Tag: St. George Island

Back again, hopefully!

Goodness, has it really been a month and a half since my last post? I certainly didn’t intend that. I seem to do things all or nothing and February was my month for catching up on the financial records and getting taxes filed, which I accomplished! It is such a nice feeling, having them done early and knowing, for the good or bad, what the results were. Thankfully this year it was good results, with a nice refund, which I sort of was hoping for what with our moving expenses, job search expenses, and college expenses. Next year might be a different story!

Other than that, I think I’ve been hibernating, waiting for the weather to warm up! December, January, February, even the first half of March have been cold, a lot of cloudy days, and a lot of wind. Tucson reported their fourth wettest January/February period in over 100 years. Wouldn’t you know it? It seems like we always move somewhere when they are having a non-normal year. But today is sunny and gorgeous, if still a bit chilly from the wind. The temperature may reach 70, but that wind blowing down from the snow-capped mountain is still cold!

My main project these last few days has been hanging pictures in the living room. I have so many digital pictures filed here and there on my computer, but so few actual prints. So I’ve been ordering some prints, buying some frames, and getting some memories off the computer and onto the walls! I decided the living room would be full of my pictures, only pictures that I had taken, other than the one picture that my Grammy painted that I hung when we first moved in. So far I have the west wall completely done.

West Wall

I know you can’t see what the pictures are, but I wanted to show the full effect between the two windows the edge that wall.

The center picture was taken at Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Two of the four pictures surrounding that are Arizona pictures from one of our exploration drives last November.

Arizona sky

Arizona cactus

One other is St. George Island in Florida.

St George Island, Florida

The last is Sanibel Island Beach in Florida.

Sanibel Island Beach

And the outside two were taken at Watkins Glen State Park in New York.

Watkins Glen State Park, NY

Watkins Glen State Park, NY

I am quite pleased with how the arrangement turned out and want to give a special “thank you” to my mom for her long-distance assistance!

Memorial Day and Stuff

Monday was Memorial Day and we celebrated in fine American fashion. We drove three hours round trip to the beach and back (St. George Island), consuming a fair amount of gas in our van. And on the way home we spent too much and ate too much at a most delicious seafood restaurant. All in all, it was quite a lovely day. The surf was a little high at the beach, but the day was low 80s, low humidity, and perfectly lovely. I wish I had remembered to take my camera, but here is a picture of the same beach last summer.

St. George Island State Park

My apologies for not writing any posts here the last five weeks or so. We have had a lot of life changes going on that have taken a bit of time to adjust to. But I think we are finally getting into a routine of sorts and hopefully I will have more online time again to keep up with my blogs and websites. In late April Kat and Miss Munchkin moved in with us. Kat has enrolled at Tallahassee Community College and is working full-time, so I now have Miss Munchkin to watch all day long. She is one busy little girl! And then in early May Charles moved back to north Alabama. So we have been adjusting to increasing the household and then, within two weeks, decreasing the household. We have heard from Charles a few times and from what he says, things are going well. We hope the move is a good one for him and will help him get his life headed in the direction he wants and needs.

So, keep watch here and I will make the effort to post more frequently, I promise!