Friday, February 22, 2013

A Lucky Dog

I'm a lucky dog today, walking around in sunshine and lunching at the Lucky Dog Diner.
Hubby's in the hospital nearby, unable to join me after a second knee surgery.
The Lucky Dog is a rehabbed diner full of quirky bits,  colors on the loose, and a flair for dogginess.
 Incidentally, the food is great.
 Although they have a long menu for hot dogs, I like the Green Goddess salad with fish~~
fresh salad greens with cucumbers, tomatoes, craisins. kalamata olives and feta cheese.
The Lucky Dog offers these words to live by.

  I got what I wanted and feel very lucky: Mr. J. came through surgery with flying colors
and the doctors think he is one terrific patient who works hard in therapy
 and gets great results from their handiwork.


Friday, February 15, 2013

Drinking in the Colors

We have a new tourist venue in downtown historic Venice this season: The Daquiri Deck Raw Bar.
It's hardly historic but decidedly refreshing. I can just look at the colors on the wall where
the daquiri mixes swirl in their frosted tubs and feel much cooler.
 I asked the manager if I could photograph them and he said OK.


I ordered the Banana Slider (not pictured) but soon got brain freeze and left it on the counter
because my camera battery went dead.
After all, my mission was to capture the colors, not the drink.
Then, I drove away to Sharky's and ordered a Bushwacker
 (a creamy coffee-flavored adult milkshake)
and drank it slowly while sitting on the top deck overlooking the sea.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Feast of St. Valentine

I'm always glad for the grace note of Valentine's Day,
an excuse for fanciful indulgences.
Tulips and chocolate wine, sweet tarts and sweet words,
 a heart-warming reprieve as Lent returns~~
all thanks to Saint Valentine, born on February 14.

The Legend of St. Valentine: It is said that Valentinus, a third-century Christian was
 arrested for performing marriages for soldiers forbidden to marry under the Roman Empire.
While imprisoned, he miraculously healed the daughter of his jailor, Asterius.
 Before his execution, he wrote "from your Valentine" on a farewell message to her...
the first Valentine ever written.
Since that day, many of us celebrate the 14th day of February.

So, how do you celebrate V-Day?
 The heart of the Milky Way. image: wikipedia

Monday, February 4, 2013

Wonder of Wonders

When the Japanese mend broken objects,
 they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.
 They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history
 it becomes more beautiful.
~~Billie Mobayed
OK, so the only gold in the vessel of my body crowns my teeth;
 the new wounds in the herniated muscles of my stomach wall now sport sutures and mesh.
And, in spite of the swelling (that will disappear) it does look better.

These days, my cup of good fortune overflows
 with my body's wondrous desire to recover the primary privileges of life~~
of breathing,
finding balance,
 scratching an itch,
 walking to the mailbox,
and creating.

Plus~~viewing Downton Abbey on a Sunday evening :)
After Sybil's death, I'm glad to live in a medical age 100 years beyond that one!