Category Archives: Relaxing

My Son Gets Funnier Ever Day!!

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Here’s the link to a great News-Press article and interview about Stage 2 Improv!!

http://www.news-press.com/story/entertainment/2014/06/20/stage-improv-brings-funny-downtown-naples/11000603/

Stage 2 Improv brings the funny to downtown Naples

Charles Runnells, crunnells@news-press.com

“Sometimes you just don’t know,”

says Debrowski, 23, of Punta Gorda.

“And that’s the thing about improv.

You can’t be afraid to fail.

That’s where the funny often comes from:

failing and failing big.

You don’t know what’s going to happen

a second from now,

two seconds from now,”

Debrowski says.

“It could be anything.”

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We’re all having great fun with this thing that he does!!

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The Naples Players are awesome!

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I love Old Naples!  The Sugden Theater is beautiful!

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The Stage 2  Improv cast members are characters!!

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Casey, the comedy wizard!

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Great Friends!

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Me with our good neighbors!

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Hubby took  a nap, so he could come out to see the show!!

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Great show, Casey!!

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Crazy buddies!!

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Stage 2 Improv cast members:  Rosie, Steve, and Synthia cutting up after the show!!

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More crazy, fun friends!!

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Beautiful theater!

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With beautiful orchids!!

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It was a great summer run!!

Hilarious fun!!

I loved it…

And look forward to many more shows!!

“Laughter is like an instant vacation.”

-Joyce Meyer-

Amen!

The Reason I Haven’t Been Blogging…

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The name
And the life situations
Have been changed to protect the innocent!
ME
But, really this has been my life
So-to-speak for months now!
 
I am driving
I am late for work
Spilling coffee down my whitest shirt
While I’m flossing and I’m changing lanes
Oh YeahNow I’m driving
Through the parking lot
Doing eighty, hey what the heck why not
Watch it lady, Cuz you’re in my spot
Once again, It’s early to work
And here’s a surprise, I got a
McMuffin for just 99 cents today
I think they ran a special[CHORUS:]
I can’t stand still Can I get a witness
Can you hear me Anybody, Anybody
I think I am running just to catch myselfMaybe someday I could fly away
Go to Key Largo or Montego Bay
Sport my Speedo, maybe grab a tan
DREAM VACATION, WILD ELATION
Now I’m running
Straight into my boss
And he’s angry, Oh and he calls me Ross
Which is funny, cause that ain’t my nameAnd that’s lame
I’m still running
Running very late, For a meeting
Wait, that was yesterday
Guess I’m early for the one next week, Oh how sweet
I get on the ladder, I corporately climb
I wave at my life as it passes me by everyday
My name’s not Ross!

[CHORUS]

Life in my cubicle is discreet, Life in my cubicle is neat
I’ve got some pictures of my friends
Some sharpened pencils…where’s my pen
Ten O’clock I’m in a meeting
Paper cut I think I’m bleeding
Check my hair it’s still receding, Hey what a life
Break for lunch, there’s nothing better
Run outside and don my sweater
Like Fred Rogers let’s be neighbors
I’ve lost my mind
I’m over worked, and underpaid, and non appreciated

It’s just a perk of being of being middle class and educated
One… spinning circles in my chair
Two…win a game of solitaire
Three… And I ponder where my stapler’s gone
Four O’clock and I stare at the door,
And I stare at my watch, Then I stare at the door
I stand by my desk like I’m going to war
There’s just one thing I’ll be needing
Grab my paycheck as I’m leaving
Oh oh oh oh oh oh ohhhhhhh
Five O’clock it’s time to go
There’s crowds to fight and time to blow
It’s talking fast on my cell phone
Hey, watch out that’s reckless driving!
Five O’clock

It’s time to hit the couch and watch TV
Set the clock and go to sleep
It’s 8 a.m. on Monday morning
Again and again and again and again and again
Driving around, no where to go
And so I hang with my lady,
Oh, and chill with my bros
It’s okay, in my Cabriolet

[CHORUS]

When I meet God, I will have a question
I just forgot the question
I think I am running just to catch myself
Oh oh oh
Oh oh o
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I am driving

