Saturday - January 5, 2008

Today was overcast all day but warm enough so it wasn’t unpleasant. This morning we did the usual puttzing around then Janet and Dave arrived about 1:30. The guys headed out for the gun show and Janet and I headed for Yuma Palms Mall to do some shopping.

We ended up spending the whole afternoon in two stores – Kohls and Marshalls, both of which had some good sales. Neither of us bought too much but had fun poking around without our hubbies standing around looking totally bored. On the way home we pulled up at a red light and lo and behold who was in front of us but the guys, sure don’t know how they managed to spend the whole afternoon shopping when they couldn’t do it with us, guess maybe it is because we aren’t interested in the same stores (no kidding!).

We came back and John barbecued burgers for dinner and if it didn’t rain while he was out cooking, fortunately it didn’t amount to much so no big deal and there was little wind so he was able to put out the awning to keep him dry. Here’s hoping that is the end of the rain as we have a T-time booked for tomorrow afternoon.

Friday - January 4, 2008

Today was a partly sunny day but was in the high 60’s so very pleasant. I didn’t sleep very good last night, was up for about 2-1/2 hours during the night so of course I didn’t want to wake up this morning and when I did I felt groggy and kinda grouchy. I didn’t make it to pool aerobics so was ticked off with myself the rest of the morning, I really hate the nights I have trouble sleeping as the next day just isn’t as great as it should be.

I did some cleaning this morning while John was out for his bike ride as it is much easier to do when I am by myself. This afternoon John went to get his hair cut then came back for me and we went out for a bit. We went down into Old Yuma to get fuel and there was a huge lineup so John was all set to leave but I suggested that as we were already there we might as well wait, it ended up that we waited less than 5 minutes. The price of fuel has really spiked here, most places it is between $3.30-3.39/gal. but this one station is always cheaper and today it was $3.19. On the way back we stopped at Wal Mart to pick up a couple of things I forgot yesterday – I had forgotten to take my list so there were a couple of things I needed that I didn’t remember but basically did pretty good without the list.

Tonight I am dead tired so am going to head for bed and will post this in the morning. Hopefully, I will sleep well tonight!

Thursday - January 3, 2008

Today was a warm day but overcast and dull, nonetheless it was a nice day. This morning was quiet with not a lot happening, gee we seem to have a lot of those days.

This afternoon we went to the Yuma Bargain Warehouse that the people next door told us about. It is an interesting place with everything from A to Z, excluding food, so we had a good time browsing. I bought a book for $1 and some solar lights – real exciting. From there it was off to Fry’s and Wal Mart to pick up some groceries then home to do laundry. It was just after 5 when I went to do laundry and there were a couple of other people there, I guess my favourite time has been figured out by others! Oh well, as long as I can get it done I don’t care how many other people are there, I just don’t want to get there and find all the machines taken.

Needless to say by the time I got the laundry done we had a late dinner and now it is quiet time before going to bed.

Wednesday - January 2, 2008

Today was a gorgeous day, I went to pool aerobics which I enjoy, and always feel much better after doing. By the time I got back and showered etc. it was lunch time so we had some lunch then I went out and sat in the sun with my book for the afternoon, that is a first in a long time.

The weather forecast isn’t great for the next few days – they are even calling for RAIN on the weekend – sure do hope they are wrong. Dave and Janet want to golf on Sunday so I will book at T-time tomorrow morning in the hopes that the weatherman is all wet –LOL!

I think Dave & John are going to the Gun Show on either Friday or Saturday so hopefully we girls will have a shopping day, not that there is anything I really need but it is always fun to go shopping with a friend. I do need a pedicure again so that might be another choice for us to do, but again we can always do two days – one a pedi and one shopping!!

Enough rambling, I am going to give it up for today and look forward to what tomorrow might bring.

Tuesday -January 1, 2008

Well the wind picked up again early this morning and blew cold all day. We went to the Tuesday golf scramble, there were 24 brave souls there, and this is the first time I can recall wearing a jacket the whole time – tells you something about the wind. The wind also played havoc with the golfing – if you hit too high the ball either dropped straight down or took off in a totally different direction, frustrating but we had fun so it was good. The fellow I played with was having trouble with driving and I was having trouble with my putting so we managed to complement each other. There were no great scores today – wonder if that was due to the wind and the hangovers!

That was our excitement for the day, we came back and vegged out and had a dinner of lefovers. Sounds thrilling I know, but we enjoyed the day and that is what this is all about.

Again Happy New Year everyone.

Monday -December 31, 2007

We’re beginning to think we are in Texas rather than Arizona, the wind was brutal all day today; the sun was warm but the wind was out of the north so quite cool and boy did it blow! I went over about 4:30 to do laundry and when I came out the wind had died down and it was really nice – now this is more like it!

Today was a non event – I did a major cleaning job as Molly just hasn’t turned up, sure don’t know where that lady is when I want her but she seems to be in hiding!! I wussed out of water aerobics this morning as even though the temperature wasn’t too bad the wind sure made it feel a lot colder – maybe Wednesday!

We had a nice dinner and are now watching them ring in the New Year in other parts of the U.S and Canada.

Happy New Year to all and we wish everyone health and happiness in 2008 and for those of you who are RV’ers we wish you all safe travels, exciting adventures and wonderful new vistas.




Sunday - December 30, 2007

Today was another beautiful sunny day here in Yuma, the temperature is warming up and it was a very pleasant day.

We went golfing this afternoon and it was busier than it has been. There was a foursome in front of us, with three sets of clubs, does that tell you anything! They were as slow as molasses in January, I think they figured they were the only ones on the course. At one point the two women were standing in the middle of the fairway trying to decide who should hit first, I really had to control myself not to yell “will someone just hit the g#@!!!* ball”; then the one woman without clubs was forever sauntering back and forth to her husbands bag to get a club when it was her turn to hit rather than being ready to hit when it was her turn– grrrr! As far as I’m concerned this sort of behaviour on the golf course is inexcusable and these people should be given a lesson in golf etiquette. Okay, that’s my rant for today.

Today I remembered to take my camera and while we were waiting at the second and third tees I managed to get some pictures of the golf course's resident egret, roadrunner and curlews. Last week when we were there the egret had just caught a fish so we got to watch him eat it – it looked pretty gross to me but he sure seemed to enjoy it!

On the way home we stopped at Fry’s and got a steak for dinner tomorrow night and some shrimp and a bottle of Asti to have at midnight (that is if we can stay awake that long!). We came home and put the groceries away and then went to Cracker Barrel for dinner – very good and very reasonably priced.

And so ends another great day, this certainly is a wonderful, fun way to spend retirement!