My faith in humanity has been restored.

Yesterday, at Caladesi Island, I made a HUGE mistake by leaving our dry bag in the bathroom… on the island… which is only accessible by boat. We discovered it when we got back to the car and had no keys and no cell phones. DOH!! Scott (our friend who went with us) called the visitor center on the island, and somebody had turned it in. Whew! So they sent it over to Honeymoon Island on the ferry. The ferry dock was a mile away, and again, Scott saved the day by asking a random person to give us a ride over there to pick it up. Otherwise we would have had to kayak across the bay and it would have taken some time and considerable effort, as the waves were starting to pick up just when we got back. So, the guy (Dan) gave Trav a ride over to get it, and brought him back to us. Everything was in the bag, and he refused to take any payment or anything. Just our thanks. He was happy to have done a good deed for the day. So incredibly grateful that it all turned out OK.

I’m really enjoying meditation.

I found a free 21 day meditation program on the Energy of Attraction, given by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. It’s been very enjoyable and I think it’s helping me get my focus back. I’m trying to get my mojo for work and it seems to be working so far.

Explored downtown Dade City.

It’s something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. While Trav was at his “newbie” pollworker training (!!), I poked around in the antique and gift shops, and had a beer at our favorite restaurant there – Kafe Kokopelli. I also went over to the Mexican store and was so excited to see it is a tortilleria. Alas, they are not much better than what we get at the grocery store. They also had chicharrones in HUGE sheets, which was neat.

I also got a chance to play a little more with our new camera. Here’s Walter!

Walter at Kafe Kokopelli

Time for a new 30 day challenge.

I’m thinking about doing a 30 day “edge only” shopping at the store, which would include produce, meat, eggs, and dairy. We have stuff in our cupboards I would like to use up, so this challenge will help me get creative on using the dry goods. Or, we’ll eat more fresh stuff. Either way, we win!