I am late for work

Spilling coffee

Down my whitest shirt

While I’m flossing

And I’m changing lanes

Oh, Yeah

Now I’m driving

Through the parking lot

Doing eighty

Hey, what the heck, why not

Watch it lady

‘Cause you’re in my spot

Once again

It’s early to work

And here’s a surprise

I got a McMuffin for just 99 cents today

I think they ran a special

I can’t stand still

Can I get a witness

Can you hear me

Anybody, anybody

I think I am running just to catch myself

Maybe someday I could fly away

Go to Key Largo or Montego Bay

Sport my speedo, maybe grab a tan

A dream vacation, wild elation

Now I’m running

Straight into my boss

And he’s angry

Oh, and he calls me Ross

Which is funny

‘Cause that ain’t my name

And that’s lame

I’m still running

Running very late

For a meeting

Wait, that was yesterday

Guess I’m early for the one next week

Oh, how sweet

I get on the ladder

I corporately climb

I wave at my life as it passes me by every day

My name’s not Ross

Life in my cubicle is discreet

Life in my cubicle is neat

I’ve got some pictures of my friends

Some sharpened pencils

Where’s my pen

Ten O’clock, I’m in a meeting

Paper cut, I think I’m bleeding

Check my hair, it’s still receding

Hey, what a life

Break for lunch

There’s nothing better

Run outside and don my sweater

Like Fred Rogers let’s be neighbors

I’ve lost my mind

I’m overworked

And underpaid

And non-appreciated

It’s just a perk of being

Middle class

And educated

One… spinning circles in my chair

Two…win a game of solitaire

Three… and I ponder where my stapler’s gone

Four o’clock and I stare at the door

And I stare at my watch

Then I stare at the door

I stand by my desk like I’m going to war

There’s just one thing I’ll be needing

Grab my paycheck as I’m leaving

Oh oh oh oh oh oh ohhhhhhhhh

It’s five o’clock

It’s time to go

There’s crowds to fight

And horns to blow

It’s talking fast on my cell phone

Hey, watch out, that’s reckless driving

Five o’clock

It’s time to leave

To hit the couch

And watch TV

Set the clock and go to sleep

It’s 8 am on Monday morning

Again and again and again and again and again

Driving around

Nowhere to go

And so I hang with my lady, oh

And chill with my bro’s

It’s okay, in my Cabriolet

I can’t stand still

Can I get a witness

Can you hear me

Anybody, anybody

I think I am running just to catch myself

When I meet God

I will have a question

I just forgot my question

I think I am running just to catch myself

Oh oh oh

Oh oh oh

Whew!!!!

I’m exhausted!!

Thank you, Lord for this weekend to relax and recover!!

Amen!

Happy To Bring A Little Warmth To Your Winter!!

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Warm Wishes From Florida!!!

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To help you feel all warm and cozy…

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I’ll just share with you our day at Palm Island!!

And though your weather outside is frightful…

And the map shows Florida to be the only warm spot in the country…

You can bask in the sunshine I’m sending you!

http://www.palmisland.com/the-island-experience/palm-island-marina/

Let’s start with lunch…

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Johnny Leverocks Seafood House

Yum!!!

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Where there are boats on the ceiling!

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Come on, the journey to get to Palm Island…

Is half the fun!!

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Come aboard!

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It’s a beautiful day!!

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The scenery is awesome!

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What a sighting!!

Looks like they’re walking on water!

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Soaring Birds…

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Here’s our landing…

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What fun, we’re here!

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Colorful kayaks!

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Quiet beach!

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Sit, relax, read, gaze at the Gulf of Mexico!

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Want to stay awhile???

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I see you met a friend!

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Stay on the beach ’til the sun sets!

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Here’s your lifeguard!

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Ahhhhh…the sun is so warm!

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Time to go back to the mainland!

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Take care of our marine life!

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Let’s come back again soon!

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Yes, you should!

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Here comes our ride!

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The gang’s all here!

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What’s this following our boat???

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It’s becoming clear!

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Flipper!!

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Dolphins are so much fun!

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Back and forth, back and forth!

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(I think my husband took these last three photos, ’cause I was getting dizzy!  Ha!)

