Friday - March 7, 2008

Today was another gorgeous day here in the sunny south, certainly different from what Ontario experienced today – guess where we would rather be!!

John was out early this morning to start polishing the trailer and he did the whole trailer today, bet he has a sore arm tonight, but it sure does look nice again.

I wasn’t nearly as ambitious, I did a bit of this and a bit of that this morning then headed out to Wal Mart to get a much needed pedicure. I felt like I was walking on air when I came out of there – what a wonderful feeling. I picked up a few groceries while I was there before heading home so it wasn’t a totally selfish trip.

About 3:30 I headed off to the pool for a cool down and it felt really good. I chatted with a lady from Saskatchewan for quite a while and then some people came in the pool and said about how this was so much nicer than home, turns out they are from Simcoe, ON. We all had a good chat and we all agreed we would far rather be here in the sun and warmth than at home suffering through ANOTHER snow storm.

After the pool I came back and rounded up the laundry and headed over to the Laundromat, there was no one there when I got there but by the time I finished all the machines were in use so I picked a good time to do it. It is one of the jobs I dread doing but once I get started it isn’t so bad.

By the time I got home and got the laundry put away it was time for a late dinner, oh well what else is new!! I picked up a good book at the card room while I was doing laundry so guess that is what I will do tonight – read. And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

Thursday - March 6, 2008

Well, another nice sunny day with a high of about 75F, perfect weather! John headed out first thing this morning to wash the trailer so that kept him out of trouble for the whole morning, meanwhile I just did a bit of this and a bit of that but nothing special.

This afternoon we golfed at Ironwood with Janet & Dave and I had a reasonably good game, had a couple of bad holes but on the whole it wasn’t too bad but poor John couldn’t do anything right. I told him I think he probably wore himself out this morning washing the trailer and was tired for golfing – sounds like a good excuse! We went to Applebee’s for dinner and have just got home.

Boy, watching the weather and all the storms all over the place (Ontario is expecting another dump this weekend) makes us so thankful we are here where the weather is so nice, we just hope all these storms clear up for when we are ready to start heading north.

A quiet evening is in the offing, a bit of TV and my book if there is nothing interesting on the boob tube. And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

Wednesday - March 5, 2008

Today was a nice day with a high of about 70F and a bit of cloud, not as hot and sunny as we’ve had but still nice. They were forecasting high winds for this afternoon but thankfully that didn’t happen as with winds come blowing dust.

John was off first thing for his appointment with Mr. Dodge and 6 hours later got home, turns out the front brakes and rotors had to be done so it was a fairly expensive day but I guess we have to have brakes!!

I did some cleaning, went for a walk, stopped and paid the electric bill and then sat outside and read for a long time, not an exciting day but a nice one. Being down here for the winter is like being retired and living at home, every day doesn’t have to be busy and go go like on a holiday, it is just a much more pleasant place to spend the winter. When we leave here we will again be busy touring different places on the way home.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

Tuesday -March 4, 2008

Today was a nice warm sunny day, a good day for golfing. My game was a bit better than two weeks ago but there still is room for lots of improvement, oh well there are only two weeks left in the scramble for this season, hopefully next year I will do better.

On the way home we made a quick stop at Fry’s so I could get my yogurt, I really like the Kroger’s brand and had finished the last one I had on hand this morning so it was time for a refill. When we got home I sat out and read for a while then it was time for dinner – sure don’t know where the days go but they do seem to fly by! We had picked up a cooked chicken at Fry’s so had that with salads for dinner – easy to make and good.

John has an appointment for the truck with Mr. Dodge tomorrow at 8 a.m. – time for an oil change, tire rotation etc. I am hoping to get some cleaning done while he is gone, get the rest of the dust that came in on Sunday cleaned up.

We are just watching the Rick Mercer Report, then this Hour Has 22 Minutes is on next, not a real exciting night for TV. And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

Monday -March 3, 2008

Thankfully the wind died down overnight and today was a bright, sunny day although it was a bit cooler than it has been – only a high of 71F but we are NOT complaining. It wasn’t hot enough for me to get excited about a swim so I passed for today.

On Saturday John stopped on his way home from the gun show to take some pictures of the flowers growing in the dessert but when he went to download them he had the wrong setting on the camera and they didn’t turn out so today he wanted to go and take some more. I wanted to go to Wal Mart and pick up a few groceries and we needed to fill the barbecue propane tank so off we went this afternoon to do all these chores; when we got to where John wanted to take the pictures of the flowers and he pulled out his camera there was a fair bit of muttering – turns out the battery was at home charging!! Someone was NOT a happy camper but fortunately my camera was in the truck so he used it to take some pictures.

When we got home I put the groceries away then sat out and read for a while, then went for a walk and stopped to check the mail as I figured the hydro bill would be there – sure enough it was and it was a real biggy - $15.85 for the month of February.

Dinner is now over, the dishes are done and it is time for a relaxing evening; and so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

Sunday -March 2, 2008

Okay, today was NOT a nice day, the wind howled and blew all day long – sure could do without that. I opened a couple of windows a bit in the living room and all of a sudden my mouse wouldn’t move – the table was covered in dust!! Needless to say I wasn’t impressed after all the time I spent cleaning yesterday, I could feel grit and dust everywhere so started cleaning it up again but there is no point in getting too carried away as it is supposed to be windy until tomorrow night – how lovely!! It was not a day for being outdoors as all you do is breathe in dust so we had a quiet day indoors, I laid down on the bed this afternoon to read and was rocked by the wind.

We have never seen the wind this bad here in Yuma and hope that we don’t get too many more days like this but Mike, our neighbour, said last night that March is usually windy here – how nice.

Today is our 46th wedding anniversary so tonight we went to Red Lobster for dinner – we decided to splurge and both had lobster tail and shrimp – very yummy!

My sister and niece are leaving on Thursday for a cruise so I called her when we got home to wish them a happy holiday – I am sure they are looking forward to some sun and warmth after the winter they have had. It is now time for a bit of TV or reading; and so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

Saturday - March 1, 2008

Wow, the 1st of March already, where does the time go! Today was another beautiful, warm, sunny day – perfect weather.

This morning was quiet and relaxing then John left about 12:30 to pick up Jim to go to the Gun Show. I had figured while he was gone would be a good time to do a major cleaning – real exciting but it has to be done, so that is how I spent about 2-1/2 hours; now our little house on wheels looks real clean and nice again.

After I finished the cleaning I read for a bit then about four o’clock I headed over to the pool and enjoyed a nice swim. I timed it just right as I had the pool pretty well to myself and just as I got out about 6 people headed in, this is the smaller pool in the park so it can look busy real fast. It is a kidney shaped pool and is a good swim back and forth down the middle if no one is there so I always try to get there when I can spend the time swimming back and forth. A gentleman from Alberta came in and we chatted for a bit, we have talked a few other times when we are both there at the same time. I came back about five and was surprised to see John wasn’t home yet but he arrived back just as I was going out to hang up my bathing suit and towel. He enjoyed the show and said Jim enjoyed it and stopped and talked to a lot of the dealers, hence they were there for a long time.

Tonight is a quiet evening of reading and TV; and so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.