Friday, January 30, 2015

Flashback Friday


Hooray!  Somebody jiggled the switch and got the internet working.

This is MM, his siblings, and spouses, taken at the occasion of the memorial service of their sweet stepfather, Grandpa Les (to our kids), in February 1989.  He entered our lives in 1977 and was loved by all of us.

Bells, Willards

Sweet memories.

MM and I will be making some more memories as we begin our cruise tomorrow.  I will be posting about it, so stay tuned.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jeudi is wash day!

No internet, so I can't do a TBT photo today. Bugger. Check out our local visitors instead. The kitties are fascinated by all the critters they can view out our windows...when they are not napping, that is.

Jeudi is French for Thursday, just in case you were wondering. I am working on my day words in French, just for the heck of it. And because we have so many French Canadians here in the park. I can already "bonjour" quite well, so I know they will be impressed if I can throw in a few more words. Haha.

By whatever name it is, it is laundry day.......because tomorrow is packing day! That pesky cruise begins Saturday, and we will be ready for it. Stay tuned. Who is joinin us?

I probably don't need to print out my cruise check list, but it is so ingrained in me to do so that I will just DO IT and get to checking off the items. That spells progress.

Have a ginger peachy Jeudi, y'all!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Windy Wednesday

This pretty lap afghan feels good on my legs today. I won this as a door prize at the park dinner party Friday night. Lucky me, this was also the only prize!

MM dropped me off at the Walmart this morning to pick up a few things while he went over to the insurance agency to pay for liability coverage on our lots here in the park. We manage with one vehicle fairly well. Mostly. And I spent MUCH less today than he did, but we are now covered as we should be.

Our park internet is out again today. Bugger. We are both dependent upon it working, and are grateful for our smart phones in the meantime.

I didn't skate by MM's cold germs this time, but mine is minor and is just annoying. It won't keep me down! We will both be ready for Saturday, that is for sure.

For now, I need to figure out what is for lunch, and for dinner. Come on, Saturday...main dining room...Lido steward...yeah, baby!

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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!