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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Well I blatantly stole this off my grandson's facebook page yesterday.  He sure has grown up cute.  I just don't get to see him enough.  Not nearly enough.  And I love that he is wearing a necklace I made and sent him and he didn't know I'd see the photo so that means he really did like it.

I had a most pleasant surprise yesterday, I had a facetime call from London!  How exciting.  The world we live in today is so amazing.  Now we can not only talk to someone halfway around the world but see them at the same time.  And for free.  How the world has changed so much in so little time is beyond me.

So about the funk I was in yesterday.  Sorry.  I'll try not to do that again.  I don't do it often and it stinks when I do.  Actually I'm still in it a bit but pulling myself up as we speak.

Yesterday I had a great workout in the pool with Andre' and today is my regular gym day with him and then Friday he's coming back to the pool again so that's three sessions this week.  My weight loss has stalled again but trust me, I am on it.  Big time.

I got most of the key lime pies made too.  I even made some individual ones for poker snacks for tonight.  I still have to make one for the duck though but since I won't see him until the weekend I'll wait a bit for that.  And I didn't keep any for myself.  Promise!

Guess that's about all I have in my brain for today.  Hope your Tuesday is tits and mine too and don't forget to smile!

Monday, July 21, 2014


I was behind this car at a red light yesterday.  I took out the license number, I don't know why but I've seen other people do it, privacy I suppose.  Anyway it was a warning to stay clear of her and that was good advice too!

So yesterday I saw Jersey Boys again and the whole group I was with loved it.  I just can't imagine how it got panned in the reviews, I thought it was wonderful.  Then we all went for dinner afterward.  The only thing was they were all couples and I was single and it just made me sad when I got home.  I thanked them for letting me join them and they were very gracious to do so and I love them all but I still feel like the fifth wheel in these situations.  Just not enough to say no and stay home!

It's funny how some thing will trigger others.  It's really hard for me to explain.  For so many years I was a "we" and now I am an "I".  Single.  There is that word again.  Now don't get me wrong I am having some fun and enjoying myself but then I go home alone.  It's so foreign to me.  

Oh never mind, I am being silly.  I love my life.  Of course I miss Sarge every single day but I am not unhappy with life at all.  I guess I am just in a bit of a funk as I write this.  It's so unlike me isn't it?  Sorry.

Have a great Monday and new week.  I will to.  I will make it so.  For sure!  Promise!

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Yesterday on my way home I stopped in the Fern House because I heard the stones were in and I wanted to see them.  Here are our two.  They are seats on top of a half wall around the whole area.


I let the duck decide what to put on Sarge's stone.  I like what he did.  The entire area is really looking lovely, I'll show you more when it's further along.

So last night I was invited to dinner at a restaurant with a piano bar and so I went (of course) and it was very nice but the piano bar entertainer was on vacation and there was only a guy that was, um, how shall I say it?  A ditz?  I think they got him out of the kitchen.  Anyway we had quite a few laughs and I am glad I went.

Today I am going to see Jersey Boys again, this time with some friends and neighbors.  I really liked it and the music is so good, to me that is the best part.  But first I have lunch with the duck and some grocery shopping.  I have to make a bunch of key lime pies for some people, they brought me back the key lime juice from Key West this week.  It's the only way to make a good pie, the real juice.  If you read the ingredients on the bottle they say: key lime juice.  Period.  That's the good stuff.  Any additives make it bitter and I can't find it without anything else in it anywhere other than Key West or the Keys in general.  Well I take that back, you can buy it on amazon.com - for $20.00 a bottle plus shipping instead of the four bucks in the keys.

So have a great Sunday my friends.  I will too.  I always do.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


My princess Laura put this on my Facebook page yesterday and I just loved it so much.  Today is another busy one.  Lots of activities going on in my world.  Some fun stuff too and possibly including a piano bar tonight with some neighbors, just good clean fun. 

I just love that I am getting out more now.  I stayed home so many nights for so many years.  I have some things on my calendar that I am really looking forward to doing.  Sadly none of them include a cruise as of yet but have no fear, that will change one day, hopefully sooner than later.  Carnival opened up some more single rates out of Miami and I like the looks of the Breeze where I already know a lot of the crew.  Maybe.

Oh, Andre' is going to come to the pool on Monday for an extra session this coming week.  I am really stepping it up now.  Yesterday I did 45 minutes with him and then an hour in the pool and ate less than 1100 calories for the day.  I did 50 sit ups, 50 leg raises, 50 thingies where you sit, stand and raise weights and repeat 49 more times, then 30 squats and a bunch of other stuff.  He said I did really great.  I barely whined too.  Well, not too much anyway.

Dr. Wacks had better be happy this time.  I see him in a few weeks.  Last time he told me I had a fat a$$ and to knock it off.  In fairness to him I did tell him to tell me when I did though so he was only doing his job.  However I do think he liked saying it a tiny bit too much.

So my dear friends, please make today a fabulous day.  Take a deep breath, smile and have some fun.  You deserve it.  I do too...

Friday, July 18, 2014


Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry!

And I shall.  I always am aren't I?  Andre' will be beating me up helping me work out at 11:00 and hopefully it won't be raining after that so I can swim a bit.  And it's Friday so I know y'all love that.  Me?  Doesn't matter a twit.  All my days are lovely.  Every one of them.

