Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

It’s an early-bird start for us ... Robbie had to be delivered for his dental by 8 o’clock. Mz Bee came along for moral support. By 10 o’clock, Robbie’s dental was all done, no teeth removed. The area of sensitivity could have been caused by calculus on two of his upper molars. We sure hope he will feel better after this! Of course he must stay in for monitoring for the majority of the day.

At 2:30 we headed to the vets for Robbie. He wasn’t ready so we waited in the front room. The resident cat knows how to taunt the dogs!


BeeZee was sitting on Mark’s lap, peering over his shoulder at this BIG cat. Ha! He’d make mincemeat of you Mz Bee! 

We brought Robbie home, still groggy and wobbly. His dental exrays were good ... no teeth extracted ... but he had heavy calculus around the top rear molars. (They’re perfectly clean now ... hope this “fixes” his mouth sensitivity.)

Randy and Dawn are going to the Hideaway tonight for their annual Christmas party. It’s a lovely evening so they should enjoy it. 

Very sadly our friends Rick and Ruth are shocked today. Their dear Daisy didn’t make it through her surgery today. We are all devastated; Daisy was a sweet little spirit. ๐Ÿ˜ข

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Good morning ๐ŸŒž ... the kids wanted up on our bed to snuggle! It’s a bright beautiful one, but chilly 46F. So, the fireplace was lit, coffee made and GMA on telly. 

Later today, Rod phoned with a problem on their golf cart. He sounded like he had lost his very best friend. Ha ha, they are certainly enjoying their golf cart. As you know, things go in threes and they were having problems with a new toilet not matching the new toilet seat (both special order) and then on top of it, a major problem with his phone. Mark phoned him back 10 minutes later and he had found someone in his neighborhood who noticed that when Rod he put water into the batteries, he had accidentally flipped the TOW switch. ๐ŸŒด I hope this brightens their mood.

Tonight we are meeting Randy & Dawn for date night at Plaza Guadalajara Mexican. It’s been a long time since we’ve been there. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ 

Hello Mr. Most Interesting Dude! Delicious enchiladas were 99 cents tonight ... plus DosEquis’ brews and margaritas $1.99 ... Olรฉ! ๐Ÿ˜œ

๐Ÿ’•๐ŸพTomorrow morning, there are two doggies that need to be in your prayers. Daisy, Rick and Ruth‘s beloved dog is undergoing surgery to remove a tumor. We certainly hope all goes well and that Daisy will have more years of the good life! 

Robbie is having a full dental and possible extraction of a problem tooth. He’s been on antibiotics for a week and we hope this will be the answer to his apparent mouth pain. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’•

We drove through Mt Dora and Tavares to enjoy the Christmas lights on our way home. (Tavares is gorgeous!)


Wooten Park ... trees cloaked in lights ๐Ÿ˜


Main Street downtown Tavares! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

That was our day and date night. ❤️




Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Good morning ๐ŸŒž ... and 72F later today. ๐Ÿ˜… 

Well, it was a very busy morning getting the bar organized and food on the counter for my game day peeps. There were only seven; everyone has things going on this time of year. Nevertheless, we had good fun.


Bee and Robs joined the fun ... they love to watch us play Mexican Dominoes. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ There are SO GOOD with all the company; but wouldn’t let the UPS man open the screen door to give me packages. Haha. Grrrr

Speaking of Mexican dominoes, there’s a new low score of 70. I was very lucky today ... lots of doubles with follow ups! I took a lot of heat from Lynn, Anita, Deena, Florence, Elaine and Pat because I went out first so many times! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป  YeeHaw! All was going well with the party til Anita spilled red wine all over the bar. OMG, what a mess. Fortunately nothing broke so no harm done. (She felt awful.)

Mark enjoyed an afternoon of hiking in the woods. It was very windy ... he came home with allergies. It was nothing that a glass of wine didn’t fix. 

We decided to add STARZ to our TV lineup for $12.99 a month so we can binge-watch OUTLANDER. Randy and Dawn got us hooked! 

Poor Shorty Hotpants had a quick trip to the vet for an eye injury. He’s fine, just on antibiotics as a precaution. (Robbie’s on a week of antibiotics prior to his dental cleaning this Thursday.) There’s always something.

Well that’s it for tonight. ๐Ÿ’ค 


Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Good morning. It was the coldest day in quite some time, years perhaps (2014 according to TV,) well, in our area. ๐Ÿ™„ Rick M says I’ve gone soft; forgotten what it was like to live in Canada. Well the answer to that is I’ve been in the US longer than Canada and you can bet I’m acclimated to Florida. ๐ŸŒด My first Floridian Christmas was 1978. Wow! I’m fricken old! Come visit Rick ‘n Ruth and thaw out. ๐ŸŒž 

It was a busy day ... we cleaned house; Mark shopped and bought the Christmas turkey and a spiral cut ham while I worked on a dozen bracelets for my game day guests. (It was fun to have a project.)

Sue and Wayne attended the boat parade party over the weekend and tonight have gone to Bonefish Grille for dinner. Life is good. 

Randy and Dawn were on the bike yesterday, bundled up, enjoying the winter feel. 

I’m missing out front porch happy hour. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ 

So it’s been months since Hurricane Irma, 3 months ... and here’s what’s happened since. 




















Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Good morning. It’s a bright beautiful sunshiny day but cold. Mark, Lew and Ben went hunting this morning. Brrr ... i’m sitting with Robbie and busy warming my lap and watching the new history channel series about the Knight Templars called Nightfall. 




Last night’s Christmas party was loads of fun. Dinner was delicious, large portions of perfectly cooked roast beef and chicken marsala. The Elks had high school kids serving, and it was fun. Dancing began right after dinner with music by Alan Darcy ... always a good entertainer with a knack for getting people involved. Randy and Dawn danced their feet off! Even Mark and I got up for a couple of dances. 

It was a lovely afternoon of making bracelets for my game day peeps while Mark made meatloaves for dinner. We had a roaring fire going all afternoon and actually, the house is a little too warm at the moment. Ha ha.



53F for our evening walk! Mark laughed as I had my parka on. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Actually though, there was no wind, so it was lovely outside.


I think the kids enjoyed wearing their Sherpa coats! 

It’s wine:30 and TV time now. Ta till tomorrow!



Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Brrr ... it’s a chilly willy 49F first thing this morning! No worries, I have Mz Bee on my lap! Robbie and Mark are still in bed. 


Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Good afternoon y’all. Chores done, I handled paperwork while Mark grocery shopped. Tonight we’ll see RanDawn’s new Ford Explorer as we’re meeting them for Stavros dinner. (Now coming here for HH)


Sweet ride! Nice sporty wheels ... and it’s the same color as the bike! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ Congratulations! Good people deserve good things. ❤️

I took the dogs for a golf cart ride earlier and stopped at Rose n Jim’s place to borrow a game for Tuesday. Then, off to Pat’s to pick up earrings she needed fixing. On the next street, John L. came out with some little containers for me to store beads. Haha ... most days I don’t see anyone! The dogs took it all in stride and just seemed happy to be out.

It’s sultry 82°F right now ahead of a strong cold front. Areas that haven’t seen snow in 20 years are seeing it, such as San Antonio and Houston Texas.



I said it was huge! (It’s now nearly midnight and thunderstorm is nearby. Randy and Dawn arrived home safely with nary a drop of rain.) 

We had a terrific dinner at Stavros and had our favorite waiter Connor look after us. We saw Jack and Linda there, friends from our neighborhood. Randy golfs with Jack and busted him about “all the golf winnings” that he makes. Randy got Connor involved in teasing Jack ...



Hahaha ... always lots of laughs!