Got Nuts?

All righty.

The Princess and I headed for Monterey this month to do some whale watching and celebrate my birthday.

Nothing out of the ordinary.

We go to the area often and enjoy hanging around the aquarium and checking out the little fisheys.

Whale watching, though, is quite another story.

The last time that we took this little naturalist led excursion, I ended up in the aft end of the boat for most of the trip, bonding with a moaning, pale 5 year old, as she and I reluctantly contributed our morning breakfasts to the bay waters.

Wasn’t a fun experience – to say the least.

So, when I woke up bright and early Saturday morning and told the Princess that I was in the mood to do some boating and see me some humpback whales, the Princess looked at me like I “hadn’t the sense God gave a goose”, and rolled back over and told me to go back to sleep.

After coaxing her out of bed and getting her to see that I was quite serious about my wishes to go whale watching, we got ready and headed out to the coast.

Acutely aware of the fact that I didn’t fair too well the last time we went, I judiciously decided to forego breakfast and determined that a large bottle of Coke would serve me well and that I’d eat when we finished the trip.

The Princess, though, decided that she needed something of sustenance and elected to stop off at one of the little shops on the wharf to procure some snack-type vittles before starting our excursion.


She prudently decides that nuts would be a good source of protein and a much better snack, than the popcorn that I was hungrily eye-balling.

Quickly finding the nut display, but not knowing which of the three, young service people, idly standing behind the counter, was responsible for the “nut section”, she innocently asked, “Which one of you three handles the nuts?”

Not missing a beat and coyly smiling, the witty young man among them smugly looks at her and replies, “Hold on, ma’am, I’ll be with you in a minute.”

I don’t know who was laughing more – the kids behind the counter or me?

God love her!

She keeps me laughing every day.

Have a great day, People, and may you be blessed with someone that brings you laughter and joy, on a regular basis.

Catch ya next time, looking at life from my shoes.



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I'm a retired special ed teacher, born in upstate NY, who spent most of my adult life in the SF/Bay Area and moved to the Olympic Peninsula of WA in June of 2017. At the encouragement of family and friends, who followed my silliness on my FB page, I started this blog a few years ago. I try to keep my topics as humorous as possible (because I believe "LIFE" is pretty serious these days), but will, on occasion write about more solemn subjects. I sincerely appreciate all who take the time and effort to read and make comments and am truly humbled when people actually "like" what I write. I do not participate in the "Wordpress awards" because I feel "awarded" when individuals actually read me and comment, but sincerely appreciate all of you who have considered me "award worthy" and thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hugs, Lucie

16 thoughts on “Got Nuts?”

    1. Thanks for the 60th b’day greetings! Was a great day and I’m still celebrating! Happy 4th to you, too! We’re getting some people together to play bocce ball. Hope you have a safe, but FUN day! 🙂


  1. 😀 Lucie, you always provide a good chuckle and entertaining read. Thanks I needed that. I envy you getting to go whale watching. Humpback whales are my favorite animal. BTW, did you see any and did you survive the trip better this time?

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    1. It was an awesome excursion. We were surrounded by them! In all of my trips whale watching, I never saw so many whales in one place at one time!Blew my mind!The owner of the company that sponsors the trips found out that it was my 60th birthday an offered to send us back out because the spotted 3 blue whales in the vicinity, but I was tired and hungry, so we graciously declined. They couldn’t believe I was passing up an opportunity to see blue whales, but I was too tired….Oh welll…was a thrill to see all those humbacks!☺Thanks for stopping by!😊

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      1. Thanks, E! The excursion to see the humpbacks was a RARITY that even the naturalist noted…..she was as thrilled as I was – said she NEVER saw that many whales surround the boat before. It was an experience I’ll never forget – That’s for sure!!! 🙂

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    1. Aw….I’m glad that you have a lovely “someone” to share this with and honored that you find it worthy enough to “share”….Thanks, Janet! 🙂


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