Monday, August 3, 2015

Blue Monday - Daughter's Dogs in Blue & Pierce

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My daughter lives in Gainesville with three lucky dogs. She recently took this picture of them napping. Shirley is convalescing in a Blue heating pad (she hurt her back). Dashchunds are known for having weak backs.

After Debi snapped this picture, she noticed the blanket, the heating pad, the dog's toy, and Shirley's bed are all Blue. So she sent this picture to me to share with you for Blue Monday.

One of the dogs, Betsy, is terrified of thunder, so she is seen in a thundervest. It gives the dog a feeling of security. Louie is the third dog in the picture. He and Shirley are litter mates. You might notice their gray muzzles that show their age.


It's nice to have family on the lookout for Blue.

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Today is our grandson, Pierce's 17th birthday. He has been homeschooled (as have all our Gainesville grandkids). He's completed his first year at Santa Fe Community College. We are so very proud of him! This picture was taken almost two years ago, but it's so Blue that I had to share it!



Here's a more current picture of Pierce in his Mustang.    ♬ Happy Birthday, Pierce!  ♬




Happy Blue Monday!



Monday, July 27, 2015

Blue Monday - Blue Crabs!

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I was raised in Maryland, the state famous for Blue crabs.


The Blue crab is so named because of its sapphire-tinted claws. Its shell, or carapace, is actually a mottled brownish color, and mature females have red highlights on the tips of their pincers. Prized by humans for their sweet, tender meat, these wide-ranging, ten-legged crustaceans are among the most heavily harvested creatures on the planet. source


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This past Wednesday, Johnny and I decided to try a restaurant that had just opened in our area: Pinchers Crab Shack. Our waiter is showing off his Blue shirt. (This was taken outside on the patio. That Florida sunshine is messing up the picture.)




Johnny is ready to dive into his grouper sandwich. A customer behind him has on a Blue shirt. The paper lining the food baskets is printed with the restaurant's name and beautiful Blue crabs.


Here's my dinner. (Oh Happy Day!) Six hard shelled Blue crabs, covered with Old Bay Seasoning. (The crabs turn color when cooked.) The first thing I did was to get rid of that melted butter and lemon wedge. I don't need them. Then, I cracked open the crabs and happily picked away for 2 ½ hours! What a treat!


Have you ever eaten Blue crabs?


Happy Blue Monday!

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