Archive for ‘Observations’
Found this Stormtrooper on the beach yesterday. Not sure what he was aiming at but I take comfort in knowing that he probably missed. 😂
Yeah, I’m Tall
Okay, maybe not THAT tall. But playing with shadows is kinda fun.
Caught this sunset a few weeks back (like, it was sooo last year) and almost neglected to share it. There’s always something that catches my eye at the beach.
A Wish for the New Year
Hoping that 2021 is full of an extraordinary amount of love for all of us! 💖
Happy New Year!
The final sunset of the year was a mellow affair but, after all the ‘excitement’ of 2020, that was fine by me. I’m relieved to close the door on this year and am cautiously optimistic about the one ahead.
Much love and light to all!
Many of you know that back in mid-March I was forced out of work by the closure of restaurants here in Florida. Shortly thereafter, I began volunteering at a local food bank. As is my wont, I researched many local organizations before settling on the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.
I chose to volunteer with them for a couple reasons. One, they’ve been serving the community for 50 years. Two, the nonprofit has three main components: food bank, health and dental clinic, and recovery housing (as well as many other assistance programs).
While I’m a hard worker, I must admit that my time volunteering these past nine months has also been incredible beneficial to me. It provided much needed bolstering of the spirit to be in the company of all these dedicated people striving to help those in need.
So, I am delighted to announce that I Monday I started working for the clinic. I’m in a small, behind the scenes role but it is a good fit for me right now and I’m happy to be a part of the team.
The mural featured above was just finished this week and I feel it embodies the ethos of the organization. Added bonus – I drive by it every day on my way to work!
Move Over Angel
This is how we top our trees down here in St. Petersburg!
Across the Bay
‘Tis the Season for…Repurposing
Since the bedroom window in my new house is larger than the one in my old rental, I recently found myself in need of a headboard. Turns out those darn things can be kind of expensive so I put the purchase off for a bit.
Driving home the other evening I saw these closet shutters out by the curb. Figuring I could find a good use for them (and hating to see things thrown away), I turned around and shoved them in the back of my car. Thankfully, my Prius is rather like the Room of Requirement at Hogwarts – it accommodates most every need of mine.
After a few quick measurements I realized the shutters would work as a headboard. I made my plan that night and put it into action the following day. I might decide to paint them later but for now I’m quite pleased with the result. Cost of materials: $0. Sense of accomplishment: Priceless.