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……Brush painting class a week ago Saturday with new students Katherine & Peter, her dad.  Peter said class was like stepping into one of my YouTube videos when he saw me in my ‘white’ shirt!  So funny.


After class it was off to Whole Foods for our Easter dinner. This sign caught my eye.

008 ….and oh the flowers…I settled on yellow Tulips figuring the garden would fill in for the rest.

011 9:00 P.M., the evening before Easter I finally get the table set.


Next morning I awoke to see this beautiful orchid from Vicky and the girls.


Chop, chop, chop, fixings for salad and garlic for the lamb…..


Leg of lamb from Whole Foods with Rosemary from the garden and lots of melted butter with lemon juice to pour over… sorry vegans….


Here’s the finished product…


Vicky, how’s the Orzo????


The salad came out just right with a honey/lemon dressing…

035 Everything got mom’s ‘seal of approval’.


Now how did Charles get salmon?????


Make mine RARE….I’m such a carnivore but mentally a vegan….go figure…


What’s better than fresh strawberries topped with whipped cream sitting atop McConnell’s Vanilla Bean ice cream?


Emma & Nikka liked desert best.  Nikka voted to have it for breakfast!


Sorry we had to cordon you off Kita

046 So, it was a lovely day and to finish it off we watched the video for Odyesso, Cavalia’s stunning production.  Mom loved it and it brought back memories of the original Cavalia show we had all seen.


We then polished off the Godiva and called it a day!


Meanwhile, Kita had other ideas.


Don’t you give me that innocent look.


Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee gads Kita!!!


I guess all that was in retaliation for being cordoned off.

Mid week Kita gets the jumbo-tron of a hot spot.

No Kita, you can’t drive to the vets.


She demanded service…


I don’t know what to say about this one…..


This is more like it……..


And this collar is the greatest……will search for it.


Back home with the collar of shame.


After I brought a somewhat chastened Kita home it was off to Rusnak in Pasadena where Eden in service is my angel.  My air conditioning was out, out, out!

022 So, time for Enterprise……..

023 Dinner at Recess was just the thing for recovery.


So where does Wilbur the Pot Belly Pig fit into all this you ask?  You are asking aren’t you????

Friday evening Tomiko & I had tickets for ‘END of the RAINBOW’, Tracie Bennett’s tour de force at the Ahmanson Theatre.


We met at mom’s & then Tomiko drove.  Half way there I gasped…”I forgot my iPhone”!!!!!! Knowing my new addiction to photographing just about everything you can imagine how bereft I was.  Glumly I sighed deeply and resolved to enjoy the evening.

Dinner at Kendall’s Brasserie was wonderful as always but alas, I can’t show you what I had or the yummy ‘White Russian’ I drank to assuage my sorrows.

Time for the show….we walked out of the restaurant and right there, between Kendall’s and the elevator to the plaza level is the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion ‘BANQUET’ area.  There are glass doors so you can see into the ground floor area which is a small lobby leading to a private elevator.

As we were walking I glanced to my left and said….”Look Tomiko….there’s a PIG”!!! A big Pot Belly PIG!!!

Sure enough, we walked inside and there was WILBUR, all gussied up (or as gussied up as a pig can get) with a big red bow….happily chomping on carrots handed to him by his ‘manager’.  Turns out Wilbur was there because a gentlemen celebrating his 50th LOVES pigs….go figure.  I am astonished that they’d allow such a thing but piggy piggy ruled the day.  And me without my phone.  I grabbed Tomiko’s iPhone & shot these pictures….I mean, who would believe this.  Or, as my mom says, “only you seem to have these things happen”.




To be continued……………….

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