February 9 – Another Week in Paradise

A lot of retired "seniors" joke that they have no idea how they had time to work.  Actaully, we can increasingly relate to that mentality … especially since the weather has taken a turn for the better (back home in PA they call this weather late spring or early summer).

I got in three rounds of golf this week two with a frined from Cape Cod who is spending a couple of weeks in the area.  The first I shot 42-42 for an 84, my best round in years.  This was folllowed by a 40-53, during which I demonstrated the inconsistency in my game! 

Debbie, continues to knit and took advantage of today's craft fair at Sun N Fun … where she sold seven blankets (get a free baby hat with the purchase of a blanket) and one baby hat. 

Like so many other activities around here, half the fun is seeing people we've gotten to know and meeting others.  She also donated a blanket and hat to the veterans' charity silent auction coming up in a couple of weeks.

In addiiton to her knitting group, classical stretch, and line & belly dancing, she's added water aerobics to her weekly schedule.

I have spent more time in the woodworking shop where I am close to finishing the redesign of the bowl which cracked on me. 

In addition I have taken up Petanque (pronounced "Petong"), a game similar to Bocci Ball.

The Sun N Fun photography club has been my latest "obsession".  Weekly classes, where I always pick up some interesting cretive tidbits, field trips

this week at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota

water droplets frozen in time

a fountain backlit by the setting sun

Saraasota shoreline at dusk

After which we enjoyed dinner at

with a table overlooking the inner harbor

and shooting assignments

last week Converging and Leading Lines

Singled out as the most creative

Sarasota National Veterans Cemetery

this week, Doggie Portraits

have added to my renewed enjoyment of a near life-long hobby!

We've a family of owls on the backside of the lake we sail on, altought I've only spotted the mother.

Meanthile, Debbie captures a stork enroute back from one of her dance classes.






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