Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
It is sunny and beautiful here in WPB, and the wind is not blowing very much today--finally! This has been the coolest and windiest winter we've had since we've been doing our moho living. At least the weather has been better here than back in Mayberry.
So what are we doing today? Dick put distilled water in the moho batteries and did a little other piddly maintenance. He is even contemplating washing the moho, since it is so nice outside. I need to run out a get a few items on my list and do a little straightening up inside. I think we can handle all this without too much stress!
Just another day in paradise. Hope y'all are expecting a good weekend. We sure are! Go out and have some fun. Life is good!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
And Joy's winning entry is the one above on the L - "Thinking outside the box" - she cut strips of paper to look like piano keys on the left-hand side of the journal. Pretty clever! She is VERY musical--plays the piano, organ, and sings beautifully...played the cello in her youth...disgustingly talented. And she is a sweetie. Now she is gonna put various musical pictures on the inside. Oh yes, her two daughters are also musical, along with her brother and nephew........no lack of musical talent in that family!
Here we all are hard at work cutting, pasting, stamping, coloring...thanks to Dick for catching this shot...
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Beer wagon on CocoCay...
Dick on the beach, but where's the beer???
The day was sunny, but that water was still cold...
As you can see, we had fun. The ship was an older, smaller one. And........the captain was Captain Karin, the very first FEMALE cruise captain anywhere! We were quite thrilled to sail with her. Gals sure have come a long way!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We'll go to St. Andrew's tonight for the traditional pancake supper that signals Lent is beginning tomorrow.
Who out there has attended a 'real' Mardi Gras celebration? When...where? I'd love to go to New Orleans one of these days to celebrate there...well, I don't really like big crowds, so I probably will never attend other than through what we see on TV. Oh well...
Happy Fat Tuesday, y'all! Party safe!
Monday, February 23, 2009
We had a fine time on the Monach of the Seas, most especially because of daughters Haley and Amy being there with us, along with friends Joy and Debora. We are unpacked, clothes are washed and in various stages of hanging around inside drying (I can't dry them all the way in the dryer b/c they'll be all wrinkled). The suitcases are stowed...snailmail is picked up and dealt with (for the most part). Reality. No Royal Servants...no one to bring our dinner to the table; no one to turn down our bed. Dang. Why'd we leave the cruise ship???
Missy was happy to see us, even though the sitter spoiled her terribly. She'll probably be ready for us to leave soon so Dottie can come back and spoil her!
Us gals had 'stampin' fun' and got a lot accomplished, well, SOME of us did. And Haley won Queen of the Crop...and Joy was selected as a member of the court! I'll get the photos downloaded soon and show y'all their projects. It was sooo fun seeing our two sweeties...and Joy and Debora, too, of course. Amy informed our waiter that last night was her dad's birthday, so they made a fuss over him, which he loved. He enjoyed his birthday, and appreciates all the nice birthday wishes.
Brian is home after his Cali-Cali adventure with the Tour (glad he did it, but probably won't do it again)...the girls are almost home...and I promise to make the rounds of my fave blogs and get caught up! Whew...it sure takes time...and I survived being 'computerless' for the weekend, but I missed everyone in cyberspace!
Are y'all ready for Mardi Gras? Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday) is tomorrow, so pancake supper it will be. I'll have to pull out my beads to wear. Do you have yours???
Sunday, February 22, 2009
We'll be spending the day on Cococay. How's that for having some birthday fun? Not bad!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Nassau was overcast when we were here in January, so hopefully it will be sunny and pretty today.
The "Crop Room" is open from 7 until 2 today, with the Christmas Album class from 9-3. I think I signed up for that one but I can't remember. Oh well...I'll figure it out. Then at 8:30 tonight is a pajama party in the Crop Room. Um...I don't own pajamas, but I do have a long black sleep tee that I'll wear. I guess. I'll certainly be more covered in that than I am in my bathing suit! Not that any of you will EVER see me in a bathing suit!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Dinner was good...now back to scrappin' on the high sea. Enjoy your evening!
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And this is a map of where we are going...Nassau tomorrow, then Cococay on Sunday. Amy already said that she is hitting the beach with the new snorkel and mask we are bringing to her.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Next stop was at JT's house to pick up some bamboo he found...who knows from where. Dick has an idea in his head for a water fountainish project, so he is outside sawing away on the bamboo. Stay tuned, peaches...project man at work!
Cruise countdown - two days! So I am washing today, packing tomorrow, loading the car tomorrow night for early Friday departure. We can't pack too far ahead of time here in the moho...but for a three-night cruise, it won't take very long to pack anyway. We have this cruise wardrobe down to a pretty fine science. Besides, we don't care if there are any fashion police onboard.
We are enjoying watching the Tour of California each night. We, of course, always check to see if we can find our boy on the sidelines, but so far, no luck. If you want a quick summary and a few pictures, check out Brian's blog, as he updates pretty much each night. Darn, we won't be able to watch it on the ship, but I guess we'll survive that. I know you feel our pain:)
So go out and have some fun today, OK? Life is good!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Dick's puter wouldn't boot up this morning in the normal way, so he had to open it in SAFE mode. Sigh. Its days are numbered for sure and he's not gonna be happy when it officially dies, but it sure is heading to the electronic heap pile before too long. And we are having problems with one of our satellite receivers. We keep losing TV signal and that is annoying. Electronics are great when they work!
