Friday, December 11, 2009
This morning I started out at 11 am playing volleyball. The Volley Vipers are doing great! We are the number one team and there aren't many games left to play. We really have been the come back kids! Kids! LoL.
Hank then made Christmas cookies and a ginger bread cake for dessert. We will carry it over to Bob & Marlene's for dinner later.
This afternoon, we went to the ballroom and sang Christmas Carols. We had hot chocolate and cookies.
This evening we will be eating with Friends at B & M. (to be continued.)...We had some great Halibut from Alaska that Rod caught. Jean made dinner and it was great!
Then it was the Pegs and Jokers, couples tournament. We had alot of fun playing this.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 5:45 PM
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sometimes God's Blessing aren't what you have planned. As you know, Gizzy would have been 18 years old next month. Hank was expecting to return from Chattanooga tomorrow.
Gizzy couldn't wait. Last night around 2pm. she started really struggling. I took her to the Vets. at 8am. She was a wonderful pet and had traveled many miles, over 30,000. She will be greatly missed. Good-bye Gizmo!
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 11:52 AM
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I thought is was cold here in Casa Grande last night but I received an email from Hank showing it snowed some last night, brrrrrr.
He has listed our house on the market, cleaned it up, visited with friends and family and will be home before you know it!!
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 9:28 AM
Friday, December 4, 2009
Finally, I got Hank delivered to the airport and I am free as a bird. (lol) I came home went to Yoga, took Buddy for our long walk, did grocery shopping, then off to Volleyball. Home for a quick dinner, then I went to play Pony Canasta with my new partner (Kathy).
After a great sleep, I am off and running at 6am. April is here for my consultation. She is going to be my personal trainer, hopefully to help me build up some upper body strength. I really lost alot of strength after that back surgery.
Then Volleyball Leaque at 11 am. Did I mention, it is freezing this morning, in the 30's? Yikes!!
Who knows what I will do after that????
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:47 AM
Monday, November 23, 2009
I received our Christmass box from Ansley and Gabe and laying on the top were the cutest turkey' done with their hands. The are hanging on the side of our refrigerator. Thank you so much. I put the rest of the present on the table in the living room. I will decorate our tree on Friday. It won't take me long it is a small tree. Great pictures kids! Thank you
I am going to try and go to the UPS store and mail your presents tomorrow. I hope you all will enjoy. One present can be opened Christmas Eve. It was your MOM's.
Congratuation on winning second prize on your art work. It was so artisic. You both did a great job. I am so proud of you both. Grammie loves you and misses you.
Becky ,Hank will be home on the Sunday Dec. 5 or 6 if you guys want to come up and go to church with him on Sunday, Sunday School or spend the night Saturday. You can get with him. He probably could use some help packing up stuff moving things around.
in our words, a girls way! (lol) call him on his cell phone. Molly maids coming friday with Agent.
Anyway keep that thought. Love you. MOM
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 11:30 PM
Debbie and Doug headed out Friday morning. I went back to my regular routine. Volleyball League was at 11:ooam. I wasn't feeling so hot today even though our team won 5 games. After loosing the first 4 games, we are on the longest winning streak they have ever had "12" wins! Awesome.
Well Friday night I went down hill coughing myself to death. I actually pulled out our new sofa bed and blew up the air mattress. It is really comfortable and ready for company. But tonight it was all mine! I watched TV and Coughed all night. First thing Sat. morning I went over to the Dr.'s. Wearing my newly purchased MASK so I won't get anything worse and save some sick person from getting my junk. Amazing how many people were afraid of me. Anyway, I have bronchitis with a temp. of 102. I was given an antibiotic and cough syrup with codeine. Saturday, Hank went to a fish fry without me he called to check on me he said I have, " a little tickle in my throat". So, all day Sunday and Monday Hank had layed in our bed coughing and coughing. Until finally someone had to take to Dogs out to potty. The Golf cart came in handy because I was really weak. My fever broke Sunday and feel much better. But I wasn't able to Coach my team today in Volleyball. The still won all 4 games!!YeA!
We are supppose to go to Bob and Marlene's for Thanksgiving but I gave them a head up just in case this "Palm Creek Crud" lingers. I am so hungry for real food instead of jello, soft boiled eggs, ginger ail, soups (all kinds).
My house has been lysoled, cloraxed and germs thrown away! We will be well by Weds.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 11:12 PM
Friday, November 20, 2009
Last night a great dinner. Shrimp, corn, sausage, potatoe & onions, fried corn bread, and dessert. Boy, you put a lot of Southerns together and you get a great feast and great friends.
Buddy, had a bad day and ended up at the Vets and is on medication again. Poor baby.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:58 AM
Our Golf Cart arrived today, so Debbie and I went for a couple of drives around the park, Buddy loved it.
Debbie and I also went to Yoga/Pilates class. We learned to lift weights properly expecially with back problems. I enjoyed April so much I hired her to become my personal trainer for the next couple of months to help strenghten some of those weaken muscles since surgery. I am excited.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:54 AM
Monday, November 16, 2009
I don't know if you guys are aware, but I am Captain of one of the Volleyball Teams.
