Dear Dedicated Followers


I definitely spent more time looking through tons of images that encompass the followers to my blog than I did actually writing this blog.. First, I came up with this one:


But I immediately thought, “BORING”. We may be a lot of things, but boring, we are not. So, I continued my search. I considered zombies, but then I remembered I’m an adult. So I stopped looking and started thinking. What do the followers of my blog represent to me? Then it hit me!


Diamonds! While I may not know you personally, I know that I appreciate each and every one of you. Just as no two people are the alike, the same is true for diamonds. Beautiful, interesting, complex and admirable. Diamonds. The perfect way to describe my blog followers and guests.

I touched on it briefly a couple of days ago, that I have been in hospital. I am home today but, as you can imagine, I’m a gigantic, hot mess! Even so, I still wanted to send you something brief to explain the irregularity of my posts. I also want to convey to you how much I admire and appreciate you sticking with me.

Look for more posts coming soon. Funny stuff to share with you!

Talk to you soon! xoxo


Doped Up And Ready To Go!


You may or may not have read a blog a wrote a couple of weeks ago regarding the fiasco involved in filling prescriptions in my city, Miami. After 1.5 years of living in this city, the problem has been solved and therefore the stress of that nightmare is finally GONE..


Upon switching to a different physician, my life has begun to change. I finally found a great doctor with a big heart. This was evident when I saw information about him in Haiti, taking care of  people who desperately needed medical care. Amazing. .

Between him and a fabulous pharmacist I found in one of the hospitals here, I have been given hope. I am now very thankfully receiving small town care in a huge city.

I also now have a fantastic Pain Management Doctor (he’s actually an anesthesiologist) who fully understands me and my symptoms. While we established there is no medicine that can cure me, we both agreed the goal was to get me out of as much pain as possible around the clock. Woo hoo!  No more driving all over Miami and being made to feel like some sort of addict.

So, as I am finally on the road to relief, my stories to you will undoubtedly change. Throw everything you have grown to know about blogs out the window. I am not going to be focused on a particular group of people or a particular subject. My goal with my blog is to make it interactive. Dialog is so important in this fast paced world. Ultimately, all we have is each other. What is going to make this blog different and great is you! I will open up the conversation with my views and experiences and invite you to comment. Who knows? We might even be able to figure out a thing or two.

Let’s keep the conversations clean. No name calling allowed. But differing opinions, especially with facts to back you up will be greatly appreciated. I’m a South Carolina gal through and through who is enjoying the Miami lifestyle. My stories, like life in general will flip-flop from day to day. Some of the more popular topics will be revisited. The topics that ignite crickets, not so much.

I truly want to know what you would like to talk about. Don’t be shy. No topic will be avoided. I will gladly share my views on any subject I’m equipped to do so. Hell, I might even talk about so things I know nothing about so you can enlighten me. The floor is WIDE OPEN!

Don’t try this at home…from everything I’ve read, this is NOT the right way to write a blog….which is exactly the point.

This Carolina Flip Flopper is ready to go! Talk to you again soon! xoxo

Short, Sweet, Serious. Sincere.



No, it’s not “S” day…although writing a blog with only words that start with the letter “S” is an interesting challenge. Another blog, another day. It’s also not about me, all though I am all four of those words. Again, another blog, another day..

This blog is about you. Yes, YOU. I’m still an infant blogger (only 2 weeks old) and I have honestly been blown away by your interest in what I have to say! I want to thank you so much for that. You have been so encouraging and supportive. And frankly, I did not expect it. There are a ba-zillion talented bloggers out there and before a started, I questioned whether their was room for any more. I needn’t have worried as the blogging world has welcomed me with open arms.

In the coming weeks, watch out for stories such as, “The Blood Curdling Scream From My Back Yard”, “Regurgitated Grits”, and “I should come with the warning, “I trip over flat surfaces”, just to name a few.

I would be honored if you would share my blog with the people you think would enjoy it. You truly inspire me to do more, to be more. And for that, I am truly grateful! Without you, I’m simply writing an online diary, party of one.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Short, Sweet, Serious. Sincere.

Now, get out there and enjoy your weekend!