and they have done paddle boarding.