Tuesday, July 30, 2013

We thought we were so clever

Today was a leisure day. We hung out all morning at the pool. We had a quick lunch at a restraunt by the condo.  It was fun hanging out.  The Buddy called to wish us a Happy Anniversary and asked what we were going to do tonight. We told him we were going to Red Lobster for dinner. His reply was precious.  He laughed and said "really?".  He said we could go there at home, we should go some place different but it was up to us.  He mentioned an area we could go that had some good places. We talked it over and agreed with him.  So we made reservations at a really nice restaurant in the area he told us about.   It was really fancy.  The wait staff all wore tuxedos.  We  thought we were so clever so we texted him from the restaurant.  The meal was delicious.  We enjoyed it immensly.  The waiter brought us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary and told us he had really good news for us and it was bigger then free dessert.   Art said oh my maybe you should sit down to tell us.  He said it was so big he had better and sat down.  Then he said your son called and paid the bill. Holy smokes Myrna!! He and MK picked up the bill for us.  It was so sweet and we were so surprised! We thought we were so clever but they were the clever ones. A big thanks to them!!   Now we are off to celebrate..........good night.

25 Years Ago Today

It is so hard to believe but 25 years ago today, I married my best friend. Art and I dated for 2 1/2 years.   In that time we became best friends.  I knew he always had my back and I had his.  Not only did he marry me but Mrs Doctor and The Buddy.  The four of us became a family. It has not been an easy ride for Art.  He has nursed me through many life long illness.  Always with a loving smile. He has been an awesome provider and protector.  There is no one I would rather share my life with.  He is the first person I think of to share every moment of my life.  He loves it when I relive stories and tell them to him........ Oh wait I love to relive stories and tell to him........he is not such a fan but he listens intently anyway. We have had a lot fun together. He makes me laugh and brings so much laughter and joy into my life. I really thought I loved him when we got married but compared to how much I love him now it wasn't much back then. Who knew you could love someone that much more. To him I say thanks for always loving me.  I love you Art!! Happy Anniversary!  Here is to the next 25.

Just a little funny from yesterday.............

While Art and I were in line to see one of the shows yesterday, we started chatting with a lady there with her three kids.  While we were visiting, I noticed her son (probably about 6 or 7) was looking at me with a puzzled look. Finally he said to his mom "why does she have gray hair?"   Hahahaha. I said because I stopped coloring and because I am old. He frowned and said to his mom " she doesn't look old."    Cute kid!

Great Day

What an awesome day!!  I had a rough night so Art thought maybe we should lay low today but I didn't want a day wasted because of me so we kept our plans.  We spent 12 hours at SeaWorld.  It was so much fun.   We walked our legs off.  I have a blister on each foot.  Art said his feet were wanting the can opener.  All the shows were excellent  but I have to say I enjoyed the Blue Horizon the best.  It had a little bit of everything.....dolphins, whales, birds, divers, acrobats.  We stayed until the bitter end. We were going to go home early but we just hung in there. The fireworks at the end were just splendid.  We watched Shamu rock the night.  I love watching all the dolphins. Art got a new hat and I got a new dolphin shirt and dolphin bag. We bought an insulated drink cup and we got free water fills.  That was nice because bottled water was $3.50.  The weather was just right.  Oh what a fun day....but I am ready for bed.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I Went To China..........almost

Today was a beautiful day. It rained last night and was a little overcast until about noon but then it was bright and sunny.  We had a leisurely morning. We decided to go on a harbor tour.  The tour was about two hours.  The first hour the tour there was about 500 people and it was about 98% Asian. We got on the boat and there was a guy from Colorado and a couple of other folks and us and everyone else was Asian.  They tour was nice but the people on the tour were the rudest people I have ever come across.  They would push and shove to get a picture, they would step on you.  I couldn't believe it.  We listened to everything in English and Mandarin. The guy who spoke Mandarin was super quiet and spoke really slow.   It reminded me of a women's conference I went to. Only at the conference we went to Jerusalem....almost.  this time we went to China......almost.  The second half of the tour there was probably 300 people and everyone' was pleasant and respectful of one another. Art and I both got sunburned.  I have a nice farmers tan and Art's face is pretty red.

After the tour we walked across the parking lot and toured the USS Midway. It was an aircraft carrier. All I can say is WOW!  It was so cool.  We were there for several hours.  I realized there is no way I could have gone out on a ship for 3-6 months at a time.  We had directions to help us find our way around, I am not sure how the navy guys found their way around.  The ship was huge. It took us hours to see all we could and we didn't go everywhere. But it was sure fun and all the volunteers were so knowledgeable  and nice.

We had lunch down on the harbor.  I ordered onion rings and um um they were so good.  The only downside was they gave me a bunch and I mean a bunch.  I felt bad I couldn't eat them all especially since they were soooooo good.

We did a lot of walking today. I think we will sleep good tonight.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Anniversary Week

Wowiewoo!!!  Today started the week long 25th anniversary week.  I have looked forward to this week for 25 years.  Art and I went to San Diego 8 months before we got married.  We had had so much fun and I knew after that he really was my best friend and I wanted him in my life forever.  I made him promise when we got married that for our 25th anniversary, we would go back and do all the fun things we did the first time...........and here we are.

The Buddy and Miss R picked us up bright and early to take us to the airport.  We first flew to Oakland and it was super cold.  I was so glad I had my hoodie with me.  Then on to San Diego.  It was chilly when we arrived.  Excuse me........what happened to sunny California?  The line at the rental car place was insanely long.  We were so happy that we were members and could be helped quickly.  While waiting our turn, we watched planes fly directly over us and it appeared like we could just reach up and touch them, oh and they were really really loud.  We got our big ol honkin car (it's a Crown Victoria)  and headed for our condo on the beach.

We figured out where the condo was but it wasn't quite time to check in so we went to Subway for lunch.  Then we checked to see if we could check in as it was about 20 minutes prior to check in but the key wasn't in the box so............we decided to go to Walmart and pick up some groceries.  They didn't have a very big selection of food items so we also went to the grocery store across the parking lot from Walmart.  Then we headed back to the condo. Success the key was available.  It is a great condo and I can sit on the couch in the living room and look at the beach and ocean.  We are right on the beach. My sister Trixie (I say that like I have more than one sister hahaha) would absolutely love this place.  Anyway it is a great place. We are really pleased with it. It is about 900 square feet and has two bedrooms and bathrooms.  The kitchen appliances are all new.

After getting all settled in we walked the beach and over to the boardwalk.  There was tons of people of all ages fishing off the boardwalk.

One of Art's favorite restaurants is the Black Angus. They closed the one back home some time ago.  As luck would have it......there is one here.  Glory be.  We went there for dinner.  Art loves loves loves the steak soup.  They have the best potato soup and garlic mashed potatoes. Those are my faves. In fact, my garlic mashed potatoes is their recipe.  As luck would have it, this stupid diet I am on prohibits the potatoes.  Curses curses curses. I am trying really hard to follow the diet.  I really want the diabetes to reverse and I really want the autoimmune hepatitis to go back into remission, so I have really followed the diet. (That is a whole other blog).  I told Art, I want to really enjoy this week so I am not going to worry about the diet this week but I just couldn't order the potatoes. Maybe as the week goes by I will fall off the diet wagon but it wasn't tonight.

Time to turn in.....it was an early morning and I need my rest.....we have some super fun things planned for this week........I am such a lucky girl.