Afterwards, I tried to video them on my camera, but they got bored and left us!!

Hope you enjoyed the boat ride!!

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 Your sunny day at Palm Island!!

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And that the sunshine warmed your heart!

http://www.palmisland.com/palm-island-slow

http://www.palmisland.com/dining/rum-bay-restaurant/

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Numbers 6:23-26

“The Lord bless you

and keep you;

the Lord make His Face shine on you

and be gracious to you;

the Lord turn His Face toward you

and give you peace.”

A Swarm Of Seniors!!

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Proverbs 16:31

“Gray hair is a crown of splendor;   

it is attained in the way of righteousness.”

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It was sooo funny today…

 

My hubby took me to Fisherman’s Village…

 

http://fishville.com/

 

To get my long-awaited burger…

 

After my routine colonoscopy…

 

Which is such an awesome procedure…

 

NOT!!!

 

I took all the required meds yesterday…

 

And waited…

 

Finished getting my income tax ready to work on with hubby over the weekend…

 

Typed up two blogs…

 

And did various other things…

 

My son came home sick, guess he got it from me…

 

So I had to take care of him!

 

And still no potty time…

 

I could have taken a walk today…

 

But I thought I’d have to rush to the bathroom!! 

 

I don’t want to keep hopping in and out of bed tonight…

 

While I’m trying to get a restful sleep…

 

Please, Lord, let my plumbing work properly…

 

And let the results to be…

 

“Ok, see you in 3 years!!”

This is what we seniors talk about!!

Such lively conversation, huh???

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We haven’t been over to Fisherman’s Village in a while…

 

http://www.fishville.com/marina.html

 

And certainly not at lunch time in February…

 

At the height of “snow bird” season!!

 

Snowbirds are people who leave cold, northern winters…

 

By escaping to Florida!

 

If you don’t stay for at least half the year…

 

Then you’re a sunbird…

 

If you don’t come down here at all…

 

To escape the snow flakes…

 

Are you a flaky bird???

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Floridian’s Temperature Gauge:

74 degrees-

  Beautiful outside weather…

85 Degrees-

Beach and pool weather…

95 Degrees-

Too hot, stay in air conditioning…

Anything lower than 70 degrees is chilly…

Lower than 60 degrees is cold…

Lower than 50 degrees, we’re freezing!

http://EzineArticles.com/3282469

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We decided to go to the…

 

Village Fish Market Restaurant…

 

When I e-mailed my friend/hairdresser this story…

 

She said…

 

“How was your burger at the Village FISH Market??!!!!

 

LOL

 

That alone cracked me up!

 

That is tooo funny!

 

A client asked me how I can stand it with all the old peeps!

 

HaHaHa

 

And…..YES!

 

I was laughing hysterically thinking this is definitely…

 

BLOG MATERIAL

 

hahahahahhahhahaha!!”

She’s young, she doesn’t get it…

Wait her time will come!!!

Ha!

 

http://www.fishville.com/restaurants.html

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old.

You grow old because you stop laughing.”

-Michael Pritchard-

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Well, we noticed that the…

 

Village Fish Market on the water was very crowded…

 

So, since we didn’t want to wait…

 

We sat by the door in the bar area…

 

Well, let me tell you…

 

Fisherman’s Village was like a Senior Citizen Reunion…

 

Not one young adult, teen, or child in the whole place!

 

I think every Senior in the world was at Fisherman’s Village at that exact time…

 

Walking past our window!

 

And me without my camera!!!!

 

It was Baby Boomer Heaven…

 

They were all dressed for summer…

 

Because our weather’s in the 70’s…

 

As compared to…

 

What’s yours???

 

Zero???  Or worse???

 

I had on black capri sweats…

 

Since I just came from the Surgi-Center…

 

No makeup…

 

 I wasn’t ready for the Florida Summertime Fashion Show…

 

I didn’t fit in!

 

Plus, I had a long sleeve denim shirt over my short-sleeve top…

 

Because I felt a little chilly!!

 

Ha!  What a hoot!

 

Yup!!!

 

They just kept comin’ in and out…

 

Walkin’ back and forth…

 

Meeting friends…

 

Talkin’

 

Like they hadn’t seen nice weather in their entire lives!!

