Tuesday, February 6, 2018

January 2018 Roundup

AJ, AZ  High 84  Low 52

Contessa reminded me that it has been a long time since my last post. That’s what happens when you are just living and not really doing anything. We are doing great. Well, except for Jim’s fishing pox. It’s been quite windy so not much fishing going on. Hopes to change that this week. We are having record heat – in the middle 80’s. Personally, I prefer the 70’s for January and February.

So here is a roundup of the few things we have done.

We went to visit Aunt Happy. She was playing Bingo when we got there and was so excited because she won $10.00. After Bingo, we visited for a little while while they were getting ready for a happy birthday hour. She was doing good but she kept talking about discussing things with Don (her deceased husband) – things like potato chips and her will. She has never done this before. Uncle Don died 35 years ago after they had been married for 48 years. However, she is still quite sharp mentally especially for being 104.

I realized that we had not been out to eat since before Christmas so I called Melva and George and told them I needed to cure that problem. We set a date for dinner at SouperSalad in Mesa.

Then as life seems to go, I got a message from one of my high school classmates who was in the area for a visit. She wanted a get together with any classmates who were in the area. We were able to round up seven of us and went to Sal’s Gilbert Pizza for lunch.

Tim, Mark, Dick and Vern. Wanda, me, and Renee.


We had so much fun. As many of you know, Sal’s is one of our favorite places. Bob and Jo introduced us to the place and it is sooo good. But it’s been awhile since we’ve been there and wow, has the place changed. There was a burger restaurant next to it that went out of business and Sal’s expanded into that area.

I took pictures with my camera but somehow my SD card got messed up and I lost those pictures. I went to their website and got the following pictures from that. Bob and Jo – this place is just amazing and was so busy when we were there.




We then got a message from Toni and immediately said yes to another lunch get together. This time it was with the same folks we went to Benihana’s with. We met at La Stalla’s Italian Restaurant in Chandler. Once again I have no pictures but a great time was had by all.

Rocky turned 14 on February 1 and Skitz will be 14 in March. Both still doing good. Rocky is still barking and Skitz still loves her fireplace. And that’s it from our little corner of the world.


  1. Ha, I have pictures of lunch but forgot to put them in my blog. Next time.

  2. Love hearing where you’re at and that you’re both OK

  3. It's good to see yourfinding all the good eateries. When we get there itis will be easy to find a great place to meet.

  4. Funny how fast time goes by between blog posts. Just so you know, I'm still alive, too. ;c)

  5. Unless we cook or travel, I have nothing to blog about either. I'm with yo on the 70's - I'd like that year round.

  6. Glad to read you are still doing well enjoying all that life has to offer. Hoping you get back in the Blogging Mode. It is a great way to document your daily actions even if some seem to be mundane it will act as a great journal to look back on.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  7. Sounds like a cozy corner; that's a good place to be.

  8. I can't believe your Aunt Happy is 104! And still going strong. When I think about the changes I've seen over a 77 year span, I just can't imagine the differences in 104 yrs. My dad would have turned 108 in June, so I guess I've heard a lot of stories of those times.

  9. Nice places to eat at. If your still having a problem with your sd card try to format the card there should be a setting on your camera, hope it works

  10. Next time we are out there, we need to go to Sal’s with y’all. We have never been there.
    Aunt Happy just cracks me up. I bet she was like a little kid when she won $10.00. 😆

  11. Good to hear from you and get caught!! We've been out of signal range and so have missed some post!!
    Sal's looks like a great place!! Aunt Happy is amazing!!!
    You guys take care and keep enjoying life!!

  12. Thanks for the shout out on your blog. We can't wait to get back to Arizona and see the new place.

  13. I understand just the living part. We've allowed the grass to grow under our wheels too long this winter. Take care and see you soon.


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