Monday, November 22, 2021

Friends Forever #9GoodThings

The wisdom of my Sleepytime tea seemed very appropriate yesterday and completely defines the kind of relationship my husband and I have known. Friends first and always..

 Hi All, 

I know I’ve been hit and miss with my posts over the past week but life has been busy in fun ways. 

Most recently hubs and I celebrated over 30 years married and enjoyed a quiet dinner at a local Italian restaurant with wonderful food and an amazing view. 

A couple who are good friends returned from the US and I spent an afternoon with another friend celebrating her birthday. So, I have lots of good things to appreciate and share. 

Celebrating my friend’s birthday began with some shopping for Christmas decorations

A snack and celebratory drinks at one of our favorite food places. 
Happy Birthday, Colleen! 🤗❤️

We had a nice, leisurely walk through the new park that is being built in town

There is a section that is paved where you can walk beside the river. The air, the scenery-all so perfect!

Fresh air is so good for the body and soul!

Yes, we worked up an appetite and headed for the best pizza in Boquete at APizza which is part of the same restaurant where Hubs and I would celebrate yesterday. What’s better than pizza and wine? 

Well, if you’re me…

Pizza and beer! 

Wood fired pies…😋😋

We weren’t done yet and walked over to one of the local ‘famous’  bars for a drink and another gorgeous view! 
Psssst…that pretty drink is called the Bob Marley. It tastes as colorful as it looks. 🤭


While we waited for our taxi we checked out a new venue across the road, a cute little Cuban restaurant and bar where there is live Salsa music and dancing on Saturday night. It certainly could be a Happy Place! 

Isn’t this cozy and lovely? 

When the bartender found out it was my friend’s birthday he broke out the Cuban liquor for a celebration shot! 😃

Just about have my little Charlie Brown tree complete! 

Yes, fresh turmeric root!

The porch tree is looking good too!

Somewhere in there I made Blueberry Bread Pudding. 🤤❤️

I missed the eclipse and we have had non stop cloudy nights, but Moon gave me a few peeks. 😉

Turmeric, Ginger, Coconut milk gummies. Yeah, they are very tasty, sweetened with a bit of local honey.

We had a great video chat with number three son and his fantastic kiddo.

Gifts from the greenhouse. This lettuce was like a bouquet! 

For our anniversary dinner we started off with this mouth watering appetizer sampler. Lettuce with Balsamic and Olive Oil, smoked salmon, Eggplant Parmesan stack, meatball and cheese stuffed baby bellas, calabrese, prosciutto, pepperocini and bread toasts. Oh my! 😮

The main event-the wood fired Calabrese pizza! 
With freshly grated parmesan cheese.

And the view from their balcony

We are very thankful to be together in this here and now.

Another friend treated us to brunch in the morning. Great way to start our day! Thanks Carol! 

I’ll leave you with a couple of ‘friendly’ tunes. Stay happy and keep counting those good things! I’ve had too many to number. 🤗🤗❤️

Always think of Days of Our Lives..

Yes, well, just James. 🙂

One of my favorite kids’ film series 

That’s what friends are for. Keep smiling…keep shining…


  1. Happy Anniversary to both of you. A wish for many more.

  2. Happy Anniversary! You guys are the best couple, I hope you have many more Italian dinners ahead.

    1. Thanks so much Dan. I’m counting on it. 👍🏻😊

  3. First of all CONGRATULATIONS! And second of all: friends are the spice we add to our lives. Life would be stale and boring without them.

  4. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful month you've been having. So much to be thankful for. That pizza sure looks good. Yum!!

    1. It has been a fantastic few weeks, Deborah. We are very thankful. This is honestly the best pizza we have had in years at a restaurant. It’s the crust….😍


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