Saturday, December 31, 2022

Anniversary 66

 Yes, Nancy and I are celebrating our 66th anniversary today.   December 31, 1956, a17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old boy stared life out together.
There were those that told us we were too young to get married and also said the marriage would not last six months. 

Actually, we went to Sioux City Steak House yesterday to avoid the crowd that would be there this evening. 

Today we will keep our family tradition of making cabbage rolls. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Merry Christmas

 Another year is winding down and we're very thankful for each year that comes and go.

I want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for sticking with me all these years.

I have been having some medical issues that has had me going to the Doctor more than usual and it looks like going into the new year will be the same.

I hope each and every one of you stay nice and warm thru this cold spell.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Mighty good eating.

 Whenever Nancy is feeling somewhat better than usual, she likes to fix me something special.


 This was the case this weekend.
One of my favorites a pot of potatoes, smoked sausage and large rigatoni's, with that and all the seasoning is mighty good eating folks.
The special part of was the rigatoni noodles is this was the old fashion extra-large kind which I haven't had in a few years.  I was looking around Publix and what do you know there they were on a shelf.  So now I know where I can buy them.

No, I did not eat the whole pot full.  Whenever Nancy knows I like a certain food she makes enough for us to have for a couple of days or longer.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, December 09, 2022

Catching you up a little

 Well folks still doing the doctor things with going and getting checked out.  
First appointment is with the cardiologist Monday just a regular thig to see how everything is going.

Then Tuesday to see the caretaker which is a P A. I don't think there is enough doctors these days because when you go in to see a doctor its usually a physician assistant or a registered nurse, 

Last Tuesday I had to go in for a ultrasound on my bladder and kidneys, so I will see how all that goes.

I'm a little behind getting the Christmas stuff put up so that always takes a little more time as I get older.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

And leftovers

 Nancy and I hope all of you had a very nice and enjoyable Thanksgiving.


It makes no difference if Nancy is feeling good or not, she likes to do up the dinner for Thanksgiving and so it was this Thanksgiving.

We didn't get a turkey because we had ham in the freezer and frig that needed to be eaten.
So, with the ham we had green beans, stove top stuffing with gravy, candied sweet potatoes and a roll.
Which was plenty enough for us since there will be leftovers for the next few days.

I didn't get out of the house for black Friday sales, I made the mistake one time and learn myself a lesson to not do that again.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

 I did want to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers.   Not only this day but thanks for sticking with me all these years through thick and thin.
I just wish I could make the blog more interesting, but after all it is about what I do and most of the time it is not very much of anything.


Tuesday morning Nancy and I hard to go to LabCorp to have blood drawn.  Afterwards Nancy was feeling better than usual, so we went to Susie's restaurant for breakfast.
Then she said since she was out, she wanted to get her haircut.  After that she really surprised me when she agreed to go walk in the James E. Grey Preserve.

"Where did she get all that strength from".  

Of course, she had to rest a few times along the way.

It is always nice to be out and walk here.

We even stopped to sit at the river park along the way back home to enjoy the nice view.

I truly enjoyed this day to be out with my "Sweetheart" this day.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great and Thankful day. 


Monday, November 21, 2022

A few things

Have you noticed the older you get the faster time goes by.
Nancy and I were talking about it the other day or maybe last month? 

You may think something happened a week or two ago when actually it was a month or so.
And if I start into another room, please don't stop me to tell me something because I will forget what I was going to get in the other room!

Yeah, we laugh a lot at the things we often forget.


One thing I don't laugh at is some of the breakfasts Nancy has for me when she feels good enough to stand at the stove to get me a special breakfast.  Like the one the other morning, which was an omelet consisting of eggs, bacon, hash browns with vegetables, toast with blackberry jam and topped off with a good cup of coffee.
It may not be healthy to eat all of that, but man 'o' man was it a good way to start the day.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.


Saturday, November 12, 2022

Same O Same O

 We have slowed down seeing the doctor's a little but still have a few appointments in December.

I tell you I have never had this many things go wrong that I had to have so many appointments in one year.
Of course, I have not been this old either so maybe that the reason.

Well, the college football season is rolling to an end soon, but the basketball season is just getting started and I like that.

