Apologies to all of you for the lateness. First I managed to publish Friday's post before I meant to you, and now I find I FAILED to publish yesterday, despite being all ready with the goods. I sigh.

For those of you just catching up with Marianne, she is not with us. Our lucky and intrepid shutterbug has flown the coop to Nassau, Bahamas with the Bruise Cruise, having set off from Miami Harbor yesterday. Every day she zaps me, Dena, pictures of her big adventure, on her iPhone, which I then have the great privilege of sharing with you.

From what I can tell our thing with the sunshine totally worked, because it looks to me from these pictures like it was absolutely gorgeous there today. We are having actual winter weather here, because, well, you know, it's February, and I have to post these pictures. FML, for real.

I am guessing we'll have one more day together, after which Marianne will more than likely step back into her own "big and strange" shoes here in this space. In the meantime, if you ever wanted to know what it looks like to shop for snacks in the Bahamas, scroll on down and peruse Marianne's enticing photos.