Thursday, March 5, 2015


This was the moon last night as I came home with the Mayor and the first lady from a lovely dinner out.  I would rather have had a palm tree in the shot but couldn't see one that worked so I got this tree but I don't know what kind it is.  

Mahjong went good, I Maj'd twice out of 30 odd times, not too good but it was a really fun afternoon.

Today I am invited out for coffee and discussion but not sure if I am going or not.  I am also able to play canasta but not sure if I am doing that either.  I will do one or the other and will decide by the time I go to bed (I write this the night before you will remember).  Anyway either way I have something to do today.

Then Friday I have an appointment with Dr. Pinsky, the plastic surgeon.  Saturday I hope to get to finally go to the pool.  The Mayor said the pool is back to 85°and I want to be in there.  That's my kind of pool!

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


This is my little desk with the pink gingham desk chair.  Are you starting to see why my grandson told me he thought he was growing a vagina when he walked around the apartment?

So Andre' yesterday - 100 sit ups, lots of leg lifts, over fifty of those, lots of arm work and leg work, a full 50 minutes of hard work.  It felt wonderful.  I am already starting to be anxious because I won't be able to go for a few weeks after the surgery and I am going to have to backtrack I know but Andre' is so good he'll know what to do.

A woman said to me "I don't wear sleeveless tops, I don't like it when arms show".  And I said "Really bitch?  Is that because your arms look like krap?" in my head.  Out loud I said "okay".  Seriously Andre' has my arms looking good for an old broad!

Today I am playing Mahjong in our card room downstairs and having lunch too.  

Oh, last night's dinner with my neighbor was lovely.  He is the perfect host(ess) and I like him very much.  Of course I didn't go empty handed, no way, never do that!  We both had to leave at 6:30, me for poker and he had someplace to go also.  His apartment is beautiful, marble floors and lots of granite, very elegant.  And very clean which you know I love.  I think he is going to be a very good friend.  He is easy to talk to.

Poker - I lost twenty dollars but it was a lovely game, no one lost big and I like that.  We had laughs and good times.

That's pretty much all that happened in my world.  Hope yours is totally tits because mine is for sure!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


So okay this is a silly thing to show you but it took me a long time to find a dish drainer that fit my side sink.  Since it's only me I rarely use the dishwasher and this little drainer is perfect for me.  I didn't want to lose counter space.

And no, I didn't get granite countertops.  I've been sorry ever since but at the time I had spent so much money I just cheaped out on them and wish I hadn't.  Just bright white formica.  I'll show the kitchen soon.

D#1 has already gone home and had her dental work done.  I got two hugs and a brief hand hold (very brief) but it was lovely.  I swear TCD's smile lights up the lower half of Florida.  That man makes my heart jump a beat.

Today I have Andre' waiting to beat me up and then I have been invited to my new friend's apartment above me for an early dinner and then I have poker so it's a busy day.  It'll be a great one though for sure.  Hope yours is too!

Monday, March 2, 2015


Some more of my art work.

So today I am going to get a hug (or two) from TCD!  He texted me that.  D#1 has to see him so I am going with her because she won't be able to drive with the medication (like I wouldn't go anyway!).

Her birthday is in a week so we celebrated last night at the duck's, he even made her a cake.  I cannot believe I have a child that is going to be (I can barely type this!) fifty! Of course I had her when I was five.


What a lovely time we had last night.  The duck made a wonderful healthy stir fry (not really fried, no oil) with lots of veggies and then there was CAKE!!!  It's both of their favorite cake, yellow cake with a layer of peanut butter and then chocolate frosting on top.

So today she is having work done on the teeth and then she is planning on driving home afterward so it was a very short visit but at least we got to see her.

Have a wonderful new week.  I will too, for sure!

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Okay back to the apartment photos.
I painted the lion cub and the plant stand
in a ceramics studio.


I also painted this vase freehand and
the oil painting above it too.

I still haven't shown you the kitchen and I will but right now there are clothes hanging everywhere as I put them on hangers damp and let them dry naturally.  Soon I promise.

So D#1 will be here sometime today, probably late afternoon.  The duck is going to cook dinner for us at his new apartment.  He is a degreed chef in case you didn't know this.  He also has a business degree and I think all of that helps him in his current field as the business part is obvious but the culinary part is helpful in planning to feed 60+ people three times a day.  Anyway I am anxious to see what he decides to cook for us!

I'm not sure which dentist she is seeing this trip and if I'll get to see TCD or not but maybe!

Have a great Sunday y'all.  You know I will too, for sure!

