Monday, October 24, 2016


We stopped at the grocery store for a minute.  They have HUGE pumpkins in their display for $99. each!  Can you imagine paying $99. for a pumpkin?  I should have put a regular size pumpkin next to this so you could see the size difference.  Nice display, but I think they will still have these giant ones after Autumn has come and gone.


Strolled through a pumpkin patch on this beautiful Autumn afternoon.

Papa Zuzu

Ate lunch today at Papa Zuzu's (Mediterranean again) with Casey.  Had a Greek Salad Pita that was outstanding!!  So many great restaurants ~ so little time!

Shem Creek Park

This HUGE pelican sculpture is in Shem Creek Park (Mount Pleasant, SC).  It is made entirely from "junk" found in the ocean.

Sunday, October 23, 2016


I LOVE the peace sign that is painted on this building.  We stopped here at Juanita Greenberg's Nacho Royale to pick up dinner on the way home.  I don't think I have EVER eaten so much Mexican food while staying at Casey's.  It has all been good, though.

Back Home to Rest

This is the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge that we take out of Charleston to go back to Casey's.  It is an eight-lane cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant.  It has two diamond-shaped towers that allows clearance for modern ocean freighters to access the port of Charleston.  The bridge is the third longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere.  I love crossing over this bridge ~ the views are great! 
We stopped to pick up dinner on the way home.


Casey, Amanda, and I had a wonderful breakfast buffet at STARS in downtown Charleston ~ walked quite a bit after and then my legs just couldn't walk anymore.  We then went to Tommy Condon's where I had a wonderful Wild Berry Frozen Daiquiri!  The three young men in the photo (Three Pegs Trio) were playing outside the restaurant and they were very good.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Fun Day

 A 3-1/2 hour lunch today at Shem Creek Water's Edge with my South Carolina buddy Pam Aries, along with several hours of talk and laughter.  A really fun day!

Egret visit this morning!

Good Morning!!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Charleston Charm

Night seating outside Taco Boy in Charleston, SC.  This bench is set back in a small alcove area surrounded by greenery and the light above sends off this magenta glow.  It is very Secret Garden looking.  I LOVE the bench!!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fun evening at TACO BOY!!

My Mango Margarita! Outstanding!!
Love spending time with my son, Casey.

Lunch on Daniel Island

SO great!  Had a wonderful Mediterranean lunch at Ali Baba on Daniel Island with son, Casey!!
Trio Chicken Salad - Marinated Grilled Chicken over a Greek Salad, Tabouli Salad, Moroccan Couscous, and Pita Bread.
Arrived in Mount Pleasant, SC, at 3:00, put the plane in the hangar, and off to eat a late lunch.  I can't believe I'm here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

South Carolina approaching the Charleston area.
Somewhere over the Roanoke mountains.
I don't think I've ever been this close to a cloud!!

Flying Again

I am getting in this plane tomorrow morning!!  Casey is picking me up and taking me to Charleston for a visit.  I'm a little nervous about being up there for 2 hours, but it sure beats 7-8 hours on the road.  
Mr. Magic is once again staying home with Jake.  I will miss them both, but I look forward to time spent with Casey and Amanda.

Monday, October 17, 2016

October Pinks!!

Pumpkin Time!!

Buck on the Loose!

This has been a busy year for you ~ selling the business and retiring!  You now have time to relax and do some things that have been lingering in the back of your mind.  I hope this birthday will be the beginning of something new that will bring you happiness for many years to come.  xoxo

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Autumn Day

The sky today was glorious!  It was a joy to be outdoors (temps in the 70s) enjoying the Autumn color that has finally started to appear here in the Valley.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

10-11-73 ~ THE BEST DAY

Casey James Fish, on the day you were born, I knew you would grow up to be an amazing man.  You certainly proved me right.  I couldn't feel more pride, your life has brought me great joy, and I could not imagine a deeper love.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my son!!! I love you always!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Bronze Beauty

I have worked hard searching for treasures to put in my consignment booths for almost 7 years.  Every week I shop, clean, paint, and haul.  I've enjoyed it a lot, but there have been days when I wanted to close up shop.  But, each month my check tells me to keep going.
Today was one of those days that my hard work paid off.  At an estate sale, I fell in love with and purchased for my home, this lovely bronze sculpture.  She grabbed my heart the minute I saw her and she will bring me happiness, hopefully, for many years to come.  She's a beauty!

Friday, October 7, 2016

One lone flower hanging on to my crepe myrtle.