SWFL JOUR­NAL

Bonita & Estero Magazine - - DEPARTMENTS -

Off and run­ning into 2019. A jog down the beach to­ward a pas­tel sun­rise is a great way to start the year.

Sun­day

I al­ways have to gig­gle at the sight of the is­land Po­lar Bears tak­ing their an­nual win­ter plunge into the “frigid” wa­ters of the Gulf. Who are they kid­ding, ex­actly?

Mon­day

Re­mem­ber those glit­tery snowflakes my neigh­bors hung from their gumbo limbo for the hol­i­days? I think the star­lings claimed own­er­ship. This was the last Christ­mas for that par­tic­u­lar dec­o­ra­tion.

Wednes­day

Time for a lit­tle cul­ture in my life. J got us tick­ets for the the-a-ter. Florida Rep al­ways en­ter­tains. Who needs New York?

Thurs­day

Be­sides, much of New York seems to be here at this time of year. New York­ers have dis­cov­ered there is more to Florida than I-95.

Sun­day

Af­ter a hec­tic Satur­day try­ing to find the ex­act right shade of peri­win­kle blue for the gue­stroom, what bet­ter way to un­wind than a lit­tle Jazz on the Green at BIG ARTS? Ah­h­hhh.

Tues­day

Started paint­ing to­day. Want a fresh coat on the walls be­fore K and J ar­rive for their an­nual re­boot.

Thurs­day

Driv­ing down West Gulf Drive to­day, I caught a glim­mer­ing glimpse of the Gulf be­tween con­dos. Nice to be re­minded it’s there, even if I’m not.

Satur­day

A trip to Cape Coral may be in the cards this week­end for a serv­ing of fresh lo­cal seafood. How could we not go to an event called ClamJam?

Mon­day

Good golly, where did that cold north wind come from? Ten­nis this morn­ing was down­right frigid. Af­ter one set, I could no longer feel my ears. But no one was will­ing to con­cede de­feat to the wind chill. We played on.

Tues­day

OK, so my North­ern friends call me a wimp— just be­cause I like my fleece jacket, scarf, leg­gings and boots? I don’t get all that much chance to wear them, OK?

Mon­day

Time to start that li­cense plate game while driv­ing the roads of Southwest Florida. How many states can you find be­fore the next stop­light? I saw one from ALASKA. Well, why not?

Thurs­day

Headed to Es­tero to­day for a lit­tle TLC. There is an “Old Florida” spa there that should make all my trou­bles melt away.

Fri­day

Gotta love this bumper sticker, spot­ted in the drive-thru at the bank: “I may be old, but I’ve seen all the cool bands.” Per­fect Florida de­mo­graphic.

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