Thursday, February 5, 2009

Just Enjoying Life

The past two days have not been brimming with excitement, but they have sure been enjoyable! Yesterday, we spent the morning at home, getting caught up with a few things around here. Then in the afternoon, we decided to take a ride with Dortha and Mark, and check out a boarding kennel, in case we decide to take a long day trip one day and want to leave the dogs here. The kennel was closed for the afternoon, though, so all we got to do was take a look around. We'll need to call them to speak to someone.

Then we drove over to the Rockport harbor area and took a couple of pictures.

This is one of my favorite places, and I think this picture expresses the things I love about this area - the birds, the water, the clear blue sky, palm trees - well, you get the idea:

For supper Dortha made vegetable beef soup with some of our leftovers from the Shrimp Boil on Sunday, and I made a pan of cornbread. She baked a crustless pumpkin pie and we had a great meal!

Today was our Weight Watcher's meeting at noon. We like this meeting, there are lots of people attending, and the leader is a very energetic, fun woman. We both had a good week, showing a continued, steady loss. I will be back to the point where I can attend meetings for free again when I lose 4 more pounds. I still want to lose a little more than that, but I am getting closer to where I want to be.

After our meeting, we went to lunch at The Big Fisherman with Dortha and Mark. I had Cajun Grilled Shrimp, yum! Then we all took a drive back over to the Corpus Christi area to take some more pictures. When we were there a few days ago, we saw a few Roseate Spoonbills, but it was very late in the day, so we wanted to go back and see if we could find them again. We also wanted to try to get some better pictures of the replica ship, the Nina.

We saw this fellow and several of his friends while we were at the harbor:

We then visited a couple of shops, and Jim was able to find a gift for one more grandchild. It was time to see if we could find the Roseate Spoonbills. We'd seen them near the bridge, in the marshland around Indian Point Park. Sure enough, there were 8 or 10 of them, huddled in the bushes, staying out of the wind, taking their afternoon naps. We were quite a distance from them, so it was hard to get good pictures. This is the best of the ones Jim and I took:

I got this picture of the Corpus Christi Skyline:

We then headed back home to a quick supper of leftover soup and sandwiches with Dortha and Mark. Did I say we're really enjoying our time here?

1 comment:

Debbie and Rod said...

That was a GREAT picture of the Roseate Spoonbill!