Tuesday, February 10, 2009

All Is Well In COLD Arizona

The word here the last couple of days is..............BURRRRRRR. When I look at temperatures in PA/NY & compare them with Apache Junction, AZ, I could just about swap places (temperature wise that is!!!!) If you think I want to come back to shovel, no way, Jose!!

Truly, we've had some pretty cool temps here. Today it is finally sun shining again, but it is only 49 at 11:45AM. Usually by now we are close to 60 or more.

Our activities are about the same this past week.

Saturday morning we were at breakfast & made a last minute decision (procrastinators that we are) to go to the 50's - 60's dance. We found someone who still had a couple of tickets. So off to shop we went. I had to get my bicycle tire fixed (around here you don't know what you might run over...sharp stones, cactus thorns, or orange tree thorns). They have thicker tubes available so that is what I had put in this time. I loved it when I was on the phone with Grandson, Nick. He told me exactly how I had to find the hole in my tube & patch it! 5 years old! Pretty smart little guy! It was so cute listening to him tell me! Then he had to tell me about his girl friend in Kindergarten. Grandma always has to keep up on the latest cuties! He's so bashful I'm surprised he would admit he had one! Anyway, back to the shopping. I already had capri's I was going to roll up like pedal pushers (ever heard of them????). I found a scarf to tie around my neck at Walmart. Couldn't find any "plain" tennis shoes, so I just wore my sneakers with roll down socks. Then got my hair cut. Patty, my hairdresser/Bill's barber, said she was coming to the dance too. Bill wore his jeans rolled up with his white socks & loafers. We "looked" younger in style, but I'm not sure we "felt" younger! But we sure had a great time. I haven't jitterbugged since High School! You know back then the girls danced together & the guys watched. They just wanted to dance the slow ones. Well, things haven't changed too much. There were still about 10 girls that danced together! The dance was sponsored by the ball teams here at Superstition Sunrise. To say the least, it was a great crowd! Great music. Here are a couple of pictures:
Waiting in Line for Dance

Couple from Alpena, MIRay & Marquita

Mary Ann & Peg

Tom, Patty, Peg & Bill

Group from Alpena, MI

Some neighbors & Bill's card buddy. This is only a handful in the park!

Bill's card buddies, Sam & Francis & Tom & Pat dancing

PS - Those bottles didn't belong to any of us!

Sunday my hip was hurting really bad. I could hardly put my heel down to walk. But I had to make myself keep going to keep it limber. If I sat too long & then got up it really hurt. So we went out for lunch late & then to Target. I think I may have strained it in Pilate's. So Monday I gave it a break.

I bought a new camera at Target as I've been having trouble with mine when I take pictures & people are moving. Well, I tried this new camera out last night at the jam session & it does the same thing. I still get blurry pictures with people moving. They said if I didn't like it I could bring it back, so sorry, Renee, I'm going to take it back & keep my old one for awhile longer.

Talked to my sister over the weekend & my brother-in-law Bob is coming along fine from his tumor removal from the jaw, but they did find it was cancerous. Let's just hope & pray they got it all & he will only have to have radiation treatment. This coming Wed. the doctors will make their decision in Buffalo, NY at the Vet's hospital. I guess everyone else in the family is doing well. Bill is trying to keep from getting the coughing crud that everyone living around us seems to have gotten. He's taking some over the counter meds along with his usual to keep his lungs from getting any more congested. He gets a little more winded when we are dancing, but he just stops & rests. (He isn't the only one in the class!)

Speaking of the dancing...yesterday was awful. Neither one of us could get our feet going right! We both went to the lesson with 2 left feet! Boy was that a disaster. He was ready to throw in the towel, but we've decided to just get the basic steps & turns in & then worry about all those twirls & turns another time. By the time you decided which turn you are doing & which way you are turning, we can't remember what feet to use! We both decided it's a whole lot easier on roller skates, but then we were a lot younger when we learned that & did it for a lot longer too! They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but we sure as heck are trying!!!

Next weekend friends, Karen & Doug & their son, Jer & Mason will be visiting AZ. We are going to meet them 1/2 way between Doug's parent's on the other side of Phoenix & where we are for dessert somewhere. Can't wait to see them! They visit out here every Feb. & we haven't seen Jer since he graduated from school! I've only seen pictures of baby (not any more) Mason, so this will be fun!

Wednesday of this week Bill & I are having our early Valentine's gift exchange!!!!! We are having a massage! First time for him & I've had 2 neck massages on Monday's at the Monday Market. It sure loosens up those neck muscles. She says each week she finds different knots in my neck. Will let you know what we think. Our friends, Phyllis & Tom, are having theirs first, then we are using their trailer since ours isn't big enough to have her set up her table in.

Oh, it was great to see my counter turn over the 1300 mark!!! Thanks family & friends! Glad to have you as readers! Let me know if you think I could make this more interesting! Tell me what you like & what you don't. It won't hurt my feelings since I'm still learning!

Well, time to finish my lunch & head to Line Dancing. So until next time...................

The Traveling Cardinals

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