Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dry eyes...

This is the combination TCD told me to ask Dr. Pinsky if I could use.  They were approved by him and two days on this combination has seen a marked improvement in my eyes.  I got both on Amazon.  Just thought you might like to know... Bee

Progress - facelift photos

I have been asked to show the progression of the face.  If you are queasy please skip this post.  You have been warned!  The early ones are hard to look at but very honestly there was very little pain other than day one and two.  Honest!





Okay if you are still here - here goes!

 Day one
 Day two
 One week
 Ten days
 Two weeks
 Three weeks
 One month
 Five weeks
 Five weeks
Six weeks

Day 41

Free!  To exercise, to get my hair done, to swim - all of it.  Dr. Pinsky said I healed really fast and can resume full activities now rather than wait for the eight week period so Saturday I am getting my hair done and today I am going to Andre'!  He was really pleased and so am I.  Yes, there is still some swelling but it is less every day and he said it will soon be gone, another six weeks or so.  Exciting?  Yes!

I have the suitcase out and on the dining room table and all the things are progressing nicely.

This afternoon I am having lunch with Edward and then I am going to Ryan's for dinner with him and some of his friends.  

So this is the last day of April.  We are one third done with 2015!  Yikes, it's zooming by isn't it?

Have a lovely Thursday y'all.  You know I will too, I'll be doing three activities, all things I love!  And I might be slightly...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Day 40

I met Edward for lunch yesterday and it was really (really) nice.  I know he's the bad boy but it's really exciting in a way.  Not in my comfort zone at all which is why I think I like him so much.  And can he kiss, mother in heaven that man can kiss.

Today I have Dr. Pinsky and then Mahjong afterward.  We almost didn't have a game because of illness and out of town but we got it together and found someone.  It will be a nice day, we are playing at the club.  Most people going north have gone now so it's much quieter in the card room.

The paint is being put on the hallway walls on my floor now.  It's not my choice of color as I have said but it is still such an improvement that I will not complain.  The workers have been very nice and friendly too.

I didn't win at poker last night but I didn't lose too much.  I was ahead in the beginning but lost some at the end.

That's all I know my dears.  Have a lovely Wednesday, I will too for sure! I have been slightly...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Good boy/Bad boy???

Yesterday I was thinking about these two guys and how very different they really are, in fact they are polar opposites in every way.

TCD: Extremely polite, impeccable manners, lives in Palm Beach, drives a BMW, owns his office, has a staff to work for him, sweet and kind to everyone, takes me nice places, never touches me other than a hug and a kiss on the cheek, extremely handsome, Syrian but American citizen.

Edward: Rents an apartment, drives one of those square cars, can't take me nice places until January because has cash problems because of the renovations of his rental properties, can make me swoon with a look, a world class kisser, checkered past sort of, would gladly ravish me in a heartbeat, very sexy, Australian but American citizen.

And yet I like them both.  I think what I will do is just keep going as I am until something happens and I either have to make a decision of some kind or one of them moves on.  TCD I think is just a great friend (without benefits!) that I enjoy being with, at least I think so.  Who knows really?  He never says but continues to be sweet, text me, call me, take me out.

I think I wanted to write all this down to get my own head straight.  I am truly having the time of my life right now but I know this can't continue.  Thanks for listening!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Our hallways are finally under restoration!  This is the rendering of what they will look like when completed.  Half the people love it and the other half hate it.  Me?  I just wanted them redone so badly I don't care really.  It's not what I would have chosen but I can live with it.  I think it's about a three month project and it was a nice assessment but I paid it gladly.

So yesterday was a nice day really.  I had lunch with the duck and then came home and did some chores and Ryan my BFF picked me up and we went to dinner and had a lovely evening.  He has been gone a few weeks house and dog sitting and is finally back home.  We are meeting at the pool at 10:00 this morning to swim and then I have an appointment to have my teeth cleaned at 1:00, that's why we are going early.

TCD told me to take flaxseed oil for my dry eyes so I got some yesterday when I went to the store.  I'll let you know if it works.  He said it would work better than the fish oil for the eyes and that he also took it.

Have a fabulous Monday and new week.  I promise I will too and maybe by the end of the week I will have made up my mind what to do about the two guys I like.  Stay tuned in case I am...

Sunday, April 26, 2015

So this is what I wore for my dinner with TCD.  We went to the Breaker's Steakhouse.  It was very elegant and he was the perfect gentleman in every way.  I also got to meet his mom and we hit it off really good.  She is really a sweetheart.  I had a wonderful evening.

