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Organ Stop Pizza    (Click for full story)

Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - Mesa AZ

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The organist, at the giant Wurlitzer

Drama! Spectacle! Music! Virtuoso! Performance! Pizza! You get it all at Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa AZ. We were invited to go with Peg Glidden and John Koch, along with their friends from Wisconsin, Deb and Bruce. And we were so happy that we were invited! The pizza was good, but the entertainment was amazing! Yes, I am using a lot of exclamation points, but that helps me express how much I enjoyed what we experienced. We arrived when the restaurant opened at 3:00 PM today and got to order our food and get our choice of tables in good time for the start of the performance, which started 30 minutes after opening. At John's urging, we selected a table at the front center of the balcony so we could overlook the whole scene.

Thanksgiving redux    (Click for full story)

Posted: Friday, November 27, 2015 - Phoenix AZ

Supper tonight? Thanksgiving leftovers, of course! Elaine mixed a little of everything into a dish and heated it in the oven, and served that for supper! It was great. Mine had cranberry compote mixed in, but her's did not since she does not like the tart taste of cranberries. We will have turkey leftovers for a couple more days at least, and that is not a problem for us. After all, we are the ones who buy turkeys any time of year just to cook them and have leftover turkey meat. And all the rest of the items from yesterday's meal were still good. We do have more rolls than we will eat, so we'll have to find a home for some of those.

Thanksgiving al fresco    (Click for full story)

Posted: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - Phoenix AZ

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Folks in the serving line

We gave thanks for friends here in Royal Palm Community by inviting a group to our place for Thanksgiving dinner this afternoon. Fifteen of us joined in a potluck feast about 2:00 PM, set on our patio. Unfortunately, today was the coldest of the last week or so and temps are forecast to rise starting tomorrow. At 64° and with a slight breeze it was slightly chilly to be outside. But we had patio heaters to help push away the chill, and no one seemed to mind. Most came dressed for the weather. While it was cloudy all morning, the sun did come out this afternoon to help push away the chill. But the sharing and eating help keep us warm.

Preparations. IHOP.    (Click for full story)

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - Phoenix AZ

The preparations continue for our Thanksgiving get-together. We went to Smart & Final to get some things Elaine didn't find at Walmart or Fry's, and then after went to Fry's to complete her shopping. I think we now have all the items we planned to provide for the dinner. I cooked my cranberry compote mix tonight to get it ready, and Elaine will prepare the turkey tonight so I can get it started in the oven tomorrow morning. We have a good assortment of other items for the meal being provided by others attending; it will be a good, organized, potluck. The reason we went to Smart & Final was to get some take-home boxes for a couple of people who could not attend and for those who do to be able to take some leftovers home.

Heaters found. Costco shopping.    (Click for full story)

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - Phoenix AZ

Part of my day was spent in doing some patio cleanup and making a  recycle run with paper, cardboard, and plastic. We now have empty recycle cans, ready to accept contributions on Thursday. We like to participate in  the recycling program here at Royal Palm, for it benefits the Social Club. And I was pleased to see a woman unloading the back of a pickup truck filled with newspapers and placing the paper in the bins. That was quite a contribution to the cause! We try to consistently segregate our paper/cardboard and #1/#2 plastics so they can be recycled. I have medium sized trash cans with covers on the patio in which I collect these until the cans are full and ready to be delivered.

PT minus. Newsletter. winning    (Click for full story)

Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015 - Phoenix AZ

I have been feeling worn out the last couple of days, so when I went in to physical therapy this morning I asked them to only put me through the most important exercises and limit it to one half hour. Not only did Jason modify my program to meet that need, when he did his work on me he dialed it back a lot as well. I made it through the session OK.

After a short rest at home, Elaine and I went out to deliver the monthly printed Royal Palm Social Club newsletter to the residents on D Street - our street. It was easy to do with me driving the golf cart and Elaine handing the newsletters on the mailboxes. Gizmo went along with us to help, but Kerby stayed at home since he doesn't really like to ride in the golf cart.