I’m playing catch up. Here is a string of several recent letters to Ellen and Reid. This is a lot to digest in one sitting, so read a bit, grab a bite to eat, then come back.
After a few weeks hiatus, I thought some brilliant idea to elevate my blog from its floor level dwelling would reveal itself to me but, alas, it remains hidden. I’ll keep looking for it. Unsolicited suggestions are welcome.
January 15, 2013
Ellen/Reid: We know this about Costa Rica. It is 1) hot, but good hot, 2) sunny, especially when you comment when a cloud is actually seen, and 3) 100 colones (about 20¢ U.S.), won’t buy you a cup of coffee much less a sip.
We had an extraordinary time. We were on the dry side of the country which was a toasty shade of golden brown now that the ‘wet’ season has come and gone. On the way down I was thinking jungle but think the rolling grassy hills and countryside of California about San Jose. The Westin was about an hour’s drive from Liberia.
Tres amigos – Bob Furstenau, Dave Hemminger (D1) and Dave Dahlquist (D2) – reassemble on the beach in Costa Rica.
It is always of interest to traipse through the towns to see how the people live, and in some cases not very well although according Continue reading
January 7, 2013
Ellen/Reid: It’s not until you go to clear out closets that you truly know how much of your stuff is stodgy, passé, embarrassing to have been worn at all and should simply be put out to pasture (aka, given to Goodwill). I’ve been trying to clear out available closet space for Felicia, and even by my low standards, much of my garb was awful by any measure. One thing that the total lack of a sense of style does is make the decision making easy when you think “bletch, this was just a fashion travesty.” I stumbled upon some more sorry items in the garage this morning. Those will go, too. Continue reading
January 2, 2013
Ellen/Reid: Well, we’ve turned a calendar page so let’s hope we can turn a new leaf, too, on a number of issues. Too many to mention down here but it would run the gamut from weight to reading more to being more organized. Same as last year, really. We see how far that got me.
For some reason, true Southerners think it’s good luck to cook collard greens (with a little bacon fat mixed in) and black eyed peas Continue reading