Good morning World, you made it to March 20, 2022. Spring arrived today at 8:33 AM. Back in the day, and I mean, way back in the day, early 80s, I was a freshman at Duarte High School. Science has always been a favorite subject and I fondly remember my freshman Physical Science teacher, Mr. Pleason. One day we walked into class and we saw eggs sitting on the front table. He instructed us to each take an egg and sit at our desks. He then went on to explain that at the moment of the vernal equinox, that an uncooked egg could stand on its pointy end. He explained that is happens because on this day, day and night are equal in length, and making the egg defy the gravitational pull of the Earth. Actually it is an old wives tale and eggs can be stood on their pointy end, everyday at any time. It just takes patience and a steady hand. Note to self, my hands tremble most of the time, so I lost a few eggs, leave it to the professionals! D’oh! Speaking of professionals, yesterday, an old co-worker and friend catered a dinner in our backyard and I enjoyed every moment of it. I’ll get to that in a moment.

I love those smiles and those eggs!!

The past week went by too quickly. On Wednesday, Hubby played a Happy Hour Gig at the Sands RV & Golf Resort in Desert Hot Springs. It was nice that the guys got to play indoors as pandemic protocols are lifting.

The gig started at 3 PM and lasted till around 6 PM. This is my opinion but I really dig the atmosphere at this place. It felt like we were at a huge family BBQ with live entertainment.

Hooray for dancers!!!

The first two songs the guys played the dance floor was quiet. Then it wasn’t and every song they played had the floor filled.

I love that look the lady in green is giving her partner.

The guys did a great job of keeping the party atmosphere going and the crowd singing along. I am having a few technical difficulties and having trouble uploading the video from my phone to my camera…drats!

Lately, we haven’t been taking our usual rides through the Coachella Valley on Hubby’s days off. Rising gas prices are making us think twice before heading out the door. I know that this is temporary and will get better. Really, though, I am enjoying hanging out at home, especially since we have started working on our back patio. It really is nice sitting out there in the morning watching the hummingbirds and drinking coffee. On the horizon, I see new patio furnishings and plants. Speaking of plants, my son brought me vegetables to add to my garden!

Heirloom tomatoes!
Chili plants! I see salsa in my future…

A few years ago, like five years ago, I briefly worked as a bookkeeper for a restaurant here in the CV. This is where I met Daniel and Sabrina. I was not a good fit for that place but I loved the staff and it felt like a little family. If you have ever worked in a restaurant, then you know what I am talking about. While I was there Daniel was the manager and Sabrina was a hostess. The one thing I remember is how impressed I was with Daniel and his management style. Back then, I thought he could have been no more than 21 years of age. It was surprising to hear that he is actually much older, but still a cool kid in my book. Personally, anyone age 40 or below is a kid to me…

I am sure his parents are so proud of him 🙂

I really wanted to get good photos and video but then I remembered that I made a pact with myself to be more present and not have the camera against my face, so I only took a handful of photos and a few videos that I still need to edit. The best part was watching my grandkids enjoy the show.

That look on their faces is priceless.

My sons and I are looking forward to reserving Chef Makoto again as I can honestly say that this was so worth it. Everything was provided by them and included in the cost of the dinner. It was like going to a Japanese steak house without having to be crammed inside a restaurant listening to everyone else’s table. This was a plus for us, as we could be as loud as we usually are.

Again, love that smile!!!

Dinner started at 3 and it was all over, done and cleaned up by 4:30 PM. I don’t think I could ever have pulled that off by myself as I can be a control freak when I plan a party and am cooking. By the way, this is not a sponsored post! When I saw that he had started a business, I was more than happy to book with him. I even sent a message to Sabrina indicating that I was not looking for a “friends and family discount” please. Those two worked very hard and were very professional. I can honestly give them two thumbs up and a “ooooh yeah!!”

After dinner I got to visit with my sons and I even let Hubby take a few photos of me.

I think this is a new favorite of mine!

Time to get back to things, like my couch is calling and says it misses me. To you, dear reader, where ever you are and what ever battle you are fighting. I am praying for you and wish you peace, protection and strength. Hugs to you and you and especially YOU!

If you are interested in reserving Chef Makoto for your next party, do follow him on Instagram @chefmakoto_ or follow them on Facebook Chef Makoto.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tanooki says:

    Oh wow, is he the one you were talking about? Looks very nice! Having fancy dinner at your place is always fun. And since you weren’t cook, you could catch up to everyone’s talk😁

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    1. M. Lee Keena says:

      Yes, he is the one. They did everything and even brought the tables and chairs. It was very nice not having to cook and yes, I loved that it let me talk to them instead of missing out on conversations at the table. 🙂
      Really, though, I love cooking for my kids and I made a few desserts 😉

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