Backyard Granddaughters

Last weekend Heather wanted to see her brother, Jared, before he headed back home to Sterling, Alaska. We are still under lock down and social distancing. We know we can visit in our backyard with making sure to stay 6′ between us. It was hard to not touch the girls though.

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Keeping Busy

Well I have been doing all kind of things around the house to keep busy. We have been having some nice weather, so David and I took advantage of it. David takes very good care of the lawn. We have found one big difference is that it needs to be mowed once a week. In Alaska it was every two weeks to a month depending on the rain. I have been working in the flower bed and trying to put a garden in. It is a lot of fun planting all the different flowers and there are so many more things I can grow in the garden here.

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Building a Birdhouse

I joined this kit of the month club from Annie’s Kit Clubs.

https://www.annieskitclubs.com/

I had already finish a crocheted afghan block of the month club. You got 3 blocks a month to crochet. Everything is included each month. It was a lot of fun learning new stitches and remembering ones I have used before.

I decided I would try the Quilting one. I have got several months worth but when I am sewing I am making masks. I only did the first one which was purses I made for the girls birthdays.

Then they offered the Creative Woman’s Kit of the Month club. The first thing I got was everything to build a birdhouse. I take it back, it didn’t have the glue but everything else was there including the paint.

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Isn’t It Romantic

I know during this Covid-19 lock down we are all watching a lot of TV series and movies. Streaming is what keeps a lot of us going. David and I are just like the rest of you watching movies and TV series.

I have always liked Rebel Wilson so when I found this movie on Amazon Prime I had to watch it.

https://amzn.to/3bwUajh

I was not disappointed with this movie. It really enjoyed this movie and had a good laugh. Natalie, Rebel Wilson, believes no one can love her or pay attention to her because of always being told by her mother that people like them don’t ever find love or get attention paid to them.

After being mugged and being knocked unconscious in the subway she dreams of what she thinks would be the perfect life. She finds it isn’t really what she would want. She finally finds out she needs to love herself. She finds self respect and love.

This is a good romantic comedy.

Let me know if you watch it and what you think.

Stay Safe Our There!

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Gig at Tim’s Tavern

Our friend John Lee is a bass player for the Seattle House Rockers and he had a gig while we were in town. Friday night we headed to Tim’s Tavern for a beer and some Blues music.

We went out to eat at a Central American restaurant that was next door to the tavern for dinner. It is called La Cabana and was very good. Once again I was too busy eating to remember to take a photo.

Bistec Encebollado (Nicaragua) $17.50
A traditional dish from Nicaragua made with a choice cut of beef and top it with a generous amount of caramelized onions, and tomatoes. Served with Gallo Pinto, freshly made tortillas and a green salad. This is what I had.

Salpicon (Honduras)  $17.50

This traditional dish comes to you from Honduras. We start with a choice cut of beef, peeled knuckle, which is cooked in a special seasoning mix. We mince the meat and blend it with diced onions, cilantro and top it with fresh lime juice and diced radish. Served with rice, freshly made tortillas, and a green salad. David had this.

Huevos Rancheros  $10.75
Over easy or hard (fried) eggs on a corn tortilla topped with a home-made spicy red salsa,bell peppers,and onions. Served with refried beans, queso fresco and crema. John Lee had this.

They make their tortillas and they are really good.

They have special non-alcoholic drinks.

Horchata  $3.75
Sweet rice water drink w/ a hint of cinnamon
(contains dairy) I had this drink and it was nice. It kind of reminded me of Thai Ice Tea.

Nance  $3.75
A refreshing drink made from the fruit of the
palm tree, a small tart, yellow cherry-like fruit. David tried this one which we thought had a nice flavor but was a little too pulpy for David.

John Lee did it again and took us to a wonderful place to eat. If you are ever in the neighborhood you should give it a try.

La Cabana

https://timslivemusic.com/

Nancy and John Lee

Trouble at Home played first. One of the guys is actually in the Seattle House Rockers. They were good too.

The guy on the harmonica, John Marsh, also joined in with the House Rockers.

After they finished it was time for Seattle House Rockers.

If you would like to hear some of the Seattle Houserockers check it out here.

We had a great time and the music was great too.

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65 Years

I turned 65 on February 26th. Yes I am now official old. I have medicare!

Cade, son, took me out for dinner. Along with David, husband, Rickie, Willow, Meadow and Brodie, grandchildren out for Italian. We didn’t have a big choice because there is a Mexican or Italian on the Key Peninsula. Cade chose Massimo.

We got there just at the perfect time. The sun was setting over the water.

If you are ever in Purdy, Washington you need to go check this place out. The food is great.

https://www.massimobarandgrill.com/

Then we all went home and Cade had stopped at The Cheesecake Factory and bought a cake. I guess he had never been there before and he was overwhelmed with all of cheesecake flavors. He came home with half salted caramel and half original. It was so good and enough for 2 nights of desserts.

To say the least I was so stuffed I couldn’t move but it was a wonderful birthday with my family. I love all of you and thanks for making my day special.

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Hanging with My Girls

Mom and Dad left for Hawaii on Wednesday and we started our babysitting of our granddaughter’s, Willow, Meadow and Brodie. Brodie is my son’s daughter and he will be home from work on Saturday.

We will see if they still like each other after spending 13 days alone. They have never been on their own this long before. Hopefully, they will both make it home safe and sound.

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Valentine’s Parties

David and I made it safe and sound to Seattle on the 12th of February. My daughter, Sarah, picked us up and by the time we got to bed we were worn our from the long flight and all the time changes from one side of the country to the other.

It was so nice to see our granddaughters, Willow, Meadow and Brodie, when they got up for school the next morning. They are all in elementary school, 5th, 4th and 2nd. Of course they were having Valentine’s parties on the 14th.

We started off in Meadow’s 4th grade class. They had to make Valentine Boxes that had moving parts. Meadow made a giraffe with a moving tongue, neck and ears.

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