I survived another weekend…

…is how I currently am feeling.

This is really not very unusual and in the moments when I get a moment to stop and ponder all this madness that I call my life, I have realized that I probably wouldn’t be happy any other way.

So to recap the adventure…Saturday started out with a very abysmal weather forecast. Rain filled clouds of doom, flashes of electrifying assaults of light and rumbling thunder strikes seemed to be taking over central Florida radar.

Normally this would be fabulous if you had plans to catch up on laundry or reorganize your kitchen cabinets, however there were two major outdoor fundraisers and a beach cleanup planned at the same time the sunshine state was trying to drown it’s inhabitants. Needless to say there were some very stressed out event organizers on the island, but we all know the game of finicky weather and you just need to wait five minutes. Sometimes.

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But it worked out…blue skies took over the horizon and fun went back on to the day’s agenda. The Turtle Festival was able to entertain 100’s of folks with their informative day celebration and myself and 6 other restaurants, the 97.3 Surf radio station and two bands braved the 40 mph tunnel of wind to set up for the successful 3rd Annual Flagler Beach Historical Museum fundraiser.

I’m not even joking when I say “Braved” it was bananas!
Kudos to these folks- Break-Awayz, BeachHouse Beanery, Blue Heron, Oceanside, Funky Pelican & Tortugas

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Love the cool and supportive folks in our town!

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I am serving up our (The Island Grille) famous Chicken Bowl and tastes of 13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc…while trying not to get blown out to sea 🙂 Many thanks to my awesome volunteer Kelly for helping me hold down the fort!!

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 10.26.57 AMWhile I didn’t get to attend the Turtle Festival this year…
I did get to see the release from a pretty decent perspective.

And then on Sunday…well let’s just say Youth Lacrosse dominates another portion of my life and in case you are wondering the road project heading into Jacksonville is not done and also not a shortcut.


Cheers to what comes next!