Jump In!

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What to do when you don’t feel fun or functional?! Playful or practical? Sometimes you just have to wait it out. Life sometimes needs to be just taken in. Not made into something it just isn’t…at least not for the present time. So, I waited. Oh, I had playful moments, even some practical stretches… but not enough to get back to life as it was. So, I waited. I have decided to just jump back in- the water is invigorating, shocking, uncomfortable but as they say (risk-fully so!), “Sometimes you just have to say…”

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

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My brother-in-law, Rick, taught us a game called “Slug Bug.” When you see a Volkswagen you get to “punch” the person next to you and call out “Slug Bug Green!” (or whatever color it was.)  This game was fun until the person saw a Volkswagen Van…then they get to punch you 10 times instead of just once. So whenever I see a Volkswagen Van I think fondly on those days and wish Rick was nearby to give a punch!

So what does this have to do with the word of the week? Unusual. This Slug Bug game somehow turned into a game that we call “Odd Thing!” It was a travel game that we made up- if you see something unusual you yell out “Odd Thing!” and everyone in the car either agrees or disagrees. (No punching was involved!) We don’t really keep track of how many things are seen, no one really wins so I’m not sure how the game continues, but it does! I guess unusual things seen are reward enough!

Variations on a Theme: Floridian Mailboxes

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Can you get too much of a good thing?

Maybe.

I was thinking it may be time to give the mailbox hunt a rest.

That is, until I went to Florida and walked around a neighborhood in Key Largo.

A little back story: we were waiting for The African Queen tour boat to return to the dock when we decided to go for a short walk.

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The boat used in the movie The African Queen.

Here are the mailboxes we saw all in one neighborhood!

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If they throw a block party I want to be invited!