Whatever floats my boat is what I write about here, and much of the time it comes to me as we are floating in our boat – literally.
Our trip to the Keys in 2013 inspired this blog, originally called As Susie Sees It. We experienced many firsts on this trip, including having our first boat, and within the first few hours, I started writing down some funny stuff I did not want to forget. “I can’t wait to tell about almost being stranded at sea,” I said to my husband on our way home. “You mean the way you see it,” Dave said. “Well of course,” I exclaimed, “I will be the one telling it from my point of view.” “Yep, don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story,” he said. However, The Story is a good one, as well as factual. It is also pretty long, as I attempt to set the mood we were in, when, at the end of the day I drew the final straw that topped the cake, so to speak. So if you want, you can cheat just read the last couple of paragraphs and still get a good laugh, is my point.
The following year we took a trip to a small island, where I experienced the biggest “first” of all. One night, the owner of the island said to us, “You two have been so quiet, we were all wondering if we should come check on you.” I laughed – definitely a first for me! I have never been known to be quiet.
This was also the first time that Dave and I could disagree without my feelings being hurt. It may sound silly, but I used to take it personally when someone, especially my family, did not see things the same way I did. I realized on this trip that life is much better when I can allow others the freedom of thought – their own thought, of course, and that it was okay to have different ones.
In addition to other trips we have taken – going to Indiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and of course, Ft. Myers, I also write about everyday stuff, like the sunset from Sanibel at the spur of the moment and how I normally do not do “spur of the moment” very well. I write about kin folk and post photos of long ago. Look for the link to my Shutterfly site, where, if you have ever known me, you just might find your picture posted too!
Thank you – all my friends and family, for supporting me in what I love to do, and for following my blog. Strangers, too!