Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday smiles

Lucky us, we got to have dinner with Chuck, Bee...and the "Mayor of the Pool" but somehow the mayor missed the shot. Or MM was too fast on the trigger finger.

Anyway, we had a great time together. Hopefully, Mrs. Mayor can join us next time.

It is a long pants and jacket day here, despite the shiny sun. A few flurries flew in Mayberry, with actual snow predicted for tomorrow. Lord, thank you for Florida. Amen.

We have church this morning, and absolutely NO plans for later but to ride our bikes and take it easy. That sounds like a verra fine plan.

It will be a lovely Sunday. I hope yours is as well. Stay warm, y'all, and smile!

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

MM, the gardener



This beautiful staghorn fern is one of two that Joan gave us when they sold their Florida home and moved.  We placed them on two trees on our original lot here in the WPB RV resort, but now that we are on a different site, I wanted to move one over here.  And so MM did.  He’s a great guy.

MM wove a nylon cord through the pups and wrapped it carefully around the palm tree to help keep it anchored while the fern attaches itself to its new location.  He fed it some sphagnum moss today to make it happy, so hopefully it will like its new location.  I sure love seeing this beauty outside our windshield.   Grow, baby, grow!

Our lunch with Neal and Judie yesterday was good.  It is always fun seeing them and getting caught up on what is going on.  We are blessed with some awesome friends.  Speaking of, hopefully we will see Empress Bee tonight!

The park social committee put on a “potato dinner” last night at the rec hall, providing baked spuds and a large variety of toppings…all for a small fee of $5.  We met some new folks, and enjoyed some “old” folks…and then pedaled on back to the coach for a quiet evening.

Old people are easily entertained. 

Oh, I got a good eye check up yesterday.  Good to go for another year.  I like that.  And it is one week till our cruise.  Seven sleeps.  Oh boy, oh boy!

Make your Saturday a great one.  We sure will…and will try to stay outta trouble!

Friday, January 23, 2015

LWHS dinner

Johnnie sends out the emails to active old class members, and they show up! Several different year graduates were represented.

We had about 35-40 folks at dinner last night. The company was great, but service was awful. Benny's is NOT as good as the old Grumpy Grouper. The main dining room was pretty full as well as our private one, and the kitchen couldn't handle it. We had pity for the servers, of course, because it was not their fault.

That is Bob Miller at the table with MM...sharing the same hairdo...and lots of laughs.

We are in Paradise, so nothing is going to take away our joy, that is for sure. We are meeting more friends for lunch, and have a park dinner in the rec hall tonight. Busy Friday, but it keeps us outta trouble. Maybe.

That's it in our world today. Have yourselves a ginger peachy day, y'all!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

TBT–August 1975

Look what I found…celebrating Brian’s birthday…BFF Joan, her son Tommy sitting next to Haley.  Stephanie next to Tommy?  Gary M. holding Brian, nephew Tim.


Huh?  What’d you say???


Sergio and Diane, Joan/Dan’s next door neighbors from long ago in WPB…friend Maureen in Mayberry knows them!  Small world indeed.


Any yard party, birthday or otherwise, always involved a few volleyball games.  As a matter of fact, it was routine to have volleyball/potluck dinners at least once a month during the summer months.  It was great family fun and everyone, literally, was welcome to join us.  Good memories.

Factoid:  Joan met Dan at one of our parties…and look what happened!  He is the birthday boy from Monday, still hanging around.  And apparently so is my hairdo!

Live.  Love.  Laugh often!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hello, Sun!


Palm trees (2)

Nice seeing you again!

Name the girl group out of Detroit that had a hit in 1964 that was also a question.  Give the group name AND the name of the song.

I nailed both.

Still thinking?  MM and I both loved their music, and probably still have an 8 track of theirs somewhere.  Our kids will remember their music.

Answer:  The Supremes, and “Where did our love go?”  Ooh, baby, baby…where did our love go?  Ooh, don’t you want me?  Don’t you want me no more? 

I will probably be having this ear worm all day, but I am quite OK with that.  The sun’s shining, so I’m happy, happy!  Oh, our team had two new members last night, friends Max and Kathy from the park met us there.  We still placed third, which is not shabby.

Friend Jean-ie Weanie is having foot surgery today, so I am sending good vibes to her for excellent results and a speedy recovery.  She will be non-weight bearing for a few weeks.  Been there/done that, so I know what frustrations she will have over mobility issues.  I pray she will be up and kicking again real soon.

No cooking tonight, as we are meeting long-time friends Jimmy and Cathy for dinner.  We are looking forward to seeing them.   One of the perks of being in WPB for the winter is getting to re-connect with old friends.

I hope your day is sunny and happy.  Find something to make you smile!  You can do it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Birthday girl!


Haley A, Joy, Ansley

They say it’s your birthday…and it is!  Lil Haley on L is 14 today, shown here with Joy and Ansley at the girls’ piano recital on Sunday…that we missed because we are here in warm WPB instead of being in cold Mayberry.  Bugger.  I don’t like missing these special occasions, but I also don’t like cold weather.  This is a conundrum for us, that is for sure.

Joy played the organ on some of the numbers, and I hear also sang.  She has a beautiful voice…and plays well…and said my girls did great.  No, she is not their piano teacher, Miss Angela is.  We missed a great event.

So my guy spent all yesterday afternoon napping.  He just left to go meet the guys for breakfast, so that is a good sign that he is on the mend.  Hallelujah!  He’s mighty tired of this cold bug.  He needs to be sharp for trivia tonight, so an afternoon nap might also be on his agenda.

I have two kitties sitting in two different windows, longing to go OUT.  After playing chase and tumble and romping around, I am also longing for them to go OUT, but that’s not gonna happen.  Oh…now it is nap time (for them).  Never mind.

It is overcast and projected to be that way all day, but it is still warmer (68) than Mayberry…at 30.  Yep, no birthday cake, but here is good, y’all!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Brave boy!

Perseverance is paying off! Imagine my surprise when I spied KC on the big tower...all on his own! Maybe the stinky smell is wearing off a bit. I'm thinking of putting MM's used tee shirt on one level to appeal to Miss Missy. Yeah, that should work, since she is such a daddy's girl. And no, that kitty condo is NOT staying in the moho. It will go home and stay home.

MM is feeling a wee bit better this morning, although this staying horizontal so much is making his back hurt. He sez he feels like someone has been beating on him, poor thang.

A happy birthday today to our buddy Dan. He has now caught up with us in age. For another month, that is.

Happy windy Monday, y'all! Wash those paws.

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