Back to reality today.  I shall be with the duck today and possibly the pool later.  We'll see.  And then Monday I have Dr. Pinsky again.

I was telling TCD how I had been waking up at 3:00 AM lately and he said I won't heal if I don't get enough sleep.  I never thought of that, I just thought I was tired.  He suggested if I wake up that I take a benadril (is that spelled right?), anyway I said I'd try it.

Have a wonderful Sunday y'all.  I will too, I get to see Old Chuckie Duck!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Day 36
(Now I can wear earrings!)

So the board meeting went fine yesterday, no problems.  Then when I got home Edward called and asked me to meet him so I did and we had our talk.  Baby steps.  I still don't know where this might go, if anywhere, but you shall know when I do.  I like him but I'm not sure yet if he is someone I want to get serious with, there is some baggage but then I guess we all have something.  At least he's honest and very nice.

In the meantime tonight I have my date with TCD and this morning I am going to a museum with the governor of the pool so it's a busy day for me but a good one.

Do you realize April is nearly over?  That means it's almost May so I get to cruise again.  And thanks for the suggestion but I am not taking Edward, no way.  I don't move that fast for sure.  I'll just enjoy my room and bathroom all by myself.  And the balcony too!

Have a wonderful Saturday y'all.  I will too, for absolutely positively sure!!!  And I might even be....

Friday, April 24, 2015

Day 35

The swelling is going down more all the time.  I don't know why the chin is still so swollen but it is much less than it was anyway.  Progress.

I got an email from the guest services manager of the Carnival Ecstasy saying she is on vacation but is coming back the same day I board, May 4th.  That means I will have her (Sharon), Captain Pierluigi, and the Hotel Director Nikhil all on board with me.  I shall be taken care of royally.  I am most anxious for it to get here.

Today I have a board meeting, lucky for them I don't have any games to go play! (Kidding, I would go to the board meeting.)

So I didn't get to see Edward yesterday after all.  It rained so much in Boynton where he was working on one of his apartments that he had problems and couldn't leave so he called and we'll meet soon.

Then TCD texted me and we are going to dinner on Saturday night.  (Insert big smile right here). Oh my gosh my life is grand right now.  I have no earthly idea where any of this might head but I sure am enjoying the ride!

Have a lovely Friday.  I will too for sure.  I am going to see Ryan my BFF tonight!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

I had a great time at Mahjong yesterday and last night I had a really good time with the governor of the pool at dinner.  We had a lot of laughs.

Today I have a date with Edward.  I don't know yet what we are doing or where we are going, he said he'd call me and we'd talk about it and decide.  I don't much care really, I think we are going to have a long talk today.  It's funny, we talked about having a talk.  Who does that?  Well we did. Stay tuned.

So it's Thursday already.  Time is flying by.  It will be cruise time before I know it.  I'll soon be getting the suitcase out and getting excited.  I'm going all by myself.  It's a shame because I had to pay for two people and that's just the way it is but I don't care, I'm going anyway and I shall have the whole cabin and the bathroom all to myself.  Of course I'd rather the duck go with me but he can't.

That's it from my world today y'all.  Have a wonderful Thursday, I will too, I always do!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Day 33
Compare below to see how I am still really swollen
because I haven't gained any weight.

Pre surgery for comparison

So last night at poker I won $111.00.  Nice night.  Today I have Mahjong.  I'll try to keep my streak going.

Then tonight I am having dinner with the governor of the pool.  We are just friends though, nothing going on there so don't worry.

I was going to go to the pool yesterday but it rained so I didn't.  We have had quite a lot of it actually lately.

Sorry but that's all I have in my head today.  I am having a dumb day.  Hope your Wednesday is totally tits and mine too.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

So this is what I decided to wear for my fifth date with Edward.  Simple skirt and blouse and wedge heels.  No jewelry, very little makeup.  

So how did it go you asked?  Very well thank you.  He was charming, gentlemanly, attentive, complimentary, and very sexy but that's our little secret.  We had a few kisses (delicious) and some light touching (arm, hand, knee).  We had coffee on the balcony and then went to the pool and then came upstairs again where I served some light finger foods and soft drinks and then he left to go to work with a kiss goodbye and the promise of a call later.  The perfect fifth date I think.  His eyes said he wanted more, much more but again, we decided on baby steps and he is a man of his word so far.

