Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Dinner, and the Days After

(Avon Park, FL) Hi 81 Lo 64 -- Christmas Day was filled with fun and food, with almost all the residents turning out for the holiday dinner. The clubhouse was packed. Everyone brought their best place settings and decorations, which made it look very festive. (Click pictures to make larger)

Notice the big TV in the background with the fireplace video.

There were so many desserts it was hard to choose.

The tables were very festive looking.


Our table: Dave, My Jim, Judy's Jim, Judy and Dave's wife Rickie.

We missed our family on Christmas, but we checked in with all of them by phone and were assured everyone liked their gifts. Jim and I exchanged a couple of small gifts. At our stage in life we're not big on buying each other big gifts anymore.

Jim and Judy have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas Day, and this year they invited us to join them. So after dinner we went to see Saving Mr. Banks. Although we enjoyed it, we all agreed it wasn't as good as we were expecting.

On Thursday I had an appointment with a chiropractor, and I was anxious to see if the doctor might know what caused my vertigo last week. I found out I have arthritis in my spine causing some disc problems. There's also a muscle behind my ear that's really tight, and found out that could cause vertigo by putting pressure on my inner ear. I'm also having trouble with my left hip because of the way I compensate for my sore foot when I walk. That should be fixed when I get the orthotics for my shoes that I ordered. He got me back into alignment, released some pressure on that muscle, and gave me some stretching exercises to do. I have another appointment next week for more treatment. I feel a lot better, and I'm using a lot of ice to keep the inflammation down.

This morning (Friday) I went to "The Happy Hookers" meeting and learned some more on what to do with the afghan I'm working on. I'm trying some hard patterns, but that's the way to learn. In the afternoon I went down to Lee and Rosemary's to help them with their computer. They recently moved into a park model home they bought, and are now selling their beautiful fifth wheel. It's a 2010 Cameo, which is the same brand we have, so we know it's very good quality. If you're interested, or know of anyone who's interested, you can contact Lee and Rosemary for details at:

Jim took down all the outside decorations and mowed our grass today. Last year he didn't have to mow even once, and this year he's mowed twice already.

Last night and tonight we played cards with the gang. We'll leave you with this beautiful sunset over Lake Adelaide.


Bob and Jo said...

Food looks good, no mowing the sand here in the desert

Donna W. said...

looks like a nice get together. deciding on dessert is easy. one of each
glad you found what the vertigo problem was