Thursday, July 31, 2014

CC #7 of 30

With the start of school just weeks away, Florida lawmakers want to encourage you to take advantage of this weekend’s Back to School Sales Tax Holiday.
Beginning Friday, August 1, 2014, and ending Sunday, August 3, 2014, items such as clothing, footwear, backpacks, and more are exempt from the state sales tax and county discretionary sales surtaxes.
Florida lawmakers approved the holiday as a way to help families save on the cost of the many items needed by students as they return to school, but you don’t have to be a student to enjoy these savings.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CC #6

Today is brown bag lunch at the pool day . . .  

We meet at the pool around 10 . . . 

We splash around on our noodles for a while . . . 

Then we do the hokey-pokey in the water . . . 

Then we eat our lunches and gab for a while . . . 

We occasionally do this cause . . . 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CC #5

My postcards will be mailed today! Thanks to Darylynn, Kim, Jules & Susan for their postcards. 

Today is my daughter, Sue's birthday.  Happy Birthday sweet Sue.  Hope your day is as special as you are. This is a picture of Sue and my granddaughter Sierra.  Don't know who that is in the background though.

#09 I Say, You Answer

1. Early Morn... Yawn

2. Foggy Mist...  Ocean Fog

3. Full Moon... Awesome

4. Starry Night...  clear skies

Monday, July 28, 2014

CC #4

Day #4: Postcards Day

I'll be taking a quick run over to Capt. Ron's Mercantile today to pick up some post cards.  I'll get them in the mail tomorrow. 

Happy Monday! 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

CC #3

Day #3 of the CC just happens to fall on my B I R T H D A Y .  

~ * ~ * 78 big ones ~ * ~ * for this O L D gal.  

Thanks to my fellow Chatterbuggers for the lovely flowers &  all 

the warm birthday wishes. 
I hope it's OK if I share these with my 3 beautiful Birthday Buddies.  

1) Marilyn.Gibbens lives in St. Mary's OH in the summer and FL in the winter.

2) Dolores Duck is my Birthday buddy in heaven smiling down on me.
3) John Coyne is my cousin Patty's hubby. 

Happy Birthday to all of us and wishes for a happy & healthy summer. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

CC #2

DAY #2 OF CHALLENGE . . .This is me being Creative with the Camera

Dahli and I took our usual ride around the Village and I took my camera with me for a change.  Here's some of pretty posey's I found.

These little yellow buttercups were poking their heads out from behind the water feature.

These Caladiums are in Ginny's yard.  The Caladium Festival is this w/e in Lake Placid, the caladium capital of the world. 

These purple posey's are in Porter's flower box. They look blue in this picture but they really are purple. I swear! 

Friday, July 25, 2014


Day1:  Today is Day 1 of a CHATTERBUG CHALLENGE to: blog everyday for 30 days.  I'm gonna give it a try . . . 

We have a new neighbor in Lake Bonnet Village.  This unit moved in over the w/e.  It's owned by a couple from Ohio.  Lot's of "welcome" messages posted for them on our Facebook page. 
They call this a Park Model.  By definition that means it has approx. 400 square feet. It's 12 feet wide x 33 feet long. This is the same type of unit that I live in and love it. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quizzes . . .

TONI  suggested a couple QUIZZES for today so . . .  here are my results.


You Live in the Future

You're an optimistic soul who's always looking forward to better times.
You spend a lot of time planning for and dreaming about the future.

You don't have emotional baggage or preconceived notions of how your life should turn out. You're open to any and all possibilities. Who knows what the future will bring?


You Are a Hot Dog Food Cart

You are eager, energetic, and enthusiastic. You like to have a good time, and you're always up for some fun.
You are a positive person and quite optimistic. You are ready to go out and almost anything. You rarely turn down a social invitation.

Of all the types, you are the most likely to eat on the go. You aren't too fussy about your food - it's fuel to you. You pride yourself on not being a picky eater. You like everything. When it comes to pizza or hot dogs, the more toppings the better.

You are a great friend and easy to get along with. You don't mind being the leader of your group when no one else will stand up. You are good at sensing what everyone needs, including yourself. You always make time for resting and refueling.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

lens . . .

LENS is the keyword at Chatterbugs today but they mean camera lens not glasses.  For me though it's prescription glasses lens, because . . .   
guess what I forgot when I went to the farm on Saturday?  If you said, 'your glasses', you would be absolutely correct . . . 

and that boo boo practically ruined our birthday plans for the w/e.  I drove from this house to the farm w/o them and never realized I didn't have them on.  Can't believe it happened but it did.

With or w/o the glasses, the birthday happened & our trip to Homasassa Springs happened and I've made it home safely and there were the glasses laying peacefully on the bathroom vanity exactly where I left them.

Just when I was feeling smug about my happy ending, I get a message from Andy that I left Dahli's food bowls at the farm.  Oh nooooooooooooooooooo!
No doubt about it, I'm hopeless! 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Memories . . .

It's not all that often that I think about "the good old days".  But I did last Sunday.  I was at Church and got up to go to Communion and happened to look down at the pew in front of me.

Could hardly believe my eyes when I spotted a bermuda bag laying there on the seat of the pew.  I felt my face flushing and the tears coming to my eyes.  Could it be?  Was it really a bermuda bag?

I tapped the lady on the shoulder and asked "did you get your purse at Pappagallo?"  She shook her head "yes".  "Brings back lots of memories" I said.  "Wish I still had mine".  She smiled and shook her head 'yes' as though she understood exactly what I was feeling.

My sister & I loved these silly little purses.  My sister even made her own covers that matched her outfits.  I was never quite that ambitious.

For those who don't know what a bermuda bag is . . . 

They are still available today.  I googled them and found them at several stores and if they weren't so pricey, I would buy one but for now I'll just stay in the memory stage. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

If Only . . .

If Only . . . I was 10 years younger

If Only . . . I had a few thousand extra dollars 

If Only . . . I could afford to trade my car in for a truck

Then this little sweetie would be mine!!

It's a very good thing that . . . I can dream at any age . . . 

It's a very good thing that . . . it doesn't cost anything to dream

It's a very good thing that . . . my car is perfect for me.

Friday, July 4, 2014


Remember back in the day when yahoo groups formed friends? A lot of us met in groups like Web Gurls, Chatterbugs or Jabbergirls? Those days have sadly come and gone but why not continue the tradition via Facebook? Let's chat, rekindle friendships and make new ones! Always excepting new members!

I joined . . . CHATTERBUGS  & found lots of friends who are already members.  The group is hosted by Kimberly Allen who keeps things lively.  Lots of fun so I'm glad I joined.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I'm still kickin' . . .

Hello everyone! I've been busy (yeah, right) doing nothing.   Susan Branch said it best when she cited Gladys Taber with this quote . . . 
Mostly I've been hanging out on my FB page or at the pool where besides swimming we occasionally have a brown bag lunch.  

Summertime & the living is EASY.  Doesn't that sound like a line from a SONG ? Oh yeah, it is!   Anyway, hope your summer has been an easy one too!