For Big Momma, Lowfat Momma and My Other Friends up North

In H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine, the time traveller focuses on a mannequin as he travels through time. Her costume changes are a reflection of what is going on at the time. This house will be my mannequin. These photos were taken on Dec. 3, 2008 at 9:30 am so my readers up north can see what it is like down here.



People are out walking their dogs and beautifying their yards.




People take pride in their yards down here.


This boat was being prepared for a trip out. The weather is BEAUTIFUL today.


This photo was taken in Port Isabel on the way to South Padre Island. That is the Sapphire Condominiums with the twin towers in the background.



There is a HUGE flag to greet travellers as they enter South Padre Island.


 We have big wide medians full of lush foliage as soon as you get on the island.





 There are Christmas decorations up already.

 This was a close-up of the causeway that you come over to get to the island. Yes, I said, “CLOSE-UP.” My camera is “technologically-challenged” but all that will change today when Santa’s helper in the brown van delivers my new Christmas present. Two posts ago you can see my other Christmas present. I was sorely disappointed when I first rode it because it was not the “exercise machine” they purport it to be on TV. It was a fun toy. Now I am just sore. That thing does work. My biceps feel like I got a tetanus shot in both arms, twice. My shoulders hurt, my inner thighs hurt, my sides are sore and boy am I glad. That means I am using muscles when I ride that thing. My goal this next year is to get into shape for once in my life. I feel like Oprah, with this yoyo only I don’t have a personal chef and trainer to help me. I seriously wonder if anyone is ever happy with the way they look and if those who say they are have just given up on the battle. Well, this post is starting to be about weight and I wanted it to be about the beautiful weather for my friends up north. Big momma, maybe we can encourage each other to walk every day. I lost 35 lbs. two years ago by just walking 45 mins. every day without fail. It worked. Now I just walk to the fridge and back. Made a path, even… and we don’t have carpet. Yeah, I want to live life for once and not know I am not being all I can be. I can do it. We all can.



My pictures will improve tremendously with a camera that is worth a dime. Can you believe this is a closeup?


This is a closeup???  This is where I got that line from :


To see what the beach looks like here:


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