Friday - February 9 - Today is TGIF day for all you working people, I am sure you have been looking forward to it for the last couple of days. The weather was nice again today.

I didn’t feel too great when I got up so was slow getting moving, but finally got myself into gear. I did some laundry so that is done for a couple of days again and tonight I feel much better so hope I am on the upswing.

There is a 3 day 2 night bus trip to Puerto Penasco through the park so today we decided that if there were any seats left we’d go, we got the last 2 seats. It is Feb. 25 - 27 so should be interesting, we decided that it would be a good way to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary which is March 2nd. The last number of years we have spent our anniversary in Toronto helping Can-Am out at the big RV show so this will be really different (not that we minded doing the shows, actually we really enjoyed them).

Later this afternoon we went to Wal-Mart and Loewes and stopped at the Dodge dealer to make an appointment for them to take the truck on Monday and check it out. When we start it in the morning it runs really rough until it is warmed up which just doesn’t seem right. Because of our service contract we get a free rental car so that will be good as it has to be there first thing in the morning for them to see how rough it is because as soon as it warms up it is fine. Hopefully they will be able to find the problem and fix it.

Thursday - February 8 - Today was nice but it got quite overcast this afternoon, still warm though so I won’t complain about a bit of cloud.

Janet and I went shopping and out for lunch today, we had a great time and bought a few new clothes. John and Dave went out to the Yuma Proving Grounds to watch the paratroopers who are practicing there for the upcoming air show, they really enjoyed watching them so I think John and I will go out some time next week to see them. We all met back here and John cooked burgers for dinner - easy but we all enjoyed them.

I am feeling pretty beat and crappy tonight so will finish my tea and go to bed and hopefully I will feel better tomorrow - nothing worse than a cold in summer weather!

Wednesday - February 7 - Today was another nice day, the weather seems to be quite consistent. George came over this morning to get some computer lessons from John and was here for about 3-1/2 hours. I sat outside and read and went for a walk.

I talked to my mom today and they are back in quarantine. At least it was lifted for a couple of days so she managed to do her laundry and get her hair done. She had to miss a dentist appointment on Monday because of the quarantine so she said that was the only good thing about it!!

John and I still aren’t feeling too frisky with our colds, but better than yesterday, so I quite enjoyed not doing too much. Hopefully tomorrow we will be feeling more back to normal and ready to go again and hopefully by Friday I will feel like going to pool aerobics as I do miss doing them but just haven't felt up to it so far this week.

Tuesday - February 6 - Well, it was a warm one today for golfing, we were glad we were off fairly early today as the later ones would have found it quite warm. Today my partner was a wheat farmer from Saskatchewan so I learned a bit about wheat farming and the wheat board. We didn’t have a good game but had fun, in fact Joe and I won ice cream, which means we had the highest score!

We stopped at Fry’s and picked up a few groceries on the way home and when we got back John said he was going to lay down for a while so I crashed on the couch and he crashed on the bed. He had a good sleep but I made myself stay awake or I wouldn’t sleep tonight, but had a good rest. We are both feeling quite lousy with our colds but hopefully they won’t hang around for too long.

Monday - February 5 - The weather is consistent, sunny and getting warmer every day. I had trouble sleeping last night, I was still awake at 4 a.m. so needless to say I didn’t want to get up this morning and felt crappy when I did. It took me a while to get myself in gear and get moving. John went out and got a couple of things he wanted to pick up and I cleaned, at least that is done for another week except for quick vacuums. Once a week I do a good cleaning with a couple of extras every time - today it was vacuuming all the screens as they get really dusty.

John has been fighting a cold for the last couple of days and today I felt a bit stuffy so decided to pass on the pool this morning. John figures we picked it up at the casino last week and he is probably right, as being in a poorly ventilated room with all those people probably isn’t the healthiest place to be.

I sat out and read for a while and Jim and Sonia came over for a bit so we had a drink with them. Sonia was making chicken soup and Jim brought some over for us to try - it was very good and hit the spot as we knew our dinner was going to be late so that kept us going while our chicken cooked on the barbecue.

There was a beautiful sunset tonight so we went for a walk around the block to get a good look at it. There is a trailer on the next road over from Ontario and the truck is from Arthur Chrysler so we figured they must live in the area but we never see anyone around when we go by. Tonight Doug happened to be out so we stopped to say hello, turns out they are from Guelph and have seen our sign with Waterloo and have also been trying to catch us home. Anyways, we had a nice chat with them and will try to get together sometime.

Sunday - February 4 - Today was another gorgeous day, warm and sunny. It is very seldom that there is even a cloud in the sky, so the days are wonderful. We didn’t do too much this morning, talked to a few people but other than that it was quiet.

This afternoon we went golfing with Janet and Dave and I got a birdie so I was absolutely thrilled (you can guess that this doesn’t happen often!). We came back here for a glass of wine then went to the Olive Garden for dinner, which was very good. We wanted to avoid the sports bars as we figured they would be packed with people watching the Super Bowl game. We were surprised at how quiet the Olive Garden was and only had to wait a couple of minutes for a table.

Saturday - February 3 - Again, the weather is consistent - it was another beautiful warm day. This morning we didn’t do too much, I talked to my sister for a while, then this afternoon we went to the market. We bought a cacti dish there about 4 weeks ago and one of the cactus had died so we wanted to take it back. We got it exchanged - no questions asked.

Every time we have been at the market they have been having a draw and I wondered where you get the tickets, today we found out, if you get there before 2 p.m. it is 50 cents each to get in and you get a draw ticket. Today when they did the draw my ticket was the first one drawn (I decided it was mine, not John’s, as the prize was from the Red Hat Shop) so I got a pretty bead necklace and earrings. I got some address labels made, bought a t-shirt and sweat shirt and some dish clothes, that was the extent of my shopping today.

We came back and I did some laundry and got caught up on some phone calls, then all of a sudden the day was done - sure don’t know where the time goes!!