Saturday, January 26, 2019

I am honored to be on the panel!  Being one of the newer residents here it really is something that they asked me.  Yay!

Floorplan to my apartment.
930 sq. ft.

Poker night!

Before the evening live show in La Sala Grande

These are some I already had on my phone as I keep forgetting to take new photos.  I'll try harder.  It's really lovely here and I do want you to see it.

It's raining today but I'm inside and tonight is bridge so I'll keep dry.  Hope you do too!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

We have had a bit of a cool spell, not really cold but cool and I don't like it.  I like 80+ and nothing less but I make do.  

Tonight is movie night, well the regular movie night, not the Bond movie night.  It's "Quincy" tonight.  I have not seen it and don't even know what it is about but I'll go of course.  

I have been thinking about a cruise but then I think - WHY?  I live the same life other than the ocean.  It has activities all day and we dress for dinner each night like on the ship and entertainment at night. I honestly could not be happier and feel so fortunate to be living here.  

As I think about it I haven't really shown you much of this place so I will start to take some photos to show you.

Have a lovely day my dears, I shall as well...

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Well it's Sunday and I didn't get to see the duck because he has a cold and we decided I shouldn't be around it.  Next week!  He's really so good to me as is D#1, I am SO lucky.

I played bridge last night but didn't win.  I made a big mistake and my partner made a smaller one and it was enough to keep us out of the money.  Well the $2,00 prize that is.

Ryan works here as I have told you (that's how I found this place) and he is in the entertainment department.  He is starting a weekly extra movie, the Bond series, 26 in all, in order.  As I have never seen any of them I am excited to go to this event.  

I have been invited by the sales staff to be on a resident panel to answer questions for potential new residents.  This is really an honor as they only want people that will be positive and present a good view of course.  The first one includes an upscale lunch (we do food very well here!).

So added to all my other activities I now have two more!  Be well my dears, I shall too...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Boy I've had a good run of winning at games lately!  I won $32.00 at bingo and $2.00 at bridge and $2.40 at Mahjong and then I was invited to an appreciation luncheon by La Posada and won the door prize.  It was a bottle of wine and I almost gave it away but first I decided to take off the wrapping paper and inside there was a $50,00 gift certificate to a local restaurant.  What a haul  I'm due to lose for awhile now but that's ok.   

Lately I've been listening to David Sedaris at night in bed.  I like audiobooks and he is so funny.  If you are not familiar with him check him out on youtube to see if you might like his style of humor.

That's about it for today.  Movie tonight in the clubhouse and laundry today.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Today was the annual bridge tournament at La Posada and I came in second place with my partner.  (That's really good).  I don't know what we won yet because the guy wasn't there yet when  left but it's probably a Publix gift card.  It doesn't matter, I won and that's the good part!

Last night I invited my Friday table mates back to my apartment after dinner and we all seven had a nice time visiting and just talking.  They are all so nice.

I'll tell you a bit about them so you can get to know them... I'll do it in the order I met them.

Sherry - Very active in lots of things here, petite, vivacious, beautiful white hair, a widow.

Beverly - Curly blonde hair, tall and thin, dresses so nice, made her second bedroom into a closet!  Has a cat and loves animals of all kinds.  Widow, husband was a candy machine salesman and VERY successful.

Larry - Close with Beverly and retired from GE, he was an engineer and is extremely smart and kind.

Ann - Tall, thin, beautiful, gorgeous clothes and always dresses to perfection.  Her apartment is two bedroom also and very pretty.  Widow and I think her husband was a dentist.

Steve - Retired Colonial United States Army, Tall, thin, extremely well mannered and gracious.  Very close with Ann.  They look great together.  Widower.

Kay - Native Floridian, extremely well educated and as genuinely nice a person as I have ever met.  She is tall, thin, grey curly hair, dresses very nicely.

And me, frumpy and laughs a lot.  Just plain old me.  Very happy me.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Well what's happening here you might ask, well if you cared that is.  I have PT today and I am still walking with a limp and using a cane for any distance.  I don't remember that happening with the last hip replacement but I am working very hard so it should get better soon.  

Yesterday was a pip!  I played Canasta with a group as a sub and won $1.25 and then last night I played bingo after dinner and won $32.00!  What a haul!

Murcia is here today.  I haven't told you about her before but she is my assigned cleaning lady.  She takes very good care of me.  My floors are white and show every little thing but she gets them spotless with her big (swiffer like) thingy.  I don't know exactly what it is but it's washable and looks like rubber.  Anyway she does a lovely job.  One thing... if a leaf falls off a plant she lifts it and dusts and then puts it back.  I think this is so funny I don't mention it to her.  She is from Haiti and has worked here 14 years.  I am lucky to have gotten her.

Tonight is the table I host at dinner.  All that means is that I make the reservation and make sure my people are going to attend.  I have seven regulars and I love all of them.  Sometimes if one or more can't come I invite someone new.  Also tonight is Prime Rib night.  The food is excellent.  There is always a fish of the day, always salmon, always Filet Mignon, always a second entree of the day, always a list of side dishes and vegetables of the day, two soups, a list of salads and desserts aplenty.  Still I am managing to lose a bit of weight as I don't eat large portions or junk food and I am exercising regularly.  Is there any wonder why I love it here so much?

Be well and I shall try to do the same...