For being the shortest month of the year, February certainly seems to drag on forever, doesn’t it?, and it drags total boredom with it. Bored with the winter with everything brown and lifeless outside, and listless and lazy inside. Nothing in my head, my yard, my house or anyplace else to write about, so I’m going to have to pick on one of my kids. Let’s see….eeny, meeny, miney, moe…
This is Florida brat or, as she likes to think of herself, FD#3. Don’t let the sweet looks fool you. I admit that although she did start out that way, always smiling and happy and willing to help with anything you needed, somewhere along the way she turned into the sarcastic, snippy, snide, kid that she is to this day. And I have no idea, no idea at all, where she got that from. Must be a bad gene in there somewhere.
Anyhow things were going along fine, school, college, job, marriage, house……. Then one day out of the blue, she said she and the old goat were moving to Florida. Florida, land of hurricanes, roaches the size of large dogs, surrounded by waters filled with alligators, sharks and who knows what else, all kinds of things to bite you, maim you, blow you into kingdom come, and they were leaving in a month. And they did.
Not content to just leave, after they got settled in she constantly had to tell me about all the sun, the warmth, the flowers that bloom all year long, sitting in the lanai, going fishing, and just rubbing it in every chance she got and there were many. But then along came Charley in August of 2004. Roaring up the Gulf Coast and causing big time major damage and mayhem not far from where she and the old goat lived. Fortunately, their area was spared the worst of it, but it did give me a chance to have a little pay back. So I sent her this
Didn’t do any good though. She’s still there, and still tells me about the wonderful life down there. To be honest, she does constantly invite me down, and tries to talk me into it by telling me how much I would love it and all the things we could do and the places we could go, but then in the next sentence she mentions something about taking me gator hunting. Hmmmm……I wonder what they’re planning to use for bait…….. Maybe I’ll just stay up here and be bored for a little while.