Saturday, February 28, 2015




 Whole Foods opened in the new Outlet Mall this week.
It's also known as Whole Paycheck.


All the fresh seafood is amazing. 


Isn't this display something?


This is what I bought.  Two soups, strawberries, popcorn, 
Parmesan chicken breast, and Key Lime juice.
Five items was over $23.00 but everything
in the store is organic and fresh.
I loved the experience.  It's is pretty large and
has things I could just look at all day.
A wonderful addition to the neighborhood.

So Andre' did a great job beating me up but I was still able to walk the stores afterward.  He asked me if I was sore after Tuesday's workout but I wasn't so he stepped it up again.

It's the last day of February and that means spring is just around the corner.  The snow birds will be headed north soon too.  I have lots of them as friends but I will admit it's really nice when they are all gone and the streets aren't so busy and the stores and restaurants.  (This is not for Sandy and Dick! - smile!)

I am off today with the entire day stretched out in front of me to do with whatever I please.  I'll let you know when I decide what I do!

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




Friday, February 27, 2015


To continue this is the desk in the bedroom where 
I have actually been doing beading again!  


And looking into the dressing area.
That desk was my desk when I was a little girl
doing my homework.
And yes, the clock is pink too.

Friday!  I know y'all love that.  It doesn't matter to me because they are all mostly the same but Fridays are good.  I have Andre' waiting to beat me up pretty good.  TCD says I should do the squats every day if I can.  After Andre' I'm pretty much on my own for the rest of the day so I have to find something fun to do.  It is supposed to be cool and rainy, a high of only 73°so no pool for sure.  

Whatever you do make it a good day.  I will too for sure.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Continuing the condo photos.  Let me know if you are sick of it yet please!


February is almost over and I'm glad.  It's my least favorite month and I'm glad it's the shortest.  D#1 is coming in Sunday for a Monday dental appointment.  I'm not sure yet how long she will be here but I'll take any time I can get because she's such a joy to have around.

Today I am playing canasta and having lunch at the club.  No pool yet, it's warm enough to sit out there but the water isn't warm enough yet.

I have switched to texting rather that emailing mostly now.  It's fast, easy, and instant.  I don't know why I didn't use it more before but I do now.

That's it from my world y'all.  It's great here, hope it is the same where you are!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


To carry on the photos of the apartment here is the bed.


And a small table by the front door.

I did another one hundred squats with Andre' plus a bunch of other things.  I always think at the time that I can't do it but then I end up doing it anyway.  Without him I wouldn't do half of what I am doing if that much so it's totally worth the money.  Some of you are curious as to what I pay him so I'll tell you, it's $30.00 a session plus it's at the club where I am a member so I don't have to pay gym dues.  So for $60.00 a week I am getting in the best shape I have been in for many years and I plan to continue.

So poker, last night I put in $40.00 and took out $39.00 so I played all evening for one dollar.  Pretty cheap night out and it was a nice game.

Today Steve and Jane come and make my apartment all shiny and clean and you know I love that.  

And I made a mistake about the night I am having dinner with my Broker that I call Bob because that is his name.  Last night the mayor brought me two hamburgers he grilled outside.  How sweet is that?  Service right to the door.  Can't beat that with a stick!

Have a great Wednesday y'all.  I will too.  I promise.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Since you seemed to like seeing my apartment here is a peek into the guest bathroom.  Below is the dressing area outside the powder room.  


Yesterday was a lovely day.  It started with the laundry but got better from there (I actually don't mind laundry at all), then I went to the pool, it was still to cold in the water but I enjoyed sitting outside talking to friends.  

Then I had a telephone call from a cousin that I have not spoken to for many years and I do chat on Facebook with her but it was lovely to actually chat.  She was coming through from Key West to Jacksonville but unfortunately I was not able to meet her.  She will be coming back to the area soon though and I will be sure to see her then.

Then I had a quiet hour or so and then I got to go spend some time with TCD!  We talked for quite a while, that's all but it was very nice.  Then he went back to work but I appreciated him saying he was going to take care of me after my surgery.  I told him D#1 was coming down to do that and he said great but he'd be there too.  How nice is that?  He marked the day out on his schedule and said he'd be at the hospital.  The surgery is 7 1/2 hours and he said D#1 would have to have some breaks and I would never be left alone for a moment.

Today I am not playing Mahjong, I have an appointment and then I'll go to the pool for an hour or so - oh, and I have Andre' in the morning, I can't forget that.  Then in the evening I am having dinner with my broker.  We meet every so ofter to chat about money and we have become friends over the years so we chat about our lives too.  

That's it for my world today.  How is yours going?