Tuesday, August 3, 2021

A Little Brunchin'

 Gentle friends, as you know a favorite pastime of ours on the weekend is to go eat somewhere for dinner or go for brunch after mass is always a good time... just before the crowds start waking up and you can be home for a nap by the early afternoon!!  We headed to Bonita's this Sunday... before it was Bonita it was called "Squat and Gobble."  Bonita has Latino-inspired cuisine... here are some snaps...


... Bonita is on the corner of Noe & Market Streets in the Castro... above it used to be a really delicious Chinese restaurant and the Lookout is a fun bar with a wrap-around balcony you can sit, sip a cocktail and watch the world go by...

... brunch specials...  I would usually get the chilaquiles but knew going in what I wanted to order...

... the brunch menu...

... I started off with a really quite tasty Bloody Mary, on the sour side as they put quite a bit of lemon in their mix...

... John got the Mexican Hash...

... Rico got the Omelet de Bonita...

... and Mike and I got the Tres Leches French Toast, delicious... the strawberry jam had an infusion of jalapeno that took this up quite a few notches!!!

It was a fun place to get brunch and we'll be back!!
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I stopped by the Walgreens yesterday afternoon and to my surprise, a harbinger of Fall has arrived...


... I do love candy corn and was ecstatic to find it... now bring on the fun Fall stuff!!  Although we've been having our usual low to mid 50's weather-wise here in the City for the past few months, I am so ready for the summer to be over.....
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, August 2, 2021

A Couple of Stitches

 Gentle friends, stitching away on Fruits and Paradise this past week. I finished up the July Section on Fruits and got the border in for the bottom of Paradise... here are a couple of snaps...

                                  

... this is the entire piece as it is for the moment... it's coming along nicely!!

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I'll print off the August part for fruits and get to work on that at some point this week.  I think I want to finish up the little hill with the sheep first.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, July 26, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I got some of the light blue stitching in on Fruits... here is a snaperoo...

... although there is some stitching in the open space to the right I am going to hold off until next month to stitch this, it's not much more than vines and leaves so I'll stitch it in when I get the next piece of the chart.
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There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, July 19, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, here are a couple of snaps of the stitching this week...


.. I completed the scripture part of Paradise... and...


... got busy on the dark blue parts of the next part on Fruits...
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I'm not sure how much stitching I'll get done this week as I smashed my thumbnail against the dryer yesterday morning and it's throbbing to beat the band... the little bit of stitching on the dark blue I got done was very uncomfortable so we'll see as the week wears on.
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That's about it for today's sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

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edgar

Thursday, July 15, 2021

A Little Brunchin'

 Gentle Friends, I've been meaning all week to get this post up... so here goes... last Sunday we headed out to brunch after Mass with some friends to a place we last went to over 16 months ago... The Presidio Social Club Exchange located in the historic Presidio...  and since it is Summer here in SF and the Presidio is right on the Bay it was a windy, overcast 50 degrees... we sat outside on the deck under heat lamps.... chilly but fun!!  Here are some snaps...

... the front of the Social Club, the deck is around to the left side and behind ...

... I had a big cup of coffee and a large bowl of "East-West Chicken soup"  it was quite tasty very similar to Tom Yum Gai you would get in a Thai restaurant...

Rico got the Croque Madame, grilled ham and cheese with an egg popped on top, 
along with a Rose Sangria...

Julie got the Exotic Mushroom Quiche...

and Denise got Mary's Chicken Salad... the girls got Mimosas to drink

we got an order of truffle fries for the table, they stayed warm for about 1/2 minute but even cold were delicious!!  It was fun to see Julie and Deinse after so long, we last went to dinner two weeks before the lockdown last year...we've been friends for years since we all worked together on the SF Stock Exchange.....
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Have a super weekend and I'll stop in on Monday with a stitching update.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

A Little Note

 Gentle Friends, just stopping by to wish everyone...

a very happy Bastille Day!!
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Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, July 12, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, although I would have usually switched over on the 1st to Fruits, I have kept up with Paradise this past week... here's a snaperoo...

... the color is way off in the picture, sorry.  I really wanted to finish up the Pslam before I put it down to work on Fruits... and once I set my mind to something there is very little that will deter me from my goal!   Hopefully, I'll have finished up this last section and gotten to work again on fruits before next week.

That's about it for today's sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

edgar

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

A Little Breakfast

Gentle Friends, my story continues... since we are giving up the physical office I needed to make a trip over the Bay Bridge to the office to get my stuff in my area...


(isn't this a great picture of the Bay Bridge span from SF to Treasure Island) since I had been taking some days off around the 4th and we decided to go over on Saturday.  We headed over early so we could have breakfast at a great diner called Betty's Ocean View Diner... 


which by the way has no view of the ocean, the bay, or any water I could make out and is located on 4th Street Berkeley...  this is a really popular place for the area so we got there at 7:30 and were third in line when they opened up at 8.   We got an inside booth!!  The line was enormous the whole time we were there.


