Friday, April 19, 2019

I took this photo on my way home from the clubhouse last night.  The full moon is tonight but it was nearly full and so pretty.

Today I have PT and then current events after that.  I'm not going to the dining room tonight because it's the Passover dinner.  I still like to cook anyway and I have plenty of things on hand to make.  

I'm having some trouble with little ants.  I didn't have any bug spray so I used Windex on them.  Then I had the exterminator come and he surprised me by saying that's a great way to kill them and that he's spray with chemicals outside.  Who knew?

One of my friends is moving away next month and I'll be sorry to see her go.  She is going into another independent living  place like this one but in Orlando near her daughter.  I do have lots of friends here but she was the first one I made when I moved in.

Have a great weekend y'all and Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

So today my Maj game was canceled because one of the gals was not well so I got to stay home.  I decided to do a me day and had a long hot shower, did my hair, nails, etc. and put on a clean nightgown because I don't have to go out until 5:00 tonight.  

Well the next thing I knew a guy came to change my AC filter, ok, no problem.  Then a friend stopped by to return a dish I had given her some green beans and ham in so ok, that's two with me in a nightgown but that had to be the end.  No.  My cleaning lady was back from vacation and stopped by to give me a hug, she missed me.  Sigh, all good but I'm still not dressed.  Then  I got a call that a battery was low in my "'I've fallen and I can't get up" sensor thingy so he came to change it.  It's now 2:30 and I'm still not dressed.  I almost want to just stay in and not get dressed today but I won't.  

The movie in the clubhouse tonight is The Green Book and I want to see it and I have a dinner reservation before that so I'll get my rear end dressed and up and out.

Be well, I shall too!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

So it's Sunday evening and I just realized that I haven't posted in a bit so here goes.  The duck finished my taxes today and I'll be writing a check but then I knew that was coming.  I just wish those jerks in DC would spend it a little better.  Going after the president is not helpful, he's doing what he said he was going to do and the country is in much better shape than before his election so just let him alone please.  You don't have to like him as a person but at least give him credit for the accomplishments.  

I was asked why I haven't been on a cruise in a while and gosh, why bother?  Other than the ocean I have the same amenities right here where I live.  I really love dressing for dinner in the evening and going to the dining room and then having entertainment afterward.  

I've been sleeping in a bit lately, why not?  Life is grand here.

Hope you are having a lovely week y'all.  I know I am!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

I took this from the same bridge only looking west.  It was last night walking home from dinner.  The moon was just a sliver and the bright spot in the center is the fountain.  It was much prettier than my photo.  I have an iPhone 9 and should be able to take much better photos at night, I just don't know how.  I must learn this!

Today is BIG bingo (meaning the monthly big prizes) and then dinner and bridge.  It's warm but not enough for the pool today plus it's raining a bit off and on.  

I got to see TCD yesterday and he is just as cute as ever, or even more so.  

Also I finally got the Takata airbag replaced on my car.  It's been years since the recall but none were available to do it before now.  

Have a lovely weekend!  I shall too for sure!

Monday, March 4, 2019

I took this photo from the bridge from my complex to the clubhouse.  It is so lovely here, I am SO lucky to be here for sure.

So what has happened in the past few days?  Well I won $46.00 at bingo!  And I won first place twice at bridge $2.00 each time.  Bingo is $2,00 also except for the coverall at the end and that's what I won this week.  Oh, and I lost $.30 cents at Mahjong!

Today I have a Rummykub game.  Have you played this yet?  It's easy to learn and lots of fun.  We don't play for money though.  

Yesterday I was sitting on the screened porch and I saw TWO Rosy Spoonbills!  I had only ever seen one but now there are two.  I could't get a photo fast enough but they are SO beautiful!  Large bright pink birds!

Have a lovely day y'all.  I shall too for sure...

Friday, February 22, 2019

This isn't the best shot but you can see the article if you enlarge it.  They put it on the desk in the lobby as you enter La Posada!  I was very flattered!

Tonight is another Bond film, Goldfinger.  We are seeing all 26 of them and as I had not seen any before I'll go.  This will be my third one.  I liked them but he sure does sleep with a lot of women!

Three O'Clock is current events, this week's topic is Brexit.  Then happy hour at Four and then since it's Friday that means the table I host is tonight.  I have a table for seven and then the movie.  Busy day.  

Have a lovely weekend my friends,  I shall too for sure!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The pool was lovely today, 92 and the air was 84.  That's about as good as possible I think.  The building in the background is the gym.  I didn't go there though.

I was featured in the Palm Beach Post today with an interview and a photo but I haven't seen it yet.  It's about living in a place like La Posada and why I'm here, etc.  

Tonight is bingo and I go on Thursdays.  It costs $2.00 for two cards for the whole night.  The prizes are $2.00 plus an additional card for each game and the final game is a cover all for the rest of the money.  La Posada kicks in some too.  They serve cookies and beverages at break time too.

Guess that's all I know today y'all.  Have a lovely day, I know I will!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Well I guess it's inevitable when you live in a senior community but today the second of my friends died.  It was expected, he was in hospice care and suffering but it hurts nonetheless.  He was my partner in trivia, one of the smartest men I ever knew.  He will be missed.  Most people didn't like John because he was gruff and said his mind and if you didn't like it he didn't care but I knew inside he was gentle and caring and it was a facade.

The first was a gentle soft spoken woman named Harriett.  She was my Tuesday bridge partner and a very good one at that.  She was ready when her time came though.  She wanted no visitors and her family was there.  I wouldn't want visitors either.  

So okay this is not going to be a totally sad post.  Monday Sandy and Dick are coming to visit and I am taking them to the main dining room for dinner.  The two specials Monday are duck and ribs.  Plus a fish of the day and the usuals, Salmon, Fillet Mignon, and vegetables, two soups and four salads.  I'm sure they'll find something to eat!

Have a great day my dears! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

I was waiting for a ride to PT and sitting on a bench near my apartment and loved looking at the sun shining on this palm tree.  They are so beautiful!

Lucky me Sandy and Dick are coming to visit me this afternoon.  They are back from their cruise and here in West Palm Beach for the winter.

Tonight is bridge.  Hope I do good!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Main entrance to La Posada

Looking toward my building Valencia

Hallway to main dining room

Bar Celona
(Get it?)

Lots more to show you but this is a start.  I'm just home from bridge where - drumroll please - I came in first place again.  That's twice this week!

Have a great weekend, I will too!