First off, Happy Friday the 13th. I’m not very superstitious, though I’ll admit to a few silly ones. I don’t open an umbrella indoors. I don’t walk under ladders. And I make wishes on white horses. Silly, I know. Anyway, Friday the 13th is a good day in my family. First off, it’s payday (yay!), and secondly, I remember the year my mom got pretty lucky on Friday the 13th.
Saw this on Facebook. I don’t know the original source, but I liked it enough to share it here.
What’s with the apostrophe s? Who is this SnackWell that owns the company? I’m confused. Or grumpy. Or both.
I gave blood last week. Gah, I hate giving blood. It sucks, and it’s uncomfortable for me. But I feel SO good after, like I’ve really done something that makes a difference in people’s lives. So I do it, but only once or twice a year, and I complain about it. Grouse grouse grouse.
Went to see my Grandma last week as well. She’s slowing down, definitely. We went to Marie Callender’s for strawberry pie and coffee. Well, that’s what she and my Great Aunt had. I had a burger.
Made this soup the other day. It’s one of my favorites, especially on a cold, blustery type of day. I use a bag of fresh spinach instead of frozen. Yum.
Speaking of blustery cold, seems like we finally got some winter this week. Rain all week. I love it, especially since I know it will be heating up pretty soon, and I’m not a huge fan of the heat. I hope this rain brings more water to our reservoirs, enough that it’s not SUCH a dry winter. Actually, we got enough rain last year that they said we could do without any at all this year and still be OK. But that seems like a horrid thing that would put us all on rations, so I’m glad for a few April showers. The HUGE lightning and thunder storm on Thursday night, though, was amazing. Over 700 lightning strikes. That picture of the Bay Bridge getting hit? Only a 20 second exposure. CRAZY. Glad we were snug in our house, and not out trying to get somewhere.
Speaking of April Showers, if April Showers bring May Flowers, what do May Flowers bring? Pilgrims. HA! I’ve loved that joke ever since 3rd grade.
Maya’s started swim practice for her summer swim team, and is pretty happy about getting back in the water. Not so happy about having to do it on a cold windy day like yesterday, but next week it might be in the low 70s, so that will be better. I like seeing her swim, and I like the evening walk I take after dropping her off. It’s a win/win.
Oh, Maya and I went to San Francisco one day last week to meet some friends from out of state, and stopped for lunch at Café de la Presse, which we picked simply because it was handy to our destination of China Town. It was a lovely lunch, with attentive service and delicious food, and it reminded me of when I used to work as a Concierge, and one day a tourist stopped by to thank me for a restaurant recommendation that I had given him, and he said, enthusiastically, “Man, you can’t get a bad meal in this town!” Well, you can, but you’re much more likely to find yourself getting ignored by the waitress at the local mediocre chain restaurant, ala Olive Garden, Chilis, or Red Lobster out here in the burbs. I love San Francisco restaurants, because they’re much more likely to have really good quality food with well trained staff.
Sorry if you’re a Facebook friend, because so much of this random little stuff, I’ve already said there. Boy, blogging is changing, at least for some of us. I used to post every day. Sometimes twice a day. Now, I actually have a few thoughts that I don’t put here, watch shows that I don’t review, eat meals I don’t post, and read books that you don’t know about. What’s wrong with me?
That’s it for me. Happy Friday.