Bleys & Carmen were here, we spent quality time with them and our friends, and I got to talk with everybody in my family. Dinner at Aunt Susie’s was good, too.
For Christmas, we got each other flashlights that have red, green, and ultraviolet lights, and now I’m obsessed with going out at night to see how many scorpions and other florescent creatures I can find. When the UV light shines on a scorpion, it lights up with a green florescent glow.
There are others out there, but we’re safe for now.
We’ve been super busy, and I’ve been able to keep up more with work lately. Yay!
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 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.
I’ve been wanting to go there for a while, and we did the other day.
It started with Trav buying me a super-duper camera, and ended with dinner at my favorite restaurant. Plus lots of good wishes from everybody, in between! Feeling the love.
I badly bruised my pinky toe and tailbone and now I can do a sit up without ouch!! I slipped going into the pool… bonked my butt on the ledge.
Stuff like finding out the zebra longwing is Florida’s state butterfly, using a neat coffee cup that I bought in honor of the total eclipse, or watching a silly video of otters.
We need a place to store our kayak, and Greg’s!! So we are drawing up plans to build a wooden structure where they can live. In the end, it should hold four kayaks (in case we expand).
I’m doing a free 21 day meditation with Oprah and Deepak Chopra. I’m hoping it will help me get work mojo back, by teaching me how to focus my mind.
I love you.
Sometimes I put it off for too long!
He’s a big white husky-type dog, and he was sitting between me and Trav on the couch. I laid on him for a while, and my shirt came away all covered in hair! He was so comfy and soft.
What a great trip. I’m so glad we get to go places on a weekday, when there are very few other people on the rivers. On the way back down, we had the river pretty much to ourselves, and we got to see some monkeys!
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!
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!