Friday, March 26, 2010

We found Santa!

And Mrs. Claus! Really. But they didn't arrive in their sleigh. No snow here, so it had to be left at home. Would I lie to you? Of course not!
Ray and Lois are just home from a Santa convention in Gatlinburg, TN, where about 400 Santas gathered. They enjoyed it, despite the full-time rain. We were happy they joined our Grumpy Grouper group last night for a farewell dinner. Even Dick's and Bob's old swimming coach attended! How cool is that?

So today is last-minute shopping for Haley's birthday dinner (Monday...and she shares her birthday with Santa). Lynne is going with me, while our boys go check out the 'nice stuff' that will be auctioned off tomorrow next door at the FP&L site.

Dick has the awnings retracted ahead of the rain, which sure makes a temperature difference inside, so we had to turn on the A/C today. The bikes and outside chairs are stowed already, so we have made great progress toward getting everything ready for tomorrow's departure back to Mayberry.

We'll have a busy day. Enjoy your Friday, y'all!


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

it's exciting to be going but sad too. i know the feeling exactly. i will admit to being glad to be here year round though, at least for now. the move back and forth was just too much for us. hope to get up there for a visit this summer though!

smiles, bee

Joy said...

A/C? That seems so far in our future, it's hard to imagine! (probably when warm weather arrives it will arrive quickly, though, since winter is hanging on so long here!)
Travel safely as you head for home.

Anonymous said...

Safe travels home. I
m going to miss your John G's and Grumpy Grouper posts...

Sandee said...

What Lois said. I want to go to John Gs.

Is there cake for the birthday dinner? If so would you save me a piece? Thanks I knew you would.

Have a terrific day and a safe trip back to Mayberry. Big hugs. :)

Barb said...

I am starving and all this talk of food and cake is not helping!

Have a safe trip home! I know you'll be so excited to see everyone and they'll be thrilled to have to back!

Big hugs xo

ivana said...

Ciao cara Sandy!

Your days are very busy, I'm glad you have lovely meetings (and tasty food) with your friends!
You leave a nice impression of you in FL.
Have a safe trip to Mayberry!
See you!

Buon Compleanno a Haley!

Haley D. said...

It is so nice to see a picture of my godparents! Wait a minute, does that make me an elf?

See you SOON!