This past week, Florida decided to throw us for a loop. Temperatures dropped down to the low 40's Thursday night, and by Friday morning we woke up to high 20's. To say I was shaking in my boots, quite literally, would be an understatement. Sweet, sweet Florida, why do you insist on torturing me with freezing temperatures in February? I only accept this type of behavior around Christmas time, and you're about two months behind on that.
So color me pumped up when I woke up Sunday morning to sunshine and 80 degrees. I took Einstein to the apartment's dog park in cut off shorts and a t-shirt. I walked by one of my neighbors loading up their boat for a day on the bay. I thought about going to the beach just a little too late, as timing just wasn't on my side. As an alternative, Ryan suggested we take Einstein to the dock just a few steps away from my apartment. I figured it'd be a perfect time to play with my new toy:
Isn't she pretty? It's a Nikon D7000 with an 18-140 mm lens, and I got it on a fantastic sale at Best Buy over President's Day weekend. It's been something I've been wanting to pull the trigger on for a couple of years now, so I figured if not now, when?
So, I spent 20 minutes trying to figure out how to attach my camera strap, threw on a bra (ugh, the struggle), and walked all of four minutes to the bay, where I proceeded to take 32948398 pictures of my dog. Are you really surprised? I mean, look at him. He is handsome. Oh and, Ryan, too.
[Ryan even managed to catch a photo of jumping mullet! Those buggers were quick.]
It's supposed to cool down a couple more days this week, and in true Florida fashion, I'm sure our winter 'spurts' won't be officially dunzo until April-ish, but this was the taste of summer I've been craving. Now that Valentine's Day is over, I'm ready for summer holidays. Bring on Cinco de Drinko (ahem...Mayo), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day...just give me an excuse to be in the sun with a margarita. And my new camera.
Did anyone else have a warm weekend? Is anyone else crying that it's Monday? Just me? Okay, great. XO