I was still a little woozy from the anesthesia for my colonoscopy…

I thought at first that I was seeing things…

When, seemingly swarms of seniors…

Came out of the woodwork…

From everywhere…

Like an Old Folks Convention…

Is Tuesday Senior Day?

https://www.facebook.com/fishermensvillage

What a show!!

A Senior Fashion Show!

Snowbirds, sunbirds…

En mass with their Florida Lifestyle outfits…

Like a casting for a Beall’s “Florida Lifestyle” Outlet advertisement!

What an onslaught of walkers, canes, braces, wheel chairs, and orthotic sneakers…

I spend so much of my time with kids…

That I forget I’m old…

Elderly= 55 +

Some days I feel old…

Especially last week, when I was sick with a sinus infection…

But, Praise God!

They were so vibrant…

They made me feel young, and not alone…

So, since we’re right there with them…

And we’re old, too…

We just waltzed ourselves down that breezeway/runway…

Right out of there with them!

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Then, later in the afternoon…

I took my walk…

And again saw old folks…

 

Strolling back to their condos, from the pool, in full beach gear…

 

Two guys in a boat looking at their catch of fish,

 

And one elderly couple approaching me going to the pool…

 

The old guy was wearing no shirt, bless his heart….

 

Gee, they all just must want to finally feel the sunshine on their skin!!

 

All this “old folks” conversation…

 

Brought back memories…

 

Of when we first brought our son, who was around five…

 

To Whiting, near Toms River, NJ…

 

To see Grandma and Grandpa’s new house…

 

We took him into the big grocery store…

 

Rode him around in the cart while we shopped…

 

And he kept looking around, looking around…

 

Finally he says,

 

“Gee, Mom, there are certainly a lot of Grandma’s and Grandpa’s down here!!!”

 

We laughed so hard!!

 

Well, that was me today…

I saw so many, many Grandma’s and Grandpa’s…

Wish you all were there with me!!

It was so funny!!

My cousin from NJ, e-mailed me…

“What’s so funny?  

Sounds like a warm, sunny, wonderful day for the old folks (like me)!!!!! :)”

Right!

And from my friend Marian…

“I got a kick out of your story about your funny day… 

I’ve noticed a few of those ‘old folks’ around our neighborhood, too…

But mostly driving cars like they think they may break (not brake)…

If they turn the wheel too sharp. 

I wonder how they got all the way from places like Ontario and New York! 

Just last night, we had a couple over…

And talked about how we have become the ‘older’ generation.”

Yikes, it’s true!!!

“Inside every older person

is a younger person wondering what happened.

-Jennifer Yane-

So Come On Down!!!

The state of Florida is the southernmost state on the continental United States,

boasting both peninsula and panhandle landforms.

Due to its location as the closest U.S. state to the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator,

Florida is renowned for its exceptionally sunny, but humid, tropical climate.

Known by other state nicknames such as

“Alligator State,”

“Orange State” and

“Everglade State,”

the nickname “Sunshine State”

was officially adopted by the Florida Legislature in 1970.

The nickname appeals to “snowbird” tourists who,

especially during cold winters in the northern climates,

visit Florida for its spectacular weather and warm beaches.

In 2011, tourism is the largest industry in the state

and one of the top domestic and international destinations in the world.

Spanish explorer Ponce DeLeon was the first European to explore Florida.

He named it Pascua de Florida or “Feast of Flowers” for the succulent flora and abundant flowers.

Florida has a humid subtropical to full tropical climate,

with abundantly sunny days and a mean daily temperature of 71°F.

Despite its wide variety of temperatures of near 100°F

to sub-zero temperatures throughout the year,

Florida is the warmest state in the United States, on average.

http://www.wisegeek.com/why-is-florida-called-the-sunshine-state.htm

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Dedicated to all seniors…

In loving memory of my Mom, Tina!

Miss you, Mommy!

This Is How It Is!!

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E-mail from me:  (to our Pastor’s wife, who heads up our Kids Church) 

“Thanks, Pam, for the Christmas treats you left in Kids Church for Casey & me!! 

We found them today!!

Chocolate for me…Yum!  Yum!!

