Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mer's Hideaway

Ah lah.
Our goals may have been a bit too noble today.
We did go to the Goodwill and we did buy a jig-saw puzzle but we didn't think that one through. We bought a puzzle with a THOUSAND pieces and it was in a tiny box and when we got it home and opened it, we about died laughing. You could swallow those pieces. Easily. Obviously, we don't know much about jig-saw puzzles. We made a silly stab at sorting pieces and then we just put them all back in the box. We've decided we need one that has MAYBE five hundred pieces and is for ages 12 and up.
Nor is Mr. Moon going mullet netting. We had a fried seafood lunch that was a huge and delicious sin. He got shrimp, I got scallops and we shared.

I love the restaurant mainly because it's on the water and it's almost a little museum of the old fish houses in Sebastian. Pictures, explanations, names I remember from my childhood. And this:

Lighter Wood Crab Smashers!!!!!

My children will know why this is so funny to me. (Mole crushers? Crab smashers?)

But we did buy six beautiful napkins of a beautiful tropical print and a tiny glass that makes a perfect vase for a purloined gardenia blossom.

I do love going on vacation where I have a little home. When I'm in Mexico I don't raise a hand to do anything and that's another sort of glory. But let's face it- it makes me happy to be able to cook and wash clothes and Goodwill napkins. 

I'm supposedly a Leo but in all actuality, I am far more Cancer which is an astrological sign (and I believe none of that- do you hear me? NONE!) which is completely home-centered. I just love to nest. What can I say?

After lunch we drove down the river road and checked out what was going on at Earl's Hideaway. That's the picture you see above. Earl's has been here since at least 1960 and is still going strong. There was a band and people were dancing and I sort of wanted to stop and join the party but it seemed like a real good way to get in trouble. 
Instead, we came on home and watched a storm come in from the pool, the sky going dark, the bamboo swaying and squeaking and clacking. And then we took a nap. 

When I woke up, it was still raining but eventually, it passed and we went down to the dock. 

No bites. 

Vulture heading from an island to an inland roost. 

The sun broke through. 


Oh, y'all. 
I'm so happy. 

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. Bless the good days of bliss, for they bless us.

  2. Sounds terrific all around. Love the napkins! Score!

  3. Such poetic photographs. I clicked and made them big like magic and then I fell in.

    You sound happy, which makes me happy. xo

  4. Gorgeous scenes! Sounds perfectly blissful to me.

  5. Indy's a Leo but I don't believe it either! At all! Except for a tiny, tiny bit, I do. Oh Mary, I'm so happy you're happy!

  6. I thought you seemed a little ambitious. beautiful napkins.

  7. If you're happy, I'm happy.

    Co-Dependent SB


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