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Elf the Musical at John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
Happy Sunday Folks!!
Wow! What a relaxing day me and my gang had yesterday! We hung out most of the day at home, watched Marvel Movies and I managed to get quite a bit of work done on my "To Do" list of things to do for 2019.
I also managed to make a delicious vegetable soup.
Today, however, is the day we go to see Elf the Musical at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport. This was one of Kelsey's Christmas presents, so it's just going to be me and my girl today.
The last show we saw at this wonderful Long Island theater was In The Heights last Spring - April, to be exact.
I'm sure we two girls will also grab a nice post-show meal as well!!
I'll give you all the details in tomorrow's blog!
Here's to a fabulous Sunday - the last one of 2018!
Catching up with Friends during busy times
Hello hello! Here I am...
Of course I haven't forgot about you. I'm one of those who never forget anything. LOL
It appears that although I kinda seem to be back into the habit and schedule of bopping onto the blog, I can tend to be later than Elisa and sometimes miss the email cut off time.
This happened to be the case yesterday and so just in case you missed out on reading all about my December 29, 2018 - Tanya's 2018 TRAVEL RE-CAP around the world from Aruba to Wuxi
Here it is - either click on the link above or on the picture below:
So let's see, the highlight of our yesterday was spent in the company of my good friend Jeff and his lovely girlfriend Jen.
They live down in San Diego and being that Jeff doesn't manage to travel nearly as much as he use to once upon a time ago, we really don't get to see him all too often.
But since his girlfriend has family in Corona (a city just over the border of Orange County) not too far from good ol' Anaheim Hills, and since they were visiting for the holidays, we were able to squeeze a visit in amongst the craziness of our days.
Since we are all fans of the superfood Acai, I had suggested that we all go the fairly new Natura Bowl for a round of some Acai Bowls.
The cafe also happens to have a few fun little games to play while you are enjoying you bowl and we opted for a few rounds of the classic towering favorite Jenga.
Jeff, Cosette, Dominic and I had all carefully pulled the blocks and piled them back on top to create a tall leaning tower until finally it was Dominic who was the unfortunate player to have the entire thing tumble down on him!
We had a fabulous visit full of laughs and memories of good times. In addition to stories were told and new plans that were shared.
One of the stories happened to be quite the doozy -
Mis-Adventures in Barcelona - Worse Hotel Experience EVER
Long after our game of Jenga and all of the Acai was all scarfed up. We had arrived at the end of our visit and ready to part ways until we meet again.
Of course we couldn't forget to take a couple of group photos before saying our good byes.
The rest of the day was spent shopping, hanging out with family and cooking.
I happened to be in the mood for the Mexican soup Pozole. The issue was that I didn't have any of the ingredients. So off we went to go food shopping. There was a however a little HOMINY hiccup.
Who would have thought that all of the local stores would be sold out of this unusual product?!
Well here's what I found out...
Mexican's seem to make pozole and tamales as their Christmas specialities and as we know hominy is a staple in pozole. Also being that we live in SoCal, there is a very high population of Mexicans. So apparently the food stores had not quite restocked the shelves by the time I was doing my shopping.
So in the end I had opted to use corn in place of the hominy, that way I could be on my way back home and get the cooking underway.
Well it still tasted great and everyone enjoyed it quite a bit.
Today we are off to Agoura Hills to visit Dave B's mom.
I'll sign off now and leave you with these final words/thoughts -
I’m ever so grateful for time spent with friends and family especially in this day and age of hectic busyness. It really does mean so much to me.