We Went Dancing!!!

The hula dance is simple: you put some grass on one hip, some more grass on the other hip, and then you rotate the crops.

First things first, the swim spa!!  We had our hot coffee and discussed the plans for the day,  The water was a warm 95, and I have placed a heater right by the stairway si our robes get warm as we soak.

We got into our “grubbies” and worked in the yard.  MAry planted about 15 daffodils using our auger/power drill system.  Below she is trimming back some of the plants we have in containers.

We worked in the yard most of the morning.

The flowers around the patio were overgrown, and when they get tall, they tend to fall over, and the stems break.  I cured the problem by cutting the plant way back.  In a month, it will be whole again!

We cut back the blue flowers as they were overgrowing everything.

We planted two roses in our big tubs; one was a Mr. Lincoln, and then my favorite is the  Julia Child or Butter Rose.  Mary’s is blossoming and growing tall, while mine is just starting the bloom.

MAry’s favorite rose, Mr. Lincoln, is coming on strong.

The wall is almost six feet tall, so you can see Mr. Lincoln is peaking over the fence to our neighbors.

It is a vibrant red and has a magical fragrance.

My rose is doing OK but she is short not like her friend Mr. Linmcoln.

Looks like rich butter!

While trimming, I am careful of the Praying Mantis as they are voracious bug eaters. A man went to Dr. Mary complaining that he kept seeing some insect buzzing around him. Mary just told him not to worry; it was just a bug that was going around.

I told Mary, “I and going to develop an exercise routine for our friendly insects.”  She did NOT look surprised but was interested enough to ask how it was going.  I replied, ” It’s not going that well. Guess I have to work out the bugs.”

Mr. Mantis visits us, yeah!

Mid-afternoon, we stopped and got gussied up for the big dance with Starlighters.  I had not been to a dance since July 2019.  We were asked (we volunteered) to be the official greeters and check everyone in, which was a good idea.  It was a good idea; we got to meet and talk to everyone.  Only three couples were surprised to see us together.

Bob assisted us in getting get up for the reception activities.

The music was fantastic because Nick Pepper is also a dancer, although he will not admit it.  Tonight was a formal affair, so it was nice to see the tux and gowns come out from a year or more of hiding.

We danced to the music of Nick Pepper!

Did we dance?  OMG, we danced and danced all evening.  I mentioned to Mary that I invented the limbo dance… I didn’t have any money and was trying to get into a pay toilet.

Not to be outdone, Mary replied, “Dancing is a wonderful training for girls; it’s the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.”

We tore up the dance floor!

We enjoy dancing, and some of the steps I used to do are coming back slowly.  We dance everything but the tango because I do need to sit once in a while.   We are going to take two-step country classes.  Bother of us have done it but we don’t remember all the necessary moves.

We danced almost every dance this evening.

We departed the dance about 10:30 PM, and I suggested we stop for a drink at Aces Bar & Grill on Chapman.  We wanted to see if it were quiet and we could have people stop there after a dance.  Well, we were NOT surprised.  The place was jumping, and it was so loud even some young folks were standing outside.  A group of six “twenty-somes” commented on our get-ups and asked about dancing.  They volunteered to take our picture, so here we are.

I did mention to Mary, “I once dated a wild girl. I took her to a bar. She gave the mechanical bull her phone number.”

Home Jeeves, it is time to crash!

Aces is about one and a half miles from our place, so we headed home because our ears hurt from the noise even though we chugged our wine and were there for six minutes.  We took Scout for a visit to his yard, and then we came in and crashed.  It was 12:15 when we turned off the lights.  We dropped like flies; it was a good tired!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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