These Happy Guys Are Way Too Cute! They Can Teach Us Something !

Hey All

Being that it’s Monday and we are all still trying to cope with our new “temporary” way of living as a result of the Corona Virus Pademic, these cute critters with their happy faces reminded me of a few things. If we keep a positive attitude, we will all eventually get through all this turmoil.

We just need to be patient,venture out when only essential, be considerate of our other neighbors, and always take safe precautionary measures.

Soon we will be be back to our more normal way of living and be happy and content again just like these cute smiling critters! Hang in there! All will be well!

Laughter Can Be The Best Medicine

Hey All

I hope and pray that you and your family and friends are safe and doing well as we all cooperatively do our parts to rid the world of this terrible CV-19 Pandemic

So many people have become infected, are critically ill or have unfortunately died from this virus! My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all these innocent people, so sad and seems so surreal.

Although others at least to this date might not have yet become “infected” by this virus, we are ALL in some way or another AFFECTED by this pandemic and are trying to cope and to cooperate with helping to stop the growing spread of this disease by practicing social distancing, going on lockdown mode or self-quaranting oneself if having knowingly been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

In trying to cope with all this, it certainly leads to a lot of anxiety and stress because it has drastically affected our current way of living and has affected our job security (in many cases) and has had a profound negative impact on our hard earned retirement savings (to include me!)

Yes…through all this, it has resulted in a lot of temporary inconveniences in our lives such as reduced hours and store closures, long lines, select items on shelves being temporarily out of stock (like toilet paper, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, etc), many restaurants being closed, on reduced ours or only having take out orders available and of course little to no on site social events or interactions with others. (Luckily..some groups have recently been finding innovative ways to have virtual social gatherings thru communication modes such as Zoom, etc).which helps a bit, but it’s still not the same as direct on site personal interaction.

Having said all this… sadness, anxiety, depression and dealing with all these temporaryv inconveniences have definitely added to our stress levels! I will be the first to admit.. it has definitely gotten to me (futher further complicated because of other mobility restructions for me right now because of my recent surgery).

In light of all this…sometimes we just need a little stress release and laughter in our lives, if only for a brief moment.

A friend on mine recently sent me these two attached you tube videos to me and I will admit. .they really helped to give me a moment of laughter and stress relief! This confirms the accuracy of my blog title that “Laughter Can Be The Best Medicine” especially at a time like this! Hoped these videos give you a moment of laughter and stress relief and help to start out your dayvon a brighter and more positive way!

Pleae my friends..thru all this..remain cautious, practce social responsibility to minimize direct exposure to others and please stay safe.

I wish you and your families all the best and hope you remain well.

Love, Gary

Watch “I’m Alive and Doing (?)”

Hey Everyone,

So sorry that I haven’t been on WordPress for awhile, just been busy wiyh other things that I needed to get done and so on-going health issues.

I guess we all have periods in our lives where other things sometimes need a bit more attention.

I am going to begin posting new blogs again soon.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

I wish you all well, especially under the current Corona Virus Pandemic. Please stay safe! Inluding a you tube video below. Take care…

Gary

Watch “My Empty Condo” on YouTube

Hey Everyone,

So sorry I haven’t blogged or commented on blogs much lately…Lots been going on with me health wise and quite honestly have felt a bit overwhelmed and having some anxiety with my condo purchase (questioning myself if it was the right thing for me to do right now) and also feeling the stress of paying for 2 places now (condo & Rv) and wondering what I’ll do with the RV if it doesn’t sell in the next few weeks when my 180 days comes up, having to move it out of the RV Park.

I know my video may appear that I’m more relaxed than my above writing. I think I felt a bit better in the video feeling I was at least getting my condo to my “standard” in terms of upkeep and cleanliness before I begin moving things in.

Will write more soon.

Tampa Bay Adventures (TBA) Christmas Party on Dec 7th, 2019

Hey All,

To continue my night of social events this past Saturday evening, I left about mid way through the Christmas / House Warming Gathering at my good French friend’s home (Christophe’) in Clearwater, Fl where I was having such a wonderful time with all the French nationals living in the area and then got back on the road and drove for another 30 min over to Seminole, Fl where the Tampa Bay Advenruers group were having a very lively party hosted by another one of my friends named Andrew. Andrew always goes way out when he throws a party!!

As you know…”Tis’ the Season” and so often all these gatherings unfortunately can occur on the same evening…so I do my best to make the rounds so I can get to spend some time with each of my groups of friends as much as possible.

There was also another group that I belong to that was meeting that same evening for a Christmas event at the Largo Botanical Gardens, but it was just way too hard to fit that 3rd event into my evening. Sometimes just too hard to attend everything ! Oh well.

I hope you enjoy all these fun videos I took from party # 2. The TBA group always throws festive parties and yes…they can get a bit wild! I’ll admit I get right in there with the best if them!

One of the fun things we did during this party was to have a belly dancing contest. First a competition among some of the men and then after, a group of women competed. I took 1st Place in the men’s group! (See Video 4 below..don’t want to miss this one)!

We even got a snow storm that evening here in Florida so why not have a snowball fight! (See Video 11 below). We get a bit imaginative !

After eating all the wonderful food and treats from these Christmas events, I’m starting to feel like I’d be a good candidate to fill in for Santa. Soon I won’t need any belly padding if I continue to indulge on all this Holiday food…Ho Ho…Oh no!!!

Have a great rest of your week!