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Monday, June 5, 2017

Kentucky Derby Hats and My Little Pony

This post covers 2 events linked by horses! 
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruise

Welcome to the second round of our Florida trip: We drove down to Port Canaveral for a quick 3 night cruise on Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas. Up to this point, we'd only been on Disney cruises, which are expensive, but worth every penny.  We thought it might be good to try a cheaper cruise, and if we liked it we could cruise more often. See the photos below...

Cosplay Melee

For years, I've loved SyFy channel's special effects makeup elimination style competition, Face Off.  Now, they've come out with Cosplay Melee. This competition features competitors creating original character based on themes the show provides, with a twist in the middle.  Check it out!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


In this issue of, "What's on my mind.", I'm going to:

A. Talk about KonMari, and share an inspiring YouTube channel from a kindred spirit.

B. And tell you my simple process that's worked for me before.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Animal Kingdom 2017

This is the first photographic journey through all 4 Disney World parks, Disney Springs, and a Royal Caribbean cruise, from our latest Mouse Junkie junket.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Jo's Chai Fruit Bars

1 1/3 cups water
6 chai tea bags
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup butter
2 cups raisins
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped nuts
powdered sugar
Bring the water to a boil in a large sauce pan. Steep the chai tea according to manufacturer's instructions. Remove the tea bags and squeeze excess liquid into the pan. Add dark brown sugar, butter, and raisins to the water in the pan. Bring to a boil, then it turn off and let cool.  Mix in flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and nuts.  Bake in a greased 13x9' pan for 35 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.  Do not overbake! Cut into bars & sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon, if desired.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Who Am I Riddle & Winter Wonderland

Today I thought I'd share a great riddle I stumbled across many years ago. See if you can guess the answer, then click "read more" for the answer, and more winter pictures.

Who Am I?

I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper, or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half the things I do you might just as well turn over to me and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed. You must merely be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons I will do it automatically. I am the servant of all great individuals and, alas, of all failures as well. Those who are great, I have made great. Those who are failures, I have made failures. 

I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine plus the intelligence of a human. You may run me for a profit or run me for ruin. It makes no difference to me. 

Take me, train me, be firm with me, and I will place the world at your feet. Be easy with me and I will destroy you.

Who Am I?