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Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Days Are Flying By

March 1, 2012

Happy First Day of March!   Spring is almost here, and the weather is simply fabulous here in Florida.  So far, it's been wonderfully relaxing here this year.  Usually when I am alone like this, it gets quite boring.  But this year, Tootsie and I have been getting out and about, taking walks, and just enjoying things more in general. 

I'm thinking that a lot of this is mind over matter.  So it's quite possible that these past few years have been leading me into a depression of sorts, and now I'm coming out the other side of it.  What a nice feeling. 

Yesterday, Tootsie and I went for another walk, this time all the way down the entrance road to almost the highway and back again.  We stopped a lot to take photos, but the birds are still elusive.  We can hear them all around us, but try to find one to get a photo!

Here are a couple photos of the gorgeous sky here.  The clouds are like huge cotton balls just sitting up there waiting for someone to come along and pick one up. 



The view at the beginning of the entrance road near the highway is one of my favorites.  I just love seeing those great big American flags flying on high.  Is this not beautiful?


I took a few photos here and there around the property, which I will share with you another day.  It's such a pretty place.   What I would really like to photograph is the various birds that live here.  To do that, I will have to drive around and look for ponds and parks.  I will wait for Audrey to get here and we'll do this together. 

When Tootsie and I return from our walks, this is the view that greets us.  It is my rental car parked in front of the door to our condo.  The white Nissan is our car. 


Once we got settled inside after our walk, I tackled the email thingy.  Surprise, surprise!  Wayne had already taken care of it for me, and had put an icon on my desktop.  Just click!  Instant email!  Your kidding me.  I'd been sitting here for four days wondering how I was going to do this.  

I'm sure that when I get home, there will be tons of email waiting for me there.  If you sent me an email and did not get a response, don't despair.  I'll get to it at home.  Once I opened my email here, it only gave me the last 40 pieces of mail to come in.   At least I can stay current now till I leave here. 

Last night, I spent a few hours trying to get rid of a lot of the duplicate files on my external hard drive.  It takes a while because even though some folders look exactly alike, one may have files that are not in the other one.  You have to look into each one of them.   I guess I finished about a third of the files.  Oh goodie.  Such a boring job, and there is so much more of it to do.  At least it will keep me busy until Audrey gets here this weekend.

Today, I think Tootsie and I will go find us a flea market.   I just love browsing all the fascinating things that are on display.  And who knows?  I might find something that I just have to have!   Then later I think I'll work on the two new photography class assignments. 

That's about all the news so far for today.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

3 comments:

The Queen Jester said...

So happy to hear you are safely in the sunshine and doing well. We just arrived home and will work on unpacking tomorrow. I'm both excited about doing this and dreading it at the same time. I just sent for a small thing that inserts into my smart phone to take credit cards - no cost for the reader, no monthly charges - just a 2.75% on the purchase - very reasonable! Can't wait to use it and see if it works as well as they say.

Nani said...

Glad to hear you're coming out of a too long funk, Edna!

The photos are...ooo! PALM TREES!!...great. The clouds really do look like giant cotton balls with the blue! It's been gray to odd here the past couple of days.

I take pics of the flag all the time. That started with taking video for the perfect National Anthem before spots programs. I did one I was so pleased with that had video of different high school sports teams during the anthem and some sweet flag footage I go, with the anthem by one of our schools' choirs.

You and Tootsie continue to have a great vacation!!

Hugs, Nani

smiekeltje said...

Love to read you have a marvelous time in Florida!
Good idea to serach for parcs and ponds etc. together with Audrey. It's makes that kind of outing so much more fun, if you have someone to share it with. But also little walks just you and Tootsie are wonderful too. Can;t wait to read if you found a flea market and if you found something irresistable!!
Continue having a great time!
Hugs
Kyra