Friday, February 26, 2010
Now I may start gushing about going out on the lanai, having a party on the lanai, entertaining on the lanai.... and you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be out there reading on the lanai. This unseasonably cool winter will now have to release it's grip on us -- because we have an 'insulated' lanai.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Now Brian & Megan out in Denver have a VW camper van that has won awards for their tender loving care. Imagine our delighted surprise to see that this VW convention was taking place at the auditorium just down the beach from our resort. I'm taking these pictures from our pool deck -- as they paraded right past. Seriously organized. Seriously!!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Walking the shore line, listening to the gulls, watching for the pelican, and soaking up the sunshine is a seriously great prescription for healing. I walked a little further with each outting. Each excusion needed fewer and fewer layers of protective garb. By the time our reservation had expired the temperatures had finally crossed into the 70's and we spend one final afternoon actually walking barefoot thru the sand along the ocean's edge. YEAH!!!!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Today is Friday. That means it's five weeks since my surgery. From yesterday morning's sunrise -- where I was wearing my winter coat and gloves, with a temperature hovering just above freezing.......... to today when there was about 45 minutes where we could put on our bathing suits and go down by the pool, what a turn around.
I wanted a trumpet fanfare. Me in a bathing suit, five weeks post, in public!!! I didn't even require happy pills to make my 'debut.' No one went running from the pool in horror. It was a very "non" event. The fact that my suit is covered in polka dots gave me the needed strength. Laugh-out-loud, indeed. (The wind block from the resort made us almost feel like we were in Florida and then in the blink of an eye, the predicted cloud cover sent us scurrying for our wind breakers.)
It's great to have crossed the 'bathing suit barrier'. The huge mental hurdle..... or is it the emotional hurdle?? In any case -- the hurdle has been crossed with success. Whoop! Whoop!!
Despite the unseasonable & record-setting cold that continues to have the beach locked in it's clutches, the sun did indeed rise to glorious fanfare from the gulls gathered for their picture postcard poses. Is there any certain way to distinguish a sunrise from a sunset picture?? Let me be clear. This is the sun rise over the Atlantic. It requires arising before the sun. The gulls were already up and had reported for duty.