Sunday, April 27, 2008

Time Flys

I feel like Rip Van Winkle who just woke up and realized  that I am 65.
I am babysitting for 2 of my precious grandchildren while their parents are taking
a much needed vacation.
I took the 6 year old to a birthday party at a bowling alley and sat in the background remembering how 35 years ago I would bowl in a league and my mother would sit in the background watching us and I would give her a wave now and then. She  appeared to be content as an observer. Now I wonder what was she really thinking ?
Was she thinking as I was that she wished she was as young as the parents giving the party and not the "old Granny" 
I know "age is a state of mind" but let me tell you when I sit on the floor playing with the kids and struggle to stand my mind screams YOU ARE OLD.
Well 10 years from now at 75 I will be envying 65 year olds.
Soooo the moral of my story is Enjoy each day , stop wishing my life away and be happy !!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

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Everytime I sign on my computer I check to see if anyone has found me. Finally 1 comment !!!!
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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Baby Buffalo

I live in a Retirement Community in Central Fl.
We have several Buffalo in corals throughout the Villages. This baby came into the world about 1 week ago and weighs about 100 lbs (ouch)
I tried to feed the mother a carrot but she was afraid to take her eye off her baby for even a second. I tossed the carrot to her and she was able to eat it and keep one eye on her offspring.
I love Spring a time of new beginnings for animals, plants and people.
I visited my brother in law this weekend he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer which has metastisized to his liver. Of course instead of a beginning this diagnosis brings on only thoughts of "the end". He is in a Clinical Study which consists of 15 weeks of Chemo using experimental drugs combined with proven drugs. He will have 3 weeks on of chemo and 1 week off.
If anyone out there knows of anyone who has had this grim diagnosis but has survived please let me know.
At this point he needs any help he can get.
I sincerely believe that somewhere out there is someone that can lead him in the right direction.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

It's a Wonderful World

Receiving this picture just made my day !!! Are my Gransons the cutest or what !!! Charlie and Brian are cousins and were thrilled to see Santa I know how they felt just as happy as I was to see them. I love those guys.

Monday, December 3, 2007


As I mentioned in my profile I live in a Retirement Community in Fl. There are new and exciting things happening each day. I wake up to the sound of sirens which is comforting to know that new friends and neighbors are being transported to to Hospitals. Sometimes I see neighbors walking down the street pushing a carriage I rush to take a peek to admire their grandchild but to my chagrin it's their dog. I feel strongly that these furry friends belong on leashes walking on the sidewalk. Can you imagine not walking your dog but pushing him ????? Ok yesterday I hear that there is a new club in our Community "The Sleep Apnea Club" I have a picture of members nodding off during the meetings. But there are alternatives how about the Celiac Disease club. Most of the meeting is held in the bathroom. Well it's nap time for me TTYL zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Our Christmas Party

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources DirectorTO: All EmployeesDATE: October 01, 2007RE: Christmas PartyI'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 23, starting at noon in the private function room at the Grill House. There will be a cash bar and plenty of drinks! We'll have a small band playing traditional carols...feel free to sing along. And don't be surprised if our CEO shows up dressed as Santa Claus! A Christmas tree will be lit at 1:00pm. Exchange of gifts among employees can be done at that time; however, no gift should be over $10.00 to make the giving of gifts easy for everyone's pockets. This gathering is only for employees! O ur CEO will make a special announcement at that time!Merry Christmas to you and your family.PattyFROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources DirectorTO: All EmployeesDATE: October 02, 2007RE: Holiday PartyIn no way was yesterday's memo intended to exclude our Jewish employees. We recognize that Chanukah is an important holiday, which often coincides with Christmas, though unfortunately not this year. However, from now on we're calling it our "Holiday Party." The same policy applies to any other employees who are not Christians or those still celebrating Reconciliation Day. There will be no Christmas tree present. No Christmas carols sung. We will have other types of music for your enjoyment.Happy now?Happy Holidays to you and your family.PattyFROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources DirectorTO: All EmployeesDATE: Octobe r 03, 2007RE: Holiday PartyRegarding the note I received from a member of Alcoholics Anonymous requesting a non-drinking table ... you didn't sign your name. I'm happy to accommodate this request, but if I put a sign on a table that reads, "AA Only"; you wouldn't be anon ymous anymore. How am I supposed to handle this?Somebody?Forget about the gifts exchange, no gifts exchange are allowed since the union members feel that $10.00 is too much money and executives believe $10.00 is a little chintzy.NO GIFTS EXCHANGE WILL BE ALLOWED.FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources DirectorTo: All EmployeesDATE: October 04, 2007RE: Holiday PartyWhat a d iverse group we are! I had no idea that December 20 begins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which forbids eating and drinking during daylight hours. There goes the party! Seriously, we can appreciate how a luncheon at this time of year does not accommodate our Muslim employees' beliefs. Perhaps the Grill House can hold off on serving your meal until the end of the party- or else package everything for you to take it home in little foil doggy baggy. Will that work? Meanwhile, I've arranged for members of Weight Watchers to sit farthest from the dessert buffet and pregnant women will get the table closest to the restrooms. Gays are allowed to sit with each other. Lesbians do not have to sit with Gay men, each will have their own table. Yes, there will be flower arrangement for the Gay men's table. To the person asking permission to cross dress, no cross-dressing allowed though. We will have booster seats for short people. Low-fat food will be available for those on a diet. We cannot control the salt used in the food we suggest for those people with high blood pressure to taste first. There will be fresh fruits as dessert for Diabetics, the restaurant cannot supply "No Sugar" desserts. Sorry!Did I miss anything?!?!?PattyFROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources DirectorTO: All You Damn EmployeesDATE: October 05, 2007RE: The Damn Holiday PartyVegetarian pricks I've had it with you people!!! We're going to keep this party at the Grill House whether you like it or not, so you can sit quietly at the table furthest from the "grill of death," as you so quaintly put it, and you'll get your damn salad bar, including organic tomatoes. But you know, tomatoes have feelings, too. They scream when you slice them. I've heard them scream. I'm hearing them scream right NOW! I hope you all have a rotten holiday! Drive drunk and die,The Bitch from HELL!!!!!!!!FROM: Joan Bishop, Acting Human Resources DirectorDATE: October 06, 2007RE: Patty Lewis and Holiday PartyI'm sure I speak for all of us in wishing Patty Lewis a speedy recovery and I'll continue to forward your cards to her. In the meantime, management has decided to cancel our Holiday Party and give everyone the afternoon of the December 23rd off with full pay.Happy Holidays!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Cleaning house, while necessary for all, is a very personal issue. Don't worry about other people's standards. Decide what "clean" means to you and keep house accordingly. Above all, use your time effectively. Here's how:
Establish PrioritiesIdentify which tasks absolutely have to be done, which ones should be done and which ones would be nice to get done. Work on them in that order and forget about all others.
Set Time LimitsYou can accomplish quite a bit in several 10- or 20-minute periods. Keep your cleaning schedule flexible so you can change it if something unexpected comes up. Do what you can when you can.
DelegateTeach your kids how to fold laundry, vacuum, dust, unload the dishwasher, make their beds and prepare their breakfasts, lunches and snacks. Enlist teens to help with big jobs like washing windows and floors and cleaning cabinets and woodwork.
Finish TasksComplete one project before you start another.