Thursday, December 29, 2016

Beach bound for birthday

I had a follow-up appointment with the oral surgeon today and he said I could start eating solid foods. I could have hugged his neck.

We rented a condo at the beach for my birthday in January. We try to go down there every year. If you remember, last year's visit was cut short by a fluke accident. As I tried to break the plastic around a case of water with my key to Jilda's car, it broke in two. It was one of those "smart keys" which meant if without putting the pieces together, the Honda wouldn't drive.

Normally, that's not that big of an issue because we could have used Jilda's keyring, but she'd left her's home so that her brother could borrow our truck.

At any rate, after spending one night at the beach, we headed back home the next day so that we wouldn't be stranded.

I learned two valuable lessons that day:
1. Never leave home without a spare key
2. Smart keys should not be used for anything but cranking cars

When we get to the shore this year, I plan to eat my weight in seafood. Maybe a bucket of seafood gumbo, oysters, shrimp, flounder, and maybe a few crab legs.

I'm counting the days.


  1. Is that a bucket of all the seafood combined and a few crabs legs or 4 buckets each of gumbo, oysters, shrimp & flounder and a few crabs legs? Just asking.


  2. What an incredible photo.
    Happy birthday oh fellow Capricorn - and welcome back to the world of food.

  3. Echoing EC above.... Also I really do appreciate anyone who still 'CRANKS' their car. Oh yeah, Enjoy the beach!!

  4. You and Jilda will have a great time and yes bring an extra set of car keys and maybe a utility knife to cut the plastic wrap off the case of water bottles. My mouth is watering for seafood.

    I'll take you up on that offer of being my official photographer next Christmas and you can have all the food you want.

  5. Have a great time. Eat as much of that seafood as you can. And remember salt water is good to help your mouth heal.

  6. A trip to the beach sounds wonderful and what a great birthday gift! So glad you got the go ahead to eat. I bet it won't take long to gain back those lost pounds ! Ha !

  7. Enjoy my friend. My favorite is snow crab legs!

  8. Im excited for you guys! Sea food sounds good!! I say eat all you can! Have fun! Cant wait to hear about the trip!

  9. Anonymous1:53 PM

    ENJOY--& don't burn yourself on the melted butter!!

  10. Lucky duck! I developed a shellfish allergy a few years ago, but still remember the pleasure of spreading newspapers all over the floor and cracking a mess of buttery crab legs. Have y'all ever been to the Fish Market on South Street (B'ham)? It's my son's favorite spot when he travels to the V.A.

  11. I like the idea of the beach, I don't like the

  12. I'm so happy to hear you're feeling better.. I hope you enjoy your time at the beach xox


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