Today's project is to finish pulling out all the scrapbook supplies I need to take on the cruise, and to set up my future blogs. I'll take lots of photos to post after we get back.
Three more days until the cruise...life is good! Enjoy your day.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Amy has already labeled the cruise CELEBRATION, so that song by Kool & the Gang has been playing in my mind ever since she suggested it:
Life is short...go cruising! Happy Monday, y'all!!!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
If you want to know more about the Tour of CA, check out Brian's blog. He discussed the prologue from yesterday, and will be updating daily as he can. He's having fun!
Enjoy your Sunday, whatever you are doing. Dick and I plan to watch the Daytona 500 on TV, and go to an ice cream social this afternoon. Life is good!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
He was the lucky fella who got to give Lance his 3rd place award at the '04 Tour de Georgia, shown here at the top of Brasstown Bald. That was one fine day! Brian and I were both on the local organizing committee for the TdG for Mayberry. Our county commissioner was supposed to present this award but had to cancel, so he asked Brian to take his place, knowing that cyclist Brian would appreciate that honor. That was the ONLY time I was hopeful for Lance to come in third...and so he did. It was all my fault, but please don't tell Lance! Lance will be racing in the ToC, so Brian will be there with a front row view, still grinning!
Brian wore Lance's shirt that day, and surprisingly, Lance noticed and said, 'Like your shirt, dude.'
Happy Thursday, y'all. Life is good!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
We have just done piddly stuff today. We had to go to Sam's to renew an Rx or two, so while we wait we of course have to walk around and check out the mark-downs. We lucked out and found two camp chairs that have the lift-up small side table to hold a drink and a small plate. We have a couple of 'sad' chairs that need to be retired, so we snapped these two up as replacementments with a bonus. That was all we did to stimulate the economy today. Don't even get me started on the news on TV about that subject!
Now I am sitting here balancing checkbooks and paying bills, while Dick is at his puter, annoyed that it is sooo slow. I'll defrag it for him and see if that speeds it up any. It may be telling us we need to replace it, as it is just a tad old by now. Groan. That's always a pain, trying to get a new puter set up and get everything loaded onto it, but we'll cross that bridge when we have to.
Enjoy your hump day. Life is good but windy here in So. FL!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
And finally back to the moho for some steaks on the grill with all the trimmings, and a fine visit. Now how is that for a great day? Anyone else want to come visit us? The welcome mat is out.
Monday, February 9, 2009
We met them a couple of years ago on a cruise in France and invited them to go on the Greek Isles cruise with us, and they did, so they are on the blog already for way back then. He flys for a little outfit, flying a 737. That's just a tad bigger than our 182, of course!
We'll show off a bit of Palm Beach County, take them out to the gliderport where we used to fly out of, show off the farm where we lived, and then bring them up to the moho and cook dinner here. It'll be a fun day. I hope yours is, too!
Oh yes, Happy Birthday to Don (brother-in-law) and friend Ginger. I know this day will be special for both of you. Life is good...and it will get even better if you leave a little comment, OK? I love hearing from all of you!!! And some of you have been silent for too long...you know who you are! I may have to borrow a pox or two if Bee has any to spare! Sarge, Dick and I will be happy to go back to John G's any time you and Bee want to go. Just let me know.
And the score at marbles last night? Guys 1; gals 2...gals rock!!!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
This is the backside of the building.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
It is sunny and windy today in WPB. I would also add 'cool' but compared to Mayberry at 42, our 67 is downright balmy! No, this isn't our water fountain, but it is on our road.
Yesterday, I gave Dick the choice of running the vacuum or ironing. Guess what his choice was...the vacuum...and I didn't get around to my end of the bargain but will this morning. I've got to learn to take the clothes out of the washer/dryer when they are wetter so they won't wrinkle so much. I did hear a tip last night that I'll have to try--put two tennis balls in with the wash and your clothes won't wrinkle so much! Has anyone ever heard of this or tried it???
Have a great Saturday, y'all!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Dan and Joan came by yesterday with these beauties, and then helped us get them attached to the two trees. Talk about friends! And...Joan arrived with banana nut bread (yummm, my fave!) and brownies (Dick loves those)....and that wasn't all. Hunter Dan provided some venison. Boy, that was our lucky day, getting plants and a nice care package. How cool was that? We love you both!!!
We didn't have anything planned for the weekend and now we do. Scotty B's tonight with Wade and Ginger; Bob and Lynne are coming back Saturday for one night. We'll take dinner over to Dan and Joan's and eat and play marbles. Then Joan is having us and the Tieches over Sunday night to eat and play marbles. OK, y'all can now joke about us finding our marbles! They are at Dan and Joan's house!!! We leave them there for safe keeping...
So what are YOU doing for fun this weekend???
Thursday, February 5, 2009
It's always fun meeting up with friends during our travels. Watch out, you never know when the Traveling Bells will show up on your doorsteps!
It is chilly here in WPB today, but no complaints from us, considering what the temps are back in Mayberry. Enjoy your Thursday, y'all! And a big Happy Birthday to niece Debby!!!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Everyone join in and sing...