Good 38º foggy morning.
The snow on the summit is melting...
Yesterday I stopped at Brian's office ...
...then off to Safeway. Surprise of all surprises I saw an old friend in there I hadn't seen since 1998! Don Bear! He's ret. LASD and worked at Temple with Jerry. He also had magician skills and would put on magic shows for our Cub Scout troop (Jerry was Cub Master and I was Den Mother!). How fun to chat. He told me he thought he saw the Patterson's going in the store. I found them, Bill and Jeannie doing a quick shopping tour. Chaka was in their car so I gave her a treat. Brian had said my car NEEDED washing. Fine. So I drove through the car wash...
See Bri... all clean!
Then to PetCo for jerky treats for Dude. Got a call from Jeannie saying to meet them for a glass of wine. We met at the new spot in town, The Haul ...
They have a seating bar that goes across the front and you can watch all the activity outside. Fun. We saw two odd looking characters walk by and then along came a GP policeman and a plain clothed detective behind them. They saw us in the window and I waved to the poleeece! He smiled and pointed at the "characters" they were following! LOL.
I took this picture of the inside... industrial not fancy, and got stares from the woman in yellow! Ha ha ha....
Going back soon to try their food. Looked and smelled good! In the summer the restaurant folks said they raise the two sliding glass doors so it's like sitting outside and they have a barbecue pit out there. Neat!
We ran into friends of B&J's, Nick (their vet) and his son James (studying to be a vet). Such nice people. They were heading to the Eagles to play pool so we went there too.
Ran into two others ... John (who owns B&J's dog Chaka's brother.. he also worked at one time at the Elks)
and Brent who worked at the Elks. Hadn't seen Brent in a long time and didn't recognize him with the beard!
We had a very enjoyable afternoon gabbing with friends!
Then home to Dude and the Bruise and dinner. I had put a turkey breast in the crockpot. Mixed onion soup mix and cranberry sauce and topped it with that. Cooked 8 hours on low. Use either jellied or whole cranberries.
Yeah, now for turkey sandwiches!!!
Today is a special birthday... good friend Trish Bowler is celebrating (wife of John, LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLFRIEND!!! Trish with her new grandson, Christian.
Historically this date
1968 – Apollo Program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.
And births this date include....
He's an interesting character... happy go lucky, friendly, and well liked by everyone in his vicinity.
All I know. Happy Saturday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Fruit Cake Day
Today is National Fruitcake Day. The most maligned food in America is not cilantro. It is fruitcake.
But yes, Virginia, there is great fruitcake—the kind that, 100 and 200 years ago, people had reason to celebrate—and not just at Christmas. It was the wedding cake of choice.
Personally I LOVE fruitcake. I like to make or buy the dense cake, drizzle on rum or whiskey every day for a week. OMGOOOOOD! I know most of you don't like fruitcake... your loss. I think PJ's Dave and I are the only ones left on the planet who like it!