Cute guys at the beach; gloomy day on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

If you follow this site, you know I live in a beach community on Florida’s west coast. I can walk to the Gulf of Mexico from my front door in two minutes. And on weekends, hordes of college students flock to our shore to sun themselves and swim in the Gulf’s warm water.

See the guy to the left? He’s cute, isn’t he? And you may think his straw hat looks silly, but I actually have one just like it that I wear to the beach all the time. It shades my face, neck and shoulders, and helps keep me cool when I take my three-mile walks down there.

Well, I finished decorating my tree last night, and now my home looks festive, inside and out. I love the light-sensitive timer I have for my exterior lights and illuminated Frosty The Snowman. They switch on automatically at sundown and turn off at sunrise. Amazing. 🙂

I rose this morning, right around nine AM, and after a quick breakfast I got busy writing new material for my novel-in-progress for two hours. Now it’s past noon and I’ll have some lunch right after I finish this post. Outside, the sky is overcast and the wind is blowing hard out of the southeast. After lunch I’ll take a three-mile walk for some exercise, and then I have a few projects to work on at my vacation rental next door. A neighbor’s having me over for dinner tonight, and after we dine we’ll visit my timeshare for a soak in the hot tub.

Have a nice Saturday, everyone, wherever you are today. 🙂