Fun girls’ day out with Karen! [She’s my mother-in-law if you haven’t figured that out yet]. Karen was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in December, had a total hysterectomy before New Year’s and is feeling much better these days. However, her doctors are recommending just to be safe that she undergo radiation and chemo this spring (the hair loss kind 🙁 ) This has all been pretty hard on her, so I’m doing my best to be a good friend!
Today we went out driving in the countryside (Karen’s favorite pastime!)
And oogled over beautiful houses that we want to own
Then we went for pedicures!
We had some troubles with the hot water – the hot water heater seemed to have been overworked! My water was warm, Karen’s was cold. We finally were able to get some hot water from another source and our feet didn’t go cold.
I went with a silver kick today!
You would have laughed at the length of time we spent discussing what to do for dinner.
- Bison burgers
- Bean burgers
- Burgers out
- Moroccan place nearby
- Fancy dinner out
- Sandwich dinner out
- Take out
- Take out pizza
After our pedicures Karen proclaimed that she didn’t feel much for cooking so we decided to hop on over to the Moroccan place, Aromas, for what was supposed to be a light dinner.
We started with some red…
Shared a salad to start (that’s roasted eggplant on top!)
Nibbled on bread
And each ordered a tantalizing Moroccan Tagine
Lamb Sausage over Baby Lentils for Karen
And Tiger Shrimp over White Bean Cassoulet for me!
They were both outstanding!
Our quest for an anything-but-light dinner tempted us with a tiny roasted pistachio dessert similar to baklava
The white puddle is actually a yogurt sauce! It was great! [And doesn’t it look a little like a piece of pot roast!?]
And a decaf coffee! Not quite the light dinner we had planned : )
After dinner we went back to Karen’s and I helped her set up her new laptop (She just ordered a new one because her old one is over 5 years old and she needs to be able to do bakery bookkeeping efficiently!)
Turns out the laptop screen was SHOT! We waited for a long time for it to boot up with no luck. Then I spent 2 hours on the phone with HP support pretending I was Karen Monson. FINALLY I spoke with a person who could replace it for me. Not fun at all!! I was hoping to be setting her up all organized on her new machine.
I guess the earth really does want me to unplug today!!
Matt’s been in the air all day –
Missoula –> Denver
Denver –> Dulles
Dulles –> Cville
His final flight should be taking off soon – and the four of us are headed back out to pick him up!