Monday, May 18, 2009

A bit of R & R.

I didn’t do much this weekend but relax and recuperate.

But I did recuperate-- I’ve started the week feeling good --and I intend to keep up the good attitude.

I tink'd  2 rounds on the February Lady, and I am back on track.
I didn’t make much progress--only 9 lace pattern repeats completed-- not the sleeve as I had hoped, but 9 is one more than 8, so progress is being made.

Saturday, my DD Emily took me out to dinner… (We always do mothers day on some other day than Mothers Day!) She asked me where I wanted to go, and I countered she should suggest.. the first suggestion was someplace Greek—and well Greek doesn’t make my top ten list of favorite ethnic groups—(and my favorite, Chinese, doesn’t make her top 100!)

She made another suggestion (Creole) and that sounded good, but then she picked me up, and said, “Change of plans—how about southern?”

So off we went to L. L. Dent’s in Carl Place.
Great food, great atmosphere…The wait staff didn’t have fake smiles.. they giggle and danced. Happy, perhaps at the turn out (the place was full when we got there at 8:00 PM, and still busy 2 hours later.) But what ever the reason, it was nice to see genuine smiles.

The service was leisurely.. not slow, but no sense of being hustled so they could turn over the seats. Warm corn bread to start—and nicely done.. good corn flavor, but not to crumbly--with real butter.

We shared the appetizer  of Fried Green tomatoes—she had the Tilