I haven't posted for almost a week, and I haven't made a new card. WHAT? And just why not? I don't know. Your guess is as good as mine. I am still wondering where the heck the week went.
So we got our anniversary gift from our daughter Thursday. She sent us a pound of chocolates that are to be paired with wines. Have I ever mentioned how much we love our wines? We have a small 32-bottle wine refrigerator that is currently quite full. Just got a shipment from one of our Oregon wine clubs to fill the red section, and I went to Costco this week to pick out inexpensive whites for the white section (duh). So we are ready to pair with the chocolates we received.
Couple of funny things about the chocolates. Funny thing #1: we were to receive a pound, but the shipper sent 12. Hmm. Funny thing #2: the Styrofoam shipping container arrived with a hole in it. When it was opened, I found the freezer gel packs were not only thawed, but hot to the touch. It is Arizona. And our temperatures are above 100 right now. So, I worried that the chocolates might have melted. I rushed all 12 pounds of them to our refrigerator, and then I left the house.
I left the house because I had to meet Gary for dinner. I had to meet Gary for dinner because we had to eat before we went bowling. We had to go bowling because we are in a summer league, as I mentioned in a previous post. And, as an aside, (which I normally never do), bowling went very poorly for me. I only managed a 133 average for the night. #$$%^&^*(&*&^%%$$#@! So there. However, Gary bowled over a 200 average, so we managed to salvage 1 point. If you know what that means, great. If not, tough. Anyway, while I was waiting for Gary to get to the restaurant, I called Angela to thank her for the 12 pounds of chocolate. She seemed confused. After some back-and-forth, I found out that we received an extra 11 pounds of chocolate. Not a small thing. And not inexpensive, either. However, Angela was only charged for the one pound she had ordered.
OK, so I get home, after dinner and bowling, to check out my box of chocolates. I thought I should see if there had been any damage to it from the heat. There are four blocks of chocolate in each box. All four had melted somewhat on the bottom side. Not badly, but enough that I didn't think the chocolate company would be able to sell the other 11 pounds of chocolate. Turns out I was right, (which I sometimes am, just ask Gary). I emailed the shipper and told them this tale. They emailed back and told me to enjoy the other 11 pounds of chocolates. So I did. And, boy, howdy they were good!
Oh, alright, I did not. I was just kidding. And we are going to share the chocolates.
So yesterday my sister, Merrilyn, challenged me to come up with a great restaurant for our lunch next week. Our last lunch was at Havana Cafe, where we shared several tapas that were positively fantastic! And she reminded me of that fact. And she told me I had to pick a place that would provide an equally wonderful gastronomic experience. (Never-mind that I introduced her to Havana in the first place a couple of years ago.) Of course, I rose to the challenge and found a great place to share yummy appetizers: Greekfest. So while all of you are gagging down your Mickey D's or what-not on Wednesday, think of my sister and I enjoying some heavenly Greek food. Not to rub it in or anything. 'Cuz I don't do things like that. I am much too nice.
I finished reading a long book Wednesday night. I stayed up half the night (literally) to find out the ending, only to realize that it is the first in a series. And the second one isn't out yet. So it's going to be a while before I find out what ever happened to Baby Jane. Or, in this case, to Landros and Ysora. I hate when that happens. So I ordered four more books from Amazon. That made me feel better. And I can't wait to start them. But first, I should make a card. Because I will feel less guilty if I get one done. So look for it sometime this next week. But don't hold your breath. Please.
In the meantime, I hope everyone everywhere has a terrific weekend!