Nancy is about the same with her aches and pains that she has had for too many years.

Nancy and I rode out the hurricane-tropical storm Nicole just a lot of wind and rain.  The rain seems like it was coming sideways hitting the windows.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Using the old grill.

 I'm still just staying a little busy on some necessary things.


Like grilling some steaks for dinner.

Two nice size Sirloins so we only ate one of them and the other the next day.
they were a a good price so I could not turn them down. Like cheaper than the price of chicken.

Then there was a day grilling ground for some cheeseburgers.  It's just hard to turn down meat selling for a bargain.

Looks like the burgers are ready to take up.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.




Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Back to walking

 I seem too finally beginning to be getting stronger as each day goes by so Sunday, I decided to do a little walking.


I thought James E Grey Preserve would be a good place to go to.

To the starting area there is a board because that's where the river backs up to make it swampy.

There are different kind of berries along the trails and the birds seem to be enjoying eating them.

More berries.

In some places the swamp is 3-4 foot deep.

Near the end of the boardwalk is a covered resting place.

Start of the dirt trail.

Couple of benches by the water for a relaxing rest.

Kayak launch to make it easy to put kayak in the water.

Here are a couple of kayakers enjoying the water and a very nice day.

My short walk ended up being two miles long.  I have to tell you my legs could feel it Monday morning.

Thanks for stopping and have a great day.






Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Cooler weather

 The weather has changed to fall of the year with a temperature of 62* this morning.   The temperature forecasted for tonight is supposed to get down to 59*.  
Now that is beginning to feel more like winter for us here in Florida.


I don't know if it was the cooler weather or what, but I felt like making some of my almost famous macaroni salad.
I say that because in the wintertime is when I put it all together.
It usually takes me around two and a half hours to finish it because I have to dice up all the vegetable that go into the salad.

Even though the weather has turned cooler we have not had to turn our heat on because the temperature is in the eighties in the daytime. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Hurricane Ian

 After keeping an eye on Hurricane Ian for a few days Nancy and I decided we would take our grandson's offer to come to their house in Hahira, Georgia until it was safe to return to our place in Port Richey, Florida.

We are located just north of Tampa, so it was supposed to hit us hard also.
But as you know by now Hurricane Ian had different plans of jumping all over the place and keeping the Hurricane experts guessing where it was going.

I have camera's set up at our place where I can keep an eye on things.  Yesterday it was raining down there but today looks like its dry but still with a lot of wind, so we are staying maybe until Saturday. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Doctor's too many times.

 It seems we are always seeing the doctor.

Last Tuesday both of us were at the doctor to see what our blood work was all about.  The doctor said everything looked ok, but Nancy's legs have been bothering her, so he ordered up an ultrasound for her.

As for me my left arm has been swelling up for three weeks, so it was an ultrasound for me also.
The thing that puzzled me though was that my appointment was a month off.

Well, I woke up at 5:30 Saturday morning with a terrible nosebleed so after twenty minutes I told Nancy to call the ambulance. When it arrived the told me several things to as holding my nose, when all that didn't work after trying all that they decided to take me to the hospital emergency.

At the hospital after an hour had gone by, they used some liquid aspirin to quit in my nose the nose q0uit bleeding.
So, with all that I showed the doctor my arm and he said they could go a held and do an ultrasound on it. The ultrasound showed no blockage, so what's up with my arm anyway. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  


Friday, September 02, 2022

Vicki is back home

 I took Vicki down to the St Pete airport last Sunday to catch a plane home.  Nancy wasn't feeling well so I was by myself on the way back home.
But before doing that Vicki and I stopped off at Central Station for an early dinner.  She had the Country Steak with mashed potato and gravy, I had a 1-pound Ground Steak with mashed potato. 
This was the first time I've seen a full pound Ground Steak for dinner and needless to say I had to bring half of it home with me.

Nancy and I had a good time with Vicki visiting but the time was too short as it always is when our children visit us.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Steak Dinner

 Friday was the day we decided to have dinner at Sioux City Steak House.                                                              

We all ordered the everyday special 8oz Sirloin, here is Vicki waiting on hers.
I've eaten here several times and always have the steak cooked just right.

