Wednesday, March 23, 2011

OLD POST From 2002

I foundd this the other day, so as I don't lost it, I'll post it here.

All who wander are not necessary lost

Busniest continures ( Is that a word?)

Still busy here in Florida. This month is the last harah for the season. Bob and I were asked again this year to run for King aand Queen. It is an honor to be invited, but it is just not out thing.

Shawn sent me down a early birthday gift, a Toyota convertable. WOW! Every women in the park wants to adopt him. LOL

Last Thursay, St. Paddy's Day, the park had a corned beef and cabbage lunch. Bob and I made 12 loafs of Irish bread. Lots of raves about the bread.

We are still running cribbage on Monday night for a few more weeks. The last dance of the year was last weekend. The next big event is Marla & Don's retirement party this coming Friday.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fun Day

This Saturday the park will be hosting a Fun Day. I will be the sheriff and Bob will be running a game. Along with games there will be a cake walk, a silent auction and lunch. I have been sell tickets all week for Keep out of jail. If you are at the fair without wearing a card, you are put into a jail for all to see.

Yesterday we went to a local flea market in Webster, a waste of time didn't see one thing that I cound not live without. At night we went to cribbage that Mary and I run. We had eighr table last night. Pretty good!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

More about Febuary

I thought I post a entry but deleted it by mistake and was to tired to rewrite it.
I guess most of it was around our part in the park Follies, a variety show. We had so many laghs just practicing.

Art & Ginny will be leaving next week for home. the last two months have just flown by. Art's mon passed earlier this month, Arin has a new boyfriend, has moved in with him. Life is changing for them as well.

Ferris wheels, cotton candy games of chance and a whole lot more. Yesterday we went to the Pasco Country Fair, bargain day, $3 to get in and free parking.
One of the first things we saw was an elaborately costumed Living Statue. She looked very real I don't know how they do it for so long. Bob stopped for a strawberry short cake, it was so large that he got two spoons. I really didn'y want any but it really looked good and like any good wife I had to help Bob with it. LOL We also took in a show with a singer Dennis Lee. He had a young man playing the piano for him and played a Jerry Lee Lewis song "Great Balls of Fire" and sounded justlike him. Such talent.
After a while we had seen enough cows, crafts, plants trucks and rabbits and went home.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Still running at high speed

Back again. We are still very busy as Feb. is one of the busiest months here in Florida. Yesterday we volunteered to help with the monthly breakfast, 167 hungrey people came in. Doors opened at 7:30 and it didn't stop until 9. We got back home at 10 and had to be at play practice at 11:30. At night I run a cribbage group, got home at 9 and was in bed at 10.

Today we did a bunch of errands and Bob will have his stitches out this afternoon. Temp. today inear 70. Lisa called me, she is coming to Florida March 15, she stays further up north from us. Sunday night we were invited to April and Larry's for supper, along with Art and Ginny.

Shawn called be yesterday and wished me a Happy Valentines Day and like he always has told me "I was his one true valentine". He knows I get a kick out of
hearing , but don't believe him. He likes to make his mama happy! Later.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Busy Times

Last week Tampa was invaded by pirates! It was the yearly Gasparilla Pirate Fest and Street Festival. This a big deal with thousands coming to see the pirates invasion sailing into Hillsborough Bay, followed by a huge parade lasting three and half hours. Reserve seating was available for $30 for the parade.

A couple of days later a group of 190 of us from the park went to The Show Palace and Dinner Theatre to see "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying". It was a great show with a lavash buffet. The cast were the servers before the show began. Well done. Great time. The next day 170 of us were signed up to go again next year.

Yesterday we went to The Barn Antiques located in Lake Alfred, FL. The barn is divided into 4 sections, The Stable, The Seasons, The Back Porch and the Back Yard.
The Stable is a unique home decor and gift shop filled with wonderful accessories to suit a variety of tastes. The Stable is like sneaking a peak at a designer home.
The Season is virtually overflowing with holiday and seasonal decorations designed to give any home a special touch. When we were there the Season was welcoming Spring with Valentine's, St. Patrick's and Easter decorations.
The Back porch offers a delicious break for hungry shoppers. The main dining room features large stained glass windows framing a stunning view of natural
Florida and table tops hand painted with wild flowers. If it is just a refreshing drink or an ice cream you crave, this is the place to stop and rest on the shady deck.
The Back Yard Garden Shop is an outdoor shopping experience under a canopy of native shade trees. Every nook is filled with seasonal blossoms and blooms as well as decorative garden accessories including birdhouses, fountains, arbors, statues, and all sorts of goodies.
We enjoyed our Barn experence and will go back again.

Bob had surgery on his face for a removal of Baisel cell cancer Monday . Doing well. He will have the stitches out next Tuesday.

