Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dining out.

The best and worst experience.   We went to dinner at a near by Italian restaurant, that has been highly recommended...we received our drinks, had our order taken, received salads...then were forgotten. Until a person, not our waiter stopped by to see if we'd enjoyed our meal and saved room for desert.  We point d out politely that we'd never received our meal.   So 3 1/2 hours after arriving we finally left.  We did get food, no apology from management or even our waiter.   No comp like a drink or dessert.  And the food was only ok.  We won't go back. Yet I imagine it will be successful in spite of itself.

Last night we went to a new tapas restaurant.  The food was amazingly. The server attentive.  When the wine we ordered was unavailable we were offered a higher priced similar wine for the other price.  

Sadly because it is such a different food style I fear it may not last.  
So just in awe I indulged in desert.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


This was one of those projects where the pattern is good and the finish sweater is nice but the knitting was painful.   If I make this pattern again I will make a smaller neckline.  It's a bit too wide for my taste, but Frogging and re-knitting is out of the question.   

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A treat for me.

For most of my life I only had hand mixers, and not great ones at that.  Finally I splurged on a kitchen aid.  Love it.  Now after 5 years in Florida I decided it would be nice to have one here.  Target online came through with early sale, plus my red card discount, plus a discount from all the med's I've filled lately.  So it was about as good a deal as I would ever find.  Only problem is its "professional ". So bigger then I expected.   Not sure where I will store it.  And I certainly need to start putting it to work.