Friday, February 11, 2011

29 January – 4 February 2011

OK, other than lots of cold weather and the usual trips to the library, Wal Mart, Corpus Christi (shopping), lunch at Big Fisherman and the Mexican restaurant at Port Aransas; this was a slow week.  So, I knitted a lot and thought I would share some pictures of my hats…..

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This one was not finished yet…..but, it turned out really good!100_2951

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This one is supposed to be a beret but it doesn’t lay down right……I might try to fix it or not!!!!

This one came out way too small…..guess I’ll save it for the new baby??????  It wouldn’t even fit over my hat holder!!!!


Then I tried to make some gloves……what a mess…..fingers too short for adults and palm too big for kids!!!!!


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22-28 January 2011

22 Jan, Saturday:  I have been wanting biscuits and gravy for so long and that’s what I did today!!!

23 Jan, Sunday: Today was Nolan’s 68th birthday so we went out to lunch at Charlotte Plummers and I had those great crab cakes…..mmmmm good!  I ordered Nolan a demin jacket from NRA web store for his birthday.  I managed to keep it hidden and a secret til today…..he was surprised!  Another surprise for his birthday was that the toilet stopped working right. It wouldn’t put water in bowl.  Was a pretty good day though except for the rain!!!!

24 Jan, Monday:  Jacket was way too big….first time I’ve every bought him an XL and it was too big.  So, we made a trip to post office to return jacket.  We stopped by the library and Camper Clinic needed to see if we could just get the valve for the toilet that Nolan thinks needs to be replaced.

25 Jan, Tuesday:  Today we spent driving to Victoria to eat lunch with Sylvia and George.  Sylvia is a distant relative of mine that lives in Port Lavaca.  Before we ate lunch I had time to do a little shopping at Penneys…….and, I bought 2 new pair of shoes!!!  Had a great lunch and was good to meet George and talk to Sylvia.

26 Jan, Wednesday:  Today was “fix it” day.  I’m so thankful that Nolan can fix about anything……I just have to remember that he needs to do it at his own speed……the toilet hasn’t been working for 3 days so far.  However, today Nolan fixed the toilet for $33 and the vent cover from the hail storm for $16.  Yeah!!!!!!

27 Jan, Thursday:  Walked a mile today……it was so warm and sunny!

28 Jan, Friday:  The park planned a  Karoke and Music night but they changed and added in a Potluck and everyone knows how much I like to cook, so didn’t go!

15-21 January 2011

OK, this week not so much happened……

I decided that if we were not going to keep the 5th Wheel when we get back to Missouri, why was I spending so much money on new flooring.  So, I cancelled the carpet order and bought trim at Lowes.  Here is what it looks like now…..I don’t have a before picture…..100_2943

Made our bi-weekly trip to Library and Nolan washed the truck. We were gonna go to movie but nothing on we wanted to see.  Rod and Deb and Jim and Ellie left this week so their last night here we had happy hour at Rod and Debs then made a trip to Port Aransas for dinner at Fin’s.

During the Hail storm lots of leaves fell from the trees everywhere and almost everyone but us had racked and cleaned up a little…..Nolan finally racked leaves!

I’ve been knitting a lot so I mailed off a package to my sister with hats and a scarf this week.

We also decided it was time to by a dehumidifier so that was also accomplished this week. 

Not too exciting but there it is!

Oh, did I tell you how much I love my soda machine!

8- 14 January 2011

8 Jan, Saturday:  Great lunch at Butter Churn, it’s a restaurant that only has a buffett and they have the best fried chicken.  Happy Hour at Rod and Deb’s with Jim and Ellie.  Kind of nice to have friends around!!!

