|Last week of vacation begins today!|
Here I am again sitting at the computer while hubby is outside working on the same old brush piles and stumps. I can't wait for all of those to be finished off! Of course with school starting NEXT MONDAY (can you believe that?) he doesn't have much time left to deal with those things so I'm sure he's trying to get as much done as possible before then. Things really look good out there and it's all because of the hard work he's done all summer long. I think our kids won't recognize the boundary area next time they come 'cuz it really looks different.|
Yesterday Sid and I decided (mostly I decided b/c I just wanted to do something a little special and a little different before school starts again) to head off to Baton Rouge possibly to see a movie or eat out or something. We checked the movie status--nothing we BOTH wanted to see so we decided against that. We'll have to check that out in the future.
Since we were going to BR we figured we might try the SAM's located on Siegan to see if we could find the other things that Jan had ordered and were unavailable at our regular SAM's. We also decided at Sid's suggestion that we would eat dinner at HOOTER'S. Yes you read that correctly. If you remember when we were in Alabama Jess and Lance took their boys and other team members to eat at a Hooter's nearby. I didn't realize that these are now more "family oriented" than they were originally so we decided to try that.
If you've never been to a Hooter's restaurant I think you might be in for a surprise. First of all though the young ladies were dressed with a minimal amount of clothing I have seen much less clothes on some folks in our local W/M and W/D. The young ladies were completely covered and very decent much more so than some of these folks I just mentioned. In addition they were extremely capable and efficient. I have never seen waitresses help each other so much as I did at this restaurant--bringing plates to tables helping to clean up etc. There were several families there with children and I can see why they would go there.
As an old lady I would naturally think that they could be wearing more clothing but they really were decent and built for that kind of clothing. Those aforementioned folks were definitely NOT made for such minimal attire (and I'm being very nice here--LOL). Now on to the food----
Our waitress was very good--attentive knowledgeable friendly and so forth. Since we had never been there I had checked with Jess to find out what kind of foods they had so we pretty much knew what we would be looking at before we got there. I decided to try to steak quesadilla and it was good; however this is not my type of food and my stomach let me know that later that day. Sid got fried chicken wings and I ate one of those--very good but not as seasoned as the ones we cook here. Of course we could have gotten the highly seasoned ones but we were afraid that their desc
All-in-all our experience at Hooter's went very well. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the family-friendly service. If you get a chance to visit one of these places do so. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Oh by the way Jan and Troy also ate at a Hooter's restaurant yesterday in New Orleans
After our meal we headed off to SAM's and we were very successful there. They had the items that Jan had wanted and we decided to get a couple of things for ourselves. We could not find red ink pens there; we have not been able to find red ink pens anywhere we looked so while we were in BR we decided to check at an Office Depot and Sid was able to find a few packages there. They were very expensive though. (Apparently manufacturers must believe that stuff that has been going around that "teachers offend the psyche of students by using red ink"--how ridiculous can you get? Anyway we were successful again.
On the way home we decided to stop at Wendy's for a Frosty. Sid waited in line for a good while only to find out that the machine was broken. Lovely! We continued on and stopped at a little shop we like along the way and got regular ice cream cones--not as good as a Frosty but good enough.
The rest of our trip was done in rain--of course the heaviest rain occurred well before we got home so that means we didn't get much here. At least a little is better than none which is what we've been having--NONE! Hopefully we had enough to help the crops and our little pecan trees.
That's it for today! Hope you have a wonderful day and a great week. Remember to keep all the kids and teachers in your prayers as they begin another year together. May they be successful in their efforts both in teaching and in being taught.
QUOTE: "Watch your THOUGHTS they become WORDS; watch your WORDS they become ACTIONS; watch your ACTIONS they become HABITS; watch your HABITS they come CHARACTER; watch your CHARACTER it becomes your DESTINY."
NOTE: WOW! Think we can learn from this? From thoughts to destiny--and we are in complete control! It doesn't say watch someone else's thoughts words actions habits or character--it says to watch OURS. If you want your destiny to be fulfilling and fulfilled it starts with your thoughts. A simple yet powerful message! Have a good thought------and so will be your destiny!