Hard to believe our first week is already over! We packed a lot into it though! Here's a list (in no particular order):
~ twice we've had dinner with Kyle and Tina (he's a really good cook!)
~ at the bridal shower for Tina along with Night of Blessing for Kyle we served butternut squash soup, three kinds of homemade bread, vegetable trays and an assortment of homemade cookies
~ annual Thanksgiving dinner at our home church -- first time in over two years that I had turkey!
~ went out for authentic Mexican food with friends -- SOOOOO good!
~ went to Red Lobster with other friends -- love those cheesy biscuits and the seafood was sublime
~ five of us ate a half gallon of ice cream in one sitting (Breyer's coffee fudge chunk)
Okay, I just realized everything on that list involved food. Hmmmm.
So let's talk about non-food related activities:
~ am very excited about the upholstery denim and lovely solid apple green fabrics I'd purchased online from Fabric Mart; they were here when we arrived and I am really looking forward to using them to make slipcovers for all my furniture. I knew the price was good, but I didn't realize how good until...
~ ...I had to get fabric for the border of the baby quilt I'm working on and was struck by STICKER SHOCK at the prices in the store! Oh my goodness. I think I need to go back to buying online.
Well, that pretty much sums up the non-food related stuff. Now back to food:
~ today I'm going out to lunch with my daughter and sister-in-law, to the restaurant where Tina worked while she was in college and I know I'm going to suffer a little DMD* because they have so many good things on the menu!
~ Friday we're making a hillbilly breakfast for Kyle
~ Saturday I'm making chocolate scones and fruit salad for us women, to fortify us for the day of shopping. Let's hope it doesn't take all day to find me an outfit for the wedding, because I'd like to look at other things too :)
~ We have two Thanksgiving dinners next week AND a wedding. Celebrate, Celebrate, Dance to the Music!
[I'm sorry, I have no idea where that came from; possibly lack of sleep. I'm still adjusting to the time change and keep waking up at 4 and 5 in the morning. Ugh. Nightly "power surges" as Linda calls them don't help either.]
Suffice it to say, we are eating well and eating often. I am working my way through the list of "foods to eat while in the U.S." and fully expect to cross every item off the list before our time is up. Because, obviously, it's ALL ABOUT THE FOOD.