Thursday, January 21, 2021

Day 315

Jamie and Lynn went to Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna in Old Colorado City for lunch (after picking up dog food). A fave! We almost always get the Saganaki (flaming goat cheese with lemon juice), yum! Jamie tried their mousaka today - excellent, different. They've got lots of favorite Greek dishes and then some. Opa! Lexi had tennis today. Tracy whipped up a new recipe in the crockpot, Creamy Chicken and Corn Chili with rice. Also yummy. Click here for a recipe (not sure it's exactly the same one Tracy used, but the right idea). Tonight's movie: Homefront.



Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Day 314

It was so windy overnight that the Reguscis stuck the washcloth in the sliding door to keep the door from "singing." The trip to Matteo's bus stop was in a dust storm, a tan-out, if you will. And Jamie spent a little while pulling all the patio pillows in from the plant beds and putting the wagon back in its place. Matt and Jamie had some of Walter's great chicken wings for lunch. Lynn may have joined us except she was leading her book club's discussion today and she was getting ready. You should have seen the tower of thick books she used to get her computer up to comfortable Zoom level (I know, I should have got a pic). We also Zoomed with Vickie and Rob for about 90 minutes, mostly just catching up and maybe a tiny bit of trip scheming. CostCo lasagna for dinner. Tonight's movie was really a documentary about the woman code breaker of two world wars and prohibition: The Code Breaker (Elizabeth Smith Friedman).

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Day 313

Back to School (after MLK Day). Jamie and Lynn went bookshelf shopping (Torah and Hebrew books starting to pile up). They weren't successful, particularly, but did take the opportunity for brunch at La Baguette, a favorite French bistro. By the end of the day, however, Lynn did have the perfect set of shelves on order. Tuesdays are interesting after-school pickup days: Matteo at his van stop at 3:40pm, David from school to his 3pm horse PT (which had a second great day today, stood on a moving horse, sang all the way home again), and the rest of the kids' pickup at school at 3:15pm. Matt and the boys made grilled cheese sandwiches (spam optional) for dinner. And Tracy made more progress on her Game Wall.

Le Parisien (sandwich)
French Onion Soup
Spinach Omelette
French Bubbly

SLO = San Luis Obispo, CA

Monday, January 18, 2021

Day 312

MLK Day! We celebrated Tracy's birthday today. Check out the puzzle piece cake! And Tracy spent much of the day working on her Game Wall; pretty cool! Using the practically antique game boards is very cool, and they do "pop" with the black backgrounds. BTW, these boards are designed so they can be taken down from the Game Wall and used to play the game. There will be nine of these I understand. Someone asked how we did last year (you know, COVID year)... Jamie and Lynn had to answer it didn't slow us down too much. Since March 13, Day 1, we have gone to the following places with at least one overnight in each location: Manhattan, KS (3x), Idaho Falls, Omaha, Bryce and Zion National Parks, a Denver getaway, Beaver Creek, and the Gaylord. Not bad. Reguscis did well, too.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Day 311

Full-blown church morning. Two services, both with full Kids program (except nursery). And practically normal attendance count. Right from church, Jamie headed down to First Company to do some clean up at the theater. It was strike, actually, for a show that got cut short by COVID last March after the 2nd show, God's Favorite (see the Theatre page). We went home that night not knowing if we'd be back; we never returned to that show - till today. That's probably the longest time from the last show to strike in theater history. Then it was football time! Chiefs beat the Browns (despite a Mahomes concussion early in the 2nd half, Henne did well) and the Buccaneers beat the Saints. Tonight's movie, The Out-of-Towners.

Recognize the furniture from the Benjamin house?

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Day 310

Saturday! We had a very special visitor today. It's amazing what Tracy's been doing organizing the games, board games, mostly. She's gotten them all in see-through plastic boxes, labeled, and in 25% of the space that they used to occupy. She's creating a game space down in the boys' area. The framed puzzle (see below) will decorate the walls in that area. The photo of puzzle boxes below shows the overflow puzzles to scuttle; we had a "shopper" come by and take a good chunk of them. Two football games today. Tonight's movie, Vanished.

Still a favorite variation of Tic Tac Toe.
Despite the missing piece.

Something was pretty funny.

For the special visitor and family.

Excess puzzles.

A special visitor today.

The games now take less than 25% of the space they used to.

For the new game area downstairs.
This started as a puzzle.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Day 309

Today's entry turns out to be mostly about Nana's COVID-year quilts. The year began with her working on a quilt that was nothing but triangles. As it turned out, that project got pushed aside for two service quilts and two wedding quilts (pics below). Matt grilled chicken legs and added rice pilaf for tonight's dinner. Tonight's movie was Outside the Wire.

"I've had enough small triangles for a lifetime."
She's now back to working on this one.

Sam's Army quilt.
Fina made a matching pillow case to go with it.

Jon/Heather wedding quilt

Eric/Alex wedding quilt.

Morgan's Air Force Academy quilt.
Fina helped, too.