Friday, August 1, 2014


I swear there is nothing like a Florida sky.  I could just look at them all the time, one is prettier than the next.

So yesterday I won six dollars at canasta, that was a pretty good day.  It was a nice game too.

Today I have Andre' waiting to beat me up a good one and then if it's not raining I have the pool and then some stuff in the manager's office to end the day.  As I type this there is still no a/c in the building.  I have had so many offers to stay at different friend's houses but I'll just stay home.  It's really finished and it should be turned back on this morning sometime.  Let's hope because Steve and Jane are coming to clean today and it needs it!

Well it's August now.  The dog days of summer are upon us.  Lovely aren't they?  I think so but the a/c will make it easier.  

That also means 2 1/2 weeks until cruise time.  Yay for that, I am so glad the duck can get away for a few days.  He needs it but I want it!  Ha, and when didn't I get what I want I ask you?  Mmmm?

Have a wonderful Friday y'all.  You sure know I will, count on it!

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Gosh it's hot, I know, I like it hot but I also like air conditioning.  And I don't have any.  Still.  Maybe later today, let's hope.  I'll be at the club playing canasta where it is nice and cool for most of the day so it won't be too bad.

So this is the last of July already.  I keep hearing back to school stuff now so it won't be much longer before the snow birds are flying back down here.  It sure has been lovely and quiet this summer and I hope it lasts a bit longer.

Steve and Jane couldn't even clean my apartment yet because it is so hot.  They are planning on coming Friday now and hopefully it will be ready for them by then.  There is no way they could do the work in that heat.  They clean from the ceiling to the floor including the windows most times and that is some mighty hard work.  They steam the floors every time too.  I am so lucky to have found them.  

Roche' liked having his picture on the blog yesterday.  His head is now a bit bigger I think but he's still cute and he's my rock and he keeps me company at night.  He is still deciding whether to go on the cruise with the duck and I or stay with his friend again.  He sure did have a good time last time but he can choose what he wants to do. (omg, I really think I might have lost what's left of my mind but oh well...)

Have a fantastic Thursday y'all.  I will for sure,  I always do.  I love life.  Every day of it.  

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Oh my sweet little rock in his wig and sparkly thong.  He's a pistol for sure.  And that "dot" over his eyes is a purple rhinestone he insisted that I hotglue there.  He's says he's hawt.  So there you go.

We have no a/c in the building again.  Some pipes had to be replaced on the roof so we had to get a crane back here again.  It's in the mid 90's.  Needless to say I spent a good part of the day at (read: in) the pool.  That is after Andre' beat me up at the gym.  When I got all done he said okay fifty sit-ups and then you can stretch.  I am so stubborn I did fifty-five just to show him who's who.  No stinkin' trainer is going to get the best of this gal.  Nope.

Last night I lost a few dollars at poker, not much.  It was very hot there though with no a/c, we had fans but it was pretty vile actually.  I am waterlogged between the pool and so many showers.  Hopefully it will be working soon.

Today I have maj again.  I had such a good week last week I don't expect that to happen again but it sure was fun while it lasted.

Guess that's about all I have in my (sweaty) brain for today y'all.  Hope your Wednesday is totally tits.  Mine will be for sure.  No kidding either!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014



Imagine you are laying in the sun.  On a lounger.  On a cruise ship.  Slightly rocking back and forth.  It's almost time to go change for dinner and the show.  What to wear?  The black dress or the blue pants suit?  Or maybe the white jeans and black top.  Yes, that's it, that's what I'll wear.  Now what to eat?  The prime rib or the pasta or the fish or the shrimp?  So many choices.  I'll have the fish. 

The cabin steward has freshened your cabin again and changed all your towels for the second time today.  He has made you a towel animal and put chocolate on your pillow.  He has also put tomorrow's schedule there so you can see what you want to do tomorrow too.  



The show is about to start.  It's Ticket to Ride, the Beatles tribute and one of your favorites.  Then the piano bar awaits, the guy singing and playing is rocking the house and the bar staff is busy keeping us all hydrated after a long day in the sun.  Everyone is singing and laughing.  And you might be sitting on the piano. Again.  Possibly.



The cruise director has a treat delivered to your cabin while you are out. 


You stop to thank him on the promenade.



You stop off at the comedy club and decide to have a little umbrella drink while you listen to the comedian.
Then you decide to go for a walk around the top deck and look at the moon.  Oh, wait.  A buffet is opening.  To eat again or not?  So many decisions.  Or there is always the 24 hour pizza and room service.  I know, a slice of pizza from the Pizza Pirate and then milk and warm cookies from room service.  All free of course.  Then a warm shower and a bed that moves with the ocean, just slightly, rocking you to sleep.  



Is that the sun coming up?  Yes it is.  I think I'll have coffee on the balcony and watch that happen.  Time for another day to start and we'll do it all over again.  And again.  And again.

Sorry, I was just daydreaming there for a bit...

Monday, July 28, 2014


So here is the den finished finally.  D for done.  Mrs. (self appointed) mayor (of the pool) covered the pink gingham pillows for me.  Wasn't that sweet?  She sews so beautifully.  Among many other talents.  Oh, and no, I did not steam the covers on the couch.  Yet.  And I may not, I sort of like it that way.  I know, weird for somebody that irons as much as I do right?  Anyway I am so happy to finally have it finished.  Plus it's comfortable and I like the way it looks.  Happy girl, that's me.  Oh wait.  I just noticed I never changed that lampshade to a white one.  Okay, one more thing to do.

And we have the start of a new week today don't we?  Let's all make it a fantastic one.  My week is pretty busy and I like that.  

