Thursday, November 18, 2010

Our week in review

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.

*Decision-Making Disorder


sara said...

of course it's all about the food....I would not expect anything less! ha!

so fun to read your post and hear what all you are doing. I smile through the whole thing!! I just wish we were closer and could some how meet!!!

The Bug said...

I'm with Sara - I was smiling (and drooling) through the whole post. Glad you're having a good time!

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Betty said...

You are so right girl! It IS about the FOOD!! I am drooling down here and just a tiny bit envious. Don´t forget to eat donuts. I´m sure they are on your list.
Have fun at those Thanksgiving dinners too!

rita said...

So happy for the fun times you are having and the fellowship with loved ones AND the food, of course.
Any suggestions as to what YOU would like me to bring for the Thanksgiving dinner? Anything not crossed off your list yet?

SmallTownRunner said...

Wait. Time change? I thought the time zones were fairly close together. Just shows how much geography I know.

Also, I just made scones for the first time ever a couple of weeks ago -- cranberry scones. They were heavenly.

skoots1mom said...

it's so great to read what a fabulous time you're all enjoying together...eager to see some pics.

sorry to hear about your flashes and's been really hitting me this week, too. Last night, however, the weather turned cooler and i opened my window...wonderful chilly wafts coming through were my night's delight.
dd got home last night so she's getting several days off for T' nice having her in the house. We sat around the table laughing while she ate a late dinner after her drive.

Hugs to Tina and Ivan...blessings, JubiSista!

Mari said...

I'm glad you are having such fun with family and friends - and enjoying good food at the same time!

Debbie said...

I am so happy for you! I love hearing about what you are doing and getting to eat for the first time in a long time!