9 Jan, Sunday: OMG, we woke up around 4:30 am to the worst thunderstorm with hail.  It sounded terrible and we were so worried that something was getting broke by the hail.  Well, it did….the vent cover in the bathroom got holes in it and the air conditioners were damaged some.  The truck also received some damage.  Rod and Deb’s car had one of the side windows busted out and lots of the RV’s in the park were damaged.  As soon as I got up and around I called the insurance company and left a voice message.  After all the excitment, Ellie stopped by to invite us over for happy hour but I didn’t feel the best so we didn’t go over.

10 Jan, Monday:  Started to cool off a lot.  The insurance company called back with claim number, then claim adjuster called and will send out someone to give us an estimate.  Dinner at Rod and Deb’s……meatloaf, my favorite.  I had bought some of those frozen cinnamin rolls so I got those out to take over for dessert.  Boy are they good!  Started to knit another hat.

11 Jan, Tuesday:  Cold day so we had beans and ham for dinner.

12 Jan, Wednesday:  Insurance adjuster came today and Nolan took care of showing him everything.  Now to wait and see what they pay for.  We were tired of staying in because of the col so Nolan took me to Michaels and Joann’s in Corpus Christi for more yarn and patterns.  We almost always drive back across Mustang Island and then eat somewhere in Port Aransas.  Today we had lunch at DQ.

13 Jan, Thursday:  COLD AGAIN….but Nolan walked for an hour.

14 Jan, Friday: Deb sent me a text and asked if we wanted to meet them for lunch at Landry’s in Corpus Christi.2011 003

This was looking our the window at our table.  It was a rainy day and cold.

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I got my new soda making machine today and I love it…..

Saturday, January 8, 2011

1 – 7 January 2011

1 Jan, Saturday:  One of my favorite things to do in Rockport is to have breakfast at Alice Faye’s.  It’s not a great meal just OK, but the restaurant sits right on the water and there’s just something I like about the place.  Today everyone else was liking the place too…..there was only one empty table.  Decided we would attend the 2:50 movie True Grit. It was really good!  Just a reminder for all……you need to check your bank card’s expiration date every once in a while….On the way home Nolan decided he needed more money but the ATM wouldn’t cooperate….his bank card had expired!  When we got back to the RV I called my sister cause she gets our mail for us and sure enough a new card had come in the mail….she will mail it to us but he will be without for a while.

2 Jan, Sunday:  Road bike 1 1/2 mile…..Nolan’s gonna buy be this really cute bike with flowers on it when I ride 100 miles so I’m getting started.  Riding this bike just kills my hands, isn’t that weird!!!

3 Jan, Monday:  First of the month (that’s when I get paid) so today was shopping at Wal Mart.  Was gonna go to the Library but they were still closed for the holiday.

4 Jan, Tuesday:  Trip to Library for new books and I took my eReader (wifi signal at RV park is not strong enough at our site).  So, while Nolan looked for books, I played on my eReader.  We saw on the bulletin board that the park was having a pot luck tomorrow so we made a stop at Wal Mart for pork roast and bananas.  Lunch/dinner at Big Fisherman cause it’s the Tuesday special.  Went later in the day and the line wasn’t so bad but I think we’re gonna skip it for a couple of weeks!

5 Jan, Wednesday:  Banana pudding and Nolan BBQ’s pork roast was our contribution.  For a while I didn’t think we were going, Nolan was too busy walking and talking today and didn’t get the roast started soon enough.  We were about 10 minutes late and there was lots of people there.  Roast only lasted about 5 minutes and I only had a small bowl of pudding left.

6 Jan, Thursday:  Road bike 2 miles today…..still 96.5 left.  Cleaned most of the day and finished another hat.  Nolan let Oscar out of the pen to chase the sheep and he got tons of sand burrs……I’ll get a picture of this sheep (that’s what these guys are calling it but it sure looks like a goat to me).  It doesn’t have a home and stays around here all the time…..dogs go crazy when they see it.

