In 2002 we ran away from Illinois where we were born and raised, and started a new life in SW Florida. This blog is about me (an eccentric old artist), ROM (my Real Old Man), Isabella (our neurotic Standard Poodle) and Emmy (our crazy snake killing Jack Russell Terrier). Oh- and the neighborhood old people. Life is good in Florida!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

You Northerners Want to Escape the Snow & Bitter Cold?

As another polar vortex of snot freezing cold and ass deep snow hits the northern states, I noticed a tweet from Ft. Myers and Sanibel announcing a contest they are having. All you have to do is sculpt something out of snow, take a photo and send it to them. Maybe a mermaid or sea turtle? Or a snowcastle? How about an old fat man in speedo? Nothing says Florida like an old fat man in a speedo walking the beach- something we see way too often in the summer months. Visit their Facebook page to enter and you might win a trip to the beach! Good luck...

11 comments:

  1. I would love to see what you would come up with!

    ~Linda

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  2. Are you okay? I keep checking every day for a new blog from you. I no you have had a hard time lately but I;m getting worried about you. Just remember a whole lot of people love you. sweet lady.

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  3. I've been checking every day too, hope you're ok!

    ~Linda

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  4. Yes, Linda and Anon, I'm getting worried too. Roh hasn't been on twitter either. I hope she isn't sick. Just not like her to be so quiet. We're missing you, Roh!
    MaryA

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  5. That's very disturbing. I sincerely hope she & ROH are ok!!

    ~Linda

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  6. Considering she recently lost her son I can understand why she is quiet. Take it from me (who has also lost a child) she's going through something most can not even imagine. It is the most profound and deepest pain one can experience and unlike any other kind of loss. Life is never the same after the death of a child.

    My heart goes out to you, R. I know how hard it is for you right now. My darkest time was several months after my child passed. For the first month after a death, people are supportive and go out of their way to reach out. After that you are pretty much left on your own and that is when my grief became unbearable. I'm going to email you my phone number and if you ever need to talk please call me. I really mean that!
    Diane

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  7. Oh I am so sorry, I knew something bad had happened but I didn't know it was the death of her son. That is such an unimaginable horrific thing to happen. My mother lost her son and my brother when he was 22. Diane, you are 100% right, those months after a death like this, people go back to their routines and don't mean to, but "forget" what has happened. Meanwhile you're left struggling to get back to "normal." I wish I had the words to make her feel better. I hope she knows how many people are out there and supportive. I certainly have never met ROH but we have chatted here over the years and I love her humor, artwork, photos, stories, etc. Oh I feel so bad. Thank you Diane for sharing this info. ROH, you're in my heart and prayers.

    ~Linda

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  8. Hi Linda, I haven't met ROH either, but feel like I've known her forever just from following her blog these past few years. I feel bad that I've never left a comment until this week to let her know how much I love and enjoy her and her blog .
    ROH, I hope you can feel all the love so many of us have for you. I know it doesn't take the heartache away, but know you aren't alone and so many of us care.
    Diane

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  9. Hi Diane, it sure has been a long time now! It's funny how you can "talk" to people over the internet but never meet them, yet feel a connection.

    ROH - sure hope you're ok and I agree with everything Diane said!

    ~Linda

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  10. I'm truly sorry for worrying you all. My emotions have been so raw lately I felt I needed to unplug for awhile. But wallowing in my grief hasn't helped so I think it's time for me to try to get back to my old routine and activities. Thank you all for caring xoxo

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  11. Don't you worry your pretty little head! I'm sincerely relieved you're okay and considering what you've been through you take all the time you need. I hope you can find joy in the simple things that life has to offer again. Take your time . . .

    ~Linda xo

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