20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Friday, 23 November 2012

Routines & Such at Latitude 30

The American Thanksgiving marked our 3rd week in paradise, and we're finally settling into a routine (of sorts). It begins pretty much as it does anywhere--with piping hot cups of coffee as we ease into the day ahead.

This week I was determined to devote the mornings to writing. I'm thrilled to announce I began the first draft for a new mystery series I've been thinking about for the better part of a year (or longer). I also penned some future posts for my AKA blog. They'll begin in January, as 2012 is pretty much a done deal. I'm participating in the Mystery We Write Blog Tour from Nov.26th through Dec. 11th with 15 other mystery authors, and shortly after that I'll feature local author Patricia C. Lee to celebrate the release of her second book, Destiny's Present. (I've read it and give it 5 stars.) The good news is that after months and months of not having either the energy or inclination to write new material, the fact that I'm setting aside a block of hours to just write "unplugged" is an amazing feeling. It makes me smile almost as much as my new winter boots!  

Meanwhile, John continues to explore. Yesterday he returned to Shell Island and probably felt rather small compared to this freighter. It's just one of many that frequents the Panama City harbor.

He snapped a pic of what lies behind all those rocks...

And spotted a squadron of pelicans.

Once he arrived, he had Shell Island to himself.

Not another human in sight, but he did spot three rays in the water. Look closely, they're the dark blotches just below the surface.

Then, he gathered up some large and impressive shells. He even brought two back for me. Isn't that sweet?!

We've got plenty to be thankful for. Not just today, but every day.

* * *