Sunday, January 6, 2013


JANUARY 6 – The weather hasn't been very nice here in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). It's been cool (temps in the 40's), and the air is filled with a misty rain since the first of the year. We've been giving our overhead heat pump a real workout the past five days. Each day we have had to turn on the propane furnace. Bella enjoyed laying on the register....silly cat!

bella on heater

bella on heater

BUT, the sun came out today, and it was beautiful. What a difference a day makes. Everyone was out walking, riding bikes, and just having a great time.

Thank goodness for the Football Bowl games. With the rotten weather, they have saved us from tearing out our hair from a bad case of “cabin fever.”

We did get some fresh South Texas oranges and grapefruit to make some juice. Yummy! Fresh squeezed orange juice is so good! It sure makes us appreciate the number of oranges it takes to make a gallon of orange juice. We squeezed, using an electric juicer, about 30 minutes to make a quart of juice. Crazy, but oh so good!

Marsha cutting oranges.

Paul making OJ

We went over to friends, Angie and Rick's, on Friday night for a fun evening playing the Horse Race board game. What a neat game. We had a great time, lots of fun, and enjoyable evening shared with a group of friends. Paul won about a $1.05; Marsha on the other hand lost $3.65. But what fun we had.

Night at the races.

Horse race game.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!