I have been restless at night lately.  No particular reason, just antsy.  The days are fine but the nights are, well, long.  I know what I need, a cruise.  Three weeks.  Okay I can make it.  I need my nights filled with dinner out, shows, casinos, piano bars, lounges, people, laughter, singing, fun.  The duck is a fantastic cruise buddy.  He stays with me and keeps me company and we laugh and just have a great time.  What a great man I raised.

Hope your week is totally tits.  Mine too...

Sunday, July 27, 2014


D#1 is having a lovely time.  I am so happy for her.  This was taken a few days ago in Dublin.  

So the lottery tickets, I'm not sure until I get to Publix today but I think I won a free ticket by getting two numbers.  Not exactly the big win but not a complete loss either.

Today I get to see old Chuckie duck and that's a good thing.  I feel so fortunate to be able to see him at least weekly.  He's a good son and I am so lucky to have him in my life and D#1 as well.  Both would do anything I need at any time.  You'd think I knew what I was doing when I raised them but I sure didn't.  

Tomorrow I have my pre-physical stuff at Dr. Wacks office, all the blood work, ekg, hearing test, eye test, all the regular stuff then in two weeks I have the two hour appointment with him.  I planned this just right.  I see him the week before the cruise.  Ha. 

Then after that I have my quarterly meeting with my broker.  Things have gone well so I don't see any problems but he likes to keep in touch and he comes to me so I don't have to go there even.  Sarge set me up with him and he looks after me pretty good.

And if it's not too late when we finish I'll get to the pool, if not I'll go Tuesday.  The pool is so sparkling clean and warm and lovely I hate to miss a day.  Exercise in there doesn't even feel like working, it feels like playing.  Oh, and I almost forgot!  I can put my face in the water now!  The (self appointed) mayor (of the pool) is teaching me not to drown.  I think he's doing that so he doesn't have to rescue me if I sink or anything.  That way he can read and not pay any attention to me.

And that, my friends, is all I have in my brain today.  Have a great Sunday.  I will too, that's for sure...  

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Roche' has been a very good boy and wanted me to tell you that and show you how cute he still is so here you go.

I got all of my chores done yesterday, I finished all the ironing and everything else I planned to do too.  I don't know how I let my ironing get this out of hand but I don't intend to do that again, it's too hard to catch up.  And don't forget I actually like to iron.

Any plans for the weekend?  I don't, just lunch with the duck tomorrow and the pool both days.  A quiet lazy weekend.  Frankly I'd rather have some excitement but no, not this time.  

That's one of the great things about being on a cruise ship, there is always something I want to do going on all the time.  And sometimes two or three things at once so I have decisions to make.  Like a show after dinner or a piano bar or a comedy club or the casino or deck parties or movies, just stuff all over the place.  But here it's me and the tv.  And Roche'.

I'll also have to see if today is the day they pick the lottery numbers to see if I can retire buy a cruise ship.  Wish me luck!  Have a great Saturday y'all.  Me too...

Friday, July 25, 2014


August 18th
Carnival Ecstasy

Yes, we are booked.  The duck can get a few days off, it's only a Monday-Friday cruise because that's all he can take off now but that's okay, we'll go and take what we can get.

Today I have Andre' coming to the pool again.  The workout in the pool is really hard but you don't get so hot in the water so I don't mind it.  You just have to drink water because you don't realize you are sweating and you need to keep hydrated.  Luckily Andre' reminds me all the time.

Then I hope to do some stuff in the condo, some laundry, the rest of the ironing, change the bed (again), and put away about twenty or so pairs of shoes that have somehow gotten themselves on the floor of my closet.  I don't know how that happens all the time, they must jump off the shelves while I am sleeping or something.

So it's Friday and you know you love that don't you?  Me?  It matters not a bit.  I just love every day.  Some more than others but I still love them all.  Have a great one and I will too...

Thursday, July 24, 2014


This was the sunrise yesterday morning.  I opened my eyes, looked at this, and decided I had to take a photo.  I didn't open the door so you can see water spots (it rained during the night) on the glass but it's still beautiful.  Paradise actually.

So mahjong.  You are not going to believe this.  I lost three hands the entire day.  Out of thirty.  I was so hot I couldn't lose.  They decided after the big poker win and then the maj win that I needed to buy lotto tickets.  I haven't done this before but I did, ten dollars worth on my way home.  I don't even know when they pick the numbers but if I win I'll let you know.  And if I get half the numbers I think they should give me half the money, right?

Today is canasta.  If I continue my win I probably won't win the lottery though because things happen in threes right?  (kidding)

Oh, another win I almost forgot.  I got into a size 14 pair of jeans yesterday.  I bought them a while back but couldn't get them over my a$$ but now I can.  Score.  I know that's still a big size but it's way smaller than I used to wear so I am a happy girl.

And that, my friends, is all my brain knows today.  Hope you have a wonderful day.  I will.  I intend to smile all day...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


You will not believe this but it's true!  I won $203.00 last night at poker!  Holy moly that was a good night for me.

Today I am playing Maj in another building, not my condo or the club.  Hope I continue to do good this week.

I heard a joke at poker if I can tell it right.  This guy is hitting on this gal in a bar and he tells her his watch is magic and he can prove it.  She bites and says okay, show me how your watch is magic.  He says I can tell just by looking at it that you don't have on any panties.  She said that was ridiculous, that she certainly did.  He say not to worry, the watch was just a little fast.

And that is all I have in my brain for today.  Hope your Wednesday is totally tits.  Mine will be for sure.