Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cup half full

I've decided to have a positive outlook today. Yea, I know, must be an overdose of medication or something. But, instead of jumping on my blog and griping about the rain and how flooded everything is here in Central Florida (we got 15 inches of rain between Monday and Wednesday), I was inspired by the sun peaking through the clouds today to write something positive.

Here goes.

5 Things I love about Florida (in no particular order)

The booming frog chorus that erupts in the evening especially after it rains. I hear it and picture that singing frog from the Looney Tunes cartoons and it makes me smile. 

TV Weathermen/women in Florida. This has to be one of the most amusing, sometimes tedious, then suddenly frantic jobs in the world. Sunny, chance of rain in the afternoon. Sunny, chance of rain in the afternoon. Sunny, chance of rain in the afternoon. HURRICANE!!!

Tourists. Love 'em or hate 'em, they're amusing. And they provide a boost to the economy. 

Wildlife. Today on my travels I came across the following: wild turkeys, a Redbird pair, pond turtles, a 3.5 foot carp, a red-tailed hawk, a monarch butterfly. 

Walking barefoot in rain puddles. Yes, I've gotten to do a lot of that this week. This was one of my favorite activities as a kid. Rolling up the pants legs and sloshing around the streets through all the puddles. And now that I'm an adult, I don't have hear my mom yelling at me "You girls get out of those puddles!! You're going to get ringworm!!"


Island Rider said...

Um, aren't you the one supposed to be warning the kids about ringworm? Glad you are taking a positive approach. Hope all goes well for the graduation ceremony and post feast. Ours was a delightful event, and we are stuffed, worn out, but still too excited to sleep.

DangerMom said...

Love these. I'm also a big fan of the frog chorus. From all the new tadpoles I'm seeing around my place, I'm guessing they were having quite the party.