Friday, March 23, 2018

Fun Day

Dave and I went to Venice today to visit with my cousin, Sue.  She's a professional horse trainer who brought 7 horses down to Venice for two weeks.  The owners of the horses came down to work with Sue and their horses.  We watched her work with 4 girls and their horses.  They were working on both barrels and poles.  The horses knew exactly what to do, but the girls were needing a little more work.  When she got done working with the girls we three went to Snook Haven for lunch.  It's on the Myakka River - a little bit of Louisiana in the west coast of Florida.  Oh my gosh, it smelled so good!!  We sat outside in the midst of moss-covered trees.  Cool place!

We left there about 2:30.  Came back home after a detour so Dave could get a chiropractor adjustment.  Vicki and her family had gotten in around 1:00 and after a quick lunch at the original Hooters, Vicki and Allison were at the pool catching some rays.  Allison looked a bit burned - hope she doesn't hurt tomorrow!  I went up and sat with them for about an hour.  Then came home, at a bit of a salad, and went up to play cards!

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Busy two days

I didn't realize that I didn't blog last night.  I had a busy day. I got all of our bank accounts reconciled, got the newsletter and calendar finished and sent off to print.  We had coffee in the morning and I was able to talk to our manager about the directory.  She said she'd get it printed and get 200 copies back to me asap.  I had the stack by the end of the day.  Unfortunately she didn't print the pages on both sides so I had to call her again today.  She's one of those people who does things half-assed, so not only were they printed wrong, but they were also formatted wrong.  When I print them and when Sue prints the directory, they're fine.  When our manager did them, the page breaks were wrong and the leaders for the paragraphs weren't there.  So she's got to do them over.  Now I don't know when I'll get them.

Today I dealt with all of those issues - I'm still not sure she gets it.  She isn't the smartest.  I also wrote up a petition and then went to WW where I lost another 2 lbs...I'm now 20.2 pounds down in 11 weeks!  That was my first goal.  My next goal is another 10 lbs!   Tonight we played Jack's Card game.  I won runner-up for women and Bob won runner-up for men.  Dave didn't play...silly guy!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018


B&B weren't so good today.  I didn't bowl well and I only won a tiny bit of money at bingo.  To add to all of that, I didn't even get a nap!  Pretty bad day, huh?!

We did get a bit of rain and a little thunder, but even that wasn't much.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Fun Day

We had a fun day today.  Met several high school friends at Woody's in Ellenton for lunch.  It was hot in the sun, but we had a good time regardless!

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Sunday, March 18, 2018


Great sermon today about science and religion and how the two should not be separated.  Science is proving Genesis correct!  Very thought-provoking.

We didn't go out to eat today because we ate out twice yesterday and we're going out tomorrow for lunch.  We always go out to lunch on Tuesday, so this week is going to be hard to keep up with my WW points.  I'll have to eat zero point foods when I can!

I did paperwork today - got caught up with the bank reconciliations.  That was a good thing to get done.  We had the windows open today and it felt so good.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018


I didn't sleep very well last night, so after I'd been up about an hour or so I went back to bed.  This time I woke up at noon!  I must have been really tired!

This evening we had our annual baked potato bar.  BIG baked potatoes with tons of stuff to put on them!  Also tons of desserts!  I was good, though.  I only ate about 1/3 of my potato with a bit of butter and some steamed broccoli on the side.  For dessert, I had one bite of the coconut cake that Ann made.

After we'd eaten, we had a talent show.  Several residents showed off their talents.  We had lip sync-ers, good singers, and a couple of comedy acts.  Hopefully next year more will participate.  Regardless it was a fun evening!

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Fun Day

We sure had a fun day today.  We went to the Legion where we met Bob, Ann, Ron, Marcia, Gary and Barb.  It was a beautiful day there...a bit chilly, but the sun was warm and the dolphins were plentiful!  This evening we spent with Dave's cousins at Mad Beach Fish House and then in their condo on the beach.  Nancy, Charlie, Mark, Diane, Joe, Becky, and Carrie are fun people.  We just got home a little bit ago!  The restaurant was good, but eating out twice in one day was a little much!

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