Truth be told, I think we are all ready. We have no responsibilities while we are here, no schedules to follow, no appointments, no nothing. One can only do nothing for so long before it gets old and boring and it's time to do something.
I know Bill is ready to be back in the clinic although I don't know what else he might be looking forward to doing.
As for me...I'm ready to have my own car, to see my family and friends, to sit at my sewing machine, to work in the yard and gardens, to get a McDonald's iced coffee for $1.00. Boy oh boy, I sure hope they are still only $1.00 rather than $2.10! It's the little things that make "home"...home!
I think Titan might be ready to run free in his own big, fenced yard, go outside without having a leash and collar put on, come inside without having each and every foot wiped off, each and every time, to protect the carpet.
We have had a good winter, cooler and wetter than the past years but no shoveling and that's what it's all about. We love being outside in the warm sun, wearing shorts and t-shirts and sandals, walking and reading, going to the gym and sitting at the beach.
We said our good-byes to the few people we have gotten to know...our old neighbors, Bob and Jackie, Mom and Pop from the pet shop, Martha at the coffee shop, Amore at the butcher shop and the lady at Subway. Sometimes I forget and wish them a good winter, then realize THIS is winter. haha, such a dope.
So, the day has come. The house is clean, the car is packed to the gills, the dog is walked and we are on our way. Unfortunately, the weather looks less than perfect with lots of rain in the three day forecast and temps at home taking a 20* dive just in time for our arrival. Seriously, we wouldn't expect anything less because...that's the way we roll.
Good-bye Florida, see you next year!
|Charlotte Harbor Beach Park|
|Sunset from the Punta Gorda Bridge|