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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Happy 46th Birthday Eric! Happy 22nd Birthday Adam! Russell and Lori are in Texas and I'm in Antelope, CA.

 Monday was our middle son Eric's birthday he turned 46! How is that possible! We talked with him on the phone and he had the day off. Hopefully he enjoyed his time. 

Eric on the left talking with his dad 💗

Tuesday I had a very nice drive along I 80 except for one section near Drum Forebay that they were working and had a CHP escort.  Took about 40 minutes to get through that mess.  

I arrived at Russell's just about 1400 which is what I was hoping for. I went inside and didn't see Aaron.  Russell said he should be there, finally found him sleeping in his bed all covered from head to toe. The boy was tired LOL.  

Nearing 1600 I headed for Lincoln High School with Aaron driving. He's good, a little fast for my liking. That's how you learn with your permit.  

He got out and headed for the gym.  With Covid rules in place spectators can't go in until time for the game.  A few minutes later Russell showed up from work, we talked a bit and went in for the game. There aren't many places I'll wear a mask, but to see my grandson play I put it on such as it is.  I ordered it from Amazon, no protection just mesh and glitter. It works to get you past the mask police. 

It was a great game with Aaron scoring 16 points! They only lost by 1 point with at one point they were up 13. You just never know! 

Aaron to the left of the referee

Aaron with the bright shoes :) 

After that it was dinner time so we headed to Old Town Pizza in Roseville.  Had a very nice time and awesome pizza and salad.  Only thing missing was Lori as she was doing some last minute things getting ready for their trip on Wednesday. 

That pizza was so awesome and huge...so was the salad..still eating it today!

Once we got back to Russell's Lori and Allissa were both there so we ended up talking until 2330. Russell and Lori were leaving here at 0615. 

Wednesday morning I got up in time to say goodbye and off they went.  

Aaron had no "real" school because of testing but got him up to Zoom.  He had an egg sandwich and back to school for a bit. 

I took the time and ran to Raley's for a few things and a quick stop at Dollar Tree. 

The rest of the day was spent here at home just working on a few things. Evening was quiet and we had tacos for dinner. 

It was our grandson Adam's 22nd birthday.  He and Erin were at dinner in Auburn so afterwards they drove down to say hi for about 15 minutes. 

Almost forgot to get the picture..Happy Birthday Adam! 💙

A few days ago Adam got his official job offer for the National Forest Service. He starts in Pollock Pines May 10th.  He is one happy camper. This was his goal as now he can go anywhere in the US where there is an open position once probation is over. Always glad to see a grandchild's dreams come true! 

Just as I was getting ready for bed, Aaron said good night and I asked if he wanted some ice cream. Guess you know the answer to that. Ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. YUM!

Thursday morning I se the alarm for 0500. I didn't need to as I was awake tossing and turning about 0200.  Why? who knows.  I got up and got ready and then at 0600 I woke Aaron as he had breakfast with the football team and coach at Waffle Barn set for 0700.  

He got dropped off and I went to the parking lot next door and had my breakfast burrito I made at home. Then I called Ken to check in and see how he was doing. About an hour later Aaron texted and we came home. 

After a bit I ran to Ross and to Penney's to check out some clothes for the wedding. I needn't have bothered as I didn't find a thing. Why they make these dresses so overbearing and just too much. Just something simple can't be found. Ross's dressing rooms are still closed but Penney's is open. So there's still time. 

It was such a nice afternoon I went to the back patio with my kindle and actually fell asleep in the sun for a bit. Guess 0200 is catching up with me. 

Aaron has practice from 1730 to 1900 so I'll take my kindle and just wait there until he's done. 

Burgers and fries for dinner tonight. 

Ken's keeping busy at home with getting things done on the Mansion.  He's got other projects to keep him occupied too. 

It looks like Russell and Lori are having a great time in Texas meeting up with old friends from the Marine Corps.  Enjoying watching what they're doing on Facebook! 

Russell and Lori enjoying Texas one beer at a time! 💗

Yesterday Russell met up with these two from 20 years ago! 

Tomorrow is a "regular" school day for Aaron. Then the weekend already.  Saturday is a game so we'll head up there along with my sister Wendy and our friend, Diane. They actually had 4 tickets for this game so more people are allowed in.  Must be a bigger gym. It's in Granite Bay, a very nice zip code. haha. 

I hope  to get this posted before we have to leave for practice. 

Have a great evening! 


  1. Happy Birthday Eric and Adam!!! Whew I'm tired after reading about your travels. You get around much more than I do!! Several businesses here still require mask wearing, so I put it on, then pull it down completely. They said wear one, they didn't say it had to cover your face. You're brave to be a passenger with a new driver!! Congrats on the NPS job Adam. That's a great place to work!!

    1. Thanks Nancy! There are some that do in NV but much more in CA. Yeah I told Ken I'm getting too old for this :) but he's the last one :( I'm sure he'll be good by the time he takes the test in July. Thanks for the wish for Adam he sure is excited!

  2. Happy birthday to both Eric and Adam.
    Looks like you're keeping busy with Aaron while Ken is baching it. LOL.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Thank you Rick and Kathy! Yep and every time we turn around there's another something. No practice tonight, now there is. One game tomorrow now there's two. No game on Sunday now there is Oh well, what are grandma's for! You're funny haha!

  3. Congratulations to Adam. His first duty station will be up by "the camp" area. Maybe I'll see him at the Safeway in Pollock Pines. That pizza! Cruz played a lot of sports but I always enjoyed the basketball games the most. It might rain this weekend so it's good he's playing an indoor sport.

  4. Thanks Elva, you just might! Pizza is the best! Yeah I like basketball too because they're always moving! Aaron plays varsity football too and hopefully next year we an actually see a game or two!

  5. Happy belated Eric and Adam! Oh my that pizza!!!

    1. Aww thanks Patsy!! Yep that pizza is bad!! But oh so good!