Monday, March 03, 2014
So two more days before I leave for Dallas! I am glad I am not there right now! They had an ice storm pass through. Schools are closed, traffic is snarled. Praying that all goes away by Wednesday when I fly in! In fact, their temp last night at 7:30 was 21 degrees, it was 55 here. We were supposed to get that sleety storm through here last night, and we did get lots of rain, but no sleet, thank goodness. And the temp this morning is about 50 degrees. Comfortable for me!
My church friend, Cheryl, and I usually go out to eat at a Mexican restaurant close to church after church on Sunday. I get a salad (it just has lettuce, onion, and grilled chicken) with salsa. But I suggested that we try going into Blue Ridge and try out the Blue Ridge Brewery for a beer and a hamburger. I rarely eat beef, and was in the mood for it yesterday. So we drove into town, not thinking that many of the restaurants would be closed on Sunday (small towns). And none of them serve any alcohol on Sunday that were open, so my rare partaking of beer was dashed too. We stopped at one of the restaurants that was open, Harvest on Main. They have excellent reviews and we decided to try it. I was so disappointed. I got brisket. In Texas, brisket is fantastic. Here, the taste, when I could find actual meat, was good, but it was at least 70% fat. It was embarrassing to keep spitting out my food. All the management was willing to do was give me 10% off my meal ($1.50). I won't be going back for sure!
But a good thing about going out with Cheryl yesterday is that she offered to watch my dogs for free for me while I am gone. It was going to cost me about $250 to put them in the kennel. I was telling her that I wish I knew someone that would take my dogs in exchange for watching their dogs. And she offered. Not my intention, but it will save me $250. Plus I think they will be happier being in a home environment over cages in a kennel.
Loving my church, The Orchard Church, in Ellijay. If you ever get up this way for a trip and looking for a good, upbeat, casual church, non-denominational, make sure you visit our church on Sunday! We have two services now, 9 and 11. They have free coffee (Starbucks) and donuts too before service! Yesterday they had pancakes and bacon celebrating their first day of going to two services. Yum. Didn't eat the pancakes, but couldn't resist the bacon!