We have been having rehursals for a skit that we are doing for the years Follies.
All I can say we are getting old and silly, but having fun doing it.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Busy day today starting off with a trip to Lakeland, FL., whick took most of the day. We went for a late luch at 3 and had to be at the church Bingo at 4:30 to sell tickets at 5.

Yesterday we attended the park weekly meeting and then went to another meeting to plan a retirement party for the parks managers. They will be retiring the end of June. Lots of good ideas were put forth and will be followed up with next Thursday. At three Bob ran a table tennis group and I went to volleyball. April and Larry sent us over a pot of homemade vegtable soup. Very good. In the evening we went to a hypnotist show, pretty funny. The guy was good. Lots of laughs. Art McPhee mom passed away yesterday, she was over 100.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy 75th Birthday Bob

Wow, 75 years old! Holy crap and I haver been with him since we met in 1954, thats 57 years I have know and loved Bob. He was 18 and I was one day short of being 16 when we met.
Last night we went out to dinner with Art & Ginny then went to April and Larry's to have cake and ice cream with them and Marla & Don and Oney and Marion. Today Bob is golfing and we are going to dinner at Marla's tonight with a few more friends. We are blessed . Shawn sent Bob a great gift, one that he had wanted for a while, a golf buddy. He is so happy with it. Shawn gave him a card saying he was trying every day to be the father that Bob had ben to him, what a high honor this is to Bob, I think a son coul pay to his father.
Marianne called him as well as Reannan, Brandi, Shawn's x and a friend of Amy's, Lindsay texted him. Of course nothing from Amy. She can be very hurtful. Bob has always treated her well and we have accepted her daughterRe as our own. I guess this dows not matter to her. Enough of this talk!
We have a lot of things going on in the next few weeks, going to a couple of shows locally to see a hypnotist, and a dinner threatre. Got to go now and get something done before Bob gets home. LOL

Sunday, January 16, 2011

This and That Truly

Thursday 1- 13-2011
Up early this morning and went to our weekly meeting at the club house, where we learn of all the folling weeks activities.
After the meeting we did a few errands and in the afternoon I went to chair volleyball, which is very funny even to watch or play and Bob went Table Tennis which he is chairman. Had a quite night at home and watch my favorite tv shows at night. Friday we went to a Sale at a large RV resort in our town. Walked a lot and worked up a appitite, so we went to lunch and had breakfast. Yum!
In the evening went to Bingo at St. Rita's as we volunteer to sell tickets every other Friday night. Saturday morning Bob went golfing before I am even out of bed, love it! Went to church at 4:30, then went to dinner , where we met up with some friends Joan & Hank. From there we hurried home as we had Art & Ginny andd April & Larry coming over to play cards. Sunday, again Bob went golfing, the weather is warmer today than it has been for over a week. I have trouble believing in Global Warming. A laid back kind of day. Watched the Pats game now. They are not doing well. We need Dunkin Donuts to get through this!! So long for now.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Kenz's Birthday Today

In case some of you may have forgotten, but we had our first grandchild born two years ago today, after 51 years off marrigae You can just imagine our joy. She is just perfect, really, I know you think I am just saying that, but hell, we waited a long time! We don't get to see her very often as they live in another state. I've tried to get my son to add Skype to his computyer so we can see how she is growing and she could become to know us. In case you are not familar with Skype, it is a free service for video calling on your computer between users. Ioften see friends in MA. and LA. using Skype. It is a great tool for families that are apart.

We sent our birthday girl a package for her birthday, but doubt that her mother will let us know it was delivered, as she has no manners. Do I sound annoyed?
Our son will let us know. Since Kenz was born we have been collecting $1.00 's that have a large K on them . It is a easy way to save and she now has over $1000 which she will be given when. she turns 18.

This has been a busy week for us. It seems we are always coming and going from the house. Monday we had volunteered to help with the monthly breakfast at the clubhouse, in the afternoon we went to a movie with friends, and out to dinner afterwards. At night I run a cribbage night every Monday night.
Tuesday didn't get much better. We pick up a few prescriptions ,ran to the Post Office and Bob had a doctor's appointment in the afternoon. He has a Basal Cell Carcinoma on his cheek and will have surgery Feb. 7th to remove it. At night we had two couples in to play cards. Let's see, today is Wednesday. This moring Steven called us on Skype to show us all the snow they are getting. Good luck to them and the Redc Soxs. A real noreaster! I used to like them years ago, no work, no school, most business close, everyone home. Put a log in the fireplace, make some hot chocolate and call it a snow day. Fun for all. After hearing about the snow in Ma., we thought about have a sympathy snow day for them. Kick back in our jammies, sip coffee, fun for a while, last about 5 hours.
Felt housebound, haha. Hugs