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Jan 17, 2014 - I need more blankets....

Golly, it got cold last night. Our heat pumps ran all night and the furnace came on several times early this morning. I guess you can tell I didn't sleep well at all. It was 34 degrees at 8:00 this morning and I think the high this afternoon was 60. Jackie walked from 10:00 until 12:30 and with the sun shining he said it wasn't so bad. I had leftovers from our dinner at Lake Alfred Diner, so I didn't venture out until time to go to the rec hall and play Fast Track. We had two full tables of eight players playing Fast Track. There was also...

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Jan 16, 2014 - Winter is back

I'm afraid to even mention our cold temps. But last night it got down to 41 degrees and right now it is 40 and we are under a freeze warning for later tonight....Brrrr. Yesterday was cool with a high of 68, but that's not too bad. It was laundry day for me, so the temperature didn't affect me much. I did 7 loads and Jackie made 3 trips to the dryer, but we got it done. I hadn't had time to do laundry for several days. While I was busy with laundry, Jackie and Chuck drove up to Davenport to the AT&T store to get Jackie's new I-Phone. Now he...

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Jan 14, 2014 - Life is good...

Saturday morning I got up at 7:00am to attend the Illinois breakfast at the rec hall. I'm not a fan of getting up that early, but for a good breakfast of biscuits and gravy it was worth it. It was really good, and they had quite a crowd too. Jackie didn't want that heavy a breakfast, so he walked while I ate. They had some nice door prizes too. I won a jar of apple butter. I love apple butter so I was happy! We watched the Razorbacks play basketball Saturday afternoon. They lost to Florida. That wasn't good. Chuck and Sheila came over to...

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Jan 11, 2014 - Not Again.....

I know...I know...I have fallen behind on my blog again. After about 3 or 4 days, the e-mails and texts start coming in wanting to know why I haven't posted anything. And that is fine with me as I sometimes wonder if anyone is out there reading it. I appreciate all you guys hanging with me. I'll try to get you caught up this morning. I might try to start writing in the mornings about what happened the day before instead of writing late at night. Seems like I have so much to do in the evenings. Last Sunday was warm and wonderful. We attended...

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Jan 4, 2014 - Winter in Florida.....

Well Wednesday was my lazy day, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I couldn't get away with it 2 days in a row. Thursday morning Jackie went with the shuffle team to another park as an alternate, so I got busy with the chores that needed doing. I made the bed and started the laundry. Deanna called and let me know the shop was open so I walked down and got my hair cut. The weather was so nice compared to earlier in the week. The sun was shining and the temperature was in the mid 70's. Everybody was out walking and riding bikes and loving the...

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Jan 1, 2014 - Football day!!!

There isn't a lot to write about today. It rained off and all night last night, and this morning was pretty cool with drizzle. So I declared today a jammies day. And it has been a very relaxing day. We had a nice call from Dennis and Patsy in south Texas. They are having rain and cool temps also. They are going down to Donna to the flea market soon, and with any luck they will get the pegs and jokers markers we have been looking for. Later we had a call from Zolan and Sue. They are doing fine, but very tired of the cold and icy weather. I...

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Dec 31, 2013 - Happy New Year 2014 !!!!!

As I write this, it is after midnight here in Florida. So the New Year 2014 has already arrived and the fireworks are going off all over town. Let me say that I hope and pray that all of you have a safe and happy new year. We are so blessed to be able to do what we are doing. I know that the time is coming when we will have to settle down in one spot, but we are enjoying the heck out of it while we can. Looking back on 2013, we have had lots of laughs and fun times, and we have had some sorrows and shed some tears, we have made some new...

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Dec 28, 2013 - Laptop vs. Tablet

This will be my first post with my new Microsoft Surface tablet. So forgive me for any undercurrents in my entry as I may be saying naughty words while I'm writing. I am trying this with the onscreen keyboard. It is pretty slow as I'm typing with one hand in the hunt and peck style. The weather has been beautiful until today, and it's warm today but cloudy with some mist every so often. But I'm not complaining. We need some rain. We played Fast Track last night with Paula & Carl, Shirley & Don, and Neil and Deanna. The guys won 2 of 3...

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Dec 25, 2013 - Merry Christmas!!!!

Yesterday started out in the 40's, but warmed up nicely as the day went on. I just piddled around the house most of the morning. I took care of my e-mail, and played a few games of solitaire until Jackie came home from shuffling. Then I took my shower and got busy. I made some Mexican cornbread salad for Jackie. That is his favorite thing for me to make him for Christmas. He made a run to the store for a few last minute items. I had him get me a can of pineapple and I baked the cake recipe that has been going around on facebook. This is the...

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Dec 23, 2013 - Happy Eve of Christmas Eve

Another beautiful day....The high today was 85 degrees after a low last night of 68. Today was laundry day for me. I had six loads saved up. Whew...glad it is all done and put away. My keyboard just quit working on my laptop, so now I am back on Jackie's again. I'm taking mine back to Addison tomorrow to see if he can fix it. Otherwise, I guess I'll have to get another one after the holidays. I walked over to the rec hall at 1:00 to work on the bags for the sleep mat. Joyce has had it all last week crocheting on it. This week it is my...

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Dec 22, 2013 - Christmas party

Yesterday was warm (86 degrees) so the air conditioner ran all day. But that's much better than what was happening in Branson and Russellville. They had cold rain and lots of it. Last night was our Christmas party in the park. We had a huge crowd of about 125 to 150 people. It took forever to play the games, but everybody had lots of fun. There were lots of laughs and even more food. The party started at 6:30 and it was after 10:00 when we got home. I had a nice gift for most of the night, but a lady came and traded for mine with a box of...

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Dec 19, 2013 - Fast week!!!!!

I was up early and dressed and waiting for the TV man last Friday morning.. He came about 10:00, but no TV. I was not happy!!!! Jackie didn't shuffle so he could be here, so he wasn't happy either. It seems the guy found the TV at Walmart, went out to his truck to call the extended warranty company for approval, and went back into the store to get it and someone else had come in and bought it!!!! BUMMER!!!! Oh well, life goes on....Now he is supposed to be back Monday morning with a TV...... Sunday morning Ken and Deanna rode to church with...

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