Jo Mayne Casey

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In Photos, Spring at Sonnystone, week-end wrap-up on May 30, 2016 at 8:05 pm

We pulled the Coach down to Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Fl.

First morning, sitting outside, I felt a sting.  Two of them.  Yeow, and it was done:  a spider bit me.  One Spider, two bites, one on each foot.  I didn’t actually see the spider, but the painful bulls-eyes were clear confirmation of my suspicion.  First Aid kit was brought out, allergy pill was taken and we set off down to the beach at Perdido Key.

We staggered around the beach all day, so happy to be away from the gloomy drear that we’d left in Eville.

Late that night, I awoke to severe pain, reallyreally bad stinging, from both my feet.  They had swelled quite impressively, so ice was applied, ibuprofen was administered.  The next day, we went over to the nearby CVS and picked up some benadryl cream and bandages.  After talking to some locals, we surmised that it was not a local spider that had offended me.  The only biting spiders in that area are Wolf Spiders.  Since this was clearly a brown recluse, diagnosed by me and I’ve seen plenty of them, we must have brought it down on our sisal rug and it struck when it thought I was going to step on it.

I spent that day with my feet propped, watching the birds and such at the campsite…


I was able to get a shoe on that evening and hobble over to a sunset-watching spot…

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By taking my own advice and slowing down for a day, I was tremendously better by the next morning’s sunrise and could hike over to the observation tower to catch the show…

The wound is still ugly, but exponentially better. Aren’t you glad I didn’t take any pictures of it?  It looked pretty fierce for a while..

It was such a relaxing trip.  And the sunshine was sorely needed.

I’m finishing up the garden–planted a dozen bell pepper plants today and got the beans and squash in yesterday.  I’ll be blogging that over at Growing Every Season later this week.

Hope the sun is shining where you Are!



4th Sunday in January, 2014

In Uncategorized on January 26, 2014 at 6:43 pm

I started an Intro to Yoga class today.  It was a spontaneous act and I’m not quite sure what brought it on.  I have known my way around the Sun Salute for decades, but not much else.  My time with Rodney Yee was mostly spent admiring his flexibility—is he a contortionist or what?— and neither Denise Austin nor Jane Fonda kept my attention.   I haven’t had a real burning desire to practice Yoga, though I do know that I feel like I’ve had a massage after I do some poses.   So it might have been a targeted ad that caught my attention (well-done, Adman), but at some point Friday I signed up for this class at Evansville Yoga Center.  Both teachers and students seem very nice, and the challenges were just-enough—I’m definitely going to be a little sore tomorrow.   The benefits will be phenomenal, though, so I’ve high hopes.

The Center has recently moved from West Franklin to North Main, near Garvin Park.  On the way home, I drove through the park and noticed a gaggle of geese walking on the ice over the lake.  It was a beautiful day with highs in the 50’s feeling tropical compared with what we’ve come to expect this winter.  I just happened to have my camera and stopped to take some pictures.


Down by the fountain, on the west side of the lake, it was like a waterpark.  They were hanging out, yakking and visiting like they were at the beach.  Funny…

It was so nice that I walked a lap around the park.  The sun was going down as I left.   Shortly after I arrived back at the Acres, I grabbed my camera again to catch the beautiful sunset…


I hope your day was as nice as mine.  If it wasn’t, then maybe tomorrow will be.  Be ready!!


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