Where Has The Week Gone? Time Passes So Fast!

A couple years ago my therapist told me I had problems letting go of the past.

The Puzzle Gods must have pitty on us poor puzzle-challenged folks because this morning we made terrific progress…like amazing! The skies came together, the trees shined, the sun stopped setting and eve the waves smiles upon us! We predict one more day!

Amazing… Never buy a puzzle with a lot of white foamed water!

Today we do yard work as Easter is coming and the yard must be in fine shape…or as fine as we can make it. Looking forward to the entire family joining us for easer Egg coloring! We have been doing this for many many moons!

Easter 2001 (4/15/2001) with family and friends

Aunt Edith, since passed, is on the left. The little guy in green is Jonathan who just turned thirty and is married living in New Hampshire. The orange man is Zachary, happily married and has two children (our grate grand children). The pink lady is Jackie who is 24 and is in school and the manager of the Roadhouse Restaurant in New Hampshire. Time do fly!

I decided to survey the front yard and I was happy… except for the blizzard of white orange tree blossoms that occurs every time we get a gust of wind! See the source of the blizzard below!

Gallons and gallons of future orange juice!

Sue and I love artichokes so, duh!, I plant them around the house and we get two crops a year…the Spring crop is doing well and will be cooked over the weekend.

On the lemon front, I thought I had killed the tree as it’s roots was in the path of the leaky water main line and the soil was sogged when we dug the line up. Well, for a year there were zero blossoms on the tree…a sign it was on its way out. The nurseryman said “Just wait” and we did…thank goodness…the tree is back to its normal self…providing lemons for the entire neighborhood!

I have a weakness for Santa Rosa plums…the little sour jobbers! Damn they are good so naturally I planted two of them.

Did You Know? The “Santa Rosa” plum tree (Prunus salicina “Santa Rosa”) is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. The tree requires 400 chill hours and works well as a pollenizer for other plum trees that need cross-pollination. The cultivar was introduced by plant breeder Luther Burbank in 1906 and is considered a producer of high-quality fruit.

The tree is loaded… only problem…they all become ripe at the same time!
Thank goodness for brandy and large jars! Hic!

While I was outside working in the yard, my bride finished off the puzzle…she is amazing! I was dreading having to try and find the last twenty pieces of surf but she did it! Sheis my Puzzleologist!

That was tough!

Tonight we had dinner with friends at our favorite pre-show restaurant, The Arte Cafe in Cerritos! We have been going to this restaurant for years!

This is our 31st season at Cerritos so we have fantastic seats…5-7 rows back in the center. It’s nice to go in and know everyone..especially the bartenders who pour our drinks the minute they see us! When we go by ourselves, we take the aisle seats so we can get out and to the bar fast!

A magnificent evening made more magical with friends!

The UK Ukulele Orchestra is playing tonight..sounds weird BUT it is an amazing amazing performance. Bob & Donna plus Jan & Brian will make for a delightful evening!

Did You Know? The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete,  a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, mainly from Madeira and the Azores. It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century and from there spread internationally.

The tone and volume of the instrument vary with size and construction. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone.

Listen to a sample of their wonderful music…all with ukuleles…the their actions on stage for hilarious!

Great fun…. Brian and Jan did the translations for us!

When we got home at 10:41 PM , we knew that Crazy Greg was up and home by the symbol on the Echo Show screen (upper right hand corner) so we contacted him and talked for a bit.

We had a notification and we knew Greg was up and about!

We watched two episodes of S.H.I.E.L.D. It moves so fast and the characters are so interconnected that we have to concentrate on it! We even stop it when I go make the tookies for the evening.

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Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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