Saturday, January 23, 2021

Day 317

Jamie did his Parlor Car Chat this morning using photos he'd taken from observation cars of various kinds. The kids are getting a huge kick out of Osmo. And then. who'd have guessed... We went to the pool. Mid-40s and windy. But that did not slow down anyone. The kids ate up a rather unusual snack: calamari and quesadillas with chili and meat (limited menu at the pool as you might imagine). Oh, and earlier, Matteo completed his lego piano! It's amazing how many "real" functions it has. Tonight's movie, Mud (a little slow but good cast and story).


The well-dressed winter senior pool-goer

AJ, "Go Pro was the best Christmas present ever!"

Friday, January 22, 2021

Day 316

The big outing of the day for Matt, Jamie, and Lynn was lunch at Sushi Alto. Check out that boat! Lynn did her pilates in the morning and Jamie did horses in the afternoon (along with his requisite hour or two with Prager and the Torah). The big outing for Tracy today was a class at Magnum.

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?