... great shot of my finger, but I loved the giant piece of pie hanging over the counter service area... I do love a good piece of pecan pie!!  I had looked at the menu online and knew what I was going to order...

... and I ended up ordering a Souffle Pancake, with apples...

... imagine a puffy, eggy popover... delish!!

Michael ordered the souffle with summer fruit...

Rico got eggs over hard with crispy bacon ... and rye toast... he hates rye bread it was supposed to be sourdough...

... and John got the Banana Pancakes, which he said were delicious.
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So, things are getting back to a more normal pace out here.  We went to a BBQ at a friend's house on the 4th and that was fun... and the weather has been really super SF Summer weather, lots of fog, and the temps hovering in the mid to low 50's.... gotta love this Bagdad By the Bay!!!
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Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good deeds!
edgar

Monday, June 28, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends... I picked up Paradise and have gotten the checker-board border completed... and it met up without a problem... woohoo!!  Here's a snaperoo...

... it's a wrinkled mess and looks awfully blue in the picture but you get the idea...  I've already started thinking about the next piece to pick up when this one wraps... I think I'm leaning heavily towards another sampler... I do love a good sampler!!  Then there is Hallowe'en... I think I've landed on a great piece for the Fall to stitch...  so many projects so little time!
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There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, June 21, 2021

A LIttle Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I finished up the rest of the 6th part of Fruits over the weekend... here's a snaperoo...

...  I made a major counting mistake in the big pale blue section and had to frog quite a large section... so I was surprised when I finished the entire section up and can now pack this away until the 1st of July when Part 7 arrives - and  - since I took off a few days around the 4th I'll get a good head start right out of the gate.
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That's about all that is going on around here... except we did get a tremendously good piece of news at last weeks Zoom Meeting.... it is for certain that our office is closing up and we are taking a much smaller space AND that we are all getting to work from home permanently.  I am super happy about that... no commuting, no fighting for parking, no Muni or Bart  (the local public transport systems here in the Bay area) so from now on I will be at my dining room table for work and Zoom meetings!!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, June 14, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, stitching away this week on Fruits... here's the progress so far...


...I completed that snowflake-looking motif - it looked so odd half done... once I get the light blue filled in I'll get back to Paradise. Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, June 7, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends here is where my two projects are at the moment... first up is "Paradise"...

.. I was ecstatic about that "unfudgable" border meeting up.  So often with a border, I've had to adjust a stitch or two but this one was spot on.  
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Since it is the beginning of the month I also received the next section on "Fruits"... 
and got to stitching on that...

,,, as I always have done I am laying in the dark blue first.
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The weekend was quiet... the City was windy and on the cool side with temps hoving in the low 50's... I do love Summer here by the Bay!!  That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, May 31, 2021

A Little Stitching

 Gentle friends, the border met up without a hitch... and I was worried as it was an un-fudgeable type of border....here's a snaperoo of the piece as it stands...

.. it's just moving along at a nice clip now.  I'll get the next part of "Fruits" tomorrow and will get moving there next.
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There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again. Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar 

A Little Remebering

 Gentle Friends, just a quick post ......


"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it... 
it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting  it" - unknown
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edgar

Monday, May 24, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, here's a snap of "Peaceful Paradise" ...


... I'm working away on the border for the top part...
here's hoping the border matches up when the time comes!!
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That's about it for today's sports fans thanks for stopping by do stop again.  
Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Saturday, May 22, 2021

A Little Look Back

Gentle Friends, today would have been my parent's 66th wedding anniversary... 


... one of my favorite photos from that rainy day...
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Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

edgar

Thursday, May 20, 2021

A Little More Normal

 Gentle friends, as we all start getting back to a more normal life after being vaccinated we had a little fun over the weekend and got a chance to get over to a friend's house in Berkeley ...just to smell the roses......  and eat lunch!  Here are some snaps of his backyard in full bloom...








... Mr. Billbo Baggins was on point all afternoon!!

 Rob is a super cook/baker and after a lunch of roasted asparagus and short ribs there was a scrumptious desert.  He had made little shortcakes, which he covered with strawberries that had been macerated in balsamic/mint with a dollop of freshly whipped cream! 
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, May 17, 2021

A very Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I was less than motivated this week and only got a little further along on Paradise...


... and if you look at the left side border there is a mistake I had to go back and fix so I also did some frogging... fun stuff... 
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That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by do stop again!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I wanted to finish up the May section on "Fruits" before posting a snap... 


... it's a bit wrinkled and not as smooth as I would have liked but you get the idea.  As you can see I stitched past the actual "section" for May... It just drives my nuts to stop mid-line or where I can see the leaf or vine continue... so I just continued on stitching... that half-bird on the mid-right is the actual demarcation between the May and June sections so you can see where I just kept on stitching along.
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That's about all for now sports fans.  I'm just about finished with the Christmas Present stitch and will get it to the framers as soon as it's done.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Thursday, April 29, 2021

A Little Lolly

 Gentle Friends, with all of her medications, just about finished up...

... Lolly has bounced back to almost normal, so we are again blessed with three Who Hounds running around the house!
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Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar