My Bucket List: A Mellow Monday on Siesta Key

Well, here it is Monday, y’all. It’s raining here; cold and dreary. Day 17 of the Daily Post Challenge. Today’s topic is Hope.

Mondays are kind of depressing. The start of the work week for most folks and all. For me, a Monday can be the first day of a four-day week, a day in the middle of a seven-day break, Turn Around Monday (a day “in between” working three days and three nights)  or a day like today: My last night of work before having three days off.

Working nights is the worst. What gives me hope and keeps me going?  I have a “Bucket List” in my head of all the places I want to experience before I die.  I love to day-dream about it while I’m working nights.

Last Monday was terrific, as Mondays go. It was a Seven-Day-Break Monday. We spent it driving from Vero Beach, Florida to Key West. On Tuesday, we drove from Key West over to the west coast of Florida to a  heavenly little place called Siesta Key.

Siesta Key has been on my “Bucket List” for years. I knew it was beautiful  when my Uncle Joe visited it and said, “This is it. This is where I will retire.” And thanks to him, and his splendid retirement choice,  he has provided me with a place to stay there.

It more that lived up to my expectations, y’all. Famous for “The World’s Finest Whitest Sand”, the color of the water (a perfect calming blue) and the sunset was nothing short of spectacular. I can’t wait to go back.

Yes, I have added a new item to my “Bucket List” which keeps getting longer, by the way. Instead of just seeing Siesta Key, I want to return to spend a few days there, lying on the pristine white sand, with an umbrella drink in my hand.

This is a photo I took of one of the lifeguard shacks. There are several dotting the shore, and each one is a different color. My aunt says it’s because that way you can tell your friends, “I’ll meet you at the red lifeguard stand, or, I’ll meet you at the blue one.”

Me? I’ll meet y’all at this fabulous yellow one, OK?

Mellow Yellow Monday is a photo forum. You post something yellow on Monday. “Because life is better with a splash of yellow.”

Be sure and visit the other participants to see how creative everyone is with their yellow shots. You’ll be amazed, y’all!

Well, if not amazed, then mellowed out. Maybe a bit more hopeful, too. How’s that for a Monday?

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Yellow Therapy For A Dreary Monday

MYMMellow Yellow Monday is a photo forum. You post something yellow on Monday. “Because life is better with a splash of yellow.”

Be sure and visit the other participants to see how creative everone is with their yellow shots. You’ll be amazed, y’all!

Well, if not amazed, then mellowed out. How’s that for a Monday?

I feel a little blah today. The weather is dreary and chilly. I was hoping for one of those wonderful Indian Summer days, that North Carolina is famous for in November, since it’s my only day off his week. Maybe a little dash of yellow will brighten my day.

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This black and yellow spider is a female Argiope aurantia , commonly known as the Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Writing Spider, Banana Spider or Corn Spider. She was living in our lantana this summer. These spiders are carnivorous (they eat flies and grasshoppers) and harmless to humans.

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We have a field near our house that we walk to with our rottweiler dog and our calico cat. (Yes, they both have to go on the walks.) This is a just a weed that grows wild over there. I have no idea what it is – maybe some of y’all can identify it?

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Finally, my husband bought me this bouquet of fall flowers for no reason. Well, I guess maybe there was a reason. Because he loves me. There. I feel better already.

When you have the blahs, what do you do to make yourself feel better? Does yellow help, do you think? Or do you have a comfort food that you eat, or a favorite sweater that you wear? Do you crawl back into bed or get dolled up and go somewhere? Let me know what works for you!

Mellow on Monday

MYMMellow Yellow Monday is a photo meme. You post something yellow on Monday. Be sure and visit the other participants to see how creative everyone is with their yellow shots. You’ll be amazed, y’all!

Well, if not amazed, then mellowed out. How’s that for a Monday?

I took this picture from Johnny Mercer’s Pier. I thought the bright color was amazing.

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