Friday Photo Challenge – 3 of My Favorite Things

Sandy  and Sheree from View from the Back have issued the Friday Photo Challenge.  I love these.  They are so much fun.


Today’s challenge is photos of 3 of your favorite things.  I actually have 4, one of which you are all already VERY familiar with – COOKING!  I am pretty sure you are all aware of my other favorite things too, in no particular order:  1)  Swimming, 2) Scuba Diving and 3) Animals, especially all of my own fur babies.

  1.  Swimming  – I was born in the water and have been swimming my whole life.  I will swim in anything that is wet.  Not only do I think swimming is a great sport and a great way to exercise, but I also think it is an essential life skill.  I tell people all the time that if you do not know how to play other sports, no big deal.  More than likely, you will not die.  BUT if someone does NOT KNOW HOW TO SWIM, they could die.  EVERYONE needs to know how to swim, even if it is only the basics.



2.  Scuba Diving – We have been diving for about 12 years now.  Larry likes to dive and claims to be “an underwater tourist”.  I am the dive-aholic.  I have taken my diving very seriously and am a certified rescue diver, working my way up to being a Master Diver.  Currently, I have about 350 dives, and counting.  The underwater world is a world like no other.  It is so beautiful and mystifying.  We dive all over the world.

Grand Cayman









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I have PLENTY more diving pictures, from all over the world.  Have no fear about that.  🙂


3.  The Fur Babies – You have met all of my fur babies, Lucie, Vinnie, Otis and Nicodemus.  They are most definitely our children, and we love them just as any parent would love their 2-legged children.  They are all spoiled, well loved and filled with personality.

Lucie and Vinnie


Otis and Nicodemus, the Puma (Otis) and the Panther (Nicodemus or Nicky)


Stay safe and stay well everyone.  ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

49 thoughts on “Friday Photo Challenge – 3 of My Favorite Things”

  1. Jeanne, you just keep getting more amazing! I didn’t know you were a scuba diver! Those are awesome photos! I love your dogs and cats too. I’m the worst athlete in the history of the world, but I’m glad to say that I know how to swim well enough to at least do a few laps and not sink– I’m bad, but I can at least stay afloat in the deep end of the pool. LOL! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

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      1. It was a bit unnerving to see them in a feeding frenzy, I have to admit. They completely go at it with each other for about 10 seconds, and then that’s it. they even knock out their teeth, which grow back. They have rows and rows of teeth that are always growing back. I did get a shark’s tooth out of it. That was very cool. 🙂

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    1. The best tips I have to offer are to make the best out of each situation. There will be plenty of lemons thrown at you. You can either be surrounded by sour lemons or make them sweeter as lemonade. I choose lemonade. Don’t worry about the things we can’t change. Be creative with what you’ve got.

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      1. Water in general is very good for the knees, which I can personally attest to. I have taught water aerobics for 15 years now, in many different pools, but I have yet to see any of these hydro bikes. They are a special hydro bike that is made for the water, but they are expensive and are not so prevalent.

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