It’s a San Diego Christmas!

Hello fishy friends~ The good thing about having the flu is that it’s helping me accomplish my New Year’s resolution of sweating more. πŸ™‚ The bad thing? Brain mush. Yep, my word noodle is about as soggy as the soup I’ve been living off the past week. But looking at the pics from my Christmas trip home to San Diego makes me happy. I hope you like them too as they’re a bit quirky, kind of like me I suppose.


Not on my bucket list, but I can now say I’ve seen a size 18 sneaker. I knew my trip was off to a good start when I snapped this one at one of my fave outdoor malls.


Β Siberian Reindeer at the San Diego Zoo…Inspiration for next year’s Christmas story!

Big saint nicksMy uncle has the best t-shirts and I’m glad it was 80 degrees on Christmas Day so he could sport this one with his shorts: Tattoos & Toys for Bad Girls & Boys

hotrodUncle No. 2 had a new baby to show off and she sure was pretty. Purrs like you wouldn’t believe. Definitely going into a book.

la jolla coveAside from being at the Charger game that put them into the playoffs, this day at La Jolla Cove was my favorite. We saw seals, dolphins, scuba divers and a whale!

popcorn and cranberries

Three generations of the family sat down and strung popcorn and cranberries for the Christmas tree!

Reminder Pants

My dearest, dearest great aunt hosted us on Christmas Eve and I snapped this in her kitchen. I’ll tell you this much, Barona and Viejas are local casinos…Wonder what her New Year’s Even party plans were??? Love her! (Hope she remembered those pants.)

the kiss

I’ve always known we were a romantic bunch and I love that this statue sits right by our beautiful San Diego pier.

And on that lovely note, I wish you all a wonderful 2014. May you be kissed by someone who makes your heart feel that big and full of sunshine.

I heart you San Diego. Thanks for the warm Christmas!

Fishy kisses from afar (don’t want to give you my cooties),

Carlene MermaidMermaid Carlene

17 thoughts on “It’s a San Diego Christmas!

  1. Very cute post, Carlene-Mermaid! Feel better and stay warm back here on the East Coast where we are about 80 degrees away from being 80 degrees!

  2. More chile peppers in that chicken soup! πŸ˜‰ You all made the holidays our best yet! Can’t wait to read all your new stories! And what about that gorgeous white horse in Julian with his fur as soft as a kitten?! Just another day in paradise! X:-)X

    1. Hi Mom xoxoxoxox Love you and loved getting to be home with you this year. I tried getting a picture of Snowflake the horse on here but she kept coming out sideways. Loved petting her.

  3. Even though Christmas was warm, someone opened the north door Sunday night. 27* last night. With nothing to act as a buffer the wind blew here at the little house on the prairie. We also watched the game; had a hunch my cousins would be watching as well. Love and hugs from the City by the Sea, Palacios, TX. Happy 2014! Missy

    1. Hi Missy!!!!! So good to hear from you and I’m honored you stopped by the pond to say hi. One of these days I’ll make it back to Palacios, hopefully not on a 27 degree day though πŸ˜‰ Happy New Year to you too!

  4. Great post, Carlene! Even when you’re feeling under the weather you still always manage to bring a smile to my face. πŸ™‚ Loved the pictures! Did you ask your aunt whether she remembered to wear pants? That’s hysterical! And I loved that you had three generations stringing the garland. Did you eat much of your decorations? Haha.
    Sorry I didn’t reply sooner. I’ve been trying to take a break from the internet a little bit, but now I’m trying to get caught back up. Not sure the break was worth it. Lol.
    Here’s to a great 2014! BTW, what color is your hair now? There wasn’t a picture of you!!!!! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Kim! It really is hard to catch back up but we all need internet breaks now and then so I’m right there with you. I’ll have to call home and ask about my Aunt’s pants. She’s a hoot at 85 years young. πŸ™‚ Yes, kiddo tried to eat the popcorn until he realized how stale it was. πŸ™‚ And I’m back to blonde! Happy 2014 fishy sister xoxoxxo

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