January brings more great weather. Lots of sunshine and warm temps. That also brings some severe storms but I think here at the Plantation, we are in a geographical anomaly that forces the storms to bypass us either to the west of Mobile or they stay in the Gulf south of us. We get the rain and some winds but not the devastation or, maybe we’re just lucky!
Now that the Christmas and New Year celebrations have settled down, we are back in the routines of eating out, ladies quilting and the men sitting around the coffee table in the club house and more eating out. When the ladies need to acquire their fabric, their choice is A&E Pharmacy in Pensacola Fl. Their dear husbands hate to see the ladies agonize on that drive over so we accompany them and after the shopping, we go to McGuires Irish Pub for lunch and maybe a beer!
The ladies seem to start the social ball rolling all the time – I guess not unusual. They – about 25-30 or so do a monthly ladies luncheon. This was started several years ago. The men – well, it took one of the ladies to set a location and a sign-up sheet for the men to do the same. I guess we couldn’t do it for ourselves.
The quilt group found an instructor to come to one of their meeting to teach them how to start and build a Bargello Quilt. The picture shows you how the end result should look. Here is Barb’s Bargello with 3D butterflies.
And while Barb is out and about, being the social butterfly, I’m back at the rig trying to make the yard look better, trimming the shrubs, weeding the walkway – I do that with spray so it’s not too onerous!
One of the festivities here is the ‘Flatulence Fest’ where 20+ cooks bring in their favorite soup, stew or any dish made with beans. Barb & I had difficulty deciding our favorite so we did Sambuca with floating coffee beans! It was a hit, we were out of our ‘dish’ early!
Well, that’s about all the news we have for January. I have included a few pictures below on some of the wildlife we see and some of the weather we don’t. Hope all is well where you are and come back again for more scintillating prose on our life….