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Monday, January 30, 2023
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Friday, January 27, 2023
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
What will they come up with next?
I was flipping through my latest AARP Bulletin when this article caught my eye, "Better Ways to Age".
I am all for finding out how to make the most of my age so I started reading. It was about some useful technology for us of a 'certain age'. Heaven knows, we need all the help we can get in dealing with the constant changing world of technology so I was intrigued.
I have known about the Fitbit watches that do all sorts of things like count your steps, read your blood pressure etc. etc. I mean, it's scary these days just how much of your private life is 'out there' for others to gain knowledge of.
But, now this takes the cake, folks. There is a toilet seat called the Heart Seat that when you are doing your 'business' it will measure your blood pressure, blood oxygen and heart rate. And, the dad-gum seat sends that info to your doctor.
I am just not sure I want my doctor informed every time I take a pee.
I just think that's the weirdest thing EVER! What do you think?
Thursday, January 19, 2023
When Centerbrooke had a van, a bunch of us would go to lunch once a month. One day they hauled off the van (after Covid) and it's gone to van heaven I guess. Leastwise we haven't seen it since!
So, I decided that we had enough drivers around this place that we could start up that event again. Who needs a stinking old van, right?
Yesterday 7 of us residents rode up to Smithfield, (That's in Virginia USA, the home of Smithfield Ham) to a place called The Cockeyed Rooster. They serve breakfast 'til 2 p.m.
We had the best time. We laughed, told jokes, ate good food.... it looked like that we were a bunch of monkeys let out of the zoo! That's what happens when you keep us 'older generation' cooped up too long!
Then the waitress comes by. She was so cute and friendly and we liked her even more when she said, 'It was so nice to have waited on y'all. Everything's been taken care of and I hope you'll come back again soon.'
WHAT!! DOUBLE WHAT!!
Our bill paid? by whom? She wouldn't say. However, one of our group knew the two men at the next table and we'd talked some to them while we were all eating.
They are the ones who did it! They confessed that they came there about every day so we teased them about we were going to show up every day, 'just in case they were in a giving mood'. We all laughed about that!
Their nice, generous gesture really made our day so special. They said, 'Just pay it forward.' I certainly intend to do that!
Sunday, January 15, 2023
We 'Oldsters' know how to
Thursday, January 12, 2023
What a way to start the New Year!
We have been struggling getting our activities started back up here at Centerbrooke since Covid. The staff is overloaded and besides we residents need to be active so I enlisted my daughter's help (she's dynamite at stuff like that).
Back in Sept. she started coming once a month with home-baked muffins for our coffee time. It was a little slow getting going but this Wednesday we had a crowd of folks in the clubroom scarfing up the goodies.
Nothing like a muffin (there were cranberry-orange, blueberry and banana nut) to put a smile on folks faces.
One of our newest residents started a card-playing group. That has taken off too with a bang. We'll be playing twice a week. It's a fun game and perhaps we will play other card games later on. I even got up this morning and dragged (hehe) myself down to take on the team. I believe THEY took me down but there's always next time. Have any of you played Five Crowns?
Every morning the puzzlers are busy at work. There is no telling how many puzzles that group has put together. Now, me? I can't stand sitting there wondering where this tiny little piece goes. I'm just no good at it.
Sunday, January 8, 2023
We slept in.... I mean, what else would you do lying in a comfy bed 4 floors up listening to the waves crashing on the shore. The sun was out... hallelujah for that. So, we went out on the balcony to enjoy the last few minutes of our stay.
I've seen a dolphin or two from time to time but for my birthday I had a crowd of them swimming by. I bet we saw 3 dozen as they swam, rising up from the water every minute or two so that they could get air. Man, those buggers are so hard to photograph... they are quicker than lightning! So we got a few good shots of them.
I was just so excited and amazed. Oh course I had my camera ready! I've missed being out taking pictures so much and this trip provided us with a lot of opts.
Saturday, January 7, 2023
Several times in the past Shirley has taken me to Nags Head, N. C. for my birthday. So, that's where we were for my 89th. Can you believe that! 89. I sure can't.
We've had our interesting times down there. One time there was snow on the ground, another time we had a flat tire but this time it was perfect in every way.
It was cloudy when we got to the hotel. Warm for this time of year. So, we were sitting on the balcony just relaxing to the sound of the ocean waves when a huge clap of thunder and bolt of lightning sent us racing back inside.
Dinner was amazing. We tried a new restaurant, the 'Ocean Blvd Bistro and Martini Bar'. As many times as we have been to that area, this was the first time we stopped in there. Oh my goodness. Have we been missing out.
I ordered scallops which came on a bed of oven-roasted veggies and rissoto surrounded by roasted red pepper puree. I mean, I cleaned my plate! It was sooooo good.
Shirley got the rack of lamb. She loved it.
Both of us were stuffed so declined dessert. But, here the waitress came with a chocolate lava cake topped by a candle. We finished that off, too.
We had the sweetest waitress, Maria. I told her I was gonna adopt her! She said she was up for adoption and gave me a big hug.
It was just the perfect celebration and as always Shirley outdid herself seeing that I celebrated in high fashion.
More on our trip next time.
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Monday, January 2, 2023