Monday, January 16, 2017

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!



Friday, February 3 is the kickoff for our BIG Cancer Awareness weekend.  A huge highlight of that night is the hot air balloon glow where we have 8-10 BIG balloons here.  We NEED VOLUNTEERS to help handle the balloons as they're blown up and tethered.  

Please sign up in the Activities Office for one of these volunteer positions.  No super strength needed but we need folks (men or women) to hold the lines.  You will be treated to dinner before the event.  Sign up now so the correct number of meals can be ordered.  

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Healthy Foods

Our local volunteer group called "Loving Hearts, Loving Hands" held a fund raiser for the Casa Grande Cancer Support Center.  We were served a variety of nutritious foods and then were asked for our comments.  

Believe it or not, my favorite was the Ziti tofu.  I doubted I would have liked any of the food as the word "tofu" does not bring joy to my palette, but this dish was quite good.



Same goes for the turkey meatballs.  To me, turkey doesn't below in a "meatball" but these were quite tasty.



We also tried different chilis and salads.  
Of course, my favorite of all were the delicious cookies for dessert.



The nutrition expert was there to answer questions and was interested in getting feedback for her recipes.





Diane Gaines was our hostess.



We even had a belly dance demonstration.  Myaesha (Bernadette Rezak) gives lessons at the Cancer Support Center.



Take time to read through the Facebook page for the Support Center to see all the events and services they have to offer.

Speaking of nutritious foods.........the "Orange Man" as I call him is here on Tuesdays and Fridays in the front parking area by the mailboxes.  His oranges are delicious and only cost $6 per bag.



He also brings other fresh vegetables when they're available. 



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Internet Outage Tomorrow


From Gary Lambert:

Please put out the following information on your news wire… J

TomorrowJanuary 12, at approximately 9am, the Dish internet will be down for about an hour while Dish does some upgrades to the master controller for the internet system. This update should resolve some speed issues that a few of our Residents have encountered. I’ll pass along any other information that I get.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!!

Gary   

Phoenix Mart

Have you driven past the Phoenix Mart site recently?  Underground cabling and exterior walls are being installed.  Wonder if it will really reach completion.





Monday, January 09, 2017

Bingo Packer Fans


Met some new Packer fan friends from Wisconsin at Bingo tonight.  We didn't win at bingo this time but we definitely won that Packer game Sunday.  Go Pack!


Met more new friends sitting across the table.  They're from Minnesota and are here for the first time this season.  Welcome!






Last Man Standing


As you can tell, my posting slows down when the season gears up.  I guess we're having too much fun and don't have time to sit at the computer like we do in summer.  I hear both sides of the story from readers though.  Some tease and complain that they miss my posts during their morning coffee, some say they don't read it during the winter when they're here, but those who win my heart are those folks who can't be here due to poor health or some other kind of family problem. 

Barb Poole sent me this photo they titled "Last Man Standing".  The final table of winners at Omaha poker last Saturday afternoon.  Who said women never win at poker?





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Canadian curling fans might enjoy this video:

Canadian Curling

Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas!



Just taking a moment to wish each of you readers a VERY
 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!




Mahjong & Ukeleles + Dufus

Great Christmas party at Mahjong this week!





Really enjoyed listening to the ukulele group at practice.  They're having FUN!





Even Dufus the wonder dog finds time for a nap.


Thursday, December 08, 2016

Patio lunch, Computer Club, Bridge party, and the Geeks

Our Wednesday "Lunch on the Patio" has begun.  Every Wednesday you can meet your friends and/or neighbors and have lunch on our pretty patio.


Live entertainment provided by our own residents, Dolores Forbis and Larry Marick.


The local Cancer Support Center is holding a healthy cooking event on January 12.  Stop by their booth on any Wednesday during the patio lunch to buy tickets at $10 each for a very worthy cause.  (Nancy Flader was on duty for this week.)


Details of the event.


Lunch this week was taco salad.  Thank you to Robin Perry and her crew!


There are so many events to attend.  Check the nice front bulletin board.


Our computer club is growing too.  It's hard to keep up with technology!




Mark your calendars for the week of March 11 when the Geeks on Tour (Jim & Chris Guld) will be here in Palm Creek.  They give seminars on technology at all the major RV rallies around the country.  Watch the Happenings for details in January.


The Duplicate Bridge group held their Christmas potluck last night.  Sooooo much delicious food.  It was even harder to concentrate on bridge when we had such full stomachs.





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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Wednesday Lunch

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7, starts the weekly Patio Luncheons and they're serving my favorite Taco Salad.  Come on up and join me.  Bring a friend.  Hope to see lots of people there.




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Mud Dauber Nest

Another Monday morning coffee today.  I always enjoy these as it's just a casual gathering over a quick cup of coffee, another chance to chat with folks we don't necessarily see at our everyday events,  plus a thorough review of upcoming activities.  (not to mention a free donut!)



Quilt of Valor
Mary Lee Jones has created a Quilt of Valor and presented it to her brother-in-law, Norman Jones, in honor of his service in Viet Nam.



A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of a mud dauber nest we found on the side of a house.  It was going to be washed away so I got permission to go after the nest and explore.  It was fascinating!





What a busy little bee that was to build such a magnificent castle.  Imagine how many trips that bee made in order to build such a structure.  She's such a skinny little bee too.


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