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Saturday, May 22, 2010

JMW Turner Sky: a South Florida Experience

Dear BW Readers,

Sorry I haven't posted much in the past few days (and my eyeball counts reflect it). I'm visiting Mr. Benny in South Florida where he lives. It's been an interesting experience so far. I have a sunburn from sitting out in the sunburn hours on Friday by the pool. I was engrossed in reading a Molly Ivins biography, so I didn't notice the time nor did I put on a lot of sunscreen either. :-)

Last night I did so some real swimming as the pool temp is perfect--refreshing after a hot day, and it was an opportunity to show Mr. Benny that I really can swim, just out of practice. The evening sky reminds me of JMW Turner painting--clouds which are rose-dusky with flashes of orange and Iowa corn-yellow with a cornfield blue backdrop. It's pretty warm, about 85 but the humidity isn't too awful since there has been little chance for rain. I feel fortunate in that regard for my first trip.

Lots of shopping, even went to a salon to have some work done. I found a specialist for my brows and I have an appointment w/her when I return here in late July. Otherwise, we bought and put together a taller fan so that we don't have to run the AC as much, and try to take advantage of Eastern breezes from the ocean. Also been rearranging things to make the place have more than Mr. Benny's mark on the place. The rug I bought from Red Window is in the kitchen and looks real nice there.

Speaking of, the experts are predicting tar balls within the next week or so to wash up from the bastard princes BP Gulf of Mexico major gush disaster leak. I'm outraged that BP claims it cannot do anything about it until Tuesday. Even Mr. Benny, who is a Republican, thinks this is a total disaster for the environment and doesn't understand why BP, who made record profits in the Billions 1st Q this year, can't do anything about this gusher.

Tomorrow we are going to the beach to enjoy it. I suspect we will be in big company.

Tonight I am cooking semi-wok, tomorrow AM a breakfast on the patio, then off to Dania. Tomorrow night Mr. Benny promises a seafood dinner out. Thus, it's time to get back to the kitchen.

More later...

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  • Hey, Benny,

    At least you're still posting, and I for one am glad to see that. Just a friendly wave from a fellow-blogger who was either not posting or only sporadically posting for a while. I'll be back.

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