Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Not Boring Here…

I have heard some folks say that retired life is slow and boring.  Well, I can’t believe that it is already mid week again.  Seems as though, it was just the weekend.

  Yesterday we were busy all day.  First thing, Direct TV arrived to deliver the receiver boxes that we ordered on Sunday.  While Mark was busy with them, I went to the clubhouse for the first HOA meeting of the season.  Mark joined sooner than I thought.  Well, come to find out the Direct TV boxes were the wrong ones…so they had to be reordered and delivery was rescheduled for today.  To make a long story short, we really didn’t need the HD boxes after all, we just needed updated regular boxes.

After the HOA meeting, we hung around the club house, visiting and signing up for this and that.  My mom says…I was always holding my hand up…volunteering her for something.  I guess, I never changed, as I was always volunteering for something when our children were growing up…and I am still holding my hand up and probably always will.

Before, leaving the club house, I picked out two Angels from the Christmas Angel Tree.  I selected two little girls, ages 2 and 4 and look forward to shopping for them.

We headed back to the motor home for a quick lunch before Mark needed to go back to the club house kitchen.  He and some of the other guys were baking cakes.  More about that in a minute.

While he was gone, I was busy do a little baking on my own for the Tuesday evening street party.  It was a beautiful evening and the food and fellowship was great.  We all stayed a visited at Kathy and Denny’s until the chill ran us in.

This morning was another early morning…Direct TV was to arrive around 8:00 and believe it or not, they were on time.  In fact, Mark had to go meet them at the gate to let them in.  This time the correct boxes were installed, authorized, and working in short time.

By the time they were finished, it was time for us to make a trip into town to pick up the furniture at the Rooms To Go warehouse.  We got there and back pretty quick.  And, again, in short order,


the furniture was in place and looking good.

I now had just enough time to change clothes and walk up to the club house


for our monthly ladies luncheon.

We usually all bring a dish to share, but today we were treated to lunch…cooked by the guys.  That is why Mark was helping bake cakes yesterday.  And, not only was the food prepared by the guys, they served it to us and stayed to clean up the kitchen.  Thanks guys…lunch was great.  We all enjoyed it so much, they have decided to make this an annual event for our November luncheon.

After lunch, we made a run to Wal-Mart to pick up some pictures I had uploaded for print.  I am working on filling


the wall collage using pictures that we have taken from our travels.

The afternoon heated up quite nicely, so a trip to the pool and hot tub was in order.  We then called it an early evening.  Who ever said retired life was slow and boring?


  1. Wow, I can see you will have a great winter...
    I laughed when you said you used to volunteer your mom, I used to do the same all the time. Of course the nuns really took advantage of it since they didn't drive.. My poor mom! I also did alot of it myself...
    I love those chairs. They look very comfy.
    Continue the fun.......

  2. You sound just like my mom. She is more busy since she retired than she was before. She was always volunteering for tons of stuff when I was growing up and still does. Your room is looking great and love the chairs.

  3. Nice blog...we retire 2011 and are downsizing so we will have less to care for. We want to have more time with our grands also!