Thursday, April 15, 2010

Just another day in Beautiful Florida

Received these edible posies for my birthday Nice Eating!

I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson: to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Well finally went and got the ole Taxes done, this is the latest I have ever done that! AND to my chagrin I had to pay, but owell that's life. Seems as though they are taking enough out of my pension. Will have to care of that right away! I could stand up and scream and shout, but what good would that do?? Just pay it and be done with it!
Went to the orthopedist, my knee has been giving me fits. I was supposed to have knee replacement about 10 years ago, but with babying it, have been ok. I told the doc I like my cute dimpled knees and just not ready, yet. See what we can do to avoid it. He said he would. So its pain meds, bracing, heat, and whatever. He did inject it and it is a bit better, but not perfect!
Yesterday, I went to the beach with a friend! WOW was it nice. It was about 85 degrees and gentle breezes blowing. Was to a little Island around here. We walked around it a couple of times-I need to exercise the knee! We talked, and just sat there and watched the gulf, so peaceful and calm. What a great day being retired! I made a picnic lunch. I slathered on sunscreen and still got pretty pink/red, but no problem it is good today. O I did walk IN the water- it was about 70 degrees, there were plenty of folk swimming, but not me yet, too cool.
Hope all my blogger friends are well and blessed!


Sandee said...

I've not had breakfast yet and I want that fruit. That looks ever so delicious.

Take care of that knee. Hubby has the same problem with both his knees. Thank goodness one is a bit better than the other. Still gives him fits at times though.

The beach sounded like a lot of fun. Good for you. I'm not going to comment on the taxes as we paid too. Sigh.

Have a terrific day. :)

Carver said...

That fruit looks delicious. I'm sorry you are having trouble with your knee but glad you had a good day at the beach.

Merci said...

Slather on the highest SPF you can find and there will be no pink. Worked for me in Mexico.

Missed your b-day. I'm such a fool. Hope it was happy - I'll catch up to you soon!

Craver Vii said...

Very pretty, that fruit bouquet! We will have frost up here Saturday night. Enjoy your 70 degrees. :-)

Beth Niquette said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day!

Virginia Gal said...

I am sorry to hear about the taxes, why is it that you have to pay but Exxon Mobil doesn't contribute a cent? Aye!

oh I'm jealous of your nearness to the beach - how lucky!

secret agent woman said...

Yum. A very happy birthday (belatedly) to you!

Gill - That British Woman said...

A belated Happy Birthday. I got one of those edible bouquets once, and was not thrilled with it, as it had chocolate on some of the fruit and the chocolate was that cheap cooking chocolate, just plain nasty!

Gill in Canada