Another Busy Day

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102013

Here at the Orlando Thousand Trails we are close to all kinds of major attractions, including Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, sports arenas, and a host of other fun places. This is our third or fourth winter here and we haven’t been to one of them. But that doesn’t mean we ever get bored.

Who says you have to be going somewhere or doing something to keep busy? Yesterday was another busy day for us, right here at home.

I started the day in my usual way, checking and replying to e-mails, reading a couple of my favorite blogs, and the news online to see who we’re at war with today. I sure was glad we visited New England back in July instead of being up there now! Those folks were getting hammered!

Then I spent some time sending out a link to our new digital issue to our subscribers, and renewal notices to those who were due. Every issue more and more readers are converting to the digital issue. For traveling RVers who worry about weight issues in their rigs and don’t want to mess with mail forwarding, it’s a no brainer.

Once I got done with the digital issue, I dumped our black tank and walked down to the dumpster to get rid of the trash, then checked e-mail again and tried to explain to a couple that I couldn’t possibly tell them if the used motorhome they are looking at in Texas is a good deal or not from over here in Florida.

While I was doing that, Miss Terry was busy baking several loaves of bread; no bread machine for my baby, she makes the dough from scratch, kneads it by hand, and bakes the loaves in the convection oven.

I gave serious thought to a nap during the afternoon, but decided to do some writing instead, and got about 2,000 words done on my work in progress.

Apparently the bread wasn’t enough of a challenge for her, so she also made up a pot of delicious sausage pasta sauce (yes, from scratch, of course) and three-cheese tortellini for dinner. Yummy!

Don’t we know how to have a good time?

Today we may treat ourselves to a movie. We want to see Melissa McCarthy’s Identity Thief. We’re fans of her sitcom Mike and Molly and try not to miss it on Monday nights. We also have another treat in store for us today. We’re having dinner with our friends Stu and Donna McNicol at Green Garden in Clermont, our favorite Chinese restaurant in Florida. We always have a good time when we get together with them and the time just seems to fly by.

Thought For The Day – We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

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  4 Responses to “Another Busy Day”

  1. Just another day of a retiree, up at 6:00 read Bible, paper and get on computer for the morning in-fro. 7:30 go to resort clubhouse for breakfast, than at 8:45 being picked up for a round of golf. Complete golf at 1:30 return to resort and go to a burger party at neighbors place. 5:00 go to local AL for a stuffed pork chop diner and Valentine’s dance the last till 8:20 than return to resort and go to a dance at the club house that lasts till 10:00. People think that we have it easy and don’t do anything here in Florida, but as you can see it’s not easy being retired.

  2. Yes, indeed, I do think you know how to have a good time…even when staying home!! Good food helps huh??

  3. Do you still like the China Buffet place in Brooksville? Is the one in Clermont better?

  4. Green Garden in Clermont is not a buffet, it’s an order off the menu place, and the food is great. I like the house fried rice, and Terry likes both the Mu Shu Pork and the Spicy Shrimp With Vegetables.

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