Last month, my brother, Darin, came for a visit and stayed with us for two weeks. What a lovely time!
Darin had not been to the island for several years – far too long. Like many of us, he let Life get in the way, and – before he knew it – years had slipped by. But, oh how sweet to be reminded how much he loves his island home! Because he, too, grew up knowing and loving this special place.
Of course, the first thing that struck him as he flew above the Exuma… Continue reading
Today, October 12, is a special day.
Why? In addition to simply celebrating another day of Better Life, here are my top three reasons to celebrate today.
Reason # 1 – Discovery Day
On Monday, October 8, the United States (and other countries) observed “Columbus Day” as a holiday. Similarly, today, the Bahamas (and other countries) recognize Discovery Day.
Discovery Day commemorates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the “New World.” His initial landfall is thought to be on one of the Bahamian islands, what he called Guanahani, on this day in 1492.
Present day, this… Continue reading
Oh Boy. What a week. Why did I disappear again, just after I’d told you I was excited to be writing again? Well, I was busy keeping my dog alive . . .
After a whirlwind of travel last month, followed by a friendly visit from Tropical Storm Isaac, I was finally enjoying getting settled in to our island routine again. This is a particularly quiet time of year on the island – turns out hurricane season is not a draw for the tourists – and I was enjoying the slow summer pace. After… Continue reading
I know, I know, I haven’t been posting as much as I used to. And I REALLY do want to get back to it. I’ve just been having too much fun!!
Most notably, I just came off of a week/end of delightful birthday festivities. But before we talk about that, I’ll fill you in on the biggest birthday bash of the summer . . .
My dearest Better Lifers, I have missed you!
Since launching this blog four months ago (is that all? It feels like we’ve been together longer than that!), this is the longest I’ve been away from you. It has been exceptionally busy lately – even for “island busy!” Some of the reasons why will warrant individual blog posts in the future, but, in a nutshell, here’s what I’ve been up to:Beau’s dog, Milo, injured himself somehow and has been limping. To keep him from running and wrestling with the other island dogs, we’ve been keeping him contained in the house… Continue reading