Decorated Golf Cart

Another Vehicle in Parade

Bicycles in Parade

Convertible in Parade of Lights

Our Candy Cane

Our Christmas Tree

Saturday - December 8, 2007

Today was a nice day but a bit windy and cool, the high was about 70F (21C) but it was still pleasant. We had a quiet day, we didn’t go anywhere or do anything exciting. John went for his bike ride and I went for a walk but that was about it. John put up our lighted Santa and candy cane so that is now done.

Tonight was the parade of lights so we went out and watched it. People in the park decorated their golf carts, bikes, a car etc. then paraded them around the park, I have a couple of pictures I will post but still have a lot to learn about taking night pictures.

Friday - December 7, 2007

Thankfully, I woke up this morning feeling much better but decided to be cautious so didn’t go for pool aerobics, I figure it is better to err on the side of caution than push my luck and feel crummy again tomorrow.

They were calling for rain today but fortunately that didn’t happen, it was a partly sunny day but very windy. John said when he went for his bike ride this morning that when he turned the corner into the wind it was like running into a brick wall!

Yesterday Jim and Sonia said the bus trip to Mexico was pretty well sold out so we went over this afternoon to see Harlean, the activity director at Desert Paradise, and got the last two seats on the bus. The trip is Feb. 22-24 to Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico, it sounds interesting so we are looking forward to it. After that we went to Wal Mart and Albertsons, then home and when we got back I went off to do the laundry. I find that if I go at about the time most normal people eat dinner it is not busy and tonight I was the only one there. I went into the card room and found a Greg Isles book I haven’t read so started that while I was waiting for the laundry.

We are now watching a show on Conrad Black – an exciting evening!

Thursday - December 6, 2007

I woke up this morning with a doozie of a cold – it is in my head so hope it stays there and doesn’t move down to my chest. I cleaned this morning then just relaxed for a couple of hours. John finished tidying up the cable TV cable so that is another job done.

This afternoon Jim & Sonia, who were behind us last year at Desert Paradise, came over for drinks and a visit. We had a good visit with them and always enjoy their company.

We had a light dinner then I finished my Catherine Coulter book and went to bed as I was feeling totally rotten. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a feel better day.

Wednesday - December 5, 2007

Today was another beautiful, sunny day with highs in the mid 70’s – YESS!!

This morning I went to pool aerobics and got another good workout and John went for his bike ride. This afternoon we did Christmas cards then headed out to mail them and get some more stamps – we managed to mail them but didn’t get the stamps – it seems that the only reliable place for mail is the Hallmark Card Shop at Yuma Plaza so we will go there sometime in the next week and get our stamps. We stopped at a couple of places on the way home but didn’t buy anything other than a drill bit so John can run the cable TV into the trailer.

When we got back John got most of the cable TV hooked up (he just has to do some tidying up inside) then it was time for dinner – where does the day go!! I started a new book by Catherine Coulter this afternoon so that will be my reading until bedtime.

Tuesday -December 4, 2007

Today was a gorgeous sunny day and a bit warmer, it go up to the low 70’s so it was very comfortable.

We had a fun golf game and my new club and putter worked well, I even birdied a hole! Out of our 4some my drive was the only one on the green on the 4th hole (which was over water), then I sunk a long putt so was really happy. On the other hand I had some really bad putts but all in all my game wasn’t too bad.

On the way home from golf we stopped at Fry’s as I said I would bring desert to Janet & Dave’s and I lucked out and got a lemon meringue pie which Dave had asked for. We have company coming on Thursday afternoon so had to pick up some munchies for that. Then we had to stop for propane so by the time we got home we did a quick change then headed out to Janet & Dave’s.

We had a lovely dinner and the salmon was really good, they also had some smoked salmon before dinner so John enjoyed that, I don’t care for smoked salmon so passed on it. We had a good visit, as usual, and the evening passed really quickly. On the way home we passed a house with lights like Chevy Chases’s lights in Christmas Vacation – incredible!

Monday -December 3, 2007

Weather wise, today was a carbon copy of yesterday but quite windy. Still I prefer this to hot humid weather so I am not complaining. I have had e-mails today from all three of our children and my brother and can honestly say I DO NOT miss the weather they are having at home.

I went to pool aerobics this morning and quite enjoyed them (am I crazy!) but we did get a good workout. There were only about a dozen ladies there so lots of room to move. The lady who runs it has a boom box with a CD so it is kind of hard to follow at times but the ladies on either side of me are familiar with the program so were telling me what was coming next, very helpful and very much appreciated. Anyways, I hope to go 3 times a week for the pool aerobics as I do need the exercise!

This afternoon we went out looking for a pump for a 5 gallon water bottle but to no avail, there is a trailer here with one sitting out on the patio so we will have to stop and ask them where they got it (probably brought I down from B.C.!). While out and about we drove by the Golf Discount Warehouse so stopped to take a look and I got a pair of golf sandals which I have been looking for for a couple of years, and they were a good price so I am happy. Then I checked out a hybrid club, and yep I liked it, John tried out one and liked it as well. Then I tried out a putter and when I sunk 10 out 11 putts I couldn’t resist. Fortunately, they had a deal on buying 3 clubs so we saved a bit of money, now the test will be our game tomorrow.

John now is barbecuing a small chicken for dinner so guess I should get busy and get my part of dinner ready. Today I put up 3 out of 5 Christmas decorations, isn’t that wonderful! John has to find the other 2 to put up so maybe tomorrow, on the other hand tomorrow is golf and Janet & Dave’s for dinner so it will probably be Wednesday, this is the nice part of being retired, there is no rush to get things done!!

Sunday - December 2, 2007

Today was a beautiful sunny day but a bit on the cool side – I only saw a high of 65F (18C) on the truck today but I was comfortable in short sleeves so am not complaining. We have talked to our girls and a friend in Guelph and are VERY GLAD we are not in Ontario dealing with the snow, freezing rain, cold etc.

This afternoon we went to the market again, but didn’t find anything too exciting, we also stopped at Lowe’s and Wal Mart so it was an exciting afternoon.

I really don’t have anything to say today so this is going to be short. Hope you are all enjoying winter!