Monday, October 16, 2017


It was beautiful here, but beautiful!  I didn't do much, but then that's nothing new!  Now I'm watching Dancing With The Stars.

We've been staying up late watching the Cubs, so tonight we get to go to bed at a normal time.  Tomorrow's another ballgame!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017


Sundays are my favorite!  Church was good.  It was great to be back at Anona.  Afterwards we met Sudi & Howard at Europa for breakfast.  When we got home, naps were in order. 

Tonight we're watching the Cubs game.  They need to pull this one out and soon!!

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Saturday, October 14, 2017


Dave and I went on an adventure today.  We went to the Celery Fields in Sarasota to see the migrating birds.  We saw spoonies, snowys, glossies, ibises, wood storks, GBHs, egrets, cattle egrets, and ducks.  We got some decent pictures, but nothing great...darn it. 

It was a good day for the Cyclones!!  Now we're hoping for a Cubs' victory.  

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Friday, October 13, 2017


We had a fun day today.  We went to Bealls where I was able to find some new clothes and so was Dave.  Then we went to the Legion for lunch.  It was a hot one, but we sat in the shade so it was bearable.  It was fun to see some of the residents of The Ranch that we hadn't seen yet.

This afternoon consisted of a nap and then playing cards this evening.  Fun times!

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Dave worked with the grounds crew at church this morning.  He loves doing that.  Even though it was hot out there, we decided to go to Sawgrass to see the baby alligators.  We only saw 6 little ones and 2 that were probably 3-4 years old.  We didn't see many birds either - just a lone ibis, a couple of moorhens, and a tricolored heron.  We didn't stay long because it was very hot.  We came home, had a bite to eat and then it was nap-thirty. 

I went to the clubhouse to work on books this afternoon.  I've got 3 boxes of books ready to go to the Vets or to the Library for their sale.  I've almost got the books completely organized.  Dave cooked hamburgers on the grill for supper and now I'm watching the Cubs-Nationals game.  I don't know if we can win this one, but I sure hope so.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017


We got the house vacuumed and dusted today.  The laundry is done, and everything is put away.  It's so hot here that you don't want to be outside a lot.  Just walking up to the clubhouse makes you soaked with sweat.  We wanted to go to the water for lunch/dinner, but it was hot enough that I didn't mind staying home.

Coffee was fun this was fun last were fun tonight.  It's good to be back at The Ranch!

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Yucky Day

It was a gray, foggy, drizzly day here - just downright yucky!  We've decided to stay tomorrow and leave on Sunday.  We don't want to drive into Nate!!  Darn hurricanes!

Tonight we celebrated Aidan's birthday.  He was so excited.  He kept saying Happy Birthday Aidan and he told us he had a Mickey cake!  He's so fun now that he talks!

We got him a Thomas the Train 12" bike with training wheels!  He kept saying, "My bike!"  He got on it right away, but he didn't have shoes on so he couldn't work the pedals. 

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