Saturday, November 21, 2009

Catching Up is Hard to Do

As much as I hate to admit it, this was actually taken before I left for Virginia. Ooooof. Ya don't even want to know what it looks like now. In fact, there was a slight avalanche just moments ago. And there it all sits, on the floor.

I am going to begin catching up with all my blogger friends. Seems like so much time has passed since I visited. I can't wait to see what you all have been up to.

The kid and I are going to celebrate our birthdays today--let the season begin! We were so busy on Friday the 13th (woooooo), we didn't do a thang. I did, however, have my brother make me a chocolate malt after mom's celebration on Saturday. Just like when we were kids. He makes the best. Period. It was but one of those many special moments I will share with you. That is, once I transfer ALL of my photos over to this computer. Oy.

And since I was still in VA for the kid's (16th!!!!), we decided to postpone both.

Will share photos later.



Now, this kind of catching up is a breeze!

The hub took the kid and I to a nice restaurant in town, Sunset Grill, that we had visited for the teenager's birthday this summer. Mmmmm. The first thing we noticed was this sign posted on the door. I LOVE it! You may have heard this summer that TN passed a new law that allows you to carry guns into bars and restaurants. It used to be against the law to consume alcohol while carrying a hand gun. Well, not any more. Just a tad scary don't ya think? I'll leave it at that because you know I am quite opinionated on the subject of gun laws in the states. Grrrrrrrrr. (I did reassure the maitre d' that we had most definitely left our guns with the parking attendant. lol)

This was my martini of the night--peach.

Of course, as usual, I ordered the shrimp and grits. The okra was a bonus. Momma is watching.

The hub had duck (the kid, his usual of fish and chips).

I ordered the pots de creme and we finished it lickety split. Oh so good.

Not that we needed it because we also had a cake waiting at home.

Glutton. I know.

Another oh-so-good moment.

You may have noticed the pretty quilt piece under the cake stand? I found a whole zip-lock bag full of gorgeous quilt pieces at a thrift store my brother, cousin and I visited on my last day at home.

Five bucks.

The scissors were in the case at checkout. One dollar a piece. They reminded me of mom's old ones when we were little. Even Jim loved them.

Okey dokey. Over and out for the day.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy Birthday to the both of you! Have fun!

I'm looking forward to reading your posts...



Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Oh Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you're back home safe and sound..there truly is no place like home!

vallen said...

I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have you home.

Anonymous said...

I think you should post at least twice a day 'till you're caught up!!! Miss you gf.......XXOO~ A

PEA said...

The food....the birthday I'm coming over to celebrate with you! hehe I'm so glad you were able to finally celebrate yours and the kid's birthdays:-)

I hadn't heard that in TN you're now allowed to carry a gun into a restaurant or bar. Ugh, whoever thought up of that law? It's a disaster waiting to happen for sure!!

Glad you're home safe and sound my friend. xoxo



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