Friday, July 30, 2010

Under the Weather

Linda’s been not feeling well since Wed. with a chest cold and a lot of coughing.  This has really disrupted her sleep.  I bought some MucinexDM, but I think they spend all of their money on advertising instead of good medicine because it didn’t seem to help much.  And it cost $44 at Costco for 44 tablets.

So I’ve been spending time taking care of her.  I did go over to the Photo Lab to be supervisor on Thursday afternoon.  They have a DigiLab consisting of 5 Windows desktops and 1 Macintosh desktop with the latest photo software including Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom, Picasa, Photomatrix, and other lesser known software.  And they have Epson photo printers, including one that prints from a paper roll for panoramas.  By working as a supervisor I get to try everything out and learn new software, and print some great photos.  They also have a classroom, a mounting room, and a small studio.  Next week I’ll try to take some pictures.

Linda’s green thumb is still in evidence.  Here’s some updated photos of the area around our condo.IMG_2707This is our herb pot.  Linda put a sign above it offering herbs to our neighbors.  We’re overwhelmed by the basil, like some people get overwhelmed by zucchini.  By Oct. it will all be mint, as it’s starting to take over the pot.  We have only one strawberry thought.

We bought 3 tree roses to go against the wall.IMG_2709 We have Brandy, Cherish, and Sunsprite.IMG_2716 IMG_2714IMG_2715 I’m going to build a trellis for the area on the left of the wall.  We don’t know what we’ll plant there thought.  I think Linda wants to wait until the trellis is built-she knows me well.

That’s it for right now.  I told you it was going to get boring.  Hopefully Linda will begin to feel better.  Keep her in your prayers.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Grandparents Day at the Village

Today is the annual Grandparents Day here at Laguna Woods Village.  And Linda jumped in with both feet.  Of course we’ll have to wait until next year to bring our own Grandboy, but we have 3 nieces and 1 nephew.  Iris & Violet spent the night with us on Tuesday night, then Katie brought Chase & Ardyn in the morning.  Then Linda & her sister Donna took the kids to Clubhouse 2 to have some fun.

We didn’t know what to expect as a lot of the things they presented were aimed at older children, including a water slide and a dunk tank.  But there was enough things to keep the kids, ranging in age from 3 to 6 months, busy.DSCN0165 DSCN0168 DSCN0169 There’s not a lot of pictures because I didn’t go, this was a sister’s event.

After it was over, Linda took everyone to the stables to visit the horses.  Then they came back to the house.  Katie had a long drive home so she left with her 2 tired children.  Hopefully they slept all the way home.  Iris & Violet played in the sprinklers and then had an early dinner of John’s Famous Spaghetti.  I think that was the highlight of the day.

Donna took Iris & Violet back to her house to spend the night.  And Linda went to bed early.  It was a long night and day with the girls, and she needs to build up her endurance if she’s going to have one of her own.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Here I Go Again

Well, it’s been a long time since I updated the blog, so I thought I would try to find something interesting to write about while we’re here at Laguna Woods.  My many fans are missing the posts (all two of them).

My hip is like a brand new hip.  The pain is completely gone, and the Doctor said I can do just about anything I want to do except for yoga, which could cause a dislocation.  As many of you know the chances of me taking up yoga are slim.  He doesn’t want to see me for 4 months, which we thought was a good sign.

One of the things I want to try is playing golf again.  I don’t have any clubs right now, so I’ve been perusing Craig’s List to fine a used set that will work for me.  I went to Golfsmith, and they had a section for old geezers like me, so I noted the brands and I’ve been using that as a guide.  Who would of thought I would reach this point so fast that I’m looking at the senior’s section.  Oh, well, such is reality.  I don’t turn down senior discounts either.  They have a 27 hole regulation golf course here at the village, plus a 9 hole par 3 course.  The green fees are $8 a round plus $10 for a cart.  It motivates me to get out there! When I play my first round I’ll take some pictures for the blog.

We drove out to Temecula to attend with Matt & Suzanne the 3-D ultrasound of our new grandboy.  It amazing what they can do with technology now.  Here’s a couple of the pictures.BABY_33BABY_92We both thought that he looked like Matt and had Suzanne’s nose.  But who knows.  We’ll find out when the baby is born at the end of September, or when he turns 18.  It was a very neat experience and we’re glad that Matt & Suzanne opted for this.