Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tree Trunk Salad Bowls

Friday was a good way to end the week. I had lunch at Pluckers with Aaron & Stan (my friends from work) & then we headed over to the LSU gift shop & I stocked up on some really cute stuff! I went with the intention of getting Dean a couple of shirts. While I did that, I also picked up some things for myself. We always have LSU Fri. during football season at work & I can't wear the same two LSU shirts all season. I got a really cute shirt, a bracelet, a pair of earrings & the CUTEST pair of shoes.

Adorable huh? Here's the shirt.

The extended lunch definitely made the work day go by fast. Last night Dean & I went to Mellow Mushroom for dinner. It's been a long time since we've been there & it was really good. We had spinach dip with pita's as an appetizer & Dean had a hoagie & I had pizza. Dean & I are not pizza compatible. He wants pizza with every kind of meat you can think of. I'm not a big meat person. I don't like sausage or pepperoni. I much prefer a pizza full of veggies - mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, black olives & extra cheese has my name written all over it. So that's what I had with a glass of wine.

We talk about checking out the Farmers Market all the time so today was the day. Dean, my mom & I headed out about 9:00. We wanted to go before it got too hot. Well, I don't really know what we were thinking. It was HOT! I bought a jar of jalepno pepper jelly & some homemade antipasta. We decided the Farmer's Market isn't for us. I'm not sure how to describe it but I guess we jusst weren't that into it. There was tons of veggies but they were expensive. I'll stick to shopping at the fruit stand! They had lots of jewelry but it was expensive too. I did see a really pretty salad bowl that I would've loved to have. The man that made it was actually making one out of a tree stump! Unfortunately, people that can make things from tree stumps think very highly of their talent & products - the bowl I wanted was $245. Yep, you read that right. I just don't think there will ever be a time in my life that I could spend $245 on a bowl. Even if I won the Powerball I just don't think I could do it. Needless to say we weren't there long.

Me & mom left to do a little shopping. Dean stayed home to watch football & while he was home he did ALL of the laundry! That was a wonderful surprise! I guess I shouldn't say it was a surprise, he does laundry a lot, but it was nice all the same. We went to Lowe's & I got some paint. I'm going to attempt to spray paint my light fixtures & hardware in my bathroom. Stan told me about a special paint to do it. I don't know how it will look but I don't have anything to lose. I was planning to replace it all anyway. This way maybe I can save some money. After Lowe's we went to the Grand Opening of the new Kirklands by the mall. There were a lot of sales. I bought a new lampe berger & oil. Afterwards, we stopped at Ruby Tuesday's for lunch (Sorry Vicki, I couldn't remember if you're still boycotting them - actually, I can't remember exacty what the boycott was about?? something to do with my b-day I know). Anyway, I was really craving a good salad. I don't know why because I had a good grilled chicken salad at Pluckers yesterday but I got the all you can eat salad bar & it was soooooo good. I didn't realize you could get so full on salad but as of this moment - 9:07 pm - I'm still stuffed!

I was able to take about a 45 min. nap before Mass. I was hoping that would help me to stay awake during the game but I've been yawning for an hour at least. I really don't understand that because I had 4 Dr. Peppers at lunch!

1 comment:

  1. What is this Ruby Tuesday boycott about?? hahahaha, I just cracked up at that. Love the shoes!!!!