Dinner

It’s Saturday night I’m killing time since my original plans had changed. Dinner sounds like a good idea.

I decide on a local diner so I can indulge in a turkey burger (no bun) I’m feeling fat! Did I mention I had two not one but two slices of pizza for lunch today? Need I say more?

First up homemade chicken and rice soup it’s delicious this diner is known for the soups it shows.

Next my burger that I’m ready to destroy.

Now that plate doesn’t look appetizing but I assure it’s perfect and since I’m not eating the bun I don’t feel guilty!

Visiting

What can I say I’m extremely excited that my good friend B is coming to my town on a short unexpected visit.

She’s never been to Philadelphia Pennsylvania and I hope that I don’t disappoint her and get all of the sites in that she’s hoping to explore.

What I can tell you is that our food is amazing no matter what part of town you’re exploring. Philly soft pretzels need I say more? Philly cheesesteaks with wiz should I go on?

I can’t wait to see the reaction on my friends face as she also tries Buttercake! Truly a nice different type of surprise.

See you in a few B!

Playing Catch Up

I have several draft posts waiting in the wings. Most of them need attention before I can actually post them. I got quite a few up today, along with a few new ones.

Over the next few days, I will probably be working on and posting some of the posts that I had previously partially written. I have also thrown out some outdated and unwanted posts, so I feel like I am making progress, and I will be making progress.

Rob will be writing a few guest blog posts, too, so I look forward to reading what he has to say, also.

Vacation

Hi everyone it’s been a busy week. Just recently back from a vacation to visit some old friends. I had a great time but the weather could’ve been a bit better but you can get everything I guess.

We did go to the races on Tuesday & I think most of the horses I backed are still running.

My friends had a bit more luck than me but we all had a great time. After the races we went out for a nice meal at one of their fav restaurants.

I had a steak with fries, mushrooms, peas, onion rings & tomato. I had a white chocolate & raspberry cheesecake.

Thank you all so much for following the blog it’s much appreciated

Dinner

My moms birthday just passed on the first day of spring. If their is one thing that she enjoys its good food.

She decided let’s go out for seafood naturally I agreed so did my dad since he doesn’t care. FYI since my parents are older they do less cooking it’s only the two of them so why bother? Right?

We went out Saturday night to this well known family owned restaurant not far from us. Needless to say it was packed! I truly believe no one cooks on the weekends?

Mom ordered New England Clam chowder to start along with muscles in red sauce. My dad and I both ordered flounder we were not disappointed

Go karting

Hi again everyone just a quick post.

I’m currently on vacation till Friday visiting friends I used to play pool & darts with.

We went go karting yesterday & had a great time. We got there at 10:30 am & left around 3:30 pm.

We had races over 8 laps to start with. Then made it 10 laps for the last hour. We got back to the apartment around 5 pm.

Later in the evening we went out for a meal & had a few beers too. I had a pizza with garlic bread & fries sorry I don’t have any pics I will remember for next time.

Thank you all so much for following the blogs & I hope you enjoy them.

It’s the little things

I have had some friends help me out in the last few weeks. I have had many people tell me to let them know if they can do anything to help. I usually can’t think of much. The ones that don’t ask and just do are such a pleasant surprise, especially when it’s something that I don’t even realize needs to be done.

For the most part, the things have been small, but mean a lot to me. One friend, upon hearing about my dad’s hospitalization, went to visit him. He ended up bringing my mom from the hospital to the hospice care facility. It was a short drive, and he was available so he went. It was one less thing for mom to worry about. It was huge for me, since I knew both of my parents were in good hands.

After my dad passed, we realized that we didn’t know where his helmet was from his fire department days. I mentioned to a friend that we were looking for it. She offered to loan hers for the funeral. This was HUGE to me and my mom. It was a small thing for my friend.

And Rob, who is one of the guest bloggers, upon realizing that I was rather distracted, helped me out by posting about his day. I was very touched by his long distance show of support for what he knows is important to me when I couldn’t do it myself.

I am sure there will be other acts of kindness over the next few weeks. Please know that they aren’t going unnoticed and they are all appreciated. Thank you!

Guest blogger topic 2

Favorite movie based on a book

I loved the whole Harry Potter series.  A lot of the books were left out of the movies, though, but the books were sooooo long, this is understandable.

I also loved the Hunger Games series.  Again, a lot of the background stuff was missed in the movies, because a lot was in Katniss’s head.  And, the movies would have been way too long.