Key West weather this past week has been a roller coaster. Up and down.
Up to a week ago, we had consistent low to high 80s weather. Then a cold front came in. 60s by night, low 70s by day. Chilly for us accustomed to warmer weather.
Yesterday was a return to normal. Warm. A return to a tee shirt and shorts.
I wake this morning to cold cold! The low during the night was 57. The high today and all week will be 65.
What is happening?
The cold front in the northeast has moved down and in.
Back to long pants, sweat shirts and jackets.
Yesterday was a good Sunday. Most Sundays are. I am from the old school. I believe it should be a day of rest and contemplation. A time for family.
There is a chap by the name of Owen Shaw. He hails from McCall, Idaho. He is a Facebook friend.
He had a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quote on his Facebook page yesterday. It fit. “Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
My Sunday started with Meet the Press. From my bed.
Later it was Don’s Place for friends and pro football watching. Cheryl and Roger showed up. Good to see them. They are from just outside Chicago.
Roger bought a new moped/scooter. They came driving into Don’s. Roger operating the moped and Cheryl on the back. Like two teenagers. Except they are in their 60s. I told Roger he was crazy driving one of those things. He suggested I was an old fuddy duddy. Fart might be a better word. Probably correct.
Emmett was at Don’s, also. Michael’s bartender. I sat with Emmett for a while and chatted.
After a couple of hours of football, I said my good byes and walked next door to the gym. Convenient.
I love boxing! I work on the big bag.
While I was working out, I noticed a lovely woman came in. In her speedos and a tight athletic shirt. Probably in her mid 30s. Tiny. Slim.
She put me and every guy in the place to shame!
She commenced laying on her back and lifting bar bells!
Then I was off to Lisa’s. I had telephoned my 5 year old granddaughter Ally earlier and asked if she would teach me how to hoola hoop. She is into it big time! Like a pro! She does the waist thing. And even around her neck.
We went to the backyard. She showed me. Explained the hip movement. Five years old!
Then it was my turn. I was a disaster! I could not keep the hoop up.
I wanted to learn as I thought it would be good exercise. I shall have to do without it.
Lisa tried. She said she could never do it when she was younger. The years did not help. She was a failure like her Dad.
Ally could not understand why we were so inept. She kept saying it was easy as she rotated the thing around her hips and neck.
My intent was to go to the Gardens last night. I never made it. I got engrossed in the golf tournament. I was pulling for Tiger Woods to win. It went into a playoff and he lost.
Tiger played well this weekend. Is he coming back? We will know next year.
Last Friday’s radio show is available for viewing 24 hours a day on the internet. www.tikilive.com/video/28854. If you have the time, watch the Key West Lou Legal Hour. The show is timely and challenging.
Enjoy your day!