My Journey to Fit meets My Bizzy Kitchen!
Naturally, we planned our meeting around lunch; Maxine's Cafe was our destination and burgers were our choice:
Biz accidentally got this burger; it wasn't what she originally ordered, but she was being nice to our frazzled waitress (and I think the chopped jalapenos didn't hurt - Biz loves spicy things).
We ate and talked a mile a minute, and then of course had to order some dessert. Now, this picture looks more indulgent than we intended - we actually only ordered two desserts, but our waitress also brought us a piece of banana cream pie cake on the house:
Carrot cake, chocolate cream pie, banana cream pie cake - they were all good but the chocolate pie was amazing; it had a layer of white chocolate on the bottom of the crust!
Luckily, Biz's daughter Hannah and her fiance Jacob came into the restaurant to help us out with dessert (they had lunch at a different restaurant in town). We passed down the desserts and I had to laugh - Hannah is a blogger's daughter:
First take the picture, then take the bite!
Jacob and Hannah! It was so nice to meet them; I told Hannah I felt like I'd watched her grow up via her mom's blog. They were really sweet and funny.
After lunch we walked around the little shops on Main Street; if you read Biz's blog, you will appreciate her posing with this spice mixture...
Too soon, our time was up; I sent them onto the nearby Buc-ee's for fuel and fun, and I headed back home, hoping to beat the impending storm that was predicted (I did, whew). It was so neat to finally meet Biz in person; I sincerely hope it won't be another seven years before we can hang out together again!
Beautiful bouquet of flowers from Biz; what a sweet reminder of our afternoon together!
On a whim, I tried on a pair of Boyfriend jeans at Old Navy recently, and was shocked and happy to discover that they not only fit over my muscular calves (most tapered jeans look like jeggings on me, ugh), but that I actually looked OK in them. So now I'm part of the hip crowd - or not...are Boyfriend jeans still a thing, or am I late to this trend? Whatever. I like them:
Tried to get a picture showing the fit - not a great shot but I had to laugh at how Paco immediately jumped up to get in the shot..."oh, we putting our feets up on desk? Can do!"
My friend Andi told me that our public library now offers e-books for checkout, so I gave it a try. While I like getting some new reading material without having to A) pay for it; or B) go to the library and borrow the actual book, it's stressing me out. You see, not only do they send out notices that the book will be expiring several times during the check out period, but you get one from Amazon and one from the library itself:
I'M READING AS FAST AS I CAN! STOP BUGGING ME!!
Seriously, the pressure of these constant emails is getting to me. And it's funny, because when your check out period is done, the books just become unreadable in your device; it's not like you have to actually DO anything to return them. I don't get it. Maybe I should stick to old-fashioned books.
Have a great weekend!