It’s beginning to seem as though all we do is celebrate birthdays. That feeling might have come because of the fact that I celebrated mine for the entire month of October. Actually I realized that I slacked off and didn’t celebrate all the way through to Halloween. Next year I’ll do better! 😉
Thursday we were scheduled to meet up with Ralph’s sisters, brothers-in-law and cousins to celebrate his sister Kathy’s birthday. I was up at 6am. Seems that on the nights that I’m not waking up at 3am, I’m waking up on the dot of 6. My eyes pop open, I look at my watch…6am! That’s fine with me, it give me some quiet time to work on BCDC and NaNoWriMo before Ralph wakes up. I wrote my post and then dug into my writing. I wrote around 1600 words in the morning. That makes me happy because then there’s not so much pressure in afternoon if the thoughts aren’t coming to me.
I figured I needed something to tide me over until lunch time.
Almond butter and Honeycrisp! This is such a good combo and it’s very filling. It would be something good to take on the road if need be. Yummy!
Ralph and I got up and out in the rain and headed to the Adelphia Restaurant for lunch. We were there to celebrate the birthday of Ralph’s sister, Kathy.
Kathy and her husband, John. Happy Birthday, Kathy!! Kathy is the organizer and like a good organizer, during lunch we set up our next meeting in December. Now, I just have to remember to write it down! Ralph and I look forward to these lunches. It’s such fun to spend time with everyone. I forgot to take pictures of anyone else. I was having too much fun talking…and eating…;-)
I’m never sure what to order at Adelphia. They don’t have a lot of vegetarian selections so I have to get creative and ask for them to adjust things for me. This time I had a thought. They don’t have Greek salad on their menu, but my brother-in-law, George always orders that as an alternative to the regular salad with his meal. It always looks good. This time I asked our waiter if I could get an entrée size Greek salad and he said that wouldn’t be a problem. This is what I got…
The biggest Greek salad I’ve ever seen! I was annoyed with myself for forgetting to ask for the dressing on the side. It was not a problem. The salad was lightly dressed, the lettuce chopped in bite size pieces (which some restaurants don’t do and it annoys me) and even stuffed grape leaves which I love. It was so huge and required so much chewing, I realized the waiter was taking everyone else’s plates away and I was still working on my salad! I did finish it and I was stuffed! I know what to order from now on when I got to Adelphia!
I may have been stuffed, but I couldn’t pass on a piece of birthday cake.
Just a small one please. It was tasty, but I didn’t really need to eat it…;-)
When we got home, I got right back to work on my novel. I am very happy and surprised with my progress. I wasn’t sure I would be able to finish NaNoWriMo let alone be ahead of schedule. I’m really excited about this project. It’s done for me what I think is the intention of the process. It’s gotten me writing and that’s what’s important. That’s how I feel about BCDC. It got me writing which is something I’ve always wanted to do.
It’s Thursday morning now. I have lots to do around the house today. The laundry is calling and may smother me if I don’t take care of it. Some cleaning would be a nice idea too…and I’ve got to get my word count in. This should be a good day!