Here's my order, steak, slaw, baked potato with plenty of butter and crispy fried onions.
We all three ordered much the same thing. We could not eat all of it so some of it came home with us.

Vicki had to have a photo with the Buccaneer that's always at the door to great you.
A meal with the one's you love is always nice.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 



Friday, August 26, 2022

Trip to Cedar Key

 Vicki, our first-born daughter arrived by plane from Lexington this past Sunday to spend a week with us and it was good to see her again.

Wednesday, we made a short trip up to Cedar Key so she could see what the town looked like since it has not changed from the old days.

But first we stopped to see this old engine in the small town of Gulf Hammock


Here's Nancy and Vicki standing in front of an old steam engine that used to haul trees to a near by sawmill all owned by the same company.

Front of the steam engine.

Couple of signs telling about the sawmill and town that the lumber company built.
You can click the photos to enlarge.

Here is the part of town that looks like it was built on stilts that stick out over the gulf waters.

We picked one of the restaurants to have our meal.

We watched the seagulls.

And pelicans as we enjoyed our meal.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Doctor appointments

 Last Monday Nancy and I had a doctor's appointment mostly to get our prescriptions filled for our meds.
But of course, we both had other things to get checked on.

For Nancy it was her feet where she has been having a problem that Jeff (our PA) will have to keep a check on.  
Then it was my turn which took up a lot of time, which I had to fill him in what has been happening to me.
After telling Jeff, he called the hospital to get all the information he set me up an appointment with a lung specialist to see what the spot on my lung all is about.

By the time we got out of the office 3 1/2 hours later we were both hungry, so we went to Applebee's 
to have our meal which was good and very filling.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day day.


Saturday, August 13, 2022

Sherry's back home in West Virginia


Sherry and I went to a new State Park (Werner Boyce) to check it out.

It has a nice kayak launch where you can go around in the mangrove bush for the day.

If you do not own a kayak, you can rent one here on site.

A nice boardwalk and several hiking trails that will be a good way to spend the day.

It was a bittersweet day this past Mondy as Sherry had to load up on a plane and go home.
She stayed a long time with us making sure that Nancy and myself could get along without her.

We left in time to visit John Chesnut Park where we had a nice time.
Sherry was tickled because she got to see a great number of squirrels playing around and not only seen alligator, but the alligator was trying to catch a squirrel upon the shore of the lake.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Sunday, August 07, 2022

Have to stay busy doing something

 I'm sorry folks I'm still not doing very much these days and I know it will take time to recover fully.
But stick with me through all this.

Yesterday I did get out to gauge up the air in the tires and clean out the inside of the car a little.  

It was a big chore for me just to do that especially with the heat well into the middle 90's.
I'm not used to getting so wore down in such a short time.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, August 01, 2022

Nice day and weather.

 Still trying to hold back from over doing it.  But I'm still doing some small stuff around the house.


As you can see I have my appetite back.  I try to have something for breakfast each morning
Yesterday it was waffles and sausage to start the day.

Our daughter Sherry and I took a side road down by the gulf waters to see some new areas Sheryy has not seen.        


Sherry likes to see boats and houses along the gulf.

Its always nice to get out and enjoy the day.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.



Thursday, July 28, 2022

Improving and it feels good

 Sherry and I have been going to the stores a little more, so I have been doing more walking.
I can tell I'm beginning to get stronger the last couple of days.

In fact I told Nancy that I believe I have turned the corner.  Yesterday morning I woke up around 1:30 am and as I was lying there, I started thinking what I could do when I got out of bed when daylight came around.  That sure sounds like my old self.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Another Great day

 A few days ago, Sherry and I took time out to visit a nearby park.


I was wanting to go to a platform out over the water a little way up this walkway.   But first Sherry walked to see how far it as, she thought it might be a little too much of a strain for me so I said ok since I'm not to overdo it.  


Bird enjoying the day.

                                                        Boats out for a nice day.


Nice flowers planted out around the park.

It was another great day to be out to enjoy the cool breeze off of the gulf waters.
Also people out in the park and small toddlers in the sand with grandpa and grandma taking care of them.

Just another great day.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.