7 Jan, Friday:  Betty and Joe, another couple from Missouri, are having trouble with their air conditioner leaking water on their bed so Nolan was looking at it to see if he could see what was causing it.  So, the dogs and I went to visit with Betty.  While there Rod and Deb and Jim and Ellie arrived.  Then around 4:00 it was Happy Hour at Rod and Deb’s.  So glad to have friends around!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

25 – 31 December 2010

25 Dec, Saturday:  Made 7 layer salad, blueberry cheese cake, corn casserole for Christmas dinner at the Club house at 2:00.  We again didn’t stay very long, there were about 25-30 there…not a big group.

26 Dec, Sunday:  Kind of cold……33 during the night.  Kind of boring day so we went to see the movie Little Fockers at 2:30……it was pretty good!

27 Dec, Monday:  Decided to try another place for breakfast.  Went to Ken’s on the corner……yuck, neither one of us liked our meal.  Then we stopped by Wal Mart for dog food and then Camper Clinic so Nolan could ask about a new tank for the water heater.  They were way too expensive compared to what we found on line…..Nolan will check some other places.  It seems the tank is leaking and the faucet at the kitchen sink leaks also…..when it rains, it poors!  Nolan says with an RV there’s always something to fix…..another reason he’s not enjoying our adventure so much!

28 Dec, Tuesday:  Lunch special at Big Fisherman……first time there has been a long line but we stood in line anyway.  Decided to go to the movie True Grit because it was free popcorn night…..another line!!!  Nolan doesn’t do lines but again he stood in line…..about half way to the ticket window, they announced that True Grit was sold out.  So, we stopped at DQ for ice cream instead.

29 Dec, Wednesday:  Finished another hat like the one last week, I really like that pattern!

30 Dec, Thursday:  Finally decided that we would buy new carpet for the living room instead of putting down vinyl so we went to Lowes and ordered new carpet for living room…..I think I’ll like it.  Stopped at the grocery store and on the way back I got a text message with this picture attached…….my new grandbaby although I sure can’t tell what’s what but Carla assured me it’s there somewhere!

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31 Dec, Friday:  Nolan wanted to eat lunch at Butter Churn for the catfish. I enjoyed the meatloaf, shrimp, and gumbo.  Last night we decided that we didn’t order the right size for the carpet.  So, another trip to Lowes to reorder carpet and cancel the first order.

18 – 24 December 2010

18 Dec, Saturday:  Went to Farmers Market down by the beach area…..lots of booths!  I bought a new kind of candle,, they all smelled really good and the representative said they didn’t smoke very much and they burned really even.  After that we went down the road from the RV resort to another flea market.  Not very many booths open but we did find this bike!  It had two flat tires and the gears don’t change but the price was right……it was marked $10 but Nolan offered him $5 and he took it…..I have a new bike for Christmas!!!!  After loading it in the truck we stopped at O’Rielly for that stuff you squirt into tires to keep them from leaking and the Butter Churn for lunch.

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Here’s Nolan trying it out….tires stayed up but we need a different seat!

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Here’s Lucy and Oscar checking out the new bike also!!!!2010 014 2010 012 2010 003 2010 004

19 Dec, Sunday:  Today we were off to K Mart to buy a basket and bigger seat for my new Christmas present!  We didn’t find exactly the kind of seat we wanted but it’s better than what’s on it!   Nice warm, sunny day!

20 Dec, Monday:  Had to return books to the Library so we stopped by Wal Mart for another seat, the one we bought yesterday is kind of hard.  Pizza Hut for lunch while we were out!

21 Dec, Tuesday:  Lunch special at Big Fisherman today.

22 Dec, Wednesday:  I’m gonna be a grandma in August!!!!  Pretty good Christmas present especially since we can’t go to Missouri this year for Christmas.

23 Dec, Thursday:  Shopped for Christmas pot luck dinner at the club house.  Made cheese ball for Christmas Eve finger food get together.

24 Dec, Friday:  Went to Christmas Eve finger food gathering in club house……we didn’t stay very long.  I finished another hat this week, it’s one of my favorites!

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