Wowsa – not even noon yet and a few good things have occurred already. Reason enough to celebrate this day.
- Today is National Ice Cream Day! In preparation, I went to the store yesterday to stock up. And I think the store was onboard because ice cream was on sale for $1.99! Such a deal! I bought a mint chocolate with Oreo cookie crumbles and a strawberry creamcheese ice cream with graham cracker crumbles. So I guess you know what I am eating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner today!!
- I was able to take a shower upstairs! Let me explain. Since my knee surgery I could not bend my knee enough to step over the bathtub edge and take a shower. Thank goodness I have a walk-in shower stall in the downstairs bathroom so I could hose off. But today I could step in to and out of the tub. A small, but important victory in knee recovery.
- Dog/cat peace accord reached. Today while I was in the shower, Ziva (the dog) voluntarily waited in her crate. Not hearing any noise, Sunni (the cat) came upstairs and down the hallway to the bathroom. Ziva started walking down the hallway too. And just like that they slowly passed each other without sniffs, snorts, or any aggression. It has been 18 days since Ziva joined the family and I think the cats are getting closer to accepting Ziva. Who couldn’t love this face?
Hope you also find a few things to celebrate the day!
I took today off as a vacation day. Here are some pixs from today and a few days ago.
Made chicken parmigiana in the crockpot. Five minutes of easy prep and this is what you get. Tasty, and enough for several meals.
More rain yesterday, but it did produce a piece of a rainbow. Taken from my kitchen window.
Just a couple of miles from my house, the mama deer and her two babies were out eating lunch. So cute.
I picked up a friend to run errands. We stopped for lunch at a cute little cafe in the downtown area. Great sandwich, but the real reason we went to this place was their ice cream. One flavor was banana french toast. How about maple bacon? After several taste tests, I ended up with rastaschio; dark chocolate raspberry chips, raspberry swirl, mixed in with pistachio ice cream. OMG!! (Sorry, I ate the visible chip before I took the pic.)
Although it was a little chilly, we took a very short walk to check out the river. Here is a panoramic view.
I don’t go into the downtown area very often. I live about 30 minutes north, so just don’t make the drive. But the river is beautiful, though the gray skies tend to make it look dreary.
I ran my required errands–the ones that necessitated a vacation day–and returned home to relax the rest of the day. It’s back to work for the rest of the week.
On Friday I went to visit Daughter at college. Her birthday is next week, so this quick weekend visit was the only available free time.
Took Daughter and B. (her boyfriend) out for dinner. We each licked our plates, but still decided on dessert. Daughter and B. both decided to get this huge ice cream sundae. The waitress suggested that one would feed all three of us. But the starving college students felt a competition coming on and they each ordered one.
Yup , each one was that big. The following pictures tell the rest of the story.
The waitress stopped by and exclaimed, “I have never seen a person finish one of those, and now I get two in the same night!”
Yup – that’s the type of recognition to strive for!!!
BTW – No college students were harmed in the competition, but I think they were indeed full!