Here’s to 2019!

By Georgia Osten
It’s been the biggest whirlwind of a Holiday ever, and the most fun of all. It was everything I expected and more, family and friends, non-stop good times. I can breathe a sigh of relief now, as we speak, because they’re all home safe and sound, even those who had to travel the farthest. No matter how old they get, you always worry about them. Now, it’s time to get back to business, life as we know it!

Of course, there’s the Crab Festival to get serious about. It was recently brought to my attention that I’ve been sending our last year’s application to my vendors. Geez, where on earth did those come from? They really didn’t change much, except for THE DATE …

Bear with me gang, I’ll get back into the swing of things, I just hope all the vendors show up on the date of the Festival. Along with other “serious” stuff, my husband and I joined the local fitness establishment, in an effort to get more serious about our health. We’ve been pretty regular about going.

We permanently relocated to the beach over 8 years ago, but we’ve only recently changed our doctors to the Galveston area, namely, UTMB. Our new primary care doctor is very demanding, you wouldn’t believe the check list he’s issued. Outlandish things like flu shots, shingles and pneumonia vaccines. Geez, and the exams on our lists are outrageous! One of the exams on my list was something I haven’t had since the early 90’s. Boy, did the technician ream me out when I told her that! Next on our list, was for both of us, but we couldn’t go together because someone has to do the driving. My husband had his first about a month ago, and I’ll have mine this week. Oh my gosh, he was miserable, but the only thing that kept him going was the fact that I would have to go through the same torture in the near future. He kept telling me, “oh, you just wait!”

It’s all good, we’ll be that much healthier and I’ll be sooooooooooo happy when the weekend gets here.

Speaking of the Crab Festival, golf cart raffle tickets go on sale this weekend. Stop by to see us at The Big Store. I’m praying for a weekend like we had last weekend.

I hope you all have a prosperous and healthy New Year.

Be Kind to each other!

GO’s Sand Bucket is only one beach bum’s journal of life at the beach, probably something each of you can relate to. Please feel free to email me with your thoughts, visions and/or feelings of just exactly what the beach means to you. Email:


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