Monday, March 31, 2014

Dilemma

One of the post-op remnants of the spinal fusion is that I get some pretty severe back spasms between my shoulder blades. It seems that when I do a lot of physical activity, like I did this past week, they get worse.

My previous neurologist prescribed medication last year, and the stuff worked, but turned me into a zombie. When I saw the new neurologist a few months back, I described the side effects I encountered, and she prescribed a different one. The monograph and bottle both list dizziness as a common side effect. This is not something she'd mentioned when she prescribed it, and I have an appointment with her a week after I return from vacation.

So here I sit, with back spasms, afraid to take the meds, lest they trigger a vertigo episode, which means taking MORE medication.

I need to do something...

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Judiciousness

This is inspired by a friend's post that I shared, then deleted on FB today. Mainly because it needed further discussion.

My FB feed is much like my blog: all over the map. I post politics, gay rights, recipes, food and kitty pictures, rants, funny stuff, brags about my kids, and basically, just about anything that strikes my fancy. I'd love to post more political stuff, but knowing that I have friends whose opinions I respect on the opposite side of the aisle, I limit myself on that front-there could be a ton more. Instead, I'll like and comment when a friend shares something.

Lately, though, I've noticed a tendency and R's rant today just drove home that it isn't just me. We have 30 mutual friends, but the trend isn't just those people, so maybe it is more widespread: the tendency to spam the feed with one topic. In her case, it is mostly 'rescue this animal' and religion posts. In mine, there is an overabundance of these, plus a heavy political slant (and it's one I agree with, to be honest).

As the title says, judiciousness. The application of common sense or good judgement to practical matters. Or in this case, the conversation you create via social media.

If you were going out for a lunch date with a friend, would all you discuss is one topic? Ed and I have a formerly close friend who only had three topics of discussion. Every phone conversation would be those three topics and nothing else. Eventually, we drifted apart-and I understand that this was the same for friends who also live near this person-she did the same when others would meet her for lunch.

R's rant is one I agree with: I love animals and would have a houseful if I could. Common sense guides my desire to be a responsible and loving pet owner, as I'm sure it does others. The 25 people in my feed who are posting nothing but pet rescue notices don't realize that 10 to 20 posts times 25 people is annoying and leads to hiding them from the feed.

As R said, I want to know more about YOU, not the animals that I would be irresponsible in taking in. I do not have the time, nor the space, to care for them properly. To me, it's like that Sarah MacLachlan SPCA public service commercial on non-stop repeat. Those posts do not compel a non-animal lover to instantly go rescue one, and it just makes responsible animal lovers feel horrible that they cannot rescue them all.

The other topic R ranted about, religion, isn't as bad on my wall, as I have way more non-Christian, agnostic, and atheist friends than she does-but it's the same concept. Those who believe choose to follow the faith they have in the way they see fit.



Finally, this bullshit (which was posted ON R's wall) has GOT to stop:


Full disclosure: A friend did this one to annoy R after she'd posted her rant.

Posts like this one sent her over the edge. Frankly, I can't blame her. Liking or sharing pictures like this will NOT change what happens in life, nor will bad luck befall you if you don't. I recently suggested hiding people from her feed, as I've resorted to doing, because this is just too much.

How do you handle the problem of friends who only post one topic over and over?

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Thing About Having Friends Around the Globe

When one pings you on Facebook at 11 at night, you're immediately calculating the time change and asking 'what are you doing up now?' and finding out she's having a diabetic episode. Or another comments on a photo of food and you realize that it's breakfast time where she lives, and might toy with making those tostadas for lunch or dinner!

A year ago, I never would have been able to tell you what time it is outside the US (except for London and Tokyo) with much speed, it would have required counting back from GMT and adding 5 for my east coast time. Now, I can tell you what time it is in Stockholm, Rome, Adelaide, Germany, Turkey, or Christchurch without thinking. Two of those are thanks to classmates being based there, but the rest are the friends in the computer.

I'm able to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius nearly as fast thanks to the weather conversations, but I need more work on the rest of the metric system. Guess I need to get more help on that front-when they're awake!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Coupling and Uncoupling

Yeah, I know, I don't do that much on the pop culture front. Frankly, I don't have a lot of time for it, but yesterday, the news that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have split up got an eyebrow raise. "Consciously Uncouple"? Can we say pretentious? Everyone else calls it divorce, Goopiness.

