Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas! - Family Time

(Avon Park, FL)  Hi 85 Lo 76
We had a great time with family this week. Jim's mom Alberta, sister Sharon and her boyfriend, Jimmie came for a few days to visit from North Carolina. On Monday, Jim drove his mom to south Florida to spend a day with her close friend Karel in Margate. Margate is near Ft. Lauderdale, where Jim grew up back in the 1960's. The trip was almost three hours each way, so it was an all day event. They had a great time, and while they were gone me, Sharon and Jimmie went out to lunch at Red Lobster and visited our favorite orange grove for some fresh fruit and some orange ice cream. Since the last time we were they've started selling wine, so we also enjoyed some wine tasting.

We had a cook out while they were here, which made for a crowded RV.

Jimmie, Jim, Alberta, Sharon

They left to head back north on Tuesday. It was a wonderful visit; thanks for coming guys!

During a recent visit to Walmart we saw the Grinch. I hope he wasn't there to steal Christmas.

I've been working on an afghan, I take frequent breaks to work on my critters. Here's my latest, an owl and a few snowman ornaments. The ornaments are easy and fast to make, and I sell them as fast as I make them.


Today (Friday) we went to Okeechobee to spend Christmas day with my sister Doris and her hubby Herm. She cooked a wonderful dinner of turkey and all the trimmings, and had two other couples from the park joined us. We had a great time.

Jim, Pat, Phyllis, Herm, Jim, Judy, Doris

Our plates were full at the beginning, and we were full at the end. :)

After dinner we relaxed for a bit, then we took my little drone out to a nearby field to try it out. It was a little breezy and hard to control, but we had a great time running after it after it came crashing down. :)  There's been a lot of news recently about having to register drones, but mine is small enough that it doesn't require registration.

I'd like to update on the eye situation. I'm keeping the new lenses from cataract surgery with the left eye as closeup and the right eye for distance. The left eye isn't real clear because the astigmatism is back so I need glasses to help out. I also can't see to read so reading glasses are needed. The solution is trifocals.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. See you next week.


Bob and Jo said...

Merry Christmas

Dizzy-Dick said...

I sure love to eat and it looks like you all had a great meal. Glad you had a Merry Christmas.

Tom and Deb Duchaine said...

What a nice Christmas. Congratulations on the your new home and the start of a new adventure. I have enjoyed reading your blog and getting tips on places to visit. Looks like a beautiful place to start your next chapter.

Celebrating the Dance

Jagger Noas said...

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