Despite having the option of left-overs from last night's behemoth of a pizza, I oddly fancied something lighter for breakfast this morning.
I'd decided in Walmart to purchase some yogurts to make a vain attempt at least, of one healthy meal a day. The choice of flavours available had been, unsurprisingly, pretty extensive. This morning's yogurt flavour was Cinnamon Roll and it did indeed taste of said pastry, minus all the calories.
It looked to be another gorgeous day so my plans, again, revolved around the blue watery thing out back - I've got to get my money's worth after all. I started out with a hefty dose of super-strength waterproof sunscreen, followed by the instructed 15 mins before sun exposure to allow the goodness to soak in. By this point, I'm already too hot just reading in the shade. I migrate to the pool to bob contentedly and flick water at the lizards basking in the sun - without sunscreen I might add.
You'll be pleased to hear I'm sure, that my back has yet to suffer any negative effects from the memory foam mattress. Mr F is complaining, however, about the extra effort required to drag his body out of it's substantial crater when necessity calls at 4am.
I had hoped to spend some time writing my blog today but quickly realised that neither sunscreen or pool water mix well with my iTouch. I, therefore, had to abandon that plan and go back to bobbing contentedly with the lizards.
In addition to the reptiles, I am kept company by the entire South Florida dove population. Our neighbour obviously has a penchant for these birds and fills an enormous feeding table to brimming at least twice a day. The resulting flock of Morning and Collared doves, is quite a sight to behold and must depopulate the skies all the way to the state line. They appear to take up residence in the neighbour's palm trees rather than our lanai roof so luckily (?), I have not yet had to worry about aerial bombs whilst bobbing. Don't think I'll still be so contented if this happens.
Mr F returned happy from his morning's jaunt, having seen Red-cockaded Woodpecker - an endangered species, endemic to SW Florida. He did fail, however, in getting a photo of a particularly large, camera-shy gator, who eerily sunk out of sight not to reappear again. I think they're a bit similar to rats - you're never more than 1m from a gator at any given time out here!
Not too sure what happened after lunch today and we're both still trying to work it out. Went for a wee siesta at about 3pm, planning on a couple of hours and then going our for dinner. When I woke up, it was dark outside so I guessed we'd overslept by a couple of hours (not unknown for us) and it was about 8pm.
You can probably imagine my wide-eyed confusion then, when I looked at the clock and it said 3.45am. We'd both slept for 12 hours straight! And I'd been really looking forward to my BBQ dinner too!
No. of dolphins seen: 0
No. of manatees seen: 0
No. of big alligators seen by Mr F: 1
No. of dinners missed: 2