Goop. Like Oprah, Gwyneth seems to have the idea that if she thinks something is wonderful, then we all should like/use/have the exact same things, that our lives are not complete unless we do/buy/use the same shit she does-except most of us are not spending $600 for a pair of pants that are so trendy, they won't be worn next month.

So, I had a good laugh at the 'What would Gwyneth call your relationship?' generator. Apparently, Ed and I are 'mystically coupled'. What was funnier is that one of my Aussie friends, another Tim Minchin fan, took her fandom to another level while also using this generator. Seems C is:



I guess we have to thank Gwyneth for something-giving us yet another foolish term for 'divorcing'.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I Think it Works...

So, my morning routine involved getting to work in the morning, pouring a cup of coffee, then taking my ADHD meds. On the weekends, I would take it a little later, but once I sat at my desk, I'd take that pill. The job contract ended a week ago, which means I don't have that routine anymore.

As the week went on, I could not focus on a darn thing. It has been especially bad the past couple of days. Then last night I realized, duh, I haven't taken my Strattera since I haven't been working!

Thing is, I took the last pill of the old bottle the last day of work and can't remember what I did with the refill. Whoops.

My psychiatrist who prescribes this medication is lovely, we've talked about how I have to retrain myself out of bad habits now that I have the ability to focus (and sleep-my gosh, is it ever good to be able to sleep!). I think she'll be slightly amused when she chides me for forgetting where the meds are, because this week break makes me realize what a different world it is when I can focus.

Waiting

Today, the DVD set of a season of a TV show I watch was released. I ordered it back in November from Amazon.

Typically, anything I pre-order from Amazon ends up on my doorstep the day of release. This time, I didn't get notification that it shipped until 3pm, while friends got theirs today, ordering after me.

Weird.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Break

The boys have spring break this week, and I'm currently job seeking. This means we actually have the week off together, which hasn't happened since I was a teacher.

Ed commented last night and I didn't even think about it: locusts in the house for one week-how fast are they going to consume all the food? I had several menu ideas in mind, ones that usually end up becoming two and three meals. Tex Mex chicken, homemade pizzas, mac and cheese, corned beef.

I could make those four and cover the family for the whole week, but that will get me up until Thursday! Guess I need to scope out the pantry and figure out what else we're eating. Especially since all the cereal is gone, too.

Yay, locusts.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Suzanne's Soundtrack Sunday

In preparation for 5 nights of progressive rock music, some performed by acts I can sing along with most of their catalog and others whom I'm not as well acquainted, I started a Pandora station for progressive rock. Then, I was pointed to Aural Moon. The headphones have a lot of good music filling my ears, though I find that Pandora's music genome works TOO well. It often pulls from other genres that are on my other Pandora channels. Um, no, Depeche Mode does not belong with Genesis and ELP!

Some of my favorites from the acts performing on the cruise:

Marillion (the number one reason we are booked on this cruise...), The Great Escape from 'Brave'



A little bit of background. Marillion has had two lead singers, and I became familiar with them when 'Misplaced Childhood' was released, with Fish (Derek Dick) was the leading vocalist/song writer. He was a great front man for the band, so I wasn't excited about Steve Hogarth (aka 'H') replaced him. That changed with the release of 'Brave', a fantastic concept album-and I went back and listened to H's other work. 'The new guy', now with 25 years' tenure, isn't all that bad. Very charismatic live, much like Fish once was!

Yes, Into the Lens from "Drama"



I'd actually heard the Buggles version, "I Am a Camera" first, but was used to Yes being played on the turntable by my older siblings. They are the headliner for this cruise, my first time seeing them (and most of the acts) live.

Tangerine Dream, Stratosfear, title track from 'Stratosfear'



Tangerine Dream is one of those musical acts that you've heard, but you don't know that you have. It's electronic music, but don't call it emo or new age-Edgar Froese prefers the notion that the music defies being pigeonholed into one category. If you've seen Risky Business, you've heard Tangerine Dream.

