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Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

The talk today was all about the impending snowstorm! We're supposed to get an inch or two tonight, but a separate snowstorm Tuesday night is supposed to dump about a foot of snow on us!  Blowing and drifting will create drifts of two to four feet!  Woo-hoo!

After school we went to Billy's Bistro in Otisville for dinner.  The Cregars had told us about it.  What a cute place!  I had the turkey reuben panini, with a side of homemade macaroni and cheese.  My sandwich contained freshly-roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, avocado and Thousand Island dressing. Very good and filling.  Gary had an enormous bowl of beef noodle soup, with the same side as mine, and a slice of twisted rye bread.  He said the soup tasted like beef stroganoff in broth, a good thing!  We also purchased a homemade "energy bar".  Delicious!  It had coconut in it, and maybe apples.  I don't see how anything that heavy could be called an energy bar though!  Be sure to "like" Billys Bistro on Facebook.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Went for a drive towards Otisville McDonald's after church.  Got some new cow pictures in the snow!

Gracie's 4th b'day party was at Huckleberry.  I was surprised to see Lisa come with Laura!  Nice to have Layna & Carter there, too.

Then I went home and paid bills before going to my mother's.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Gary went to his United Methodist Men's meeting up the road at Maria's Restaurant.  I drove separately to watch the girls (Madilyn and Gracie) cheer at their first basketball game.  The roads had plenty of snow covering them, and that was a surprise to everyone it seemed!

Then I went on to Penney's to spend my $10 jcp reward before the end of the month.  I ended up with a pretty silver bracelet.  It was, I think, 30% off minus the $10.  I paid around $2.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Picked up Gary from the hosital after work today.  The stress test and x-rays were basically good.  Enzyme count was fine, too.

So we went to Twin's for dinner, pepperoni and green pepper pizza.  Then Gary went to the basketball game and I went to my mom's.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gary woke me at 2 a.m. with a severe pain in his hand. Pain in it is nothing new, but this was much worse than usual. It then travelled up his arm and across to his other arm, so hospital time! He wanted to do the driving and also pumped gas!

After repeating all his information about four times to different hospital staff, one asked him what he had for dinner. (That would cause pain in your hand?) Well, dinner was at Sam's (Wholesale Club), and he had a ham and cheese sub (about 7") and topped it with sauerkraut. What he really wanted, though, was a polish dog, so he went back up to the counter and ordered one of those also! And put sauerkraut on it! If he'd had a stomach or chest problem, that would've been the cause for sure! They sent me home from the hospital at 5 a.m. as he was being admitted, which is good, or we would have had to pay the bill!  Not bad!  So I went home planning on three hours sleep, but had to get up in the middle of it to call in to work.

He wasn't put in a room until around 4 p.m., and that's when I went to visit him.  Terrible weather on the way home from Grand Blanc, all ice.  Didn't go to mom's tonight, because I was so tired and the roads were horrendous.  Going to work tomorrow.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday.  All day.  Today is Gracie's 4th b'day.  Happy birthday to you, girlie!
Gracie in August with Baby Sister Emily.

Tonight we ate at Tom's (Classic Coney Island).  We split an order of hash, I don't remember which kind as there are about six.  It was potatoes, sausage, onions, green peppers, sliced mushrooms and cheese. Very good on a cold, snowy winter's day!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Church this morning was in the basement, because the pilot light on the furnace had went out again and people felt it wasn't warming up quickly enough.  Of course, Amanda came in late and that was noticeable! Fortunately, it was during the offering!

After church, we went to the Clio McDonald's to check out the new Playplace and maybe get one of the Grand Opening deals.  Today it was pancakes though, and we were too late.  The Playplace is miserably cold.  The few tables are up against the icy windows.

I did laundry and played around on the internet all afternoon.  My brother was at my mom's in the evening, so I didn't have to go.  I made grilled ham & cheese sandwiches for dinner, and they were delicious.

Last time I looked, it was already three below at 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I stayed home all day until it was time to go to my mother's.  It was just too cold to go out!

Friday, January 21, 2011

I have been so busy this week at work, working constantly with no time to take a breath!  That's usually the way I like it though. 

For dinner, we had a medium pizza at Twin's with pepperoni and green peppers.  I met Gary there, as he was coming from a visit with Ron in Linwood.  He went on to the basketball game, and I went to my mother's.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tonight we ate at Uno's and I didn't even have a coupon I could use there!  I had the baked, stuffed chicken, which is filled with feta, mozzarella, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, garlic and basil. It comes with two sides, and I chose a garden salad with bleu cheese dressing and a "skinless baked potato", which is topped with cheddar, bacon and sour cream.  This chicken dish is divine: filling and tasty.  Gary had sirloin steak tips.  They come with a side salad and two more sides, so he had the skinless baked potato and mashed cauliflower.  Everything was delicious, as usual, in a pleasant atmosphere.

Thursday Night, January 13, 2011

Tonight we ate at Fuddrucker's, because I had a Seize the Deal coupon:  $20 worth of food for $10.  I had my usual, a taco salad, this time with shredded chicken.  I also help myself from the Fresh Bar to a small serving of sauerkraut (always good there, as it cooks all day), salsa for my salad and pickles.  Why do their pickles always taste so good.  We also got a side of fries, simply because I love their cheese sauce!  Gary also had a taco salad, his with ground beef.  Our meals are always great at Fuddrucker's, and I love Seize the Deal!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Had a hard time getting up for church this morning, because Stray Black Kitty kept me awake most of the night! She starts out OK, sleeping at the foot of the bed, but later on starts getting right in my face, her whiskers touching my face!

Amanda had a flat tire on the way to church, so that'll have to be remedied tomorrow. Fortunately, it will be Doug's day off. Unfortunately, the tire was not budgeted for.

We ate breakfast at Naples in Montrose. I'm not usually that hungry after church, since I had my usual peanut butter on cinnamon raisin toast at 7:30 a.m. & an apple crisp bar and cookie at church.  So I just ordered bacon (3 slices) and rye toast.  Gary had blueberry pancakes that he said were very good. They'd better be in the home of the Blueberry Festival!

Did laundry, napped, and started my Keith Richards autobiography.  Had leftovers (beef rouladen and mashed potatoes) for dinner and then went to my mom's.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year, 2011

Stayed up until about 1:30 a.m. finishing my Portia de Rossi autobiography.  It was quite good.  Also had to get the house ready for tomorrow's dinner.  New Year's Eve doesn't interest me. Gary is making beef rouladen for New Year's dinner, which he always cooks. We also had canned German potato salad and boxed mashed potatoes, since this was a last minute plan. Also found out shortly before we ate, that he had invited some of his friends.  So that meant I had to do more cleaning while he left on an errand or two.  The house was quite noisy all day!