Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sadness here!

My ex-hubby, who I usually refer to as Dad or Dick, passed away early this morning.  We all knew that it was coming soon but no matter how ready your mind is - the heart is never ready.  He went to the Doctor yesterday.  The doctor sent him to the ER.  The ER discharged him at 1: 15 a.m.  Andy had him home around 2 a.m. He got out of the truck, took approx. 10 steps collapsed and passed away.  The defibrillator was not able to restart his heart.  We'll miss you Dad but we know you are in a better place.  Please keep him in your thoughts & prayers. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

a TRUE Floridian . . .

25 Ways to know if you are a TRUE Floridian...

1. Socks are only for bowling.

2. You never use an umbrella because the rain will be over in five minutes.

3. A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.

4. Your winter coat is made of denim.

5. You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

6. You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.

7. Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.

8. You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

9. You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.

10. You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.

11. You dread love bug season.

12. You are on a first name basis with the hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Wilma, Irene, Cheryl, Rita, Mary, Alison

13. You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.

14. You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

15. 'Down South' means Key West.

16. Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.

17. You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

18. You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

19. A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

20. You know the four seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer.

21. You've hosted a hurricane party.

22. You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee , Thonotosassa and Micanopy.

23. You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.

24. You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years.

25. You recognize Miami-Dade as 'Northern Cuba.'

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Week-end

Even though it was a very cold week-end, it should warm up gradually during the week. My garden looked so lovely for Valentine's Day that I took a picture to share with you here.  The geraniums and amyryllis blended together to make it a really pretty picture.

Sunday afternoon was a Pie & Ice Cream fund raiser here at Lake Bonnet.  Here's just a few of pieces of pie to chose from.  Dee-lish!!

Last night was the finale of Downton Abbey Season 3.  Big shock was they killed off Matthew.  Just when he's just about the happiest he's ever been in his whole entire life - he dies.  Season 4 should be interesting to see how Mary handles a new baby and widowhood.

Today is Computer class so that's where I'll be this afternoon.  Happy President's Day!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day & Survivor

Hope yours is the best Valentine ever!!

It's been such a busy week.  It's hard to figure out where the time goes.  Yesterday was our Spring Fashion Show Luncheon.  There were 18 ladies modeling outfits from the Dress Barn and Bealls Department Store.  There were so many darling outfits but my favorite was this one that Mary Jo was wearing featuring cruise wear.  Isn't it pretty?
 Card Bingo was last night & when I got home at 8 I started channel surfing and much to my surprise, Survivor was on.  Couldn't belive I had almost missed it!  Actually, I only missed the first 15 minutes out of the 90 minutes it was on.  Fans vs. Favorites.  A lot of old faces.  Even Malcolm from last time. A nice surprise!  Guess you know what I'll be watching every Wednesday, huh? 

Happy w/e. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Amanda

Today is my very First grandchild's birthday, Her name is Amanda. Here's what she looked like on the day she was born. 

& one of her as wife to James & mother to Caden.

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, dear Amanda. Hope your day is as special as you are. Hugz!

Friday, February 8, 2013


The California kids were doing the Disney thing again and sent me this picture which I gotta share.  Can you tell they really love it there.  There's talk about them coming to Florida and going to Disney World in April.  It makes my heart sing to even think about it.  Hope that one comes true.
Love this piccie of Caden, Tiffany & Sierra

I found this next picture at Lisa's and liked it so much I just had to share it here.  You have to click on it to see the larger picture to read it.
Happy Friday!  Those of you in the areas affected by the latest blizzard named Nemo; you're in my thoughts and prayers. and to everyone else; hope you have a wonderful w/e. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy 78th

Today was Groundhog Day but also was Dick's, who I usually refer to as Dad, 78th Birthday.  There was a time when we weren't sure he was going to make it to 78 but he did & we spent part of the day at Disney.  Who would have thought?
Chris Jr., Me, Daniel & Lisa.  Missing is
Erica & Christopher

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Finds . . .

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily 
books you purchased).

My Finds:
33 Valentines by Stepanie Monahan
Safe In His Arms by Colleen Coble
Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Season's Christmas Quest by Tara Pollard

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!
Thanks to Should Be Reading  for hosting this activity.