Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Morning

What a nice morning it has been. The temperatures are nice enough (for now) that our air conditioners were turned off yesterday afternoon and the windows have been opened all night and all morning. The fresh air was much needed after a long hot summer with the house closed up tight with AC's running constantly. It smells so much fresher now. Rocco had an early morning visit to the hospital out patient center for routine blood work, then back home for a tasty breakfast of Home fries, Bacon, toast and eggs over easy. (and I had orange juice too) Now I am stuffed and ready for a nap before work this afternoon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Farewell to Ray

Been quite busy at work up until this week. Summer is finally winding down as kids get back to school. I sure was ready for this time of year though as its been a real busy summer at Funland. Ray, one of our regular customers this summer, is leaving for home this Sunday. He has been visiting Funland almost every day meeting with friends in the evening to enjoy our 99 cent Natural Lights. He will be missed.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Vet trip

Yesterday morning I awoke to Auggie walking on three legs. He was holding up his right front paw and yelping with even the slightest touch. He spends the night in our bedroom with the door closed so it seems like if he did something in the night to injure his leg, we would have heard something. So it was off to the vet. After an exam the Dr decided it was not broke and was either a muscle or tendon injury from God knows what. His treatment was a cortisone shot and cortisone pills to be started in 2 weeks after the shot wears off. He also said that the shot would help his skin since he is always chewing and scratching himself raw. He sent him home with antibiotics for his skin condition also. While there we also had all his shots done (Rabies, distemper, parvo, bordetella) and tested for heart worms (negative results) and we bought a 6 month supply of Heartguard. Grand total, $121.00. Pet ownership, Priceless.

OK, I admit the bunny picture has nothing to do with my post, but they sure are cute, LOL.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Yard Sales

Got up early this morning, TOO EARLY, to hit a few yard sales. Picked up quite a few things.
A nice Sunny yellow ceramic kitchen canister set, a fish bowl complete with everything for a Betta, Fall designed table cloth with 12 matching cloth napkins (too big for my table but will use it to cover the folding table I use for Thanksgiving Buffet) Several autumn and Christmas scented decorative candles, a cassette tape convertor so we can play cd's in our jeep using a portable cd player, a cute Halloween doggie bone toy, a tin punched framed collage country theme picture for my kitchen, a set of two kitten themed throw pillows, a mickey mouse throw pillow, two christmas themed throw pillows, an awesome black and white ceiling fan for our living room, a Christmas angel puzzle, several kid learning puzzles, a toddler toy for the "grandkids", a new still in the package set of childrens classics hard cover books, and I think that might be it.
I love yard sales.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Harbor Walk Village

Was off work today so decided to go to Harbor Walk Village in Destin. Walked around and saw all the sights and fishing boats. There were quite a few restaurants to choose from and we decided on AJ's. We ordered a HUGE steamer bucket to share and it was so much food we couldn't even finish it. It was awesome.

Monday, July 25, 2011


(1:30 pm) Slept in this morning, until noon that is. I didn't get to bed last night until 4:30 A.M. so it was only 7 and a half hours sleep. Not like I was just being lazy. After rolling out of bed, had a couple more papers to gather together and fill out to turn into the Clerk's office at the court house for Rocco's divorce. We are doing it ourselves and it sure involves a lot of papers and leg work. It is nearing the end of the process so HOPEFULLY this was the last forms we needed to turn in. Then back home for lunch. Had some pre-made pulled pork BBQ sandwiches. Just heat and plop on a bun and its instant lunch. Tasty but the BBQ sauce was a bit sweet. As we were eating, Bo decided to get a drink of water and came into the living room drooling, so Corinne got a napkin to wipe his mouth. He didn't seem to mind at first but then he lashed out at her and bit her finger. I just don't know about this dog. He has bitten Rocco before too and even growled at me a couple nights ago when I picked him up to put him in the bathtub. He was fine in the bath and even when I picked him up to take him out. He was playing when I was drying him off, then got mad and attacked the towel. He never bit me but showed some attitude for sure, MMMMMMM? He is calm now playing with a stuffed doggie toy. He was tossed around a bit before coming here. Not sure if that caused the behavior issues or if the issues caused the tossing around. But for all the attitude issues, we still love him and he sure is cute. LOL.

(7:30 P.M.) Had a good afternoon out and about. Rocco had a Chiropractor appointment at 3 pm which did not take long at all. Still working on an issue with his hip but it is almost well thanks to his Chiropractor. Then off to Borders for their going out of business sale. In the paper they advertised 40 percent off but only their magazines was 40% off, almost all books and gifts was only 10% off. Not much of a sale at those kinds of discounts yet the store was full of people buying stuff. Heck if that's all it took to get business they should have just had a 10% off sale instead of closing their doors. I can't believe all the people BUYING for just 10 percent off. I bought a Muppets Yahtzee game while I was there. Not because of the sale price as it was 20.00 normally but only saved 2.00 on sale. I just thought it was cute and I like Yahtzee. I will check back closer to closing time when they really have some deals. After Borders walked over to the Pretzel Maker (we were at Pier Park) and had pretzels and a soda. Pier Park was very crowded with tourists so headed back to town and away from all the beach traffic. Quick stop at Goodwill where I bought a pair of jeans for me that had been cut off to capri length. Then off to Petsmart. Had to pick up some dewormer for Bo as he has all the symptoms of Hookworms. But that's an easy fix with the right medicine. Afterwards stopped by Best Buy to pick up a Playstation Memory card but they did not have the one we needed so I just found and bid on one on Ebay. (its an older obsolete one we need for an older game we have, Disney racing) Finished off our running around with a trip to Cold Stone Creamery for Ice Cream. Had Double dark chocolate Ice cream and Rocco Had a shake. YUMMY.

(2 A.M.) Well finished off the day with a late night homemade supper of Dr Pepper BBQ chicken, BBQ flavored rice and Broccoli with cheese. After Lucas and Corinne got in from work and ate then we played a game of Muppet Yahtzee and I WON. Now off to bed.

Another day of work

Just another typical busy day at Funland. Got off work at midnight and headed to Walmart in Lynn Haven for some late night grocery shopping. The store is quite empty that time of night. Made it home with some delicious powdered donuts and cold milk for a late night snack. Now playing Disney Racing on Corinne's Playstation 2. Disney Racing is an old Playstation one game we use to have and play all the time. I just picked up this copy on Ebay and we are having fun playing and bring back memories.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Work, Work, Work. Its the busy season at work, SUMMER, so that's taking up a lot of my time right now. Got a great pair of new sunglasses today though. Tiffany Sunglasses, sweet. I guess working lots of hours has its rewards.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

St George Island

Today was another great day off that started out with sleeping in really late. Always nice to catch up on some much needed ZZZZZZ's. Then decided to head out to St George Island. We stopped in Apalachicola for a late lunch, Seafood of course. Then on to St George and the St. George Island State park. Took some great sand dune and sea oats pictures there. The water was awesome, all clear of June grass that far East (St George is roughly 100 miles from us) The Beach was alive with lots of ghost crabs and shore birds. We found whole sand dollars washed up on shore much to Rocco's delight as most sand dollars we find are broken before reaching shore. We gathered up the sand dollars and brought some home as a reminder of our great day. The weather was perfect, warm sea breezes blowing and lots of sun. Then headed back to Apalachicola and stopped off at Caroline's River Inn for a couple dozen raw oysters before heading home.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Forgot to mention in my last post that we had another new family member join us. His name is Bo. He is a long haired Boston Terrier, 4 years old. He is purebred and registered but he has a long haired gene that created his adorable whispy coat. He came to us around March and has fit right in. He is a much loved member of the family that we are delighted to share our happy home with.


Well its been FOREVER (or at least it seems like it) since I was on here posting anything new. Since my last post our "roommate" Adam moved out, my Nephew Lucas moved in and Rocco's youngest daughter Corinne moved in also. Both "kids" got jobs at Funland and are working hard for the summer. Since starting back to work in March, its been busy, busy, busy at work so not much time to blog. Yesterday was Rocco's 53rd Birthday and we celebrated with presents and a cute HAMBURGER shaped birthday cake. Today was a much needed day off that was spent mostly at home (went out for lunch, Chinese, and a Chiropractic appointment for Rocco) Enjoyed just being home, watching some TV and playing a late night game on the Wii.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Living Area

Finally got some Photos of the living Area which consists of our Living Room, Dining area and Entry way. I know everything look so empty but you have to remember we moved here from a cramped tiny Mobile home so I don't have much to fill up all the space. I guess I need to go shopping. Didn't want to bring in anything else until the carpets were cleaned, which we did yesterday. The carpets aren't perfect but MUCH MUCH better. They were so bad before cleaning. We are thinking about adding some area rugs to brighten and cozy things up. We have looked at several stores and Pier 1 imports has some we really like. I will upload new photos as we decorate and make our home cozy and comfy.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Carpet cleaning

Today is carpet cleaning day. Just taking a break as we are only about half done. Rented a Rug Doctor machine and though the end results are not perfect (because these carpets were the dirtiest I have EVER seen) as you can see from the photos, WOW what a difference it does make. Its a lot of work and lots more to go but very happy with the fresh clean look.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Well what started out as a simple trip to the store to buy a single blind didn't quite end up that way. Our living room has 3 windows. Two blinds were in good shape, one was not. Store after store after store left us with no match in the right size to replace the bad blind. So our last store was Sears, but no blind. At that point I said the hell with the blind search. So the 10.00 vinyl blind turned into 120.00 curtains. (three of which all match, LOL) So as you can see in the pictures, This is what it looks like with curtains (the two behind the couch anyways) and the lovely look before. It has been an all day job and Rocco worked real hard. Through it all I sustained one injury, the couch was pushed over my big toe but after a little blood and some painful throbbing we were back on track and the job completed. All in all, I think it was worth the work and aggravation.

New Home

Well its been like forever since I added a post to my blog so here I go. Changed the name of my blog from seaside living to Florida Living as most of you know we bought a home in Panama City and moved off of the beach. Been busy since February 1st just getting all settled in. We installed a knob on the linen closet door in our master bathroom today. I said earlier on Facebook that only a new home owner could get excited about a closet door knob, Ha Ha. Rocco chose this knob as he liked the rustic iron look. Its been chilly and wet here lately and can hardly wait for better weather so we can start enjoying our new neighborhood. Was very gray Thursday but sun on the way for Friday.