Friday, March 6, 2015

Look at this!

We seem to be the owner of this '06 Prius! Low mileage, back-up camera, smart key, runs well. MM is excited.

Off we go.

Zoom, zoom.

Life is good, y'all!

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

TBT–my guys!



This is my BF when he was about 3 years old, with his father seen in the background by the front tire.  I’m sure MM was there to help Don.

Below is son Brian, MM’s very own helper…also at the age of about 3:


Brian, Datson 1975

That ‘74 Datsun is still around, parked up at the shop.  More importantly, both boys are still around…only a whole lot taller.

I love my boys!  And I love looking at these old photos.  We’ve had lots of miles and smiles since these photos were taken.  God willing, the journey will continue for a long, long time.

Live.  Love.  Laugh…often!  We do.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Windy Wednesday



March has arrived and is blowing the palm fronds all around us…and leaves off the oak tree behind us.  MM fires up his handy dandy leaf blower and does his almost daily cleaning of the patio.  That is a “blue” job, but he also is good about hanging out the towels to dry after I have run the washer.  We are enjoying the sunshine for sure.

Yesterday, I tackled my “pink” job of balancing the funds and paying the bills, plus a few other boring chores.  I say this because it cut into my fitness time and I didn’t make my (current) daily step goal of 3K.  Yes, I have joined the Fitbit gang, not to keep up with anyone, but to challenge myself to keep moving…and to use different sets of muscles, and to see my sleep patterns.

This morning there was a big fat zero on steps taken, even after being awake and moving around for awhile—it was time to recharge the battery for the first time.  I am obviously still learning how this thing works.  So I charged the battery and took the opportunity to change from the black band to the lime green band (not a color I wear), hence the inspiration to post the photo of the little green frog above.

I seek a kaleidoscope of color in my world.  Doesn’t everyone?  Who needs boring?!  Not me.

OK…I’ve been sitting too long.  It’s time to get moving.

Bike or walk?  Hmmm…

What are YOU doing today?  Get moving, y’all!

Monday, March 2, 2015

J is for John!

Look who is back in Florida--Sharon and Allen!

We just had breakfast with these special friends. They head back to Mayberry and cold weather on Sunday.

The sun is shining. Birds are chirping, and my mouth is doing fine.

Life is good, y'all! WYWH!!!

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ice, baby, ice!



It took far longer for the three shots of novacaine to numb my mouth than it did to get the wisdom tooth removed yesterday.  Open wide, insert a block to keep the mouth open, clamp the tooth, pull, repeat the clamping/pulling (it was broken into two pieces), insert gauze, and it was over.  Done.

I was given a list of instructions to take home with me, and off we went.  I pretty much stayed on the couch, applying an ice pack as directed, and kept hydrated.  I was given a prescription for pain if needed (I didn’t), and only took a couple of ibuprofens as suggested.  Easy peasy.  Ice was my best friend…along with MM.  Missy laid down on my stretched out legs, which warmed them up to counteract the chilling of the jaw.  KC, well, he did come around to help (annoy) a couple of times.  Normal!

My jaw is sore, of course, after all that opening and tugging.  I am allowed soft food today, which is a welcome change from the liquid diet of yesterday.  My bowl of yogurt tasted mighty fine!

So MM and I will have a laid back Saturday here in mostly cloudy paradise.  Tomorrow will be an even better day.  We shall begin March with a smile, and carry on!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday fun…NOT!



The good news at the dentist’s office was that the filling on my wisdom tooth was still there.

The BAD news…the wee tooth had broken in two places…and was infected!  And the tooth needs to get outta there.  It is now worn out.  Old and broken.  Creating problems.

Fortunately, the oral surgeon can do it later this morning, so off we shall go to get this bad boy gone!  I started an antibiotic immediately, so getting the tooth out will speed up the healing.

It rained during the night and more is expected today, so I wouldn’t be able to get out and get much exercise anyway.  I ‘spect it will be a sleeping or reading day, depending on how I feel afterward.

Maytag Man and the two kitties will take good care of me, and I’ll be good to go………….soon!

Life is good y’all.  Don’t forget to brush and floss…and take a chance on having OLD teeth.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Open wide!

Enjoy the view out Haley's window back in Mayberry, while I sit in the dental chair here in paradise.

A filling in my wisdom tooth fell out, so I am having that fixed this morning. Thankfully our old dentist is still in business and could work me in. He is a classmate of MM's, so he knows us well and will get me up and going again. Bugger.

Say ahhhh!

Have a ginger peachy day. I will.....but it will be awhile with waiting for the novacaine to wear off. Double bugger.

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