We had a busy weekend...in spite of a fun Sunday...there was cooking and shopping and dinner out and more running around. Here is the annoying thing about where we live...every single thing that we need is from a different store and in a different town. And since we are boycotting our most favorite date night place...dinner was so horrible they would not even let us pay...horrible...they knew it...they still served it to us...and called us asking us to come back...but we just can't.
We tried one more new date night place...drinks were a disaster...dinner was yummy but for us it has to be atmosphere, too...we felt as though we were eating on a cruise ship or an assisted living dining room...it is such a cool place and they totally screwed up the remodeling...but...there was a huge bar and outdoor patio...that was the total opposite of the dining room...so we will go back but to the bar! Drinks...by the time they served us the third set of $12.00 martinis...yep...they got it right...sort of...they were making our very plain very dry Grey Goose martinis with currant flavored vodka!!! Sip...shock...sip...more shock...unfreakingbelievable! Needless to say we did not pay for them! And it happened to other diners around us!
The only time that we can ever get most of what we need in one place is if we go to to Whole Foods or Trader Joe's and those stores are not close by. But even then...we zip to Target for paper stuff and cleaning stuff...and if we need wine that is yet another stop. Lucy's food...another stop. I don't know how I did all of this when I taught.
So this is where division of duties comes in...certain needs are on Den's route home...other things I do during the week and if we need something extra...someone zips out to get it...which brings me to these...which I want to make and have none of the stuff I need...sigh! Why am I craving quinoa patties?
Books...almost done with this...I dislike listening to books but I am betting this one is amazing to listen to...JuJu...this one's for you!
In spite of having books I should be reading...I just Kindled these books...I want to read mysteries! Is it Fall? It's the season to cozy up with a suspense filled book.
Plus...the prices were irresistible!
I think I spent under $20.00 for all of my cozy mysteries.
Have a great Monday! The Jackson Keene giveaway winner will be announced on Wednesday!