Thursday, October 23, 2014

Well the little pink suitcase is out on the dining room table and there are only four days until cruise time.  One reason (among many!) that I will be happy to get out of town for a few days is the endless political badgering going on.  Between the mail, the calls, the endless tv krap I am SOOOO over politics.  I know Sarge loved it but I don't.  Florida has the governor's race and several things like medical marijuana to name a few.

Today I have canasta and lunch with some gals and a meeting before that with some condo stuff.  To recap the week so far Tuesday night I lost $34.00 and yesterday I lost fifty cents so even if I win today I won't have a win for the week.  O and two.  Buggers.

The (self appointed) mayor (of the pool) enjoyed your comments yesterday.  

D#1 will be here today too but I may not even get to see her.  Not sure yet. She has a dental appointment and then will head straight back home afterward.  She is driving, I have no idea how she does all she does but she manages.  I thought she was coming a bit later but I was wrong, it's today.

So that, my dears, is all I have in my somewhat tiny brain for today.  I hope that your day is fantastic.  Mine will be.  For sure.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This is the (self appointed) mayor (of the pool) and we decided that I don't need a new dress, that I have never worn the black one in the photo to the left on this ship so that is what I shall wear this time.  His darling wife allows him to be my "pool husband" so he gives me input on things like this.  I am also allowed to backseat drive in the car with them.  We nag him in stereo sometimes.  Great fun actually!  He will not, however, comment on this even though he does read.  That's okay though.  He's good for getting me a chicken at Costco when I want one too.  Many talents, this one! lol

Yesterday I had a fabulous visit with Dr. Wacks.  I had lost enough weight to have gotten into another zip code on the bmi chart!  He was as happy as I was!  Plus only 13 more pounds and I hit yet another one and am d for done.  Finally.  It will be three years, this journey, soon.  I have never felt better.  When I was laying on the table he had me raise my legs and hold them up 12" off the table and was quite impressed that I could do it!  Finally he said, ok, you can stop now! 

Thanks to all of you that tried to get me to 50 comments yesterday and to those of you that read and ran, well, maybe next time.  Keep coming back anyway.

We had 8" of rain here yesterday and quite a bit of localized flooding.

Have a wonderful Wednesday y'all.  I will too.  For sure.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Daybreak.  Can you see the sliver of the moon?  What a view I have.  So yesterday was nice, I had Andre' working on core, planks, leg lifts, sit-ups, yikes, many many of all of them and then a fabulous swim in a very warm pool.  In fact they should probably turn the heater down, it was 90 degrees in the water!  I loved it but I am probably the only one.

Today will find me sitting in that cute dentist's chair for a couple of hours and then Dr. Wacks in the afternoon for my regular checkup.  Then poker tonight.  I do not plan on losing all my money this week, in fact the plan is to win a bit.

How's your day looking?  I wouldn't mind if you'd tell me in the comments.  Especially some of you non-commenters.  You know if you'd comment more I wouldn't have to have those pesky mandatory comment days, now would I?  Let's see if we can hit 50 today!  I know, that's a tall order, but since over 150 of you a day are clicking over here and reading that's really only 1/3 so it's doable.  K?

Have a great Tuesday.  I will too.  For sure!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sometimes you just need a comma!

One week till cruise time.  I am so looking forward to it too.  I wish it was a longer one but this is my favorite ship so that's why I chose it.  Steve and Jane come on Wednesday so I'll get the suitcase out after they leave.  The little pink one.  I don't have a new dress for formal night.  What to do?  Shop?  Wear something a second time?  Decisions, decisions...

I had a nice time with the duck yesterday.  He's such a good son and I am so proud of him.  Now.  He has come such a long way.  I am a very fortunate mom for sure.

Tomorrow I have Andre' rather than Tuesday because Tuesday I have two appointments, Dr. Wacks and dental and both are long appointments.  This stuff is cutting into my pool time y'all.  Because Wednesday and Thursday I have card games and can't go then.  The heater is working nicely now too.

Guess that's it from me today y'all.  Have a great Monday and a great week.  I will too.  For sure.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

When my eyes opened yesterday morning this is what I saw.  Before I got up I snapped this with the phone.  My world is truly amazing.  It really is.  Do you know the Paul Simon song "Born at the Right Time"?  That's me.  I know we do make our own luck but I seem to, for some reason, have more than my share.  I am very thankful for it too.  I do not take one single day for granted.  I try to live each one to the fullest.

Take yesterday, I went to the pool and had a good time exercising, sat there a bit while waiting to dry, then came up and showered and had a nap.  Then I was thinking about what I could do with the rest of my day.  I didn't want to waste it.  Well I certainly could go into that cavern of evil I lovingly call a closet and spend many hours but no, that didn't interest me.  I could do the same with my pantry but again, no interest there either.

So what exactly did I do you want to know?  Well I'll tell you.  I played around in beads.  I didn't make anything but I got some things done with them.  They, like my closet, are totally out of control.  I must have enough beads to fill a bathtub.  So many little treasures just waiting for my fingers to turn them into something wonderful to wear.  And still I don't.  It is what I did when Sarge was sick and I loved it, it kept me busy sitting next to him but now I can't seem to make anything.  Strange?  Yes.