Renaissance, Northern Lights from 'A Song For All Seasons'



I saw them with Ed in 1986, their last show ever as their original lineup, courtesy winning the tickets from Pete Fornatele's Mixed Bag on WNEW in New York. My ex and one of our other friends also went along for the show, but as soon as I won those tickets, I invited Ed because I knew they have always been one of his favorite bands.

Steve Hackett, Horizons, originally from 'Trick of the Tail'



Other than knowing Yes from very early on, Genesis was another prog band I heard in my pre-teens. However, a high school friend was a HUGE fan and that's when I got introduced to Trick of the Tail and Supper's Ready. However, Supper's Ready is preceded on that album (and the lp I later purchased to get my hands on Supper's Ready), by Steve Hackett performing this little guitar etude. (I'm a little heavy on the long stuff, so a little one-otherwise, I would have shared Voyage of the Acolyte!)

It's highly likely that all of these songs will be performed for us, and I will enjoy that greatly. The only negative is the probable sleep deprivation that will occur when 25 bands are scheduled to perform in 5 days!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

CND Shellac - Tango Passion

When you spend over two years with the same (awesome) nail tech, you tend to get spoiled. Katie and I settled into a routine where she'd pick my colors and just paint my nails, because we knew she got my tastes perfectly. Many of her clients would put the same color on their nails over and over, so I was the palette to try new things. It was fun.

Mandi is still learning with me. A lot of the things that work for others don't seem to work for me. For instance, she got an OPI Gelcolor because the shade is right up my alley, but I'd told her that the OPI product doesn't last on my nails. It lifts within a week, and did so, no matter what kind of pre-treatment was done to my nails. She also got some nail glitter, and a purple CND shade for me last time, but we went with the Cerulean Sea, which has worn the best since she started doing my nails.

So today, I got Tango Passion with glitter. I had to demonstrate the preferred process for applying the glitter, as I like the glitter to just be an accent, rather than covering the whole nail. It is a winner in my book:



Today, she was asking what color my bathing suits are, I guess to match the shades for the cruise. I told her I probably won't spend nearly as much time in the pool or hot tub as you'd expect, there are too many bands to enjoy!

Friday, March 21, 2014

A Gift

I am a candidate for a job in my field. The hiring manager contacted me yesterday, telling me that one of the things that they like to do is provide the framework for a learning module, and you're expected to build it with the information provided.

The information I was given was to create an introduction to neuroscience, and how it is used to identify and assess students with ASDs. You know, the content area I've focused all my study on the past five years.

My problem is now limiting the size of this module.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rita's First Day of Spring Free Ices

For about 4 or 5 years, we didn't miss the free ices from the Rita's in Frederick. Now, we've lived in Lakeland just over 6 years, and we've enjoyed 5 years of free ices. I think I have pictures of Ed at just about all of them!

I was full from our sushi dinner, so half of mine is still in my freezer. Yay!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Why Is It?

That the stylist can make my hair look incredible, and I never can duplicate what she does? I bought a flat iron after my first visit to my new stylist. She touched up my roots today, then flat ironed my hair. It looks awesome.

And I will never, ever, get it to look this good again...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Seminars

I get many emails about seminars for my field. Most of the time, they're way outside the budget and/or minimally useful to me.

However, got an email today for a free one in Orlando. It's billed as a networking event, and the scheduled corporate attendees are many of the big names in Instructional Design.

Tomorrow, I have schoolwork to do, but Thursday? I'm taking a drive...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Burger 21, Lakeland

As we had plans to visit Brass Tap Saturday afternoon, we set our sights on lunch within Lakeside Village. Ed suggested trying Burger 21, as we'd been looking at the place when it's been closed for the better part of a year. Who was I to argue with that suggestion?

Thankfully, my sister saw sliders on that awning and she was excited at the prospect of getting mini burgers. I have to admit, the idea of sliders appealed to me, too, because it made it easier to pass off what I don't finish to Ed. (final score: 3 sliders for me, 5 for Ed.)

Right outside the door, there's a sign that has menus in the top. Grab one, because there isn't a menu board inside. Oh, and if you're easily tempted by libations, be warned: they've got plenty of beers on ice right there in front of you. Apparently, they have shakes. I say it, because I was blinded by the beers, but not enough to get one-the plan was to get those at Brass Tap across the parking lot.

