Cozy Days

Winter comes to Florida like a roving marauder, doing his damage and moving on up the road.  He has visited us the end of this first week of the new year with temperatures cold enough to freeze the bird bath in the back of the house, but not the front.  These are the days we…

WHAT’S UP

Welcome to The Blue Bandana.  I’m Judi, and I am here to tell stories of adventures.  Life is a grand journey full of excitement and I want to explore it all.   It happens fast and I often forget so much because it goes so quickly and I move on to the next thing before I get…

FIRST DAY POST CORTISONE SHOT #2

This shot was more – I don’t want to say painful – more achy is more like it – than the first shot.  I could feel it going down my leg and I needed more ice than the last time.   This morning I woke up very early (4:00 a.m.) and have lots of energy…

4TH OF JULY PRETZEL SALAD

What’s this?  Is it a flag, or dessert?  Is it sweet, or salty (BOTH!) How can this be? Every year my friend Ashleigh has a 4th of July party that I look forward to all year.  We’re talking tie-dye t-shirts, a candy scramble, boiled peanuts, blackened mahi and fried grouper that her brother caught himself….

Peachia Smoothie

SOMEONE thinks that this bright, clean, and tastiful treat needs a makeover – a please remove the chia seeds because they remind me of my bad experience with flaxseeds makeover. I said get over it and offered to make chia seed pudding for him. We have been seeing peach peddlers on the side of the…