Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's different down here

This is where I spend most of my time when we are visiting Auntie here near Tampa. I LOVE this spa. It makes me feel sooooo good. I have my chair and hassock here on the lanai, I sit and read or stitch or whatever, and I just enjoy the quiet and the jungle of plants and the WARMTH!

I went in the house this morning and announced that Florida had worked its magic again. While some of my medical issues are with me always, the debilitating effects of the FM seem to recede soon after I arrive here. I know it is not only the weather- which is WONDERFUL!!!- but that is a big factor.

The other big factor is the different pace here. I just don't have to ever hurry. There is NO stress. Being away from work makes a huge difference, but the leisurely way in which we do things when we are here also really helps.

I don't get much done here. I read a lot- two books finished since we left Philadelphia, with another one far gone. I got a few trial stitches into the sampler I will be officially starting on Thursday- the Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler for which I've joined a 2009 stitch-a-long online. I have my tatting bag down here and even out here on the lanai, but so far no work done on that either.

So, I am resting and enjoying myself. DH is playing golf again today; Auntie is off getting her hair done. Tomorrow we will be going over to St. Petersburg to the P. Buckley Moss gallery. I will write about our New Year's Eve later.

Time to get into the spa- yippee!!!


Lisa L. said...

Looks fantastic! I spent time in Florida recently and loved it also. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. A change of climate can really help.

Perky said...

Sounds delightful! Enjoy yourself -- you deserve it!

Shirley said...

Lucky you and what a great place for a retreat and rest~