Last night, Dustin and I went on a double-date with Tricia and her new beau, Pito. We were headed to Kingston to do some shopping, but made a pit-stop in New Paltz to have a drink. Dustin and I typically don’t drink anymore, and he was driving, so he had a ginger ale, but I took one for the team and had a Guinness. I drank only half of it, but because I hadn’t eaten all day, I was a little buzzed!! haha It did inspire me to use up the case of Guinness we have at home—only in food, not as a drink. heh
Then, we went to Home Goods in Kingston. I bought a small bowl and some plastic food baskets as an impulse-buy in the checkout lane. I think they strategically make the lines half of a mile long to pass by 2,000 things that you normally wouldn’t buy but suddenly can’t live without, LOL. Pito bought a bag of sour jelly rings and shared them with Tricia and me as we walked to Mother Earth’s, which happened just happened to be in the same shopping plaza! Dustin was moving the car closer, but we still walked there faster than he drove.
I didn’t buy too many things at Mother Earth’s, I didn’t want to spend too much time in there. Highlights: Wildwoods super firm tofu, cassava chips, two Endangered Species dark chocolate bars, and two gluten-free burritos for Dustin. Can you believe that he wants to go back to gluten-free?! He said that he was actually feeling better without it and would like to avoid it most of the time, but he’ll still have it now and then. Music to my ears, except for the fact that I didn’t have the same improvements that he had. Boo. Maybe eventually. So, we’ll probably still significantly reduce the gluten in our lives. There’s no reason why it has to be the dominant grain. It doesn’t have anything that you can’t get from other plants.
One last stop in the Kings Mall: Marshall’s! I was in search of a cute pair of summery sandals/flip-flops. I scored an adorable pair of silver Kenneth Cole flip-flops for only $25 bucks.
I love them but I should really have a pedicure before I wear them in public, LOL. Next week: Pampering myself with a hair trim/color touch-up and a pedi. I’m sure the world thanks me for this.
Out of nowhere, the clerk at Marshall’s asked Dustin and me how long we’ve been together while we were paying. We did the math in our head for a second, sometimes I forget how many years we’ve been married. So, we answered almost 7 years, to which she remarked, “So cute.” But it was kind of creepy. That’s the second person in a week that was questioning our relationship, remember yard sale dude? haha Anyway…
Starving by that point, we headed to Hyde Park to have a late dinner at the Eveready Diner– one of our favorites!
I had my camera with me BUT somebody *cough, Dustin* didn’t put my memory card in, and instead understood my request as “charge the battery.” But he also didn’t put the battery back in, LOL!! So: No battery + no memory card = NO WORKY! I apologize for the lackluster cell phone pics.
Dustin and I shared the seafood antipasto salad with fresh mozzarella on a bed of mixed greens for an appetizer:
It was delish, but I don’t care for rare sea scallops, I prefer them well-done. The grilled squid and shrimp and fresh mozzarella was fabulous, though. We didn’t really put a dent in it before our entrees came out and Tricia and Pito were repulsed by it, so we left 75% of it.
Our waitress wasn’t the greatest server we’ve ever had, she was like a C minus at best. She didn’t even put lemon wedges in our water, but everyone else’s table had them. So, Tricia asked for them, lol. Hence the glass of lemon wedges in the middle of the table.
My sandwich—even MORE fishiness—was perfect. Made on homemade marbled rye = heavenly.
Tricia and I helped Dustin with his third piece of French toast. Even the French toast wasn’t as good as it usually is, it was a little on the dry side, but still GOOD! And by good I mean, we have driven an hour to have it in the past, lol. I ate all of my tuna melt and about 1/3 of the fries. I would have asked for a salad instead of fries, but we started with a salad, so it seemed redundant at that point. Although, I’d argue that you can never have too many salads, lol.
After we ate, we swung by the houses that we like so we could show Tricia. Yes, at midnight. Perfectly normal. Tricia thinks they are amazing and declared she is moving in if we should get one that caught her eye. ha!
Saturday: While others are enjoying a ay off, we’re working extra hard. All work and no play makes us
dull rich! heh Or, it at least pays our bills.
Off to enjoy this beeeeeeeeeautiful weather. Under 80 degrees F… loving it!!!