Thursday, March 14, 2013

Family, Fitbit and Friends

087(Jan) When it’s my turn to be 85, I hope I can do it as gracefully as my Mother-in-law, Joanne. At this time she lives alone in her home in Yuma but she has made the choice to move to Washington to live with her daughter, Jackie (Chuck’s sister). She will leave with us in April in the Motorhome. We’ll stop to visit her brother in the LA area and my brother in the Bay area on our way north. It will probably take us about a week to arrive in Seattle.  She’s going to have lots of family there. Beside Jackie and Butch, her grandson Mark and family and grandson Josh and family live there.  004

Besides spending time with Joanne, Chuck and I have been doing lots of walking. I have a new toy; a Fitbit, a pedometer plus.  It keeps track of time, steps, miles and calories burned and syncs to my computer. You can also register your weight and food eaten so it can be used as a great dieting tool. Chuck has also installed an app on his Razr phone called iStep Counter so we are having fun comparing info. 014We’ve always walked a lot when we are in the Foothills but it’s extra fun seeing if we can get close to logging 10,000 steps each day.

And we are blessed with some incredible friends to be with in the Yuma area!  Bill and Gisela joined us at Paradise Casino for a week in February and Bruce and Dee joined us on 53rd Street for a couple of days. We enjoyed delicious dinners with both couples as well as a Birthday lunch for Dee and dinners with Ron & Sharon, Frank & Diane and Dan & Jenny. Lots of Pegs and Jokers were played with all of the above friends and the Grand daddy of all games was played at Jim and Diane’s last week. That’s Jim, Gisela, Dan, myself, Ron, Diane, Chuck, Sharon, Bill and Jenny below.

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BOOMERANG 001-001Three Wed. matinee movies were enjoyed with the Boomer Group; Safe Haven, Snitch and Jack the Giant Slayer. Three very different movies but all good in their own way.

And this week several long time Boomers had lunch at Stackers and then headed over to Ron and Sharon’s for an afternoon of frivolity. That’s Jim & Diane, Chuck & I, Jack, Nancy, Sharon & Ron, Jerry, Karen & Mickey, Jeanne and Bill & Kaaren at right. 023

 

 

 

 

We’ve also had time for repairs and cleaning out cupboards and shelves in the motorhome. The weather is getting up into the 90’s and today we turned the A/C on!! Soon it will be time to head north. Until then we will be on 53rd St.

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