It’s been a fun & busy week. Wednesday my friend Melody took me to lunch at the Paseo Grill.
They had tons of vegan choices (well… fourish). I had pasta with veggies and it was delish. We shared some fried green beans too. She gave me a card welcoming me to the “club.” I said, “No thanks :).” She also gave me some fun things like this book…
and a shape magazine. I told her I thought she was trying to tell me something :)… she said she just knew I was on a health kick lately.
I worked Tuesday and Thursday, but driving home both days I stopped off at the Edmond Walmart who happened to have some morningstar products our local walmart doesn’t carry. I had to get one of each to try. They had mushroom burgers, italian herb chicken patties, and asian burgers. We really liked all of these. They are all vegan. Matt liked the asian patties best. There is a recipe for spring rolls using them I imagine I’ll try soon. The italian chicken patties were good on buns with marinara. We had the mushroom burgers on french bread with sliced avocados. Yum!
Today started early with a trip to Kohl’s for Emelia. We had some Kohl’s cash and coupons mixed with tax free weekend… She got three jeans, six tops, and a belt for $60. Pretty good deal huh? Afterwards we stopped at Rue21 and Bailey got a new belt. He is so thin he almost has to wear a belt just to keep his jeans up. Poor kid 😛 …
The next stop was my brother’s office at the department of public safety for Bailey’s learner’s permit. He was able to take the test there and barely passed. He did pass so that’s all that counts and I wouldn’t have known the shape of the railroad signs either. We all had to go celebrate the permit with Falcone’s pizza afterwards. Mike and Bailey chose the restaurant. (I had to snap a pic with my phone of his first attempt to drive).
I came home to feed Isabelle lunch and then had to run errands with Amanda. Her car had a low tire so we took it to have it checked and the tire shop was running behind. We walked to the auto parts store and bought windshield wiper blades (which she has been needing to replace) and put them on all by ourselves. I was so proud. I have always had the guy at the auto store do it for me, but since we had walked there rather than drive… They were still working on the tire so we went in a local diner called, “Harley’s,” which we had never been into and had a coke and snack. It was fun and spontaneous just to walk around and do whatever we wanted. We went to get her license renewed after they finished looking at her tire and then picked up her pictures at CVS. We didn’t go to Circuit City. It was a fun afternoon!
And look what was delivered when I got home…
Pretty flowers from my friend Jacki. So sweet of her!
I’ve also been getting the strangest cards from Tulsa, OK. One had been signed “Happy Birthday,” one was signed “Matt P.” I’m on to you John Tiefenthaler!!!!!
Tomorrow is slip and slide at church. Giving away like 500 backpacks full of school supplies to the kids in our community. After that we’ll be getting packed up for our trip to Missouri. I’m taking the kids to Roaring River and am very excited to get away for my dreaded birthday.
On the strike front (AT&T), district 4 settled on a contract today at 5 p.m. This is a good sign! Matt wasn’t thrilled because they settled but I am very glad and will be happy to be off strike watch. Hopefully district 6 will settle soon as well. I saw the reports of a slight decrease in unemployment rates this morning. It was like a tenth of a point, but in true Pollyanna fashion I just have to say I’m glad it went down instead of up!