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The Week She Is Done! Friday Had Arrived!

We plan to go furniture shopping n the near future!

We headed to the yard after getting up and worked for a couple of hours.  Mary fastened down the cover over the gazebo table while I pulled weeds!  A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.

This week, we had to tie the table cover down for the second time!

At 2:00 PM, n n we decided it was nap time!  We wanted to stay up during this evening theater visit; we will see Frozen at the Segerstrom Theater.   I always say, “If beer, coffee, or a nap can’t cure it, you’ve got a serious problem.”

We arrived at 5:00 PM and walked from the parking lot to the restaurant via the back door.  I prefer this because we see the tall buildings and a restroom halfway to the end.

It was a full moon tonight, and it was already quite bright in the easter sky. Leatherby’s is about a quarter of a mile walk, which gets the appetite in gear!

Between the theaters, we saw the moon peeking at us!

The restaurant is quite modern and is located adjacent to the main OC theaters.

Mary and I ordered a boggle of wine since we had two hours until the show started.  Donna and Bob came in about twenty minutes after we arrived.  The menu was quite eclectic.

Bon and Donna arrive at Leatherby’s.

Mary did the Australian lamb chops served with roasted eggplant, harissa, benne sauce, marcona almonds, cherry olive jus, and mint salad.  I decided it was steak night and selected the Nebraska filet mignon served with boulangère potatoes, chantarelle mushrooms, and red wine sauce.  Mary and I shared our entrees, so we got the best of both worlds.

The lamb chops were fantastic!

Donna went for the salmon, and  Bob did the steak with me.

Donna finally got what she wanted.

We giggled and laughed for two hours before hitting the road for the theaters.  We were going to see Frozen and the Z’s were going to see The Little Foxes.    Summary: Alabama, 1900.  Ben and Oscar Hubbard stand to earn millions by funding an industrialized cotton mill.  But first, they’ll need their calculating sister, Regina, to secure the seed money from her dying husband.  When he refuses, the siblings stop at nothing to satisfy their ambitions and keep the wealth in the family.  It is Regina, however, with razor-sharp intellect and diabolical gentility, who is the most ruthless.  Ferocious and funny, this celebrated classic takes an absorbing look at all sides of the American Dream.

Just little ol’ us!

We got into the theater just in the nick of time.  We were in the orchestra row five, center section.  The seats were perfect.  The only issue is that our hearing needs a boost.  We got 60% of the dialog and could figure the rest out by the actors’ actions.

All the world’s a stage, and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

The show is about to begin!

Did You Know?  Frozen took 70 years to make!  Yes, you read that right!  Walt Disney had wanted to make this film since the 1930s!  The story never felt quite right, and it was put aside until the 90s when Disney tried again to get the project off the ground and again in 2000.  It wasn’t until 2008 that the story finally started coming together, and Frozen was born.  Was it worth waiting 70 years for?  We think so!

Also, Frozen made Disney over 1,000,000,000 dollars!  Yup, Frozen is one of Disney’s most successful films ever, making over a billion dollars worldwide!  On top of that, its sequel, Frozen II, is currently the second most successful animated movie ever (After The Lion King) and also smashed box office records with its billion-dollar takings. What’s more, both films are some of the most successful of all time to have been directed by a woman!

We were out by 10:00 PM, and on the way home, we stopped at Aces Bar and Grill for a glass of wine before going home.  Wine is the answer, but I can’t remember the question.

The owner was there and served us a humongous glass of wine!  One drink is all we needed.  We hijacked the jukebox, played good music, and departed to get home just before 11:00 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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