We all decided on sliders, Ed opting for the Black and Blue, sis and I going for bacon cheeseburgers. We also got an order of half and half fries, half sweet potato and half original shoestring. In short order, we had a number and found a table.

I ventured back over to the soda machine and then found the condiment bar: thai ketchup, toasted marshmallow, honey mustard, cajun and other sauces are available to top your burgers or dip your fries into. I got the cajun and marshmallow for the fries-and that marshmallow had the right blend of sweet and savory for the sweet potato fries.

The fries showed up first, and the order was HUGE! Three of us did not come close to finishing these, and we'd opted for them because we wanted both types of fries. One of the staff informed us that we can request a large fries half and half. I think we'll do that next time. They were nice and crisp, a light sprinkling of sea salt on both types. The type of fries that may result in me getting just an order of french fries.



The sliders. It was actually the first time I'd been asked what doneness I'd like for sliders. Nobody ever asks, they assume well done. Not that it's a bad thing when a burger is juicy, but since I got the choice, I opted for medium.

They had a slightly red center, but I like that-it'd probably be better to ask for medium well if you want pink centers on your burgers. They generally put ketchup, mustard and mayo on the, but I requested naked-they did NOT miss those condiments. Lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and applewood bacon on each slider, which are served on Hawaiian rolls.

These were tasty, greasy, messy, perfectly charred bites of deliciousness.



Service was impressive, I think we were visited by each of the staffers working the floor, and each was pleasant, going beyond the 'is everything okay?' school of service and actually asking questions whether it was our first time, where we were from, what brought us in. The manager in me knows why they want to know, but the customer in me just enjoyed the fact that each person asked a question and waited around for an answer.

Based on this experience, I suspect that our usual 9pm jaunt to Brass Tap may now result in leaving the house earlier to grab a burger or some sliders. It's not an S&L Burger, but this place is solid on taste and service.

Burger 21 on Urbanspoon

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Carrollwood

Last week, I had time to kill between work and picking up my sister at the airport, as she had a pretty late flight in from New Jersey. I asked on FB if any friends were going to be around, and was happy to get a response from L, who was one of my cast members at Disney too many years ago. We needed to pick something toddler friendly, and between where she was and the airport. Urban Spoon came to the rescue and I asked if she wanted to try Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. It sounded good, so off we both went to a new location.

We arrived around 6:30 and there were only a couple of tables occupied, but the staff was moving about, active in the operations. We were quickly seated, then greeted by three different servers. L quite liked this, commenting on the nice view of cute servers. They also were rather polite, because we were yakking instead of looking at our menus. Finally, we both selected pizzas and continued our yakking.

I debated between a 12" traditional and the Eggplant Marino, finally deciding on the traditional with onions. L went for the Paul and Young Ron with olives. As we waited, the place filled up, but we had our pizzas in about 15 minutes.



These had crisy thin crusts and ample cheese. I liked the tomato sauce on the pies, it was very light and tangy, and there were plenty of onions on mine. Normally, I'd expect a 12" pie to serve 2, but I barely finished one of the six slices-these are filling slices! L had the same problem and her daughter ate about half a slice. This really isn't a problem, as leftover pizza is never a bad thing.

In addition to the attentive servers, the manager and hostess stopped by on their table visits. We both were impressed with the service and made plans to go back soon. Good pizza, great service, and cute servers for L to look at is a winning combination.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza on Urbanspoon

Saturday, March 15, 2014

St. Paddy's Celebration, But No Green Beer

Well, we went out for a St. Paddy's Day celebration with my sister, which involved gourmet sliders for lunch, Guinness for me, cider for Ed and my sis, and lots of laughter.

Now I can't say I don't go out for St. Paddy's day-but I still have not consumed green beer.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Membership Has Its Rewards

As an Instructional Designer, researcher and academic, there are quite a few organizations that I can join to keep up on cutting edge research, as well as network. Until recently, I'd opted not to join any of them, as four memberships would be a little pricey.

My major professor told me she actually rotates through these professional groups, taking membership with ASTD one year, then AECT the following year, then AACE. The two classes I've taken with her have relied heavily on content from AACE, including the textbook, so I took the plunge and joined.

