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Happy 18th anniversary to the find me in Florida and find me in Florida again blogs. Here’s some history of how this all started.

I just renewed the domain again for this blog . This and its predecessor is not much to look at but it’s mine.

Another year! I have been doing this since 2003! I’ll be forthright about this I have lasted longer than some of them on the old Saint Bloggs parish . Google St blogs parish—- it no longer exists.

I have thought about moving this all over to YouTube but we’re gonna wait till the end of the summer for that. I’m going to decide after Labor Day about that. Even better, I may wait till after the first of the year 2021. I should also let every single person know here that I no longer type this blog out. I have an iPhone 6 that I talk into dictation style. Sometimes when I talk it doesn’t come out the way I want to so I have to edit it.

I kept going because I really didn’t make a big deal out of it. I changed the name somewhat. It used to be find me in Florida again. I had to change the name because I forgot the password completely. I don’t want to change the name completely because people knew about find me in Florida and what it stood for.

I started this in about 2003 right after 911 . I was working for the state of Florida health inspection office at the time. I just gotten married and was chilling for a few years to enjoy my life and my marriage at the time.

Oh yeah I almost forgot, I was reading the Julia and Julie blog when she was cooking on her blog on Funny to say I lasted longer here too. I thought about having a blog where I cook grilled grouper because it’s a Florida food. It’s not northern pot roast, that food has no imagination.

One way is good : grilled with fresh mango.

I had almost 25 years or near 20 years of working and I needed a break from my regular journalism life. I had been working since like 1984.

So, why do I do this blog? It really started when I started to see nobody really talks about with daily life in Florida is like…They all talk about where to go what to see what to do when you come here on vacation or visit.

It really also started when a lot of Catholic religious people that I knew started doing blogs after going to a writers conference in 2002.

I was more into daily life anyway. I am like my dad I do not like to suck up to anyone, unless there is real money involved & I can’t do prim or proper.

I think what I’m trying to say here is that what you see is what you get. I don’t like them many of them because many of them are too pretentious for my coffee cup. I had a season there for a while where I was going back-and-forth with the mommy bloggers . And there was another season where I was battling and trolling back-and-forth with the faith and family live online now defunct magazine, people. They no longer exist and I’ve lived past them in a few now-defunct blogs.they no longer exist either I have outlived you.

Now, I just give them all a catholic IQ test & I grin like the grinch because I know most of them couldn’t pass it.

Then there was an almost dangerous season when this Minnesota lady in the same area of George Floyd kept following me around on the internet. I seriously mean she was holding my neck to a chokehold online and following me everywhere like a hacker. Lash checks she no longer does that .

A sidenote, I actually called the publisher and editor in chief of Bayard who was the boss of Faith and Family live at the time and he told me personally on the phone that before they all knew that the online magazine was going to go under . Those ladies the homeschooling mummy bloggers did not. And of course, he laughed that I was trolling back-and-forth with them. He told me that he rolled his eyes about the stupidity of some of the things that were being written. He also told me he was from pittsburgh.

I did a backtrack on her recently. I just found out that she is now verry divorced after having all of her trophy children. I don’t want to sound mean, but 22 years.. married here… good . I do check on whether or not she is still chasing me around the internet. I threatened to call the cops and security on her a few times and I think that did it. No after the George Floyd incident Hennepin County Minnesota has mud on their face, not a true reflection of what many of those people could be like up there, but not as a general observation. Let us say I’ve known that some of those people NOt ALL, have problems up there. Oh yeah, there was another lady she was just as crazy.

I never ever ever ever ever would or have I ever followed anyone around on the Internet like those two did.

I will just say to my readers who do have faith this: you are need to pray for this crazy Minnesota lady because I saw what has happened to her since are used to go back and forth and I had to respond with security once upon a time about 10 years ago. I’m not surprised those cops acted like they did.

Add this: I want you to understand that a lot of mummy bloggers put their marriages last and their children 1st. Need to put your marriage first before your children. And those Conservative overdone mothers who panic at every turn of the Earth, there is no balance with you. There is no common sense with you. Pray about this people.

AH, the many seasons of this blog.

Then, enter that other season aka 2009 after my Grad School summer episodes. This our marriage episode season 1.a when my husband and I after near 10 years didn’t have any kids and we attempted to adopt. We didn’t get to do so because Part b of that was when my hubs Dad died of lung cancer. He left us a house where we had to get rid of just about everything because everything inside the house was breaking. There was no air for a solid three years in the Florida heat. Add this to him getting sick with diabetes complications, and a spice pepper of not being able to afford a new air-conditioning in a four bedroom house with a pool. Just saying, we sold the house and collect it every month. Stay tuned for further fun on that one .

Laugh people, open your mouth & take a breath . I have been doing that for three years now. Just paid the rent another month out here in renting land. I’m sitting here in a smaller apartment where the landlord just purchased another air-conditioning. It was nice two weeks ago when he wrote the AC payment check and I didn’t have to.

Maybe next year there’s going to be another crazy bunch of episodes where I get a Apple computer in a couple of long hard drives to store everything in.

That way I can do this YouTube thing a little easier. I’m not so fast to do a serious YouTube stuff for awhile.

My point? Daily life in Florida is not boring. Okay , I’ll try to spice it up a little bit more. How ? Our Beagle Alfie is hilarious. If we do a YouTube it’s going to be about him and any of his descendants. I just know this but we end up with a female dog next year.

I’m going to keep the faith element in here because everybody should have a little faith. Non-pretentious Catholic Christian is how it should be in a heat geographical area like Florida . Why? Where are sturdy like because we deal with heat, we deal with hurricanes, we deal with people coming in and out of here maybe more so than New York , Chicago or LA.

We have to be not pretentious because a hurricane wind will blow it away or the heat will melt it. Folks will see how things really are because you cannot stay in a hot car for very long with your nose in the air. The air-conditioning will break and you need to know how to handle things. Stuff will happen have to expect it. It is never like you think it should be here because there is a wind and there is heat and that keeps us real.

So now we have another year in a pandemic, after the season of George Floyd, and after a few other things that I cannot wait one day to talk about.

It’s too soon. But just wait . Let’s get over the hump of the summer.


I have lived here in the Tampa Bay area for over 40 years. I am a native of New York. The purpose of this blog is to show what it is like to live here and not vacation . This is Florida’s Daily life. Paradise has “moments” too. This blog attempts to reflect my Catholic Christian faith with balance and sunshine and a crack at holy humor. I have a real sense of humor. It is hot here .