Sunday, March 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The guys stopped over to see The Dad last night before boys night out.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

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

Friday, March 3, 2017

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

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


Did anyone think about this design?