Many of these associations publish quarterly journals from which those of us pursuing doctoral studies draw foundational information to inform our research. I'd forgotten about AACE's journal, so it was a pleasant surprise today to find this in my mailbox:



So, I open it up and see the list of articles contained within. Usually, I'm searching the university library database and requesting articles through Illiad, so it's a new and fun experience to get the articles together. Many of these journals group their topics around one theme. This is a good one for me:



All but one article have some sort of connection to what I need to either build my research materials or to inform my literature review. If this is a consistent thing with their journal, I'll probably end up maintaining this membership...

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lakeland Food Truck Rally

30 trucks, three hours. Three hungry people meeting up with family. Will we see it all?

Once again, we failed in seeing every option before the clock ran out, but we got to try some new goodies and I got to introduce family to several favorites from the USF Health lunch trucks.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Shopping Disconnect

I have a distinct shopping style: go in with a rough idea of what I want, don't dilly-dally, get my butt to the checkout and leave. It is most definitely one of my more type-A traits.

Imagine spending time in a store with someone who likes to meander through the aisles, seeing what's available, because hey, that might be something good to buy, too? Yeah, spending 2 hours to do something that probably could be accomplished in 30 is not something I'd be willing to do on a regular basis, to be sure. At least the company was fun to be around.

And it's probably why that person spent a lot more than intended during the shopping trip. I cop to maybe picking up one or two items 'off list' when I do shop, but that cart was filled with quite a few things that weren't on the shopping list! On the plus side, the parties at home who got to unload and put the purchases away were excited at all the 'bonus' purchases.

Maybe I can talk Ed into doing the shopping with her next time?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Thinking Like a Photography Pro

Recently, I saw someone get chewed out for something that wasn't entirely her fault: she inadvertently deleted the only copies of some photographs she'd taken in a professional capacity. Part of the problem is that she hadn't backed up the raw images to multiple sources, but the other big part: there was only ONE SD card (and a small one at that) to handle the many events she is asked to photograph.

Many years ago, when my dad purchased my first SLR camera (Minolta XG-1, Christmas 1980), he also supplied me with two of Minolta's basic photography books and a two year subscription to a photography magazine. I learned quite a bit from those resources, but the magazine was amazing for little hints from professionals. It is responsible for my patience in shooting pictures of animals, for instance.

One of the tips that definitely stuck with me was: be prepared and carry spares. In those days, it meant an extra roll or two of film. If you're shooting an event, extra batteries for the camera and flash, spare lenses and heck, if you can, run with two bodies with two different lenses. Even now, I have two Minolta bodies and 5 lenses and if I were to use film, I could easily be prepared.

With technological advances, this simple guide can fall by the wayside with newer photographers. They don't realize that batteries fail, media cards fill up and your wifi access to your cloud storage can be hosed. There's no worse thing than being at a celebration and finding your card is full (or watching your child perform in a show, for example) and seeing that 'out of memory' message. Some simple rules to save you from missing those once in a lifetime pictures here. While you're at it, consider the same for your digital video devices:

1. You need MORE storage media than you think you do!
This means you should probably have THREE cards if you're doing something for a client, and at least two on hand if you're taking pictures (or video) for personal use.

Along those lines, higher resolution means your card (SD, Mini SD, Compact Flash, etc) holds less pictures or video. Plan accordingly. For instance, I bought two 32 gig mini-SD cards for my GoPro, but I have plans to grab 2 64 gig cards before I go on my cruise next month. All the other devices use SD cards, of which there are 16 in my office. I know, because I number each one as I purchase it.

2. Have a spare battery-or even two.
I have a cute little Kodak Playsport waterproof digital video camera that is great for our jaunts over to Daytona. However, it is the ONLY camera I have that has an internal battery, which means there is NO way to prepare for that inevitable battery drain while we're having fun in the pool. I haven't made that mistake in a camera purchase since.

My Nikon has two spare batteries and a spare charger that works on AC as well as the car DC outlet. The retro style Samsung digital video camera has two batteries and the GoPro has three batteries and two chargers, as well as being able to plug it into a USB port. Yes, I've been caught short on power if I don't plan ahead, but that doesn't happen all that often.

