Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Good afternoon 🌞 ... it’s a lovely 78F here in Central Florida. It’s hard to believe that just a month ago we had a frost that killed leaves on the Bougainvillea! We’re pretty sure it will come back, but it looks like the cardinal is wondering what the heck happened!

Actually, I do see one Green-leaf off to the left. 

Donny sent a pic from Newburyport ...

😱 ❄️ He said it’ll be four months before he wear shorts again! 

We headed to Randy’s for 530. Bob came out to help walk the dogs and said they were worried because we were five minutes late. Ha. We were just happy to see they were already home from the Hideaway. 😅 Brittany was picking up Maryland fried chicken for dinner while Randy made a salad. It was delicious, very crunchy chicken! 😋 We had a lot of laughs with everyone, especially Bob and Jill. Before we knew it, it was 11 o’clock and time to head for home. Robbie and BeeZee were with us and had a nice time with the kids, Charlotte and Makenna. We sat on the porch until 10 o’clock!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Pam was up and on her way to the Orlando airport via Uber at 6 a.m. Donny will luck out with a ride to the airport at noon. We’ve had a great time with them here! There were still things on our agenda ... Salt Springs ... Gypsy Vanner horse show ... winery ... The Villages ... Hideaway (etc); so it’s a date same time next year. 😃

It was another foggy start here but disappeared by 8:30 ... front door’s still open. 🌴 

Mark left at noon to take Donnie to the Orlando airport. I decided to stay back and start some laundry and walk the dogs. Randy and Dawn phoned around 1 o’clock and we’re just leaving Matlacha. They’d had a wonderful time and stayed in a cool place. Dawn bought a purse to match her watch ... 

Super cute! 

Pam sent this picture as the plane was coming in to land in Minneapolis. Yikes 😱 ... cold and ❄️ snow! 

Donny texted at 5:30 that he was off the plane ✈️ ... same time next year. ✅

It was a quiet evening here ... tomorrow we’re off to RanDawn’s for a chicken dinner! 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

Good morning y’all. It’s a beautiful start to our Friday for boating to Hurricane’s for lunch with family. 

Donna, (Carol), Frank, Mark, Doug, Mary, Pam and me at Hurricane’s for lunch. Good food ... good times! 🍻

Donny, Carol & Frank ... Mary, Doug & Pam. Cruised Lake Eustis, Dead River, Dora Canal and Lake Dora. It was a perfect 84F. 🌞

Pam and Donny ... they’re flying home tomorrow so soaking up the rays today. 😍

Selfies on a bright day. ✅

Note my sun sleeves ... great gift from the K’s! They slip off easily when you don’t need them. 

Pam leaves early tomorrow so will take Uber (she hopes) and Mark will drive Donny to the airport later. What a fun time we’ve had with them here! 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Good morning. I was awake at 5 o’clock, decided it was time to clean the kitchen and disassemble the dining room table decor. By the time everyone was up around 8 o’clock, the place was mostly back to normal. I thought we might go to breakfast at the Mason Jar ... but Mark thought going to the flea market would be more fun. (I had forgotten it was Thursday, flea market day.) Anyway, Pam, Donny and Mark went while I put Light Relief on my back. 

Orchids and roses for Valentine’s! ❤️

This afternoon, we took a ride to Mount Dora for a craft beer at the Rocking Rabbit. Mark wanted me to GPS the location, but I knew where it was. Ha ha. We ended up at another brewery for a beer before finding the Rocking Rabbit. 🙄

Great beer! 🍻 afterward, we took the drive along Lakeshore by Lake Dora, then over to Eustis’s new brewery. It’s quite upscale, beautifully decorated. We had a beer there before heading for home to feed the doggies.

On the way home, we saw a pipe and cigar shop which Donny wanted to stop in. 

Oh boy Pam! Hahahahaha ... it sold more than cigars! 

Donny! Heeheehee. That’s a big spleef. 

Mark got a bonfire going and we all sat out till 10 o’clock. This picture is of Cheech and Chong. 😂

Tomorrow, we have Mary and Doug coming from Bokeelia for a visit. We plan to go on the boat to Hurricane’s for lunch. 

Randy and Dawn have taken Bob and Jill to Matlacha for a couple nights visit. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day ... it’s a fabulous dinner party here tonight. 

We had an awesome dinner PARTAY 

Happy happy Valentine’s Day. 

Happy Hour!

Bob, Jill, Randy and Dawn arrived with valentine’s presents ... a miniature rose plant and a cute bag of decor! Fun! 

After dinner, we played a fun game of left, right, center with everyone putting a five dollar scratch off lottery ticket in the pot. After a few rounds, Randy won four tickets and Mark won four tickets. They weren’t great investments, $40 worth of tickets only brought in a $20 prize for Randy. Mark, zero. Ha ha. It was a blast. We had lots of laughs. By the way, that’s Robbie wearing the cute glasses!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Good morning! It was another front door open morning. After breakfast, Donny went to aunt Jane’s to help with gardening and to visit. Nice guy. Pam and I are going to game day at Lynn’s while Mark preps food for our Valentine’s dinner tomorrow. 

Gorgeous 8.5 lb. prime rib roast ready for cooking tomorrow. 😋

Well it was a fun game day. Lynn had a scavenger hunt ready for us followed by a Bingo game. Carol C made fun of “old” people who play Bingo ... but then wished she’d paid attention since she would have otherwise won. 😂

Ha! We had a blast. Half the group played Mexican Dominoes and the rest played Balderdash. 

Donny planned to stay at Jane’s tonight ... we three went to Stavros for dinner and shared a cheesecake afterward.