Friday, March 24, 2017

JUNKING AND LUNCHING
Just messing around… Vandergrift for lunch. G&Gs.

Bella Luna serves their chicken salad in a bowl and I always ask for a small plate on the side when I order so I can take it out and redistribute it… this made me angry too.  Pie should not be served in a bowl. I don't care if it's Fiesta or not.

End of the Road had this fabulous table it was in some General's house long ago. Would make a wonderful kitchen island.

We became friends with the owner and she was giving me a pretty good deal on this lovely bit of Easter Kitsch. Almost too good to pass up. I didn't get it though. I really wanted it.


I knew it would have to go directly to storage and I would end up regretting it.

If you are wondering What The Dad ate… We got him a mushroom swiss burger.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TIME TO MAKE THE MEATBALLS

The joke here is that once I perfect all the things that The Dad makes then his work is done.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

I like to go for ice cream all by myself. I actually prefer it.

Monday, March 20, 2017

ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING
I watched Cassie's kids and her mom's dog the other night. Before bed, we made these...

After, I  put Tallulah in her crib and spent the rest of the evening checking to make sure she was breathing.  Poor baby. All she wanted to do was sleep. ;-)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

I HAVE THIS THING WITH APPLEBEE'S
So we ended up stopping at Applebee's on the way back from Blairsville the other day because we didn't feel like coming up with any other options and I think I've said this before, I have a thing with Applebee's.

Like a bad thing.

First of all I used to really like their Oriental Chicken Salad - now, not so much. It's not because of the massive amount of calories or the racist name.  I don't know if it's my attitude or it's just not good anymore.  I got it tonight because I was hangry and tired and didn't feel like looking at the menu and it was just blah.

Anyway, during the separation, David always wanted to meet some place for lunch, often Applebee's, and that's right about the time when they started their stupid question asking. Like, are you celebrating something special today? I would usually say like yeah we're trying to figure out our divorce but sometimes I said nothing and just wanted to punch them in the face.

The girl came to the people sitting behind us first and she went through her little talk and then the question - are you celebrating something special today?  I wanted to jump up and scream -  if they were celebrating something special they wouldn't be here -  but I contained myself. I could see Chirssy noticing that I was getting a little huffy already and the waitress wasn't even at our booth yet.

Anyway, these people behind us had about a fifteen minute conversation with her and the girl looked like she just wanted to say - people I have to ask this stupid question I really don't care.

She finally came to us and we got the same speech… I told her we were just wandering around for the day and went to our favorite bakery and she chimed in that she loved bakeries.  Then I said we stopped at this gallery and may sign up for a paint class. She said she loved galleries and painting. I just said, really, it's ok. You don't need to talk to us about bakeries and galleries and painting. We're all good.

Just for the record: I am always very nice to wait staff and a very big tipper. I just don't like being questioned at Applebee's about my day and I really wonder if the staff is that into it. Are they logging this data into some program that will one day give us a breakdown as to why people stopped there?  I shouldn't be this annoyed over this but I am.  This sundae didn't even cheer me up.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

ALL YOU KNEAD IS LOVE
The real reason we went to Blairsville was to go to our favorite bakery.
 
Seriously, you should go.

I don't think I've gotten a bad thing from there.

The antique store we usually go to was unexpectedly closed but we checked out some other little shops we frequent and went to the gallery down the street. In the end, though, bakery run was successful.


Friday, March 17, 2017

EAT YOUR VEGGIES
We didn't really have any reason to go anywhere today so we decided to go to Blairsville… We stopped here for lunch.

Chrissy and I got way too excited that lima beans were the veg.

They had the chocolate peanut butter pie that we like.

It's been happening a lot again, lately. It's usually Chrissy that will say something that makes us appear to be a lesbian couple and we snicker and laugh and reminisce about how they tried to give us a king size bed when we checked in at a hotel once because I gravitated right to the "welcome to the gayborhood map" at the concierge desk. I still think it was her birkenstocks and those maps rock. Anyway, it was somewhat of a weird day. We didn't really have anything urgent to do. I was off and The Dad was doing ok so I went on a much deserved play date to Blairsville. This is how we roll. Are we fun or what?

Monday, March 13, 2017

LITTLE SHRIMP
The dad likes one of the shrimpy macaroni dishes at the home.

Though he says it should be called SHR because they are so little - they can't be called SHRIMP.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE
You would think I would be more organized because I'm a little obsessed with compartmentalizing things and putting like items together. I know a lot of my problem is that I have too much of everything and that too much of everything is scattered all about between storage units and garages, etc… so I'm constantly coming across things.

I hate that I can't find something when I need it or get to something because it's blocked by something else. I'm working on it but not fast enough.

I'm back to feeling chaotic again because all of my stuff is all over the place.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

ANY GIVEN SATURDAY
I went to a couple house sales today… one in lawrenceville...

It was a little creepy. At one point I thought I was going to fall through the steps. The company that was doing the sale also had one going in Mt. Lebanon off 19 so I decided to drive out there.   I found a few things between the two...

…including a box full of used vintage wedding cards. I'm really on this kick of starting a wedding cake topper collection. I'm not sure if I will regret it to not.

Anyway, I drove by Dixon House on my way back…

They are bringing furniture in!

Later, Cara and I went to see the dad and went to Pasquilino's for dinner.


Just another Saturday.


Friday, March 10, 2017

SNOW AND CHIPS
It was snowy out

Cassie and Cindy have been telling us to go here for a long time.  The chips and dip were good.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

SHEETZ STOP
The Dad had an appointment today and he didn't want to stop anywhere to eat after so we ended up at sheetz. Every time I go to Sheetz I feel like I'm on vacation and going to a rest stop. I love rest stops but it kind of makes me sad. I miss highways and road trips. For awhile I was getting this iced mocha thing and then I looked up all the weird ingredients and now I don't get that very often. I usually get one of those mickey mouse snack things or cheese or something because that kiosk thing is overwhelming. Anyway, all he wanted was onion rings.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Q: WHY DID THE BANANA GO TO THE DOCTOR?
Walmart trip with the residents today. We went to Eat N park after and this was in the bathroom. I want one.

A: Because it was not peeling well.

Monday, March 6, 2017

GIVE INTO LOVE, OR LIVE IN FEAR
RB loved fortune cookies. LB not so much. I found a bunch in the drawer…

Lily and I sat on the floor and opened them up…

Side note: does anyone else add "in bed" to the end of their fortune? Leslie always used to do that and it just stuck.  And I really wish I could remember what I used to order at that Chinese place near McLanahans. I can't believe I don't have one of the menus here. I bet I do.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

BOYS NIGHT IN (THE NURSING HOME)
The guys stopped over to see The Dad last night before boys night out.
 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

ANY GIVEN SATURDAY
Any given Saturday my car seat looks like this - religious figures and cookbooks.

Friday, March 3, 2017

FISH FRY FRIDAY
We took the residents to St. John's for a fish fry…

The Dad got take out...

 I, of course, got the alternative dinner...


Thursday, March 2, 2017

COOKING WITH THE DAD
We put The Dad to work and had him do a couple cooking demonstrations. He made pasta fagioli first…

then the next week we had him make pan e mal.

Thanks, Chrissy, for buying the residents a new set of pots!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

REALLY, TARGET?

Did anyone think about this design?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
Lily had to go to the vet tonight - "get me out of here!"

Dixon House got some new trees and rocks!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

EVERY NIGHT IS PASTA NIGHT

…not really but it was tonight. Denunzio's take out.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

JUST HANGING AROUND
I'm out of wall space. There are 17 crewel paintings in my room and I still have some more to hang.  I'm not sure I made the right decision here but I'm too far into it now. I don't feel like taking them down.

This room was supposed to be The Dad's little chill space and then I came here and took it over and I really don't like this color as an all the time color.

I still have the letters over my closet that Gerald, our former neighbor, gave me spelling out my name. They were from some car dealership… and RB's portrait and that butterfly we got in Ocracoke that I love.  It's like a kids room ran into an old ladies room and I can't figure out if I love it or hate it.

I got on this kick where I just started hanging shit everywhere. I literally had a hammer in my hand for hours… and now this space looks like the back of sur la table and I feel like there should be a sign that reads 40% off all fiesta ware!

What the hell am I doing?

Friday, February 24, 2017

ME AND THE DOG AND LOADED FRIES
I really think anything can be breakfast potatoes...

Side note...awww...

I"m limited on wall space so I've been trying to be good and just taking pictures of things I would usually buy. Besides that, I don't have a you. ;-(

Thursday, February 23, 2017

WASTED
You know what the worst thing is about not having a husband?

Computer problems.

I have had to update my browser for a couple years now, I think.  I don't know what I'm doing with this computer and this iPhoto too. My photos are all over the place and they aren't in order and I got to the end of what are the new ones which are in the middle of the whole thing and just scattered about and now I'm back to the beginning.  What's funny is the beginning it's a picture from my birthday from 2002…

He was just playing around but didn't this all just come full circle? In the end, after everything… I guess this, out of the 15 million on here,  is the photo that sums it all up.

That and the one of the last text messages he sent me that said thanks for wasting the last 24 years of my life. I have a screen cap of that somewhere but it would probably take me three years to find it. My virtual clutter is ridic.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ATTACK DOG
I forgot to tell the cleaning lady that the pup hates the vacuum.