My digital video class is responsible for me being a camera hog: I am prepared for three camera setups-plus a spare! This is not absolutely necessary for the amateur, but if you decide to purchase multiple cameras, investigate which storage media they use so you can double up on that front.

3. Label your cords and chargers.
Nearly every device has a proprietary connector to charge it. If you have more than one camera, chances are you've been burned by going to charge a device while traveling, and found that you had the cord for the *other* device. I started labeling all of mine with a paint pen, and life is much easier. Heck, I have things separated into ziploc bags to be able to grab what I need when I need it (and all the stuff for the new GoPro got its own VB pouch).

4. Store your images in multiple places.
Hard drives fail. Laptops get stolen (sadly). I'm not completely sold on cloud storage. I have my pictures stored on my laptop, my desktop computer, and an external drive. Periodically, I burn them down to a CD or DVD. At least one of those backups is usually the RAW files, in the event that I may want to crop differently or do some retouching or color corrections later.

5. Take more pictures than you think you need.
I don't know about you, but I've had pictures look great on the digital display on the back of the Nikon, then when I'm looking on the picture in my photo viewer on a 21" monitor, I see a hair, or a shadow or some other imperfection. This especially is true when you're using people or animals as your subjects! Ed took a picture of me the other day, just one, and I *knew* I'd blinked just as the shutter released. Not a big deal, but it's kind of funny when 99.5% of the pictures taken are by me and the rare one OF me is one I'd toss!

No, I'm not a pro, and I don't want to be one-I like photography and videography as a hobby, but these little tips will help you get more pictures and video like the pros.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Dinner with a Friend

This evening's plans included picking up my sister from the airport. As the flight was late, I posted a message on Facebook asking if any of my Tampa friends wanted to meet up for dinner. I have quite a few friends from my tenure with Disney and a couple from other employers, and even a few from USF, that it seemed likely one would be free. A message arrived from a favorite cast member, one who has never lost touch with her inner child.

She's a mom now, and plans included her adorable little girl, so we opted for a pizza place I found on Urban Spoon (review coming). While we interact somewhat regularly on Facebook, it was especially nice to get to catch up on more of life. That little girl, a divorce in progress, her return to school, a new job. We talked about my studies as well, and that she's planning on becoming a teacher.

Her little girl faced some challenges a year ago that resulted in some early intervention and she has made tremendous progress, to the point that she was a very happy and engaged almost 3 year old in front of me. The experience of advocating for her child fueled her desire to become a special education teacher for early elementary. It is a good fit for her-she has patience and a sense of humor that serve one well in that setting. Even better, she has the experience of 'something isn't right here, and I'm not going to rest until this is fixed."

We talked about that quality, that she will find many others in special education who are touched by a child, cousin, nephew/niece, neighbor, who made an impact on their life to the point that they make it their life's work. It was really cool to spend a couple of hours catching up and to see her love for her daughter-and how that inspires her to spend time with other children like her.

So glad that I asked for dining company and was nourished with more than the food in front of me...

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Vera Bradley Quilt-After

The lovely Kate, of Katie Mae Quilts, is responsible for me finally owning something I've been collecting fabric for over four years-a quilt consisting of Vera Bradley scrap fabric!

She details the process of creating the quilt here, and it is amazing. I knew the fabrics would need some negative space, but I loved this quilt and thought it might have enough of that space to work. Unfortunately, the piecing this one required would hide the patterns that are in these pieces, so we went back and forth and I happened on the one you see in the pictures below. It must be kismet, because she had the pattern.

Kate is a speed demon, finishing this in less than a month. It languished as a 'would like to do' for so long, it was surreal to send her a box at the beginning of the month, and get one back so soon. The timing was especially good, I'd spent a good chunk of the day out in the cold (for Florida) and had popsicle toes. This is a lighter weight quilt, so it was good for warming me up, but not overheating.

The funny part is that Scamp is slightly afraid of quilts and blankets, but he's made himself at home on this one, much like Kate's cat CC. Maybe it is the fabric, as Scamp has a habit of laying on whatever Vera bag may be easily accessible.

I'm very happy-and debating whether it needs to get packed along for my cruise next month!

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Friday, March 07, 2014