There are no buckets on my bucket list

We promised our son we’d take him fishing for his 21st birthday.
We drove 12 hours from Tulsa to Galveston to do it.

I got to the marina in the morning and asked the first mate where the facilities were on the boat.
bathroom He said if you open this door in the front of the cabin, you will find a bucket with a toilet seat lid.

I have a broken leg.

I love my boys

I really do.

Just not enough to pee in a bucket

with a toilet seat

in front of God and everybody.

I made my husband take me back to the hotel.

They had more fun without me.

They caught trout, sheeps-head, and shark without the trauma of seeing mom try to pee in a bucket with a broken leg.

And bonus – I got to pee alone

in my hotel room.

It was a win/win day.


Three Things I Love about Cancun

The Beach

The Wild Animals

We think He looks like a cross between a lemur and a raccoon. He is actually a Mexican raccoon and is very intelligent. A lady was feeding him from her bag. Rather than take the food, he took the bag up a tree. Unfortunately the bag also contained her wallet and room key. Fortunately he dropped the bag once he got the food. Cute yes, but the signs say not to feed the animals for a reason.
These beautiful peacocks were all over our hotel.
The crew - and a guest - raising the sails on the Catamaya (go to to learn more about Catamaya Cruise Tours.)
Our youngest was thrilled to discover not only gecko lizards but also iguanas everywhere.

The Smiles

Swimming and snorkeling in one of the underground rivers of XCaret. - We also swam with sharks while we were there. What a trip!

My view this week

Loaded down with expectations and yet calmed by the sound of the surf, I am reminded that life as well as my state of mind is about choices. Covered by Christ, I am able to choose joy. Granted with a view like this, who wouldn’t?


We’ve had a few bumps this week. Happy as I am to have my family together on Sylvan Beach, the renter of the house lied to us about the
Condition of the house, air-conditioning and bedding. Still, we are together and the view is beautiful