Hot Chocolate and Hockey

hockey camp scrimage 1

I miss hockey. I know they are only off for a few months a year but it seems like soooooo long. This week my son and I were able to attend the Panther’s training camp scrimmage game to see all the new talent and upcoming players. This place was packed and standing room only so being just 5 foot 2, I was not able to grab too many shots of the actual game. I did get a shot of a promising future goalie looking like he is ready for his magazine cover.

hockey scrimage camp 2_edited-1

I also grabbed a shot of my first hot chocolate of the 2016 – 2017 hockey season. There will be so many more of these and this one in particular was extra delicious since it’s been quite some time since my last one. Living in south Florida you learn to cherish your hot chocolate moments.

hot chocolate face

Lastly, just when the red team was making a comeback, I looked down at my cup and saw this very worried face. He must have been cheering on the white team. – Diane

Colorful Containers

colorful containers

This past week I was very busy changing a guest room (because who really needs that) into a craft room. My daughter left for college 3 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. My son just graduated from high school and although he has chosen to commute to a school, we know it’s just a matter of time before he also flies from the nest. Although it is sad to see my kids grow and move into the adult world, I am excited for the prospect of finally having a craft room! Sorry kids but your rooms have become the new “guest” rooms. Let’s face it, we only have guests a few times a year and it is usually just my parents. A craft room on the other hand,  would be utilized on a daily basis. So you see kids, this is the right thing to do. You will always have a place in my home but you may have to share it with Grandma and Grandpa if they are visiting at the same time.

As for the photo above, I found myself sorting lots of little gems and colorful items this week as I moved into my new craft room (I just love saying my new craft room).  The colors and the  containers I bought were just too pretty and shiny and new not to snap a quick photo.



pinched straw

My husband and I go out for a breakfast date on Saturday mornings. This past Saturday we ended up at one of our usual places, First Watch. This is the one meal a week that I get to cheat on my weight watcher points so I usually order a chocolate milk. When I put the straw in, it bounced right back out. Weird. I put the straw in again only to have it bounce out again. The third time I put the straw in and held it there thinking that must be the problem. (This is where my husband started looking at me like I was an alien) Then it popped out again anyway. What the heck? After 3 tries I finally inspected the straw to see that it had a pinched end.  To make things even weirder, I then proceeded to move things around on the table to try to grab a shot of it for my weekly photo. (I’m so glad he puts up with my ability to make a strange situation even stranger)

– Diane

The Golden Apples

honey crisp apples

A friend had recently told me about how delicious Honey Crisp Apples are. She claimed to be addicted to them! I figured this would be something new to try rather than my usual Red Delicious Apples, so I bought one and gave it a try. She was right! It was so tasty! I know different kinds of apples taste different but this one was like no other. Mmmmm. So yummy. The next time I went to the grocery store I bought 3 more. At the checkout counter I saw the clerk weighing and taking them off and weighing them again so I looked at the receipt tallying on the computer. Holy Crap!!! Three  delicious Honey Crisp Apples were going to cost me $9!!! Are they made of gold? Is there a prize inside? Why must my new craving taste so yummy and be so expensive? Why did I not look at the dang price? How many of these does my friend buy in a week? Maybe I could constantly invite myself to her house and then just casually say how refreshing an apple would be and then just eat hers! I know that wouldn’t be very friend like but she is the one that started this love affair so she should help me get my fix! Right?

Oh well, they were delicious while they lasted.😦


Spanish Moss

photo friday theme: large

spanish moss

A large Spanish Moss covered tree I found while on a photo hike exploring Koreshan State Park. I love huge trees with branches like this. It makes me think nature is stretching. – Diane

Yes Virginia, This is Winter


Photo Friday theme: winter colors

First I have to say it feels good to be back on Ennui again, I have missed posting with my friend but I had to spend some time taking care of my husband and then life just gets in the way. Kim, I thank you for keeping the ennui alive.

Now for the picture. It doesn’t look very wintery but I assure you I took this photo today, January 7, 2016. It was a “cold” 70 degrees here in South Florida. We just don’t get those amazing shots of glistening white snow here. Instead, these are the colors of winter in the south. – Diane

I Spy In The Sky…

Smiling Cloud

theme: cloudy

I love watching clouds and looking for images but this one might be a stretch.  I hope you see what I see. I spy in the sky a smiley face. If you see that you might have a chance at seeing my cloudy monster. The smiley face, hunched back, arms stretched out in front, legs walking across the roof tops. If you don’t see it that’s OK, I’ve been called crazy before.  – Diane