So yesterday I got lucky and won a buck and a half at canasta and we had some good gal pal laughs.  There was only one other table of ladies in the card room and we were having a good time listening to this one gal drop designer names.  Like none of us ever had a label in our clothes.  It just got so funny after a bit.  Pretentious?  She has plenty.

Oh, and they put my chef salad back on the menu in the grille room!  I was so happy to see that.  One chef would make it for me even when it wasn't on the menu but the other one wouldn't so I'd always have to figure out something else to eat on canasta day.

Remember I told you a while back that the golf course behind me is gone now and a resort is going in there?  Well here is a photo taken yesterday from my terrace showing the work done so far.


What is happening here is dirt removal.  Since it was a golf course for 40 years or so dirt must be removed, between 4 and 15 inches, because of arsenic - I think because of the chemicals they used for so many years as fertilizer, anyway it has to be hauled away before construction can begin.  Oh, and the only place they can use it I understand is under highways.  New lakes are being dug as well.  It's going to be a long haul but I am enjoying watching the work.  I sit out there early in the morning with my coffee and watch.

Well wasn't I newsy today?  Some days my brain works and some days it wanders but it's always happy.  Life is just too short for it to be anything else.

Have a lovely Friday my friends.  I shall too, you can count on it!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Wow yesterday had some excitement around here.  I heard the toilet running, you know, here and there, nothing big but I decided to see about it.  I took off the top and started to fool around with some stuff and blam!  Water started shooting to the ceiling.  I managed to get it stopped but it wasn't working at all any more so I called a plumber and they said they could come in the afternoon.

I went downstairs to do my project in the manager's office about seeing where we could save some money on the telephones and I told the door person to tell me when Steve and Jane got here.  When I finished I asked her if they came yet and she said they had.  Oops, she forgot to tell me.

I hurry upstairs and sure enough, the same thing happened to them.  Lucky for me Steve can fix about anything and it was already completely repaired as good as new and ready for me to cancel the plumber.  Then he changed a cable wire for me so that was the last one and now none show.  He got a pretty nice tip too!

So then finally I get to go swim and after 35 minutes in the pool it started to rain.  I got out and decided to wait a bit and see if it would stop so I could finish but no, it only rained harder.  And harder.  And blew sideways.  Then I gave up and came back upstairs to shower and relax.  And then the sun came out.  Some day, huh?

Today I have canasta and then I am going to dinner with the (self appointed) mayor (of the pool) and his lovely bride to try to use up a gift certificate before it expires.  I won it in a raffle on the sports day at the Fern House.  

And that, my dear friends, is what happened in my world.  What about yours?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Well yesterday was pretty good but it did rain so I only got in the pool for half an hour but I had already been beaten up by Andre' pretty good so I had plenty of exercise.  I lost fifteen bucks at poker, not too bad for an evening out I suppose although it is more fun to win.

Today my game got cancelled but that's okay, I have a project down in the manager's office regarding the phones in the building and seeing if I can get better rates so I'll be busy as usual.

I haven't been cooking much lately.  I used to cook every single day.  Lately I have been either having tuna or something easy, an omelet or such.  Still low calorie but I realize I am not eating enough vegetables and I plan on changing that.  

Steve and Jane come today to make the condo all sparkly and shiny and lovely.  For some reason it is really dusty this time.  I have done some things but they do the heavy cleaning stuff.  Maybe it's all the work they are doing behind me working on the resort moving dirt and making lakes and stuff.

So that's all I have in my brain today y'all.  Hope your Wednesday is totally tits.  Mine will be for sure.  I will it to be so!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Ahhh, it's Tuesday.  That means Andre' and swimming and poker, three activities.  And  July is half over already.  I can see the sun is in a different position because it is hitting me in the face in the morning again and waking me early.  I know I can close the drapes but I really don't like to, I just get up.  I love to sleep looking at the stars when I doze off.  Looking at the stars and listening to music.

So guess what happened last night?  The (self appointed) mayor (of the pool) and his lovely wife called to say they were cooking burgers downstairs on the grill and they brought me one.  It was so big and fat and juicy and delicious I just cannot tell you.  I have not had a burger like that is a long long time.  And honey pie, I ate the whole thing.  It's okay though because I did my hour in the pool.

Oh guess what?  I am going to go see the movie Jersey Boys again on Sunday with two couples from the building.  I'll be the fifth wheel but they are letting me tag along and I loved the movie so much I'll be happy to go.

Guess that's all I know for today.  Well all I care to talk about anyway (wink).  Have a great day y'all.  I shall too.  For sure...

Monday, July 14, 2014



The above is a reminder for myself.  Not much to tell today but I had a nice time with the duck and a nice time at the pool.  Today I see the dental hygienist for my three month cleaning.  For what I'm not sure because I truly believe I have about the cleanest teeth anywhere but I have always gone every three months so this shall be no different.

The rest of the day is pretty open which is fabulous, a day of leisure.  The laundry is done, most of the ironing is done, the cleaning people come on Wednesday so I don't have to do that, just have a great day.  And you know I will, I always do, don't I?

I am seriously looking at a cruise in mid August now.  It's TC's last cruise and a bunch of friends are going and keep asking me to go, they said if I get to Tampa they'll all take it from there, I'd stay in the hotel they are in, share cabs, etc. and that would make be a bit easier.  For me it's just scary to go by myself.  I am still on the fence.  It's not a solo cruise so I'd have to pay for two people to get the cabin by myself.  The balcony is not much more than the oceanview but either way it's pricy for August.  Decisions, decisions.

Have a great day my friends, I shall too...