Friday - December 12, 2008

Today was pretty overcast and coolish with a high of about 68F (20C), still not a bad day.

We got a call that our wheel covers were ready so we headed out to pick them up and because the place we bought them is across from the Arizona Market we had to make a stop there also. I got a few books, which should do me for a couple of weeks, as well as a new purse, other than that had fun wandering around. From there we went to the mall and got our parcel mailed to Ontario and I got some matching pillows for our new quilt and also bought an electric throw as they were on sale for half price.

After that was a stop at Wal Mart, then home. When we came into the park these goats were running around in the front 2 rows, don’t know where they came from but they had quite an audience.

John bought the Dark Knight DVD so guess that will be tonight’s entertainment – if I find it too scary I won’t bother watching it.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to tomorrow, we have to install our wheel covers but other than that we have no plans.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Today was another nice day here in Yuma, although a bit cooler than it has been with highs in the mid 60’sF ( 15-18C), but it was sunny so we are not complaining.

Today is our daughter’s 21st wedding anniversary – happy anniversary Nan & Carl.

This morning I heard John get up so thought I would snooze until he was through in the bathroom, next time I knew I woke up and it was 10:00 a.m. – what, this is crazy! Guess I will have to start setting my alarm again.

I have found meal times to be a good time to do laundry and today was no exception, I went over shortly after noon and it was practically empty – perfect! We are now clean for another week.

John thought he would try moving the satellite dish today and try to get a better signal – NOT A GOOD IDEA! He spent all afternoon messing around with it and has no better signal than when he started – what is the old adage – if it works don’t mess with it! Tonight was the Parade of Lights in the park, anyone who wanted to decorate their golf carts, bikes etc. could put them in the parade, must say it was a pretty small parade!

I had an e-mail from my sister today and she got the stitches out of her wrist and all seems to be good so I was real happy to hear that.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to tomorrow, we have to pick up our wheel covers and want to go to the market, other than that we have no plans.

Wednesday - December 10, 2008

Today was sunny but cooler with a high of about 70F (21C), still we’re not complaining as this is far warmer than Ontario!!

This morning I did some cleaning etc. while John did some outside stuff like burying the cable for the satellite dish. This afternoon Jim & Sonia came over around 2 and we had a great visit, we were able to sit outside but by the time they left, about 4:30, it was getting quite cool – time to put on the sweatshirt!

I went for a walk and John went for a bike ride after they left then we had some leftovers for dinner – real exciting! Tonight I got fiddling around with my I-Pod Touch and downloaded a game, Bejeweled, so will probably spend the evening trying out how to play it.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to tomorrow, we have no plans so will have to see how the day unfolds.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Last night they were forecasting high winds starting in the early hours of the morning and ending around noon – well they were right, I woke up this morning thinking that somehow over night we had been transported to the RGV in Texas – LOL! The winds lasted until late this afternoon – a little longer than forecast but it was a bright, sunny day so other than not being too pleasant for sitting outside it was a nice day.

With the Star Choice set up we are again able to enjoy Canada AM, this morning Jeff & Bev had us in stitches watching them try Seamus’s pomegrante seeds marinated in Goldschlager.

We did some Christmas cards then headed out this afternoon to get them in the mail, the first stop was at Wal Mart where John wanted to get a couple of prints made to enclose in one of the cards, then a stop at Cracker Barrel to buy a quilt for our bed (our Christmas present to each other) then Hallmark to mail the cards, Fry’s for some groceries then another Wal Mart to pick up a couple of last minute items. While I was waiting for John at the last Wal Mart I was standing beside the cooked chicken stand, couldn’t resist as I figured Pico de Gallo chicken sounded a lot better for dinner than left over sausage!

Dinner is now over, the dishes are done and a little bit of TV or reading is in order before heading for bed. Sure can’t figure out where the days go, they but they do seem to fly by.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to tomorrow, we are looking forward to Jim & Sonia’s visit but will first have to get the place cleaned up before they arrive.

Monday - December 8, 2008

Today I was a wuss – at 9:15 a.m. when it was time to go for pool aerobics the temperature was 48F so I chickened out – now am I a wuss or am I smart? Today did warm up to the low 70’s with lots of sunshine – all in all a nice day.

I decided that today was P Day (Pedicure) so headed out shortly before noon to get my feet feeling good – wow, now I think I could walk on air they feel so good. I went to Wal Mart on Avenue B as that is where I went this past winter and I was lucky to get the same fellow today as I had then – he does a really good job. There was a lady there waiting to get a pedicure that I thought I recognized, she ended up sitting at the next spot so we got talking and sure enough she is in our park and goes to pool aerobics so that is where I recognized her from. I told her I was going to go this morning but thought it was too cold – she laughed at me and said the pool was really nice – okay, okay I will go on Wednesday.

After my pedicure I wandered around Wal Mart for a bit and picked up a few groceries and a red bow for the trailer then headed to Beall’s. Monday is senior’s day at Beall’s so you get an extra 15% off and the only time I will go is without John so today was a perfect day to check it out. I didn’t really find anything much other than a pair of capris and a couple of glasses but had fun wandering around checking everything out.

When I got home John said he had spent all day trying to get my e-mail working with road runner, it turned out to be something really stupid and simple that was causing me not to be able to send out e-mail through Outlook and road runner but at least now I am good to go – many thanks to my wonderful hubby! If I had to do the problem solving I am sure my computer would now be a broken mass on the sidewalk!!!! (Do you get the impression I don’t have a lot of patience?)

I am looking forward to spending a bit of time reading tonight as it doesn’t appear that there is a lot on TV. And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to tomorrow although we have no great plans, will just see how the day unfolds.

Sunday - December 7, 2008

Today started off cool and cloudy but about 1 p.m. the sun partially came out, we are not complaining as it was still a heck of a lot better than the weather in our part of southwestern Ontario!! John got our Star Choice set up so we can now get Canada news – hooray (I think)!!

We went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast, my, what a busy place that was but we did enjoy our breakfast. While waiting for a table we ran into Tom, a fellow we golfed with in the Tuesday morning scramble so had a good chat with him. After breakfast we went to Kohl’s and got some new cushions for the trailer – sure do brighten it up.

We decided to go over to Desert Paradise and see if Jim & Sonia were there, and after much looking we finally found them – they have bought a park model trailer so were not where we expected to see them. We had a nice visit and they are coming over here on Wednesday for a drink and visit.

By the time we got back it was think about dinner time, we are now finished with dinner and the dishes so a quiet evening is ahead. Actually, I was talking to my sister so John did the dishes – do I sound like I am arguing about that?

The 11 o’clock Ontario news is on and they are just covering another major snow storrm in Wellington County – ask me if I miss it!!!

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to tomorrow although we have no great plans, will just see how the day unfolds.