Have a wonderful Sunday y'all.  I shall be with the duck so mine will be wonderful!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

See I still can't get rid of that gut no matter how hard I work.  I shall keep trying though.  I don't know if it's age or what but it's frustrating as all heck to work that hard and still have a gut.

Then I went to get in the pool and the nights have cooled down and the water was cold!  I saw the maintenance man walk by and asked him if he could turn on the heater and he did.  It should be warm in a day or so now.  I did manage to get in but it wasn't nearly as lovely as when it's a bit warmer.

Here is a little joke for you today:

All of his life Bubba had heard stories of an amazing family tradition. It seems that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all been able to walk on water on their 21st birthday. On that day, they'd walk across the lake to the boat club for their first legal drink. So when Bubbas 21st birthday came around, he and his pal Corky took a boat out to the middle of the lake. 
Bubba stepped out of the boat and nearly drowned! Corky just managed to pull him to safety. 
Furious and confused, Bubba went to see his grandmother. "Grandma, it's my 21st birthday, so why can't I walk across the lake like my father, his father, and his father before him?" 
Granny grabbed him by the head and looked into Bubbas eyes and said, "Because, you dumb A$$, your father, grandfather and great grandfather were born in January, you were born in July.
D#1 has gone home but must come back again next week for more dental work.  It's intense but it will be so well worth it when it's all finished.  She's being a trooper too.

Have a great Saturday y'all.  I will too.  For sure.

Friday, October 17, 2014

My junky closet - it gets so out of control I don't even know where to start on it again.  And do you think I have enough sunglasses?  Well that's not all of them.  It's a sickness I suppose, it's just so easy to shop online and they bring me lovely things right to my door.  

Yesterday when I came home from canasta (where I won $11.25 by the way!) the doorman actually said to me "Mrs. Cordle I don't have any packages for you but don't worry, UPS hasn't gotten here yet."  Oh, and I did straighten out the shoes before I took the photo.  I was way too embarrassed to show you the before photo.  They exploded.  Again.

So I am going to end this early as D#1 is here and I shall go spend the time with her.  Have a lovely Friday y'all.  I'll be with Andre' early and then at the pool so you know my day shall be fabulous!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thursday's Post

This is last night's sunset, it sure was lovely. I had fun at maj and had some good laughs with some great gals. Then I had dinner with another board member, she and I wanted to discuss some condo stuff. It was a very nice day.

Today I have canasta and then D#1 will be here when I get home or shortly thereafter and then we are going out to dinner with the mayor and his lovely wife. You know now when I say mayor you know it's of the pool, right?

I was asked about where I live yesterday in a comment. It's a gated community. There is a country club next door and a golf course. There used to be two courses and the club used to be much nicer. Times change. Anyway Andre' and the gym are in the club and the pool is at the condo. The card room is in the club too and there is also one in the condo. I should take photos.

There is something lovely happening in my world that I am not quite ready to talk about yet but trust me, I am smiling these days. And then there is that cruise coming right up too, I am really looking forward to that. I actually decided I like going alone too!

Here is hoping you are smiling as much as I am...


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In case you didn't see my facebook post this was yesterday.  One legged lunges.  Thirty on each leg.  He thought he'd give me something I couldn't do and I showed him, I easily did it.  I was done before I knew he didn't think I could do it.  BTW, it's really hard.  Try it if you don't believe me!

Then I came home and ate some cottage cheese and I was going to the pool and I almost fell asleep before I got there.  I sat down on the couch "for just a minute".  Finally I did get up and go.  The pool was absolutely perfect, water clean and clear, perfect temperature, sunny day, just absolutely the best.

Last night I lost my money at poker and was home by 9:30.  I just didn't get cards all night, if I had high cards the board was low cards or the opposite.  Not my night at all.

I didn't mind leaving early though because I was so sleepy but didn't like to lose all my money, especially that fast but oh well.

Today is Maj and I shall win.  I hope.  Have a great Wednesday y'all.  I will to.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I went to get the car washed and they talked me into getting it waxed too.  I think I was overdue too because that's only the second time I have had it done since Sarge died two and a half years ago and I think it should probably be done every six months or so with the salt air we have.  It doesn't sit in the sun but the salt gets on it every day.

I stopped and got my flu shot on the way to get my teeth cleaned yesterday.  And I got a huge hug from that cute dentist too.  That man can hug like nobody's business.  Seriously.  But we are just friends, hugging friends.

Less that two weeks until my cruise.  The ship is in drydock in Freeport and I emailed the Hotel Director, he said it's going well but challenging because no A/C in some parts while work is being done.  But it will be all newly done when I board it and honestly it looked really good before they redid it but I understand they do it on schedule.

Today I have Andre', then the pool, then poker so it's a three activity day for me.  Two is better but three is going to have to be what it is.

Last night I had a pleasant surprise.  I had a call from the darling wife of the (self appointed) mayor (of the pool) inviting me for dinner which was delicious.  Very delicious.  What a lovely thing that was.

And that, my dears, is all I have in my brain for today.  Have a wonderful Tuesday.  I will too, for sure!