Remember my friend Vickie who didn't "get the memo" earlier this week? Well now I got it and tomorrow I'll go have my first pedi of the season so my feet can look like this:
(Aside: get your pedi's at your local beauty school for $10 plus tip)
Now don't get me wrong, it has NOT warmed up here in North Central Indiana, it's only 47 degrees as I type this and the biting cold wind she is a howling!!! (Jewel is STILL wearing her underalls I can guarantee it!!)
And NO I do NOT intend to start wearing flip flops and capris while it's still practically the dead of winter around here. No I will NOT do that. I am far too old for such frivolities. (Jewel is YOUNG, but she is SMART, and I would know - - - I was her science teacher for 4 years, and she doesn't mess with flip flops in this subarctic weather either)
The reason I am going to put on a pair of flip flops and some capris tomorrow morning, brave this arctic Indiana weather and venture forth to my local salon for a pedi is so that Sunday when I AM wearing flip flops and capris as I cross over this:
To get to this:
My feet will not look like this:
Because you see, LAST YEAR they did look JUST LIKE THAT and my dear M-I-L (Grammy in my comments) would NOT believe those were my feet, and thus she discredited my photo evidence that I did actually walk on the beach.
Oh, I shall avoid THAT mistake this year by getting the pedi, in spite of nearly subzero chills, right here in Indiana BEFORE we're "Leaving on a Jet Plane!!!" And should I die of pneumonia as a result of exposure to the harsh elements, well then Grammy will just have to live with that, won't she??? (Oh I do hope you are reading, Grammy.)
That's right my dear bloggy friends, we are headed to Sunny Florida and warmer climes early on Sunday, long before it is even bright. We're going to be enjoying the sights and sounds of Marco and Naples,
Where I hope to enjoy these beautiful Bismark Palms,
Vistas like this (possibly even this very SAME vista)
And food just like this, though NOT this SAME salad which was eaten over a year ago by my F-I-L, so is no longer available for consumption, and being a year old even if it WERE available it would no longer look anything like this nor would I venture to try it.
I hope to eat that food in this very restaurant - - - The Dock at Naples. After (or before - - - depending upon the progression of my nonscheduled tropical days) I hope to shop here:
Tin City, which though it may not qualify for Leigh's Thrifty Thursday stuff - - -
Is certainly full of lots of fun little goodies, and very colorful too, don't'cha think?
Now, in conclusion, (do I sound like a preacher???? Should I go on and on for about 8 more points???) Now, in conclusion my dear little bloggy friends - - - there will NOT be any announcement at this point about me being sorry to be away from blogging for a few days but that I shall soon return.
Au contraire!!!! I shall be taking lappy with me for blogging is more fun to me than walking on beaches or shopping in quaint little village shops. It may not be MORE fun to me than eating, but it is right up there in a DEAD HEAT TIE with eating - - - so lappy will be going with me and I shall be blogging to my hearts content EACH AND EVERY DAY while I am away.
Why, you may not even realize I am gone.
And that is a wink wink just to seal the deal.