SWFL JOUR­NAL

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Ahh … the lazy days of Septem­ber. While the rest of the coun­try is gear­ing up af­ter a long sum­mer, we are barely mov­ing— un­less it’s to re­po­si­tion the beach chair to catch a breeze.

Tues­day

Early morn­ing walk around the neigh­bor­hood and I was al­ready drip­ping at 7 o’clock. Re­mem­ber, as Mom used to say, “Girls don’t sweat, they glis­ten.”

Thurs­day

Tried three restau­rants to­day be­fore we found one open. Is every­one tak­ing an off-sea­son break?

Fri­day

Think­ing about a trip “over­seas” this week­end—maybe a quiet beach day on lovely Lovers Key.

Sun­day

That was def­i­nitely a good choice of beach, fol­lowed by some seafood fresh off the boats docked around Matan­zas Pass. Yum­mmm!

Mon­day

Keep­ing a watch­ful eye on the weather forecast. Irma hit Florida a year ago this week.

Wed­nes­day

A few too many days closed up in the AC has me stir-crazy. Time to get out­side and take care of the plants, also go­ing crazy. Rainy sea­son has lived up to ex­pec­ta­tions.

Thurs­day

Oh my, those ferns are truly tak­ing over. Did you know, by the way, that staghorn ferns eat bananas?

Sun­day

Hap­pened upon an im­promptu coun­try mu­sic jam around Times Square last night. Then it dawned on me: Is­land Hop­per Song­writer Fest. SWFL is aswirl with tal­ent this week.

Thurs­day

Sur­prise visit from an old high school friend who now lives on Marco Is­land. What to eat???

Fri­day

Lucky me. Just hap­pen to have fresh hog­fish wait­ing in the fridge. Let’s also thaw some of those frozen man­goes from my neigh­bor’s tree to make salsa.

Mon­day

Need to re­stock the fridge af­ter a week­end full of com­pany. Is that Whole Foods in Fort My­ers open yet?

Wed­nes­day

Restau­rants are get­ting back to nor­mal sched­ules, and all’s right with the world. Happy Hour this evening with E and B af­ter a too-long hia­tus.

Fri­day

Art Walk tonight in down­town Fort My­ers should be ex­tra spe­cial. It’s the event’s 10-year an­niver­sary.

Tues­day

Early snow­birds are trick­ling back. Trick­ling means 25 mph, max.

Thurs­day

In Bai­ley’s to­day, all any­one was talk­ing about was when we would get our first cool front. It’s time, Mother Na­ture.

Mon­day

Am I ob­sessed with seafood? Maybe, but I am cel­e­brat­ing the open­ing of stone crab sea­son by driv­ing to Tin City in Naples for the first taste of the year.

Thurs­day

Need to break out M’s leder­ho­sen and head to the bier­garten at Cape Coral’s Ok­to­ber­fest. SWFL may not have au­tumn leaves, but we have cold beer and hot brats.

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