Monday, March 21, 2011

Visitors, Errands and Planting


Thursday I left work early to pick up friends from Georgia.  They would be spending the night and flying back to Atlanta on Friday morning.  I hadn’t seen Jack for quite a long time, although Mary has been to visit every few years.  It was great to visit with them.  I brought them home so that they could rest before we went out to dinner at the Olive Garden in Citrus Heights.  Jack and I shared the Chicken Scampi and Mary had the Eggplant Parmesan.  We all enjoyed our meals.  I still think that the salad and bread sticks are great.  I was able to bring some home for another meal later.  When we got home I made some peach/pineapple sorbet for our dessert.   I have a Vita Mix, so it was so easy and quick and very good.


We caught up on what we all have been doing.  Jack is still recovering for heart surgery and doing well.  Mary is in the process of setting up a trip to Ireland and Scotland in June for her and Jack and several other people.  I wish that I would be able to go.  I really liked Scotland and would love to go to Ireland.  I’m sure that they will all have a wonderful trip.

Friday morning I made a big omelet to share, toast/bagels, and coffee for breakfast.  We then got moving so that we could get them to the airport by 9:30.   Mary called to let me know when they got to the gate and when the got home (a half hour early).  They evidently had a tail wind.  

On the way home I had some business to take care of at my lawyer’s office and ran a few errands.   What those errand were, I don’t even remember now. 

Saturday I went to Costco to see if I could find a Fireproof Lock Box for keeping important papers and such that I will be able to take when I get out on the road.  I’m afraid that they didn’t have one there, (only regular safes), but I will have to order it on line when I’m ready to get one.  I didn’t get out of there without buying something. (fat chance that will ever happen)  I bought some Spring bulbs and planted them when I got home.  I sure hope that will brighten up the patio.  I now have to fix the gazebo.  What with the high winds that we had, some of the framework  came apart.

Later in the evening I went to our annual Saint Patrick’s Day (plus 2)  Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at church.  Our men’s group puts this on as a fund raiser.

Then on Sunday there was church and afterwards I went home and rearranged the bedroom furniture for when Mellissa and the kids get here.

Today was another boring day at work.  Just thinking about it makes me tired and I need to get to bed.  Tomorrow morning will come early.

I hope that everyone out there in blog land had a good weekend and will have a better week.


Good Night to all and thanks for visiting

Susan and Angel

Monday, March 14, 2011

Balloons, Ball, and Baby (Angel)


Another boring week at work, although Thursday I gave my lungs a complete workout.  I didn’t know that I had so much hot air and surprised that I didn’t pass out.  There were several of us that in between calls that blew up 217 balloons to fill up our supervisor’s office for  her birthday.  This was for Friday when I wouldn’t be there.

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                              That’s Kimi trying to work amongst all the balloons.

Sometimes we do have fun and always eat.  There was a pineapple upside down cake.

This is where I was on Friday.  Another day of physical therapy.  I now have a lot of different exercises that I can do at home for strengthening and balance.  I also have some that I can do in a pool or preferably in a hot tub.  I really like to be warm.  This can be tougher than it seems.  Try rolling a ball up and down the wall.


Two hours later, after all the exercises here, it was into the pool where I got to run and paddle around and again doing more resistance and balancing acts.  Reward was the Hot Tub. 

Later I went to IKEA to get some linens for a couple of twin bed that my neighbor gave me for Mellissa’s kids when she gets here.  I am really looking forward to having overnight guests on Thursday.  Mary and Jack are from Georgia.  They have been visiting other friends in Reno for a few days and after visiting with me they will be flying back home on Friday.    Mary was here for a visit last May, but I haven’t seen Jack since I was there in 1995.

Saturday was another day of cleaning and a bit of yard work.  I also watched a couple of movies on Netflix.

Sunday was church and I finished the guest bedroom. 

I will finish this and get myself off to bed.  I hope that everyone out there had a great week end.


Good Night All and thanks for visiting


Susan and Angel         

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Exercise, Good Deal, and Clipped Nails


One more week closer.  Each day while I’m at work, goes by so slow and the weekend go is over before you know it.  Friday was the day that I went for scheduled Physical Therapy to work out a plan for water aerobics along with strengthening exercises.  I can do them at home and some of them I will be able to do at work.  Everything that I do has one thought, being healthy enough to be able to RV full time.

The rest of the day I did a bit of shopping and started looking for cars or trucks and took another look at some 5vers at a local RV dealer.  I sure wish that the waiting was over and I could start the next chapter. 

Both Friday and Saturday was absolutely gorgeous compared to the past couple of months.  A taste of Spring!  Now when Winter is truly over it will really be nice.  I was able to get my laundry done and met with Gypsy for a bite to eat at La Bou around noon.  We then went to the a dealer to look at some RVs just to see what’s available.

Afterwards I took Angel to Pet Smart to get her nails clipped.  While she was getting her nails done, I wandered around the store and got a Pedi Paws so that I  can do them myself and found a new sweater for her. (a really good deal, regularly $16.99 for only $4.25)  The rest of the day I got a little more done around the house and then watched a few movies on Netflix.

I woke up Sunday morning to rain.  After church I thought about going to see “The King’s Speech”  but changed my mind and just went home, made few phone calls and watched a few more movies.  It’s still raining. It is supposed to be over by tomorrow. 

Now it’s time to start thinking about another work week, so it’s off to bed.

Thanks for visiting


                                           Angel in her new sweater.

Susan and Angel