Party day is upon me. I'm ready. Kyle has been a great help and is coming after work to move the tables and help me be all ready. I should have around 35 people. I could handle 50 but didn't get that many.
The menu is lasagna, salad, wraps, potato salad, slaw, breads, cheese ball, various snacks, cupcakes, cookies, pies , drinks and coffee. I have lots of hats, horns, beads, tiaras, etc. they are really getting a lot for their $25 fee! I am not furnishing alcohol, just the mixes and ice. They can bring whatever alcohol they want. I do have a bartender.
Well I am now sleeping with all four kids, Roche' of course, Rochelle my new friend, Bojo my pink monkey and Saul Cedric, Roches' boyfriend. It's quite the little zoo I have going on in my bed. No wonder there is no room for a man! Lol
Wednesday is my hair day and last minute party shopping. I'm not playing Mahjong so I can get all I need to do done. I'm still nervous about the party. Bringing together so many very different people with one thing in common- neighbors.
Is that moon beautiful or what? Breathtaking. Sunday means the duck. I have shopping to do for the party. The Fern House is catering it and the duck is making the sauce for the lasagna. It's coming together very nicely. I hope everyone had a good time. I think they will but I am a bit nervous as I have never done anything like this before.
So far it's been a bit of a disaster but I'm sure it will get better. I am to make TCD's mother a rhubarb pie and have it ready for their Christmas dinner as my gift. Yesterday I made the crusts and put them in the refrigerator and had the filling ready to go so I get up, preheat the oven and make the pie. I go to put it in the oven and the door won't open. I pushed clean instead of bake. The door is locked!
Now I put the pie in the refrigerator and I'm waiting for the unlock to kick in. I hope I don't have to wait long! Dumb me.
Wow busy day. First up was Andre' who kicked my butt good and then a shower and next up was TCD who was ever so sweet as always and then I came home and ate a salad and rested a bit and then had dinner with a friend and that was very nice too. Great day all in all.
Kyle is sick and I hope he feels better soon but I'm not going to get around him until he's well. Poor baby.
Have a great Tuesday y'all. I will too. I'll be the one at the pool.
It was Kyle's Christmas office party and Gennaro was working so I got to go with him. We had a great time and the catered food was wonderful.
Fern House gifts are all wrapped for the 34 lucky children Monday night. And we will all have a wonderful dinner. Seems like everything is about food this time of year though. I'll try hard to be a bit good.
Our new little gym and Andre' gave me quite a workout this morning. I closed the drapes when I was in there but you can leave them open and look out at the pool. I just would rather it be more private while I'm working. I'm very happy to have it in the building though.
I had to ride down the ocean to get to my mahjong game today so I snapped this while moving. The ocean was calm. Nice ride. Then I lost my money to those ladies that played better than I did!
Next up is canasta tomorrow and then Andre' again on Friday. Saturday I am going to the Fern House to wrap gifts for the children at the party next week. Santa will hand them out. The children get really nice gifts. It's a long time tradition for families of Fern House residents and alumni. There will be lots of food too. Lots of it!
I thought it was really good and the others seemed to like it too. I made a homemade pie crust but you could use a store bought one if you wanted. I just like to make pie crusts.
So this morning I got to go have my teeth cleaned. TCD told me I was beautiful and hugged me several times. That man makes my toes curl I swear. But I get nothing more than a hug or hand holding or flirty eyes. I am not giving up though!
Have a great day y'all. I'm working on Christmas cards today.
Today is a busy day for me. I have lunch with the duck followed by a concert that Ryan is in followed by dinner at the Mayor of the pools house. And in the middle of it I have an appetizer to make to bring to dinner. I decided to make a sweet onion pie. I couldn't find my old recipe but did find one online that I think is either the same or very close.
I finished my Christmas shopping too. All online! D for done except to get the grandchildren's cards out to them. They all get cash, their gift of choice. I have the cards, I just have to get that done.
So I had a second date and we had a discussion about not getting serious and dating other people and both seemed to agree that there is nothing wrong with a dinner here and there as we do like each other, just not romantically. It went well.
Andre' is up next, 10:00 am. It's supposed to rain so not sure about the pool but I'll work out either way.
