We Did The Clock Thing! 8 Manually; 6 Automatically

“An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later.” — Winston Churchill

Several of our clocks are attached to the internet/GPS and automatically update but some of the radios are still running on their own and we had to reset them manually. Always a challenge because each one is different.

We did it!

We have a full day! We jumped in the car and headed for Mimi’s Cafe for brunch/lunch with the family! I forgot Mimi’s is a goldmine for their owners on Sunday mornings. We got there early, put our name in and proceeded to the bar for a drinky-poo! Well, the kids arrived right on time so we went to he receptionist who said “Sorry, we called you earlier!”. I reminded her we were at the bar and she apologized and moved us to the front of the line. We were seated in minutes.

We had a great meal and lots of fun but I noticed something different about Amy…she looked younger. Indeed, it was her bangs! She always looked fantastic but not mucho grande fantastic!

Amy & Joe (a really cute couple)

We had lunch and, as usual, Charlie and Alex were fantastically well behaved! We are sure proud of these two kids…they are doing everything right!

We are blessed to have such a wonderful daughter-in-law!

So we finished off our meal and although I decided NOT to have any dessert, Joe had to have dessert…OK, not exactly what happened. I said “Sure” and Joe said “sure”…dessert was good!

Did You Know?  Mimi’s Cafe is a US restaurant chain with 145 locations in 24 states. Originally headquartered in Irvine, California, its headquarters is in Dallas, Texas since 2014 after 36 years in California.  It serves French and American food, with French decor and themes.

Arthur J. Simms (who headed the commissary at MGM Studios in the 1950s), his son Thomas Simms, Brian Taylor, and Paul Kurz opened the first Mimi’s Cafe in December 1978 in Anaheim, California. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. purchased the Mimi’s Cafe restaurant chain (operating under SWH Corporation) in July 2004 for USD$182 million. Mimi’s Cafe was sold to the U.S. branch of Groupe Le Duff, which also owns the La Madeleine restaurants, in February 2013. 

Mimi’s Cafe is a wholly owned subsidiary of LeDuff America and was founded by American airman Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II. He named the restaurant after a French woman he met in a party after the liberation of the country. 

Then, across the street to Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts with Amy, Joe, Charlie, and Alex! With a cast of award-winning performers from around the world, including Hollywood’s Magic Castle and Las Vegas, the It’s Magic! extravaganza leaves audiences speechless and spellbound with sleight-of-hand illusions, stage tricks, and comedy and variety acts. It’s “the best magic show in town!” cheers the Los Angeles Times.Scheduled to perform are Murray Hatfield and Teresa, David & Dania, Les Arnold & Dazzle, Chris Blackmore, Eric Buss, and Yonkany & Anabel. 

We had fun watching the little kids have fun! Charlie and Alex were spellbound and then the giggled and laughed at the silliness of some of the acts!

Super sho

We departed just before the show let out as we had 28 guests (family & friends) awaiting us at Old Ranch for our monthly dinner-dance. We took the side streets and made it there in about 14 minutes. Everyone was on automatic and our regular seats were saved. We arrived about 5:27 PM…perfect AND the time has change made it so we got to see the course in the daylight!

It was a gorgeous day on the course!!!

We arrived just as the music started and some of our folks were already dancing! Our table was empty but it filled up soon!

Bob got a HUGE sandwich so all assisted him in separating it into bite sized portions.

Nancy joined us this evening as we had a friend pick her up and take her to ORCC as we were at Cerritos.

We decided to “be here this evening” (i.e. get a picture of ourselves) so a selfie was performed… I’d give anything to have longer arms!

Happy times with friends

During dinner, we got a really nice note from Amy thanking us for the Magic Show… Amy is “a class act”…always thoughtful, well mannered, and polite.

After the dance, we headed home to watch a little TV and have our tookies before crashing. Tookie time was 10:45 PM this evening and we crashed soon thereafter. I stayed up to write the daily diary and I turned off the lights at 11:43 PM.

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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