Thursday, April 30, 2009
HOME SWEET HOME
It has taken me a "good week" to get back to my normal self.
It's a good thing Steve hasn't been around to video me trying to find things. You would have quite a laugh! Most days I do a dance in the kitchen. I'll explain - In Florida I keep my plastic containers in a draw to the left of the sink. Here in Massachusetts I keep them to the right of the sink. I find myself reaching for the containers to my left, then I turn to the right and there they are!! I guess you could call that dance "the can-can."
When condos were built in Florida in the 80's they were allowed to put the light switches on the inside wall of a bathroom. In my condo here in the north, the switches are on the outside wall. Well, you guessed it, I'm still reaching for the switch on the inside wall.
NEIGHBORS and NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGES
While I was away I kept hearing about changes that were taking place in my neck of the woods.
A number of neighbors have either moved to assisted living residents or nursing homes.
More young families with childred have moved in.
There is a mall right across the street from me which had some great places to shop. Now the mall looks like a lot of malls that I saw in Florida, many empty stores. I did hear that one of the vacant stores has been rented to a Petco!
There are three condo developments in my immediate area that do not allow pets. What in the world are they thinking!? What kind of market research did they do?
A new restaurant will be openning soon - "5 Guys" - it's a chain that specializes in burgers. That could be a good addition to the neighborhood since we only have a handful of places in the area.
I just mentioned a new place to eat up here which makes me think of ALL the choses I have when I'm in Florida. If I wanted to, I could go out day and night for at least a month and eat at a different place every time!
Now that I'm home I'll probably eat out once a week. In Florida it is a totally a different experience. It's a social event - " meet you for lunch" - "get together for dinner" - "coffee and" after a movie.
But I must say the week before I left for home I was eating out TOO MUCH." I couldn't say no because they were "Good By, see you next season get togethers."
That's just one of the reason I'm glad to be home - I can control my eating out!!
While in Florida I started "the raisin and gin remedy" in order to get some relief from my arthritic pain. Well, it worked - I don't know whether it was the combination of the raisins and gin, the gin it-self or the Florida sunshine, whatever it was, it made me feel better.
I still have plenty of raisins in the house but am out of gin. Next chance I get will have to buy a bottle and start that treatment again.
Friday, April 24, 2009
I Can't Open It: The Elevator
Millie comes home from Florida to find her elevator out of service. She can't open it! How is she going to get all her luggage and groceries up the stairs to her apartment?
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
A BIRTHDAY TOAST TO RONNI
The wine mellows with age and the same has happened to you Ronni.
Enjoy your "DAY" and all the days ahead! Wishing you good times, good health and good luck!!