I had to swim in the rain but it was warm so I did it. Then I came up and got my shower and left for awhile so Steve and Jane could clean and then I had not one, not two, but three board meetings. They were all short so it wasn't too bad, just boring.
Then I went out to dinner with one of the women on the board with me and we had a few drinks. And dessert. Nice.
So my date (that I call Alan because that is his name) asked me out again so we are going to dinner Thursday night. I have a feeling he is more interested than I am so I'll have to make some kind of decision soon because I don't want to lead him on if it's not for me.
Wednesday I have two board meetings so no mahjong for me.
Well I'm not 70 (yet) but I think I'll take this advice.
So how was the date? It was nice. A quiet dinner and we talked about a lot of things, had two drinks, talked some more and he did kiss me. He has facial hair. I don't really enjoy being kissed by a hairy face but he was very sweet and I might see him again. Is he a prince? Not unless he shaves. But there is nothing wrong with a date where both people have a nice evening.
So the sun is shining here and it is over 80 so I shall leave you now and head for the pool. Have a great day!
Last day of hurricane season! This is always a happy day here. The sun is shining, it's warm and lovely and almost time to go get beat up by Andre'. Have a great day. I will too plus I'll tell you about my dinner date tonight.
I got free tickets to see The MacCartney Years at the Kravitz Center last night and the duck had a date so he couldn't go so Kyle went with me. It was just an "ok" concert but we had a good time.
This upcoming week is crammed full, the calendar is exploding but I'll get it all done. Starting with Andre' Monday morning.
And I might have a dinner date Monday evening. Well I do but I have had so many frogs I'm afraid I'll never find a prince so I don't have high hopes any longer. I'll just take it as it comes and hope for the best. You wouldn't think it would be so hard to find a decent nice guy but it really is. At least for me it has been. Wish me luck!
West Palm Beach's Christmas tree is well on the way to completion again this year. I just live our downtown area. It's small enough to be easy to get to everything but yet big enough to be pretty spectacular. I feel very lucky to live here.
Nothing going on this weekend much but I'll manage to fit in some fun somewhere. Hope you do too.
It was a lovely Thanksgiving at the Fern House. The food is always good. Their chef is so dedicated I'm having him cater my New Year's Eve party here at the condo. I have the menu all planned but right now I'm too full to talk about it!
Have a lovely day y'all. I will too. I'll be at the pool.
Now I'm teaching Kyle hair. Don't tell him I said so but he's not very good at it. Yet. But I'm going to keep trying as I think it's a skill he should have among all his other talents including tax law. Don't you think? I mean he's great at nails now.
Today I'll make my pies and get my hair done for real.
Pedicure time again. How lovely to have this done and he does a fabulous job if it.
I have Andre' in the morning and it's supposed to only be a high of 73 so I'm not looking forward to the pool. I sure will be glad when our gym equipment is here for days like that but for now we are outside working.
I had a great time with the duck at lunch. We talked about my party and the food for New Years Eve.
Roche' and the boyfriends wanted me to tell you they have been partying and they need naps. Aspirin and naps. I told them they'd be sorry but nnnooooo. They didn't listen to me.
My car turned 13,000 miles today. It was six years old last month. It looks new and with the low mileage I just can't justify trading it although I'd really love a sports car. I just can't talk myself into it.
Have a great Friday y'all. I'll be with Andre' in the morning and them I'm off.
I love this photo of me and the duck. I might have showed it to you before, not sure.
So I went to the pool and exercised. The wind is blowing so hard it was quite a workout. It's sunny and warm but very gusty.
I'm working on my New Year's Eve party again. I'm getting the Fern House to cater it for me. Win/Win, right?
I think we are getting some gym equipment for the little card room downstairs. I have been pushing for it for some time now and I think I finally made it happen. That way now if the weather is bad I can still work with Andre'. I think having it as an amenity for the building is a very good thing too.
This is what took six months. Can you imagine? I mean the hallways look okay but certainly not exquisite. And the lower floors aren't even finished yet. Well it's a huge improvement so I'll just shut up.
Monday means Andre' and hopefully it will not be raining so we can do some of the workout in the pool. The weekend was a bust as far as weather goes. Dreary and misty rain.
I did get chores done so that was good anyway but I miss my pool!