Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, totally worn out, shouting "Wow...What a Ride!"

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Wrapping up January

The second half of January has been a bit warmer than the first. Our days have been spent enjoying whatever sun comes our way. Today it's been raining so figured it's a good day to catch up.

We've enjoyed some beautiful sunrises when the weather cooperated. 

Dave has filled the freezer with lots of whiting. Many a day has been spent at the beach battling the surf and keeping Stealafish away from his catch. Sometimes with more success than others. We've also stocked the freezer with shrimp fresh from the Polly Anne. You have to be there early, they always run out and you're limited to 5pds a person.

 My friend Bev got us started on some consistent strength exercising, three mornings a week we work out at the welcome center.  The other days I have spent walking many a mile on the beach in an effort to reach the 10,000 steps a day. I've also started tracking what I've been eating, trying to stay under 1500 calories. I've often heard folks say around here that is impossible to not gain weight. Since the beginning of January I've managed to drop 10pds, quite a few more to go but it's a start.
We've enjoyed happy hours and good food, beach rides and bonfires.

frog legs frying
My infamous cheesecake

We have an area on our patio that has needed attention, it is filled with gravel and when the slides are out it is difficult to walk around. The adjoining lot has the same set up and a friend has fallen there. Yesterday was our day to "fix" the problem.

With Texas being once again not as sunny as we were hoping for and no desire (yet) to go to FL we've almost decided to go to AZ next winter. The past few weeks I've been busy working on our resume; sure been awhile since we've done that. Thanks go to my friend Jackie for proof reading and making some great suggestions. We are hoping to be in Phoenix area so I've sent a few places our resume, we have family and a few friends in the area so wanted to start there. Thinking of joining Workamper News if I get nothing from the queries I've put out.

Lots to look forward to in February, a visit from blogging friends is planned. I've been asked to be in a fashion that aught to be interesting. The boys are entered in a Rib Cookoff and who knows what else.

So until next time...