Monday, February 21, 2011

Rainy Day - Sunny Day

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends -  Saturday was gray as steel and went from down pour to constant drizzle the entire day.  Then Sunday burst forth and we had beautiful blue skys and cold breezes.  So which day do you think we were out an about.....  you got that right - Saturday!!  We started off with me being a little less that pleasant about going out into the rain - but eventually we go going and it was off to the SF Flower Market.  Rico wanted to pick up some orchids to replace those - that - how can on say it...... are no longer with us.  They are pretty to look at,  but kind of temperamental about the occasional drop of water.  We started off the shopping with Breakfast in the Flower Market Restaurant.  It was very nice and not too many people - since there was the downpour going on - it was just those shoppers that had to be there - and not many of the "lets wander about and look", but not buy anything types.  I of course had the camera and took some snaps.......

 I really love bromliades.


 and this succulent display was just beautiful



 There was the Chinese New Year Parade down at Union Square on Friday night in the rain and weather. - Kung Hei Fat Choi -   It is the Year of the Rabbit.  So at the Market there was buckets and buckets of cherry blossoms.  

We also stopped off at a thrift store, there being no Estate Sales in the city this weekend.  I picked up a couple of things....

A super copy of the "Complete Works of Michelangelo" - for a buck - and a sugar bowl in the "Indian Tree" Pattern - its an old fashioned pattern I really like and have quite a few pieces.
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Some friends of ours where in town from San Diego and so we all went out to dinner Saturday evening.  I had made reservations earlier in the week at one of Rico's favorite Restaurants...

and here are some shots from the evening...

the onion volcano - you really can not see it but there was some flames coming out of the top along with the steam.

some of the chopping that our cook Ruben did for us.  The show at grill side is really lots of fun to watch.

What would the evening be if we didn't order a Blue Hawaii in a glass as big as a fishbowl!!!
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I also got some stitching done on Shores - I finished up Square 5 and made a start on the large double square 6&7.  Here is a less than good shot of the progress.....


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Tonight on TCM (the bestest TeeVee station) is continuing the "31 Days of Oscar" by showing "State Fair" -1945 - a fun  movie with some great musical numbers... like this one......


"Isn't it Kinda Fun" with Dick Haynes and Vivian Blaine.  The movie starts at 8pm EST and 5pm PST.  
Well worth a look.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by and or you super de duper comments, I do appreciate your taking the time and trouble!!

Take care,
edgar

8 comments:

Alice said...

You could go for a swim in that drink! Woo hoo!
I'm glad you didn't let the nasty weather keep you in, it seems as though you had a great weekend.

Mary said...

Glad you had a great weekend even with all the rain. Looking forward to seeing more of block 6/7!

Have a great week!

Margaret said...

Love your pics as always. Our local version of Benihana does the onion volcano too. lol! That drink is pretty amazing! Congrats on getting another block done on Shores!

Katherine said...

I have that exact same book! It's huge! And I paid a lot more than a dollar for it about 30 years ago, back in my art school days. You will really enjoy it.

Kerry said...

Rain sounds nice, we received 10 inches of snow. I am ready for spring. Looks like you had a great time dining out! Food looks yummy!

Mary said...

I live in Long Beach, CA and got the rain too. It was good though and gave me time to stay in, read books and do a lot of cross stitch. Glad your weekend went well. Have Fun!

Barb said...

That book was such a bargain!! Good work on the Shores. Autumn took me forever and I only did 9 squares! You guys in CA got the rain. We were sunny but really cold in Seattle.

Michelle said...

I love bromeliads too. And ooh, that drink looks good! Great progress on Shores - looking forward to seeing more of the new block you've started!