A “monkey’s wedding” day in Florida.

Good morning again. Yesterday, we had such a lot of rain in the morning, and the gym was very busy. I could hear people grumbling because they couldn’t play golf or tennis. I saw my next door neighbour on the treadmill, and her husband on the bike. They hate to be inactive, which I think goes for many of the folk here. Even some of those who are not very mobile, attend classes for “Chair Pilates” and water aerobics etc.. I was thinking yesterday about how I’ve never seen anyone smoking here at all. The club is totally non smoking, although there are no signs up. I think it’s just understood. Many of the people look to me as if they had been smokers at one time, so it seems that as they got older, they became more sensible of their health, and gave up, preferring to play sport and exercise instead. A very wise decision, I think.

We went for lunch at the Oasis restaurant by the pool, and by that time, the weather had cleared, the sun was shining brightly and there were several people in the water and on the loungers. You really wouldn’t guess it was the middle of winter. As we were walking out of the foyer, I stopped to admire this beautiful flower arrangement. One of the guys walking through, jokingly said, “I hope you didn’t get me in the picture, or I’d have to confiscate your camera.” Well, I think he was joking.Undecided


After lunch, we went to do a little shopping, and it rained again. This sun and showers weather is what we always used to refer to as “A monkey’s wedding” weather when I was a child, although I’m not sure why.



I don’t have much news to blog about, except that we’re going to a Valentine’s lunch on Thursday, organised by the ladies committee, and there will be “snippets of opera” whatever that may mean. On Friday evening there’s a Valentine cocktail reception and dinner dance. Our social life is really looking up since we moved here. Maybe hubby and I will even take to the dance floor, if there’s a big enough crowd to get lost in. I’m so looking forward to it and I shall have a good excuse to wear my red dress, which hasn’t had an outing for a couple of years. Wink

Have a great day everyone. Chat again soon.