Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Have you heard Melody Gardot? Well you have now, you have no excuse to be with out this wonderful music. I saw her on Sunday Morning with out Charles Kuralt. My One and Only Thrill is the album I purchased and it is in the "New Favorite" rotation. Check out her web site and you can listen and fall in love with the sound of her voice.
Monday, January 25, 2010
I have felt good things about this year. Starting out the year almost completely pain free I can feel change in the air, I am lucky.
A few years back Heidi came to visit and we went to a art festival in Winter Park. She bought this lovely lucky horse shoe made by Betsy Youngquist. I have wanted one like it ever since. I looked for Betsy Youngquest every year since hoping to get one but she has not come back with her beaded art.
Well today her bead art came back to me. Heidi sent this amazing horse shoe to me for my birthday. I found a home for it right away, did not even take time to finish looking at the box of goodies she sent. I tried a few places and this is the place it wanted to live. I like it placed here because I will see it every time I walk into my living room, office and every night when I go into my bedroom. It was one of the most thoughtful gifts because Heidi loved it and still parted with it because she knew how much I loved it and wanted one. Thank you Heidi you are one of the most generous people I know and not because of this gift but you give from the heart. Thank you.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Finally! I have wanted to see the manatees since the day we moved here. We have seen them at SeaWorld but not in the wild. Leisa, Paige and I Packed a picnic and went to see the manatees at Blue Springs State Park.
This was a mom and baby under a dock along the banks of the springs.
We decided to rent a canoe to see the manatees close up, away from all the people. We could see them swim slowly around the springs and then they started to gravitate towards the canoe as if they were checking us out as well. They got really close, a little too close for me. I was a little worried about the stability of the canoe. Eek!
Great day, great weather and great company. Oh and the food was amazing.