Saturday, May 13, 2023

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC23 - Week 19

Welcome to Week 19 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  No sewing, but just maybe a bit of fabric shopping will happen this week.  That remains to be seen.

Here's how this week passed...

SUNDAY - A special dinner at Yabba Island Grill... 

With this lovely man:

Special thanks to this generous couple... 

For one of the most amazing meals EVER:

MONDAY - Mom had a doctor appointment and we went to the pool this afternoon.  In the interim, I took photos of the scenery from the lanai.  Shadows on the rocks... 

Along with sunshine on the palm trees for LeeAnna:


Preeti's 2023 Positivity QAL Prize information post has been released .  Find it at the following link:

TUESDAY - Today we are off to Tampa...

There are moments in life that we simply cannot miss.  This was one of those times.  We made this trip to honor one of the best friends my father ever had.

WEDNESDAY - The reason we are here?  A funeral mass for a dear friend.  My "adopted Dad" who treated me like his fourth daughter when I stayed at his house during the summers growing up.  Our wedding photographer captured this photo nearly 35 years ago - it's one of my favorites:

photo not currently available!! 

Missing my weekly Zoom with LeeAnna, but gathering bits of sunshine (through the clouds of this day) to send her way:

Dinner at "The Columbian".  I'm not sure why I always called it that, but through the years, it was a place for celebrations.  Tonight, my "sisters" and I, celebrated the life of "Pop."

THURSDAY - Heading back to Naples with a stop at Venice Beach:

Lunch at the marina... 

Included lobster two ways.  A tasty lobster roll like Mary Quilts shows when she goes to Maine and a rich lobster bisque:

Dinner was from Tacos and Tequila, but this photo is for Knittingsuek:

FRIDAY - Another trip to the pool, but today there was a special guest.  Zoom in to see the heron:


Back at the ranch... Er ... Construction site things are looking quite a bit different:

Thanks for letting us know what to expect when we get home, DS2. 

SATURDAY - We head home tomorrow. Our last day here brought one more day of relaxation.  We're going for another pool day, if the weather cooperates.

It's LINK PARTY day for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!  I hope to Angela @ So Scrappy to see what the RSC Quilters have been up to this week... Once I return home.  My apologies for not providing a direct link (ETA... fixed that.) and I'm hoping to find time to visit tomorrow evening.

And then it will be time to pack!!!

At least, it's easier to pack for the return than for the departure.  :o))

Until next time...


  1. What a sad reason to be there, but it looks like quite a celebration of his life. Glad you got a chance to relax a bit as well. Safe travels home.

  2. It looks like you had a lovely week in Florida, Joy! I'm so sorry for your loss, but it sounds like you celebrated a very special person's life. Love the heron photo!

  3. yum to the food., The Columbia is a wonderful wonderful dining experience. I'd get piccadillo, or boliche, always plantinos, and garbanzo bean soup, the bread... oy take a loaf home.... oy the bread is so good.
    cuban coffee LeeAnna

  4. So much yummy food! We went to the Columbian years ago. Enjoy your last day in Florida and safe travels home tomorrow.

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful Celebration of Life for "Pop". Sun and pool time, good food, friends. all wonderful! Safe trip home tomorrow. Glad you could have the time away.

  6. I'm so glad you were able to go for the Celebration of Live for Pop and to do a little celebrating of your lives too. Hope your trip home is good. ~Jeanne

  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and got to make new memories to go along with the older ones.

  8. Lovely recap of the week -the sad, the joy and the treats.

  9. I think you made the best of a sad situation. Looks like fun and we just missed you! We weren't quite as far south in FL though, hanging out in Cocoa.

  10. I'm so glad you had a wonderful week here in Florida! It looks like a beautiful time.

  11. So glad you were able to honor your father's best friend and a second father to you. Looks like a wonderful trip - with happy, sad and poignant memories.

  12. I am so sorry for your loss, Joy! I am glad you were able to celebrate his life in such a wonderful manner, with lovely friends and great food.


  13. Florida looks good on you. and sweet to be able to *Celebrate*


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