Sunday, September 27, 2009

I'm in Slacker Mode Now

Well, we have been here two weeks and three days now. We've unpacked, cleaned out cupboards and closets, made room for stuff we brought with us etc. So, now I figure it is time to just slack off, sit back and enjoy Sanibel. Unfortunately, between Crawls, dinners with friends, working at CROW etc, I've slacked off on blogging too. Since today is a lazy day (and what day here isn't?) , it just seems like a good day to really get caught up here. Sooooo--here goes.
The pictures above were not taken in Key West, believe me. It was taken at the Keylime Bistro on Captiva. We drove up to Captiva last Sunday to see what Blind Pass looks like since it has been opened. We then went on to Keylime Bistro for an adult beverage, some entertainment and the biggest plate of Nachos I've ever seen. We had the Key Lime Margaritas and probably the BEST margarita I have EVER had. Pricey but so worth it!!

We've also been trying to take walks every couple of days. It has been very hot so we have found walking the beach is about the best place to walk. Here are some sights from our walks.

Chuck ready for a walk.
The birds enjoying the beach too.
A Ghost Crab hole.
Really high surf.
Beach Morning Glories

The Sanibel Stoop. Not the prettiest position in the world but the only way to get shells.
Sea Turtle Nest
We also have lots of critters around here. I have seen more Mama Raccoons and their babies crossing San Cap Road than I care to count. They terrify me every time because I'm afraid that the car they are crossing in front of won't stop and that will mean one more patient that has to go to the CROW. I found these two critters right here in Periwinkle Park.

This little guy was hanging on one of our screens for dear life. He was only about an inch long.
Sanibel has a huge iguana problem. They are not native but swim over from other islands and the mainland. This guy was in the road here in the Park. I actually had to get out of the car to scare him off.
A couple of nights ago, we joined friends, Cheryl and Tony, for dinner at the Cantina Captiva then went to Biddle's Bucket for Karaoke Night. NO, Chuck and I did not sing but Tony did. Apparently he is pretty much a regular at Karaoke Night and when he sang, I could see why. He has a great voice and really put everyone else to shame!!I've mentioned many times on this blog about how much I love my deck. Sure, I would like a bigger trailer but I could never give up my deck. Even though it is really too hot to really enjoy it out there right now, I do sneak out for a few minutes at a time to enjoy the peace and quiet and privacy. I can't wait for the birds to make their way back from up north so that I can't enjoy them too.
And if that isn't enough, this is the view I get from my front door when there is an especially great sunset. Of course all sunsets here are especially great!
So, yeah, I guess I am in Slacker mode now. I sleep in, go for walks on the beach, dine with friends, enjoy sunsets and my deck, do all the genealogy research I want, take care of furry creatures, and just love life to the fullest. Ah, life is good.


ChrisC and JonJ said...

So glad you're home and back to regular blogging.Trying to figure out time to come down in January(for the anniversary of the first Super Crawl),if not before.

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Yes, it sounds like you've gotten all settled in to full time slacker mode. Enjoy it!! Such a beautiful place to slack!!

Neptunesmuse said...

Congratulations on finally being in a permanent Island state of mind.
You are so lucky and so deserving of some slacker time !!!

Gayle said...

I am so glad you are settled in to relaxing and enjoying life. It will be fun to watch your adventures as you do what you want when you want to do it!

Tootie said...

I just have to give you a 'Thumbs Up'! I knew you could do it! :-)

Rambling Woods said...

Nothing wrong with slacking especially when you live in such a beautiful setting.....Michelle

gpc said...

Man. Now THAT'S the kind of blog I wanted to read! :D

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Life IS good, isn't it?

The Farmer Files said...

When I grow up I want to be you. ;)

Volkman said...

Congragulations. I can't wait until I can call myself a Sanibel Slacker.