That’s actually the name of a tea that I loved but can no longer find. But today, it’s Me. Woke up at 3:15 and that was all she wrote. I tried, I really did, to go back to sleep but by 3:45 I was incredibly frustrated and…well…I got UP!
Poking around at Facebook and e-mail. Reading some blogs…Playing some Mahjong (you didn’t hear that from Me!!)
Now I’m trying to focus here.
Ralph and I went out yesterday because he had Birthday gift cards burning holes in his pocket. We headed to Barnes & Noble first. I have avoided B & N lately for various reasons. First reason is that I have two huge piles of books to read, most of them gathered from Goodwill and I don’t feel like paying “real” money for any books right now. Second reason is I have gathered almost enough B&N gift cards to purchase a Nook.
I keep going round and round with myself about purchasing one. I think it’s a great idea, especially since I won’t be spending much of my own money. But I can’t justify then having to pay for books, when I have so many sitting there unread. I did have a long discussion with the young lady at the Nook counter, getting some info on it. I’m fairly sure it will be an eventual purchase, just not now. Lucky for me, the gift cards won’t get moldy sitting there waiting for me to use them!
I also did not buy any books there, although I did pick up several that I wanted, but put them down again. Actually I’ve learned that sometimes, if I really want to buy one, it’s cheaper to do it on the B&N website. Since I’m a member, I don’t pay shipping, so I think that’s the way to go. I’m proud that although I was tempted, I didn’t buy any! 😉
Ralph had also gotten a gift card to the Colonial Diner in Woodbury so we decided that lunch would be a good idea. We used to go here all the time but haven’t been in quite a while. Funny, several of the waitresses recognized us and asked where we’d been. We hadn’t been there for various reasons but a gift card was reason enough to go back.
I didn’t have to think hard about what I would have. I went to an old favorite.
This is called a Balsamic Spinach salad but it’s supposed to have chicken and sausage on it. Of course, I ask to have that left off.
What I keep is the spinach, tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers and mozzarella cheese. I get the balsamic vinegar on the side. It’s delicious! With all of the other spinach I’ve been eating, I will soon be able to best Popeye in an arm wrestling contest! I love spinach and this was delicious! Ralph had a turkey and bacon club with fries. I confess I ate a few of his fries. He also had a cherry Danish. Our kind waitress brought 2 forks with the Danish. I am proud to say that my fork remained clean…no danish passed my lips!
We came home to find that our air-conditioner isn’t working properly. Time for a visit from the PSE&G man, I guess. Hope the weather stays like Thursday. Not too hot. With our luck it will hit 100 degrees this weekend and we won’t be able to get the man here to work on the A/C!! Oh well, Life goes on with or without A/C.