28 February 2017

Lunch w/ Ilo

It was raining pretty hard when I got up around 8. The sun came out mid-morning. We picked up Aunt Ilo for lunch and went to Mammoth Mining Restaurant near Apache Junction, at the feet of Superstition Mt. We walked around the mining town after lunch but it kept raining off and on.

We took Ilo back to her house and stayed to visit a bit. On the way back to K’s, we stopped at Fry’s  Market to pick up supper supplies…pork chops, brats, yams, asparagus. K and I prepped stuff…boiled asparagus, nuked yams, rubbed pork. We then grilled everything and sat down to eat about the time the ISU game started. ISU won! Leaving them in uncontested 2nd place in the conference.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017
I had an alarm set for 8:30 but woke up at 6:30 and didn’t go back to sleep, so I got up around 7. I showered, made tea and read the paper until Al got up around 8 and K shortly after that.

27 February 2017

Puttering day

K got a message from a friend who needed help with getting her dog to the vet to be put down. He went to help and support her with that. We went for a walk. We stopped at the Walmart to return Red Box videos then followed irrigation canals until we had a 4-mile walk under our belts.

We got back to the house about the same time as K did. We made sandwiches for lunch then K and I repotted some of the cacti on his porch. We fed Max (his tortoise) some goodies and generally puttered until it was time to make supper.

I made a Cuban Mojo marinade from the sour oranges in K’s yard, garlic, black pepper, sea salt to put on the steelhead trout we bought at the store. We had basmati rice with onion, garlic powder and black eyed peas. K made salads with lettuces, beets, and carrots as well as an artichoke for each of us. It was a feast!

We watched a movie (Blackway) that was kind of odd. We tried to watch The Accountant but the disc was in such bad shape that we gave up on it.

26 February 2017


Keenan made us breakfast sandwiches with avocado, bacon and cheese. Yum! Then we made a run to the 99-cent store, Walmart and the bank. Then it was time to get ready for the party Keenan got us invited to. The party was hosted by the grandparents of one of K’s friends. Most of the people at the part were either horse people or family of the grandparents.

It was a big crowd. There were lots of yard games, margaritas, food, pickleball, etc. It was fun!