Monday, June 29, 2009
Landon and I are eating at Cheddars while at the SBC in Louisville. I was thinking of ordering a side salad with my meal (I was getting spasagna - you know spaghetti and lasanga). First of all, this was only the second time I had eaten at a Cheddars, and the first time was about 4 years ago, so I couldn't remember that anyway. When I go to restaurants I've never been to before, I like to ask our waiter/waitress what items on the menu are specialties of that particular restaurant. This specific night, I did not ask about the entire menu, but I did question my salad choices. I asked which was better, the house salad or the Caesar. Well, the waitress and Landon both seemed to stare at me like I had two heads. She didn't know, so I then said, "Well, which one do you like better?" To which she stated, "Well, if I were you, I wouldn't even get a salad." At this point, I could tell we were headed down a dead end path. Did she say she wouldn't get one because she, herself, does not care for salad? Or, did she say she wouldn't get one because all salads at that restaurant are disgusting, and she tries to encourage customers away from them for fear of sickness....possible food poisoning....WHAT? So, I say, "Well, never mind, I won't get a salad." Then, Landon says, "No, you should get a salad if you want one" (This obviously meant that he thought the waitress was speaking from her personal opinion, because I'm sure he did not wish for me to die of food poisoning). So, by now, I feel like I've been taking up way too much of our time deciding on this (which is very unlike me anyway) so I tell her to please bring me the side house salad, with ranch dressing. When she walks off Landon says, "That was kind of a weird thing to ask, you know." Okay, people - was it really that weird? Was it really that weird to be at a restaurant I have barely been to before and ask the waitress to help me out with some specifics of the menu? I, personally, think it was very normal, but that's just me. She does bring the salad. It was decent, but it did have some issues. Most of the salad was the part of the lettuce (as you can see below) that is pretty disgusting - white, chunky, hard parts that no one wishes to eat.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
On the far left in this picture is our good friend April (Cliff is behind the piano but you can't see him in this picture)...
Monday, June 22, 2009
Aren't they cute? I'm pretty excited about them - you should check them out. I cannot wear the clothes at Forever 21 - in fact, I'm not even sure I'd ever darkened the door of the store before. But, I heard a hot tip that you could get cheap jewelry there - so....yes, I found it....but you must be sure about it since there are NO RETURNS. BTW...I cannot figure out how to get both those rings on the same line...
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
2 oz instant coffee
16 oz can chocolate syrup
1 cup sugar
4 cups boiling water
2 cups cold milk
2 QT cold milk
1 QT ice cream (I used fudge ripple)
Combine instant coffee, syrup and sugar in boiling water. Let dissolve and cool. Add 2 cups of milk and chill in fridge up to 3 days. When ready to serve, place ice cream in punch bowl, pour chocolate coffee mix over ice cream and add 2 QTS of milk. Stir gently and serve.
I got lots of compliments on this punch!
And, as an aside, I don't have any news on Amy, but I'll let you know when I do! Right now she's still in the hospital, just waiting for more answers. I visited with her last night, and Brad arrived while I was there - so her husband is back with her! Please keep praying!!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Here's a picture of the bathtub...that we rarely use. I use it once in a while, and should use it more often! I love my Southern Living Rosedale plant holders and keep my lotions in them. To the left is bath salt and body butter.
This is the valance above the bathtub. I should have ironed it before putting it up...but I didn't, so I think a lot of times when I go into the bathroom how that thing really needs to be ironed (for about 3.5 years)...
This is a picture of the vanity (and myself). I could NOT figure out how to just get the vanity without getting me in it!! I tried standing at the door, but the bathroom wasn't big enough for me to get at the right angle. Anyway, obviously all the junk we use is on the counter...but hey, just keeping it real. And, at least it's straightened up. You can also see my nightgowns/robes hanging on the back of the door.
Moving along to the downstairs half bathroom....I LOVE THIS BATHROOM!!! I painted it a color a couple shades lighter than Tobacco Road, but I cannot remember the name right now! Our entire downstairs (except the kitchen) is painted this color, and I love it!! It gives the rooms a lot of warmth, but yet is not so dark that they feel claustrophobic. My friend, Malissa, helped me stripe the bathroom. She came over on a Sunday afternoon, and we worked all afternoon and evening to do it. We striped it with the darker maroon color - and it was quite a task. First, we had to use a level/yardstick thing to put dots on the wall at the top, middle, and bottom every five inches. Then, we had to draw straight lines. Then, we had to tape it. Then, we finally painted - and it took like a million coats to do it because the paint was so dark. I think the funniest thing about it was how small that bathroom is, and how all over each other we had to be in it together. Most of the time, one of us was on the middle step of the stool facing one way, and the other was on the bottom step facing the other way, both working away with our backs to each other. It gets HOT, let me tell you! But, it turned out GREAT!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
And one more thing. Did you know that after you buy all that food and get great deals, you actually have to eat it?? Our pantry is very full right now from all the things on sale I've been buying :) Uh, newsflash, we do need to eat the food for it to be worth it. So, I set out stuff to make chicken pot pie in the next few nights - maybe tomorrow night. Just need to get some chicken to boil first. Then, I need to work on the big boxes of chicken broth I bought - we just do not have enough room in our kitchen to store all these items! We must eat at home more! But NOT TONIGHT - haha....we're going to Brad and Joy's house for dinner tonight...maybe we'll eat at home tomorrow night...
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
= very funny times
Monday, June 8, 2009
Yummy cappuccino punch - uh, VERY YUMMY