Tuesday, December 31, 2013


The week between Christmas and New Years is literally the busiest of the whole year down here. 

Including what we shall refer to as the "Asian Invasion" of 2013. A co-worker joked that she wondered if there was anyone left in Asia to turn the lights out. This year feels busier than I can remember living here. Its been quite a year.

So how to spend the last day of 2013?

108 sun salutations with my favorite yoga studio to generate some energy and heat. And a last swim in 2013 at Ft. Zach with dragonflies all around. The water was so pretty even the jolt of cold couldn't keep me from going in.

Whilst drying out, some random guy came over to offer me a beer. I didn't need it I told him, I'm feeling totally content right now. And I am.

So much gratitude. 

Happy New Year :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

First Handstand!

My fellow yogis were right! The feeling of being upside-down with all the blood rushing to your head is incredible. 

My foot even hit my favorite elephant bell in the studio as it went straight up. 

Got a cup of coffee after class and a guy went past me saying with a smile "Yoga mat and coffee. Well, you're certainly having a good morning!"

Yes, I am. Yes, I am.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Key West Wildlife Center

Someone last week at work inquired about a turtle release at Higgs Beach. I told them it was probably the Key West Wildlife Center

When people ask me things to go visit off the beaten path I usually recommend it cause I've heard great things about them but haven't actually been.

Well they are great and I need to go.

Yesterday while riding back from the fish market I noticed a Cormorant walking around mid-town which is strange cause you usually only see them near the water. As I got closer, I saw it had a hook in its neck which was pulling on its mouth when it walked. 

It hurt to look at him in so much pain. 

So I stopped and googled the Key West Wildlife Center wondering if they were still open. It was 4:51pm and they closed at 5:00. I've called rescue places before but they either were closed or couldn't come out. I wondered if they'd even been interested in helping so close to closing time.

"Do you take care of birds with hooks in their necks?" I asked.

"Yes! Do you have one? I'll be right over." 

Within 10 minutes he came over and we trapped the bird. Poor thing had swallowed a line complete with hook and it was coming out of its neck and mouth.

The guy thanked me for calling and whisked him off for a recovery session which is what you see above. 

What a great thing to have in this town. Really cool.