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Dogs, Tropical Depressions and Cherries

August 31, 2015

Happy Monday!! Yes, it’s Monday… Day of getting back in the saddle and doing those things we all have to do. But, what a weekend!! I’m not sure how yours was, but we had a little weather occurrence down here is sunny Naples. Well, it was just a little occurrence… It could have been a bigger occurrence if those mountains in Puerto Rico weren’t there. Yes folks, I’m talking about the Tropical Depression called Erika. Oh Erika… You had such good intentions, but those mountains stopped you right in your tracks. We were watching you…and the weather channel was hoping you were going to be a big star. But you weren’t and I’m happy. Down here in the tropics (I consider Naples the tropics. If you disagree, try doing your hair in this humidity…I win), as soon as we hear of a low forming in the Atlantic…WERE ON IT!! TV, News and everyone is talking about it. I’m happy it was a NON-occurrence. Take that Erika!


My dogs are making me crazy. I love them, I do, and they are soooo darn cute, …but I think they secretly conspire to make me mad. They have this little routine in the morning where Ripley (the older one) gets Boca (the younger one) to obtain food for him. Once the bowl is empty, Boca is begging for the dish to get filled AGAIN. I mean is the younger one scared that the older one is going to starve? Seriously…I’m not going to let the dog starve!! This is just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve got stories to tell. I’m alone with them during the day…I’m onto them. Their sheepish looks to one another…they are planning…scheming… Keep trying pups…I’m onto you!!


Cherries. I’m not sure where I’ve been, but I’ve just recently tried fresh Washington State cherries. WOW! Really good!! I think I associated cherries with the kiddie cocktails of my youth…you know…the soft, yucky, pink ones. I discovered these dark red beauties in July and have been enjoying them ever since. Here’s the problem though…they are seasonal. I know the whole world knows this, but since I’m new in the cherry world, I had no idea! I mean you can buy watermelon year round…why not CHERRIES!!! (sad face)… Oh well, next summer I’m going to be the first one at Wholefoods to buy cherries….just watch!

Onto the work week. Hope yours is great. I’ll be here…in tropical Naples…eating the last of my cherries…with my crazy dogs.