Volley Vipers! We are tied with 10 wins. There are 8 on a team with 6 playing and rotating on the serves. This is a picture a friend took on me playing. I am usually the one taking the pictures. You notice I have to wear a vest. My metal gets really cold in the water.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 4:01 PM
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, a bunch of us went to the BBQ festival. We tasted briskets, ribs, pork...so much I thought we wouldn't fit back into the cars.
Pam, Bud, Donna, Mike, Ann, Steve, Hank and myself enjoyed a cold beer after all the food. It was a very enjoyable day.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 10:31 AM
Friday, November 13, 2009
Hank and I both had a busy day. He is working on his lap quilt. Then played golf with the guys afterwards. I went shopping then played volleyball. Last night cocktails over at Ronnie's then we went to dinner at Nancy's. She introduced us to new friends, and we revisited Craig and Debbie. The girls all knew Hank from the sewing room. They All know Hank!
We had a great time. These guys all fly remote control airplanes. That got Hanks attention. Great night.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 7:58 AM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Yesterday, I got a quick glance at Hank watching the instructor give lessons on cutting the material for their quilt. Bob also stopped by. He also came to the pool to watch me play volleyball. All the girls tried to get him to come as he was....
Today, Hank goes in around 8:30 for his first sewing lesson. Good luck
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:28 AM
Monday, November 9, 2009
Yesterday, our friend Ronnie smoked a pork all day and shared with friends. We all brought something to contribute. There was potatoe salad, green salads, slaw, baked beans, and all kinds of desserts. We had a great time socializing and meeting new friends.
After dinner, several went up and played pickleball.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:44 AM
Friday, October 30, 2009
Yesterday Hank and I followed Bob and Marlene down to Tucson to check out the Monaco Rally. They sold over 17 coaches. That is great news especially for Monaco. We met up with Peggy and Jim and had lunch at a Mexican Rest.
Always great time with old friends.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 1:12 PM
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Last night, Doug (Mona's Husband) had a surprise party. Her boss told her they had a meeting in one of the room's at 5:30. We were hiding behind the chairs when she walked in..boy, she was surprised. She even came prepared with pen and paper. (lol)
Happy birthday MONA.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 9:39 AM
Sunday, October 25, 2009
You know I won't bore you blogging the same ole stuff for the next six months but Hank and I decided to sell our home when we return in April and hit the road. So, I am sure there will be some exciting adventures in the near future. Meanwhile, this is a picture of us playing volleyball.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 9:21 PM
Diane invited a group of women, Pat, Sherry, Nancy and Lillie to go bathing suit hunting in Apache Junction. We got some great deals, suits at $14.95. We all play volleyball everyday, so we really needed them. We enjoyed a great lunch then a shopping spree at Costco's. What fun we had!
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 9:12 PM
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Even though we arrived at Palm Creek earlier than normal, the place is popping with activity. I have played water volleyball 2 days in a row. There are muscles hurting which I didn't know I had. We have walked the parked and ridden our bikes.
Tues. night we went to Bob and Marlene's and played pegs and jokers.
Gotten flu shots! Picked up mail and done all the normal boring stuff (lol).
I am hoping Deb and Doug make a special hand delivery next month and visit for awhile.
I probably won't write as often but will facebook.
I will post the abnormal things!!
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 8:44 AM
Monday, October 12, 2009
Hank and I have been staying across the road from the Bass Pro shop, we decided last evening to take a walk through the store. Wow! This is one of the biggest I have been through. I did a little shooting, shopping, checked out "future boats," watched the fishes. This place was really entertaining.
We are leaving Vegas today for Arizona.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 6:10 AM
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Last night we went to downtown Vegas. This is a view of Freemont Street looks and the video is just a tiny bit of the show shown on the ceiling every hour. We both won at gambling last night and came home winners. We attended Sunday School and Church this morning and everyone "re-welcomed" us back for our annual visit.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 3:27 PM
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Today Hank and I went to see the fantastic cars at the Imperial Palace, then strolled down to the Flamingo to see guess what? "Flamingos"
Then over to the shops in Caesar's Palace..we ran into Pete Rose signing bats and balls, he looks so OLD.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 5:49 PM
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Well our first day in Vegas is very relaxing. "The White Ghost" went swimming for about an hour. Then the two of us rode our bikes around the park. This is the first time on my bike since my surgery. I've always heard, "it's like riding a bike, just hop back on there." (lol)
Later we went to the strip and walked through Rio and Gold Coast. Neither of us had been in either casino. We didn't loose to much money!
We are up early again before 5am...when will our bodies change time? We have already walked the perimeter of the park and it isn't even 7am. Geez
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 10:25 AM
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The campground we are staying at has 752 campsites. It is on the side of a hill and we are on the top looking down on the city. It is a very pretty site seeing the buildings glowing in different colors. Mr Moon was even showing off tonight over the city. Hank went outside to get a bunch of pictures and these are just a few of them.
Posted by Hank and Lillie at 10:14 PM