No Reservation Needed

The Daily Post–Reservation

No reservations are required for dinner at our new favorite restaurant (for special occasions). If you’re ever in Virginia Beach, check out Dockside. Blackened chicken with two sides for me, hubby always gets the blackened seafood platter. 


Share Your World–2016 Week 41

Share Your World

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers sent our way in light of the recent hurricane. We came through it well with all the water staying outside the house. We had no more electrical issues after the initial flickering. Others in our area have been without power since the storm, and many areas are still dealing with floodwaters. The crews are out working, I saw several trucks from the power company in one neighborhood when I was out this afternoon. Hopefully, life will return to some sense of normalcy for everyone affected by Hurricane Matthew soon. 

And now, to Share Your World. Cee had help from the neighborhood kids again this week. I think they did a pretty good job, don’t you?

  1. Do you believe in love at first sight?
    Yes. It happened to me. 
  2. Your first car?
    1962 Chevy Nova
  3. Who taught you to ride a bike? How did it go?
    No one really taught me. I got on it and tried until I got it. 
  4. Ugly and rich or beautiful and poor?
    I think there’s beauty in everyone, and one can be rich in many ways aside from money.
  5. What was the first dish you could cook?
    My grandmother taught me how to fry thinly-sliced potatoes in a single layer in a cast iron skillet, like thick potato chips. 

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful to have escaped the wrath of Hurricane Matthew; I look forward to trying some new recipes from my recent cookbook purchase, “Inspiralized,” with the spiralizer attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer. For dinner tonight I made Caprese Zucchini Salad–I’m hooked! 

Please share your answers, and check out the others at:


Willy Nilly Friday 5 #88

Willy Nilly Friday 5 

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a random post. Now, where’d all those ideas go that popped into my head? Oh, here’s one…

1. A month ago I saw what appeared to be a bolt of lightning when moving my eye to the left. My diagnosis was Posterior Vitreous Detachment. Today was the follow-up, and everything appears stable. 

2. This mermaid was new in the eye doctor’s office. If you’ve followed this blog for awhile, you may remember the Norfolk Mermaid posts

3. Silliness abounded in the backyard this week. You’ll never guess who was involved. No, it wasn’t me! 

4. We’ve seen impressive sunsets lately. Here’s one of them:

5. Some days it was hard to find the sun. 

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” –Anthony J. D’Angelo

Linking to 


Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 84

Willy Nilly Friday 5

1. It seems like forever since I’ve written a random post – and I don’t even know what this one is about, yet! Does that count as one thought?

2. We spent two days at Colonial Williamsburg last week, and walked over six miles each day – according to my Fitbit. I took very few photos, most of them were of the flower gardens and fences.

3. Last summer I bought a “succulent tile” at Lowe’s to put in an empty terra cotta container. This spring they have tiny yellow blossoms!

image from internet


4. It rained 2/3 of the past weekend. I haven’t taken any bird photos for days! A beautiful Blue Jay visited this afternoon. You’ll have to take my word for it. Where was my camera when I needed it! I am totally discombobulated! I will share the High Mallow, instead.

5. I’m really excited to go for my annual mammogram tomorrow! Then I’ll be totally discom-boob-ulated. Have a happy day!

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Share Your World–2015 Week 23

Share Your World

I missed Share Your World last week. Cee’s mixing things up a bit, we’ll see what she plans for future posts. She has a poll on this week’s post, so go here to voice your opinion on how you’d like to see Share Your World formatted–questions, lists, finish the sentence…or a combination.

Let’s get started with this week’s questions! Are you ready?

1. For your blog do you basically use Mac or Windows applications.  What type of device laptop, desktop, tablet, phone or pad?
I use Mac applications for everything. I prefer to create posts on a laptop for ease of formatting photos. If away from home I may read/comment on iPad or iPhone, or create a quick post with a single image.

2. If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to?
In the sense of material goods, new furniture. The real “finer things” are not tangible. 

3. Can you change a car tire?
I know how, but it would probably not be a good idea. (See chronic myofascial pain) Therefore, I have a husband, and AAA.

 That’s it for the questions this week. The fourth was a poll, and I voted on Cee’s post. You can too! I hope you’ll share your answers in a post you create and link to Cee’s blog, or leave your responses in the comments below. Looking forward to hearing from you!



Share Your World–2014 Week 26

Here are Cee’s questions (and my answers) for Share Your World:

Is your refrigerator organized or a mess inside?

an organized mess 

If you could be famous for one thing, what would it be?

to find a cure for an illness that presently is not curable

What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?

I’d like to get caught up reading books I’ve purchased and magazines I subscribe to.

Where do you eat breakfast?

usually in the kitchen

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m glad I was able to join the new city rec center near my home; I look forward to rain later in the week.

Linking to Cee’s blog, where you can join in the fun, create your own post and link up–or you can respond in the comments below. I enjoy reading your answers.


There Goes the Water/Tried a New Recipe

We had a most lovely day. The temperature got into the 60s, I went out to play and never came back. OK, I did have to bring the groceries home and put them away.

The European Starlings thoroughly enjoyed the birdbath. I was tempted to join them.

Last evening was writers group; today I had lunch with my friend, Ev, who leads our group.

The little Painted Bunting female is still a regular
visitor. This is her favorite feeder.

I made something new for dinner. The recipe came from Bob’s Red Mill blog. It was recommended as a savory breakfast in the post, but garlic, kale, fire-roasted tomatoes and Parmesan sounded more like dinner to me. It didn’t take long to make, and we both liked it. I shopped three places before finding the brown rice farina for the base, so you may want to keep that in mind.

Have a lovely Thursday!