Today I have a condo committee meeting and then poker tonight.  Not nearly as good a day but still okay.  If it's not raining I'm planning on going to the pool in the morning.

So that was my day y'all.  Hope yours was as good as mine.  If it was you are mighty lucky!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Good Morning Palm Beach!

Day 31

So okay several of you want a selfie tutorial so here goes.  You use the reverse camera on your phone and look at the little round thingy instead of at yourself.  That's all I know, oh, and watch your background too.  I don't do that too much though.  Plus I usually delete six or seven before I get one that I think is okay and that's it.

Today Edward is coming over and we are going to sit on the balcony and talk and go to the pool if it's not raining.  I'll try not to Miss-Bee-Have too much.  Maybe a little though.  He's a really good kisser.  As in world class kisser.  And that Australian accent is nice too.  We'll see how it goes.  I swear he could read a cereal box in my ear and I'd swoon.

So the mayor and the governor of the pool both know he's coming over so I'll be safe, not to worry any of you!  I mean it.  I will be fine.

I guess that's about all I know so stay tuned, more will be revealed!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New shoes!
I haven't worn heels in some years but I'm ready!
I have a dress I want to wear these with.

Day 30

I lost two dollars at canasta yesterday.  It was a nice game though so it's okay.  And to Mary Sue in New Jersey it's all good.  Thanks for letting me know.

My right eye is still swollen more than the left one and my chin and neck are still pretty swollen but it's going down more all the time.  Nothing hurts. I asked them about the scar on my chin, it's really the only one that shows at all and they told me it will not show after a while but I am not to get sun on it without sunscreen because that will make it harder to fade.

Today I have the duck and then dinner tonight with the mayor and his bride.  Eating out twice in one day, I'll have to be careful.  Plus it's grocery day and my list is pretty long this week.

Perhaps I'll find a bit of pool time too, that would be lovely.  Have a great Sunday y'all.  I will too for sure!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Day 29

These photos are completely unretouched in any way.  I have on no makeup at all other than lipstick. I am posting them for the readers that have asked me to do so that they may see the process in completely honesty.  I welcome all readers and all commenters but to the anonymous one yesterday that said my eyes look weird I would say yes, they do.  

It was a photo four weeks out from surgery and the process is much longer than that.  Eight weeks is the minimum that you should look pretty good and a year to be finished.  

So ease up a bit scooter please.  And either leave your name with snarky comments or feel free to move on if you wish.  It's not polite to do otherwise.  Or maybe you just aren't a polite person?  I guess that's possible in which case "bless your heart honey".  (PS - I'm pretty sure you live above the Mason-Dixon line and maybe the harsh winter just got to you.)

So moving on, sorry to the rest of you and thank you for reading.  I hope you aren't bored with this process and the photos, I promise I won't do it every day for the whole year!  And the reason for the facial massage is the fluid and also the fat they injected in my cheeks.  I don't know if I'll have any more of them or not, the three I had were included and any more will be $75 each.

My Keurig went out again,  I called them and they are sending me another new one.  They are sorry but they have to upgrade me because they don't make my old model any more.  Shame, huh?  I love Keurig!

Today I am subbing in a canasta game in my building's card room.  I would rather go to the pool but they needed someone and asked me so I said I would and it might rain anyway in which case it's a good thing to have something to do where I don't have to leave the building.

I did a bit of shopping at the outlet mall yesterday, shoes and makeup.  There are so many stores I have yet to check out, I really must get busy!

Have a wonderful Saturday y'all.  I will too, for sure.  And today I am not...

Friday, April 17, 2015

Day 28 - 4 weeks

So I did good yesterday at canasta, won a few dollars and had a good time.  Today I have my third and final facial massage, well the ones that are included in the price anyway.  I can have more if I need them but I'll have to pay for those.

I got to see Edward for a while last evening and we had a really nice talk.  And maybe a bit more than that.  A tiny bit more.  Teensy tiny bit more.  Baby steps. Stay tuned.  And he hadn't seen me for a few days and he commented on how much my face is changing from one time he sees me to the next.  He was very complimentary too.

The cruise is getting close now.  Two and a half weeks.  I am SO looking forward to it.  I love that ship so much.  Also I think it will do me good to have a few days by myself to think everything through.  I treasure times like that.  Even though I live alone I am so busy most of the time there isn't time to just chill out and think.

Have a lovely Friday y'all.  Mine shall be totally tits!  And for today I am not...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Day 27

Today I am having lunch with some gals and playing canasta.  

I wanted to talk to you a bit about some of the comments.  I love them, all of them but I want you to understand that I would never touch a married man.  Ever.  For any reason.  

Edward is not married, he is divorced.  I know this for sure.  I also know why he doesn't have much time right now and I understand it and it will change.  He is giving me what time he does have and has been very sweet to me.  And very caring.  He is not a workaholic or anything like it but rather has a time constraint to finish a project.  

Also it was my idea to have the small coffee type dates to get to know each other slowly.  We are not in love or planning on anything more than some dates and some fun.  I love my life just as it it, I love living alone, I love doing what I please and not having to answer to anyone.  It's all good in my world. 

Now having said all of that I also like seeing TCD and intend to do that as well.  Again we are not in any kind of relationship, just having some fun.  

Will my feelings ever change for either of them or anyone else?  I have no idea.  I will deal with that if and when it happens.

So to the anonymous commenter, please do not fret one ounce.  I am fine.  I am having the time of my life.  I am not putting myself at risk.  I have not "dropped my drawers".  Happy?  I am.

Now leave me some comments about how this is all good and you are not worried about me and you know you can trust my judgement.  Even the duck trusts it.  Now D#1, not so much but she'll come around.  Or not.  But I intend to live my life to the fullest enjoying every day I have on this earth and I don't intend to hurt anyone or anything in any way.

And so my very dear readers, I love you one and all.  Have a lovely Thursday.  I will too, count on that.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Day 26

Date Number 4 had to be postponed because of his work but that's okay, I didn't mind.  I went to the pool and I played poker and had a nice afternoon.  Today I have Mahjong and lunch at the club.  I'm glad I'm getting back on some sort of schedule now.  

I'll be glad when the rest of the swelling on my neck and face is gone.  I do see improvement by looking at the photos and they assure me it will all be gone in another few weeks.  Edward told me he could see a huge difference.  Every once in a while I have a pain in my ear now too, it's a stitch pulling.  Again, normal.

Well one more thing, I was not Miss-bee-havin' at all, just being a really good girl and I got a text from TCD to go to dinner soon.  Things in my world rock totally.  Completely and totally in every nook and cranny.  Apparently he hadn't heard enough from me because I was otherwise occupied and guess what, he showed up.  Funny how that works.  Since I have had NO experience in things like this I have much to learn it appears.  

And when I learn I'll share with you, you know that.  If you have any hints for me please feel free to email me, call me, or leave a comment.  

Have a great Wednesday y'all.  I will too for absolutely sure.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Day 25

The appointment with Dr. Pinsky went well but my eyes are very dry so I now have two new eye drops to use, one for day and one for night and exercises to do six times a day to push my lower eyes inward for two minutes each time.  I will say it feels much better after I do it too.

Today is date number four with Edward.  Still so far so good, we'll see how it goes.  Baby steps.  

Yesterday when I went to the pool the mayor and the governor were in it and I wanted to get in the water so bad.  Not yet though.  Nope, not that and no exercise either.  Just walking but not even that at a brisk pace so I do my 5000 steps moderately.  I have to eat less so I don't gain weight too because of sitting so much more than normal.

It is now less than three weeks until my cruise.  I am really looking forward to getting out on the ocean on that lovely ship with all those wonderful people and seeing Rascal Flatts onboard too.  It looks like the duck cannot go with me so I will go alone.  I don't mind, I have the whole cabin and the whole bathroom to myself and I just come and go as I please and I always make friends quickly.  I would rather he go though.

So that is my world today y'all.  And don't be surprised if I am...

Monday, April 13, 2015

Day 24  still some swelling, not too bad.

Wahoo caught yesterday!

So the duck cooked me an amazing meal, it is rare to get wahoo and it was cooked perfectly.  One of the guys at the Fern House caught it.  And I got lucky enough to get to eat some of it!

Then I was talking to Edward and he was still working and I asked him if he had eaten and he hadn't so I asked him if he'd like me to bring him a sandwich and he was very happy about that so he didn't have to stop and could get more done.  Next date is Tuesday.  Still baby steps, still very nice.

Today I have my appointment with Dr. Pinsky and I think he will be happy with the progress.

Then sometime soon I have to make TCD his birthday cake and drop that off plus I have to make muffins for the mayor and the governor - well I don't have to but I said I would and I do enjoy baking and since I shouldn't eat it this is the perfect solution.

And that, my friends, is all I have in my head today.  Hope your new week is marvelous!  I know mine will be, that's for sure... Why?  Well because I'm