Friday, November 29, 2013

Day After

I guess everyone is full from their Thanksgiving dinner?  Now come the leftovers for sandwiches and snacks throughout the day while watching the games on the tv. Or maybe you are one of the people that are going to be Black Friday shopping most of the day? Whatever your choices are just be careful and don't go overboard.
I will be one of the couch potatoes today. Snacking on the leftovers from the great meal Nancy had for us. Roasted chicken,sweet potatoes,mashed potatoes,deviled eggs,green  beans,dressing,gravy,craneberry sauce and dinner rolls. That topped off with pumpkin and pecan pie.
I told Nancy that was a dinner fit for a king.
I thank you all my blog friends for taking the time to visit my blog.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

WE wish everyone a Happy and safe Thanksgiving Day.
Nancy and I were going to go out to eat today,but at the last minute changed our mind. She got to thinking how crowded the restaurants ould be and the weather turning cold. I was thinking how good a table of food would be there for me all day to eat and snack on. So just the two of us we will subsitute a roasted chicken instead of a turkey. That with all the sides and a couple of pies will be very good.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rain and windy

We had a good weekend,I watched the college basketball and football games. Nancy and I did the regular weekend cleaning of the house.
Sunday we did go to church,which is a real treat for Nancy when she is able to go. After church went went to Souix City Steakhouse for their after church dinner special. We had the roast pork dinner special for $6.99.
Today the weather is all bad. Just like everyone on the east coast is having. We are getting rain all day and by this evening it will have a turn for heavy wind and maybe a tornado.  So that means we will be hunkered down inside most of the day.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, November 22, 2013


We went up to the bookstore on route 41 again to trade the bunch of books that Nancy has.  Once more the book store was closed and it looks as though it has closed and will not be opened. I guess that maybe they did not get enough people wanting books to read. Also on the way we noticed that several restaurants and one motel has closed. There seems to be enough traffic on the road,but maybe it is local traffic. I see this happening when we travel the two lane roads that used to be the main through way.
While we were out we decided it would be a good time to do some walking. So I took The walker out of the car to make it easy for Nancy to do her walking.
We went on the trail that was paved. Which was better for Nancy as she was pushing the walker.
  They have a small flower garden,which was nice.
We went to the doctor. I've get to have an MRI on my right shoulder because it has been hurting for a year and a half. The doc says I may have a pulled tendon.
Nancy numbers on her kidneys are lower and the doc told her not to worry because the numbers would go up and down with each blood sample they check. He said she was holding her own with her bad kidneys. She is also going to have an MRI of her spine to see if she can have something done to ease the back pain she has all the time. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.    

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Not very much

Just speding the time catching up on the small things that have to be repaired aroud the house.
I did get around to staining and putting a couple of clear coats on the wood threshold in the bedroom. Then nailing it in place after it dried.
We went to Walmart to get a few things yesterday. Then it was to Save A Lot for some cans of different vegetables.  The cans are cheaper there then what Walmart has them for.
Today Nancy said she needed a haircut so she was there a cople of hours because she wanted to get a curly perm. She used to have her hair this way a few years back and wanted to try it again.
I'm enjoying the college basketball games again at least three times a week and more.

Friday, November 15, 2013

A few things

The weather has turned to the cooler side the last couple of days. Yesterday morning it was 50°.
Yeah I know you are saying that you wished it was that warm where you are. But when you get used to the warm temperatures and it goes down to 50,then it is cold.
Yesterday we had to get out so Nancy could get her bloodwork.  She will see the doctor next week to see how her numbers are doing. 
After that we stopped to have breakfast at Susies. Its a nice small place with lots of customers.  With the good prices they have on their menu they stay busy.  I had two eggs,two sausage pattys and hash brown potatoes with toast for $3.75.  That price with good food and quick service is hard to beat.
I will have to find something to do inside today as it is supposed to rain.

Thanks for stoping by and I hope you have a great day.   

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

John Chesnut Park

Yesterday we took the time to go down to John Chesnut Park to do a little walking.  This is one our favorite parks because it is beside of Tarpon Lake and is a cooler walk when the weather is warm.
We saw several alligators on this walk. Sometimes we don't see any but they are there. This one was around four foot long.
Someone floating along in a sail boat. Not many boats on the lake yesterday.
This person water sking just went under. I don't think I would be in the water with a lake full of alligators. Although we have never heard of anyone being attacked by a gator in the lake.
We enjoyed a few of the wildflowers that were out and beautiful.

We were not the only ones enjoying the flowers. The bee looks like it was finding a little time to enjoy the flower.
As usual we enjoyed the time out relaxing and doing the walking that Nancy is able to do.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, November 11, 2013


For those that are no longer with us and present veterans.
Enough said for today.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

This 'N' That

Thursday we went to the book store on route 41 where Nancy likes to trade her books. I loaded up seven Walmart bags of books and off we went. When we got to the book store it was closed. A note on the door said the owner was at a speaking ingagement. So we came back a different way. We had a nice little ride anyway.
I spent a few hour scrubbing on the side of the ouse yesteday. The green mold settles very fast and needs cleaning each year.
Also yesterday was a trip to Walmart. I don't know why we went on a friday evening because it is more crowded on that day?  We did manage to get trough without to much time in the checkout line. This Walmart has around eight self chckouts,which I never use. One end of the store only had one checkout open. I think they do this to encourage people to check themselves out. It doesn't do that for me I only get angry. Maybe I need the angry management thing?
Yesterday started my time of the year with the college basball games starting.  I don't know if Kentuckyshould be ranked number one or not after watching some more of the teams play.
We will find out tuesday as they will be playing number two Michingan State.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

This old house.

Yeah this old house needs a lot of work. I've been busy since we arrived here in September and have gotten quite a bit the work that needed to be done. So there are just some of the small things now and it sure feels good.  Some of the vinyl sheets that I put on the florida room a few years ago had shrunk up from the sun,so I had to redo them.  I knock over a lamp that was sitting on an end table while I was doing the work. No big deal since it was free from the park mall that we have here. I will just have to wait until some brings another one to the mall.
The mall here at the park is good for everone here on the park.  The way it works is if you have something that you want to get rid of that someone might be able use it,instead of throwing it in the depumster use take it to the mall. There were some nice end tables,drinking glasses,dishes and even a two drawer file cabinet that looked new complete with the keys.
The squirrels look like they have put on some weight since I have been back and putting out the bird seeds.
Nancy and I enjoyed a good grilled porkchop dinner yesterday. I grilled the porchops and she did the sides.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, November 01, 2013

A few treats

The days are just passing by without anything exciting happening. I guess that is the way the average life is suppose to be,just living one day at a time.
We did get down to the Phillippe Park by the bay yesterday to do a little walking.
We actually went to the Quality Sausage House to get us some treats. This is in North Safety Harbor run by a Hungarian family. Besides Hungarian meats they also have German,Polish and meats of other countries. It is a real treat for me because I grew up eating the things they have. One thing that all the kids enjoyed when the families would kill a hog is and fry Teperto. That is deep fried pieces of bacon that is somewhat like pork rinds. I also got paprika bacon. Nancy always picks the nut roll.
The walking is nice under the trees and the cool breeze coming in off the bay water.

Always the nice to see the flowers.
The butterflies always enjoy the flowers.
This fella daid he hadn't caught anything yet,but he was there only a short time. I would say that he would soon catch one because the fish were jumping for minnows all over the place.

It was a nice day to be out enjoying all that is put here for us.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.