Saturday, March 8, 2014
Due to an awesome Spring thawing, I have been getting out more and more. There isn't the panic to race back home to hibernate! I have been able to go to a couple of new and fun places for me. Last week, the 1st place was Hell's Kitchen in Downtown Minneapolis. We were celebrating my brother in law Nick's 40th. Wonderful food and quirky atmosphere. And yesterday we 1st had lunch with most of my family for my sister Susan's birthday. This was a more familiar place for us. D'Amico and Sons in Roseville is a unique place. I likened it to an Italian Diner type place. Nostalgic family photos. on the walls, authentic Italian flavors and music. Happy Birthday Suze! Then lastly, in the evening we met at a newer place in the Loop area of Minneapolis at a brewery/restaurant called The Freehouse. Beieve me, not "free." Here, I enjoyed what they refer to as brew #2. And of course we had to pretend that we were undercover food critics. The waitress wondered where the camera was. i had told her that we were having cheese curds to compare with the ones at last week's restaurant. The cheese curds and Asian inspired wings were very enjoyable! It was really funny when my friend Cheryl, (Hi Cheryl!) came in and asked the waitress what kind of bottled beer thay had! I said, "we're in a brewery!)for Pete's sake. She settled on a lighter brewski. The #1. Got a kick out of that. Hey! The woman knows what she likes! Anyways, just wanted to let you all know that I am great, alive and kickin! Enjoying food and friends and a few beers.
Monday, March 3, 2014
This story really touched me and will touch everyone who reads it! I think I was so emotional when I read it, because yesterday was my daughter's 24th birthday and over the weekend, I had been going thru several old family photos., scanning them and posting to Facebook as a type of birthday card to her. I still have several of her and her Dad shoved away in albums and boxes. It was 5 o'clock when I was dropping her off and her Dad still hadn't called her yet and she seemed a little numbed to that fact. Sad. And I really hope that he did finally call. This is not an attempt to ridicule him or his family. I am also becoming numb to the fact that some family relationships that were once the most important, seem to have fallen to the wayside. Well, I was so glad to be able to celebrate her and just be with her for a while. We are very blessed.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I think that after 44 days (so far) this winter of sub-zero temps. and wind chills, we all have cold hands. And at least I am surrounded by people with warm hearts! I write about it a lot, but I am truly blessed to have a fine, group of women friends who will go out of their way every month or so, to bring me not only awesome food, but warm hearted companionship. it's kind of funny how we seem to congregate on monday nights for the crazy "Bachelor" show. There we all sit, screaming out and pointing out traits of the participants. And especially the bachelor himself. No one seems to have a favorable liking of him. Then, at the end of the show, "the Rose Ceremony," where one vulnerable woman is not going to remain in the running for the bachelor's mate. It's kind of a sad moment to see this, but I am so relieved for this woman. She is free of the show and go back to her home hopefully after learning a whole lot about herself. And the race will end and there will be a finish that we will want to see! If nothing else, this show is a complicated twisting and turning sociological experiment. It's on again tonight if you are the slightest bit intrigued and need to fill up a bitter cold evening indoors.