Friday, October 07, 2005

Friday already?

Where did my week go??? I am not ready for my little vacation to be over, but tomorrow at about 6:45 pm, I'm heading back to Texas.

First, a dad update. I talked to him for a while yesterday. He gets his staples out today (yay) and will find out if/when they are doing surgery on his toes. He has cabin fever-I think this is the most inactive he's been in his life. He did say he was cleaning out the 'frig a shelf at a time. LoL. His spirits were OK. My 15 year old nephew has moved in with them, so I think that will be an arrangement that will be beneficial for them all--they need each other.

I spent the middle of this week visiting relatives. Wednesday, I met my aunt from Colorado Springs at a place called California Cafe for a late lunch. It was a nice visit, a good time to catch up. While at the mall where the restaurant was, I saw an Enstrom's Almond Toffee kiosk. Oh my. I've ordered this stuff off of the internet before--it's delicious! I was excited to see they had dark chocolate now as well. So, I bought 3 lbs. (1 for me uncle-and me, 1 for my C&J-the friends I am staying w/ in Loveland, and 1 for my neighbors who are watching my dog.) This stuff is divine!

Wednesday night, I met my cousin for dinner. I hadn't seen him since our grandma died 3 1/2 years ago, so again it was good to catch up if only for a short visit. I'm just disappointed it didn't work out for me to see his kids. Maybe next time.

Thursday, I got up early so I could get a haircut! I haven't had time to and it's been about 4 months since the last. I saw an Aveda salon near where I was staying and was able to get in. Yay! I then drove to Boulder, where I met Robyn, a fellow CL BB poster, for lunch at Breadworks. Thanks again Robyn! It was a perfect day for soup--we both had a corn and roasted red pepper soup. It was chock full of veggies-yum!

After lunch, I walked around the Pearl Street Mall area. I found the Lush store and loaded up. I've read about Lush and have wanting to try some of their products. I also got some stuff for part of C.'s birthday present. This part of Boulder is such a cute, quaint area at the base of mountains. Perfect! Of course, I now again have the itch to move to Colorado. Those who know me won't be surprised by that. The lifestyle here is just so much more "me" than that in North Texas. But North Texas is so much closer to home.....

Last night, C. and I did some shopping in Ft. Collins and then had Ethiopian food again. It was perfect--I love it! It's filling without being heavy and seems very healthy. We had the mushroom dish again---a favorite of both of us, as well as another spicy veggie dish with cabbage, onions, ginger, garlic, and other spices.

Up next, a Happy Hour w/ C.'s work and a Girl's Night Out. Tomorrow, I think we are hiking early (more pictures) and then coming back to watch OU/Texas and then head to the airport. :(


Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer! I'm so glad you found Lush. I had a great time having lunch with you and chatting. Enjoy the rest of your tirp and good luck next week with the new student.


Cate said...

Glad to hear your Dad's doing a bit better. :)