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Dec 12, 2013 - Cool today!!!
It was 57 degrees when I got up this morning at 7:30....The high only got to 73 this afternoon...... But a follow-up on yesterday's post.....I was up and showered and dressed before 9:00 this morning.....and I have to be the same tomorrow as the TV man called this afternoon and he is coming to put in the new TV tomorrow morning!!!!! YAY!!!! Unless he comes before daylight, he won't catch me in my jammers tomorrow. Jackie played league shuffle at Davenport this morning. I stayed in and finished the local Christmas cards. I walked over to the...Jump to full entry
Dec 11, 2013 - Caught and embarrassed.....
It was 63 degrees when I got up at 8:30 this morning. I had planned to shuffle today, but when my feet hit the floor my right ankle didn't work like it should. I must have slept with it crooked or something. Every time I took a step it pained like crazy. Jackie left to go shuffle and I hobbled around and fixed a bowl of cereal for my breakfast so I could take my meds. I then started working on the local Christmas cards for people here in the park. It was peaceful and quiet..... I had my foot propped up so it wasn't hurting..... I was...Jump to full entry
Dec 10, 2013 - Busy day today
My day started about 9:00. Jackie had already walked his 2+ hours and was ready to shuffle. I had a bite of breakfast, made the bed, and started the laundry. By the time Jackie came home from shuffling, I had two loads of laundry finished and ready to go to the dryer, plus I was half finished with my Christmas cards that I have to mail. While he dried the clothes I made out a grocery list. He had told me earlier he was going to Winn Dixie to get water and use his shopping bonus to fill the car up with gas. He ended up saving 55 cents a...Jump to full entry
Dec 9, 2013 - Another great day!!!
Today was another wonderful warm day in central Florida. We are so fortunate to be here and not back in Branson. They have so much snow and ice on the ground and the temperature hasn't been above freezing since last Thursday. I slept in this morning, but Jackie shuffled after his 2 hour walk. They didn't miss me being there as they had 34 people out to play today. At about 12:30 I walked over to the rec hall to do a follow-up class on the sleep mats for the homeless that we started last week. There were 8 ladies working on them today, and...Jump to full entry
Dec 8, 2013 - New (to me) computer
I'm posting on my new (to me) computer. It is exactly like my old one except the keyboard is NOT backlit. We have a computer geek here in the park that took my dead computer and tried to do a motherboard transplant, but to no avail....The motherboard and processor were both terminally fried. He managed to remove all my stuff and put it on an external drive though, which I consider a major miracle. He mentioned that he had one just like mine that he was trying to sell on ebay. He offered to let me try it and that was all it took. He took it...Jump to full entry
Dec 1, 2013 - Quiet days.....
I know it has been a while since I posted, but we haven't been doing much to write about. Also I'm still using Jackie's laptop and it doesn't like me. We went to church last Sunday and had a wonderful Thanksgiving message. We came home and had lunch here. We watched some TV, I crocheted, Jackie took a walk, I took a nap, we watched some more TV and went to bed. Exciting huh..... Monday was pretty ugly weather-wise so no shuffleboard and we skipped darts too. Tuesday we did get to shuffle, and I lost 2 and won one. I came home and did...Jump to full entry
Nov 22, 2013 - Trip to Auburndale
Not much exciting news going on around here. The temperature has been in the 80's every day, but we have had several showers pass through. I seem to spend all my time opening and closing windows. But I'm not complaining too much when I look at the weather back home. I cooked again on Wednesday. I tried the diced sweet potatoes/white potatoes I saw on TV. They didn't exactly turn out like the original ones, but they tasted really good. I baked them on a cookie sheet in my convection oven, so they didn't get brown like on TV. But I just...Jump to full entry
Nov 19, 2013 - Yes, it's a habit.....darn it!!!!
Oh my gosh...it is officially a habit now. I cooked again today!!!! This time it was fried cabbage and chicken, and it was so good. I first had fried cabbage a couple of years ago at Lila's house. Louis made it and I have to admit I kind of snarled my nose up until I tasted it. It was delicious!!!! So today, I needed something to go with my chicken for supper and I remembered the fried cabbage. I called Lila to make sure I remembered how to fix it and it was YUMMY!!!! This morning we both shuffled and neither one of us won a game. In fact I...Jump to full entry
Nov 16, 2013 - I cooked again today!!!!
This cooking thing has to stop!!! I'm afraid it is going to become a habit. This morning I cooked oatmeal for breakfast. And this afternoon I cooked pinto beans and cornbread, and baked a German chocolate cake. It all tasted good and I enjoyed eating it, and Jackie said it was very good. It has showered all day today. Jackie walked from 10:00 till 12:15 and he was wet when he came in. But it has been warm. I think the high was 77 degrees and the low last night was 71, so I'm not complaining too much. We have mostly hibernated all day....Jump to full entry
Nov 15, 2013 - Our TV is dying....
I don't think our TV is going to make it much longer. I called the repairman this morning to see if he had forgotten us since last week. He said he was still looking for another Samsung like we have now. I told him the brand didn't matter to us as long as the size was right to fit in the space. So maybe he will get on the ball and get us one by next week. If not, I will be calling him again!! Yesterday was pretty quiet around here. I didn't shuffle because my knee was giving me fits. Jackie did shuffle and he walked also. After lunch, he...Jump to full entry
Nov 13, 2013 - 2 weeks today???
I can't believe we have been here 2 weeks already. And 2 weeks from tomorrow is Thanksgiving??? Life is going by entirely too fast. Yesterday was busy, but relaxing at the same time. Jackie walked and shuffled. I stayed in and did laundry....5 loads after I stripped the bed. But I crocheted while they were washing, so it wasn't so bad. Jackie dried them for me and I put them away while he was running errands. We watched several basketball games of the marathon coverage that was on ESPN. Some were really good. But by the time the last game...Jump to full entry
Nov 11, 2013 - Warm & Wonderful....
The title of this post says it all....When I see the low temps in Branson this week, I'm happy to be here where it is warm and wonderful. Now to get you caught up.... Saturday was football games all day and half the night. Most of the games weren't very good at all, but at least I got a lot of crocheting done. And I cooked again...that's three times last week. I have to be careful, I don't want to get into the habit of cooking all the time....LOL Sunday we attended our winter church at First Church of God in Winter Haven. I especially...Jump to full entry