Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lazy days in Sanibel

The weather has been perfect all week, no rain, and the days are sunny with a nice breeze from the gulf. My typical day starts with bike ride around the island (I am been careful, the shoulder is not back 100 percent yet) follow by a day on the beach shelling, taking in the sun, swimming in the gulf, and ending the day with a walk on the beach at sunset. I do think about my garden sometimes, (a jungle by now) but like a parent of little kids is good to get away.

It took a few days, but I am beginning to unwind, I am checking my email from work less and less (thousands curses to the inventor of the Blackberry) I can see myself as a permanent Sanibel resident living the life of a beach bum, tending a small garden of course.

Yesterday was my birthday, the big 57 (1825 days to go before retirement, age 62 is the target). My family took me out to dinner to the Bubble Room in Captiva one of our favorite restaurants on the islands.


Antique ART Garden said...

Happy late birthday ! Sounds like you are having a great one. Blackberrys ( crackberrys ), can mess up your daily life, and steal minutes which become hours, which become days and years of our lives. I know, I had one for a few years . trying to cut back on the internet as well, life is too short, Gina

Susan said...

Looks like you're having a great time. What a great way to spend your birthday...Happy belated greetings. Sanibel would be a wonderful place to retire to.

Ami said...

Happy belated birthday! I totally agree that the new technology not only shorten the distance in a good way, but sometimes in a bad way as well! It made us no escape even when you have a vacation! Enjoy your vacation, garden will still be there for you when you return :)