Her offer, although incredibly heart-warming, stumped me and rendered me unusually speechless.
Believe it or not, I was actually thinking of turning down her very generous offer.
Anyhow, after scrambling to get my schedule in sync with Hubby...I ended up forging through and made the best of a very last minute escape.
Although, not our desired French Polynesian dream vacation...the trip out to Florida was very welcomed.
Abandoning responsibilities was incredibly out of character for me.
I guess the entering of the mid-phase of my hopefully appreciating years ... have indirectly forced me to accept making major life-style changes.
When we arrived to the coast, we were received with a glorious sunny day.
Not so...for what was waiting in the wings for the following two weeks.
Through three fairly strong windy rain storms, we still managed to extract a few good vacation-style moments.
The peaceful sunsets were there to remind us of the wondrous images that are offered for free.
This sanctuary is the largest wild bird hospital in the U.S. based on the admission of over 8,000 injured birds each year.
One of the Sanctuary’s biggest success stories is the captive breeding of the Eastern Brown Pelican.
Since the ecosystem's petroleum spill crisis, the significant loss of pelicans had become very disturbing.
A group of odd-looking Black Skimmers, collectively known as a ‘scoop‘ ... ‘embezzlement’ or a ‘conspiracy’ of skimmers, admittedly entertained and intrigued me the most.
Then, there were the very amusing looking and very complacent Sandwich Terns.
Here's my 'Snowy Egret'...a.k.a. 'Egretta Thula' with her beautiful, yellow padded feet. This is the one bird I related to the most.
All and all, I had time to reflect on most of what has been heavily weighing on me.
This will include a home move sometime within the next two months.
there will be another blogging break eventually.
Vitamin B12 is one of the nutrients needed to keep levels of homocysteine, a molecule that can directly damage blood vessel walls and is considered a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, low. In just a four-ounce serving of shrimp, you'll receive 28.2% of the daily value for vitamin B12.
. In addition, shrimp are also a good source of selenium as well as cardio-protective omega-3 fatty acids, noted for their anti-inflammatory effects and ability to prevent the formation of blood clots. Four ounces of shrimp provide 14.8% of your daily need for these protective fats.
gives them their distinctive color and a sweet, creamy flavour.
This makes them a favourite with chefs and shrimp lovers world wide.
You can only imagine my disappointment when I was continuously turned down about Floridian 'Pink Shrimp' from most restaurant menus. Unless, it was a high-end place...most of the shrimp came from anywhere else but the Florida.
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