And I must say, you really do know what my son loves!!

 

PEZ!!!

 

We came to the church to organize the Drama Team Christmas stuff…

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And he starts playing with, and eating, the PEZ…

 

Wondering how to get all of the candy into the dispenser without them all falling out!!

 

Really?

 

‘Mom, do you know how to fill the dispenser?’

 

Something about unwrap slightly…

 

Then hold the paper around it ’til it goes in the dispenser???

 

I don’t know…

 

If I did know…

 

I certainly don’t remember…

 

Does he know how long…

 

How really long…

 

It’s been since anyone has even remotely asked me to fill a PEZ dispenser???

 

He was so intense..

 

So focused on the dispenser…

 

On the candy…

 

And on how hard it was to get the candy in the dispenser…

 

So he could eat it!!

 

Why not cheat…

 

And just gobble it up sans dispenser???

 

No fun in that, huh?

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We had one hour ’til he had to leave for rehearsal…

 

Needless to say…

 

We didn’t get done!!

 

Oh, he was helpful setting up tables…

 

And moving boxes for me…

 

But we could have gotten the whole job completed…

 

If he was focused on what I needed done…

 

Instead of that great gift of PEZ you got him!!!

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Thanks Miss Pam!!

 

Ha!!  Just teasing…

 

Thanks!  We love you!!”

 

This kid of mine is 23…

 

Now you all know why he’s so good at Improv!!

http://stage2improv.net/

 

I love him!!!

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We’re Italians!!! We Don’t Know Any Different…Or Any Better Way, To Live!

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I received this e-mail recently, I love it! 

(author unknown…)

Here’s The Difference Between Us…

AMERICAN KIDS:  Move out when they’re 18 with the full support of their parents.

ITALIAN KIDS:  Move out when they’re 28, having saved enough money for a house,and are two weeks away from getting married….. unless there’s room in the basement for the newlyweds.

AMERICAN KIDS:  When their Mom visits them, she brings a Bundt cake, you have coffee, and chat.
ITALIAN KIDS:  When their Mom visits them, she brings 3 days worth of food, begins to tidy up, dust, do the laundry, and rearrange the furniture.

AMERICAN KIDS:  Their dads always call before they come over to visit them, and it’s usually only on special occasions.

ITALIAN KIDS:  Are not at all fazed when their dads show up, unannounced, on a Saturday morning at 8:00 am, and start pruning the fruit trees. If there are no fruit trees, he’ll plant some.

AMERICAN KIDS:  Always pay retail, and look in the Yellow Pages when they need to have something done.

ITALIAN KIDS:  Call their dad or uncle, and ask for another dad’s, or uncle’s, phone number to get it done.

AMERICAN KIDS:  Will come over for cake and coffee, and get only cake and coffee. No more.
ITALIAN KIDS:  Will come over for cake and coffee, and get antipasto, a pasta dish, a choice of two meats, salad, bread, a cannoli, fruit, and espresso.

AMERICAN KIDS:  Will greet you with “Hello” or “Hi.”
ITALIAN KIDS:  Will give you a big hug, a kiss on your cheek, and a pat on your back.

AMERICAN KIDS:  Have never seen you cry.
ITALIAN KIDS:  Cry with you.

AMERICAN KIDS:  Eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on soft mushy white bread.
ITALIAN KIDS:  Eat Genoa Salami and Provolone sandwiches on crusty Italian bread (for breakfast).

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 Ya Gotta Love Us!!!

Don’t miss out…

Go visit an Italian today!!

Once we meet…

You’ll never  be a stranger…

You’re part of our family now, and…

Forever!!

God Bless!

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“A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed

on the anvil of everyday living.”  ~ Chuck Swindoll

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Ephesians 1:5

“God decided in advance

to adopt us into His own family

by bringing us to Himself

through Jesus Christ.

This is what He wanted to do,

and it gave Him great pleasure.”

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Deuteronomy 6:6-7, 18 

“These commandments that I give you today

are to be on your hearts.

Impress them on your children.

Talk about them when you sit at home

and when you walk along the road,

when you lie down

and when you get up.

Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight,

so that it may go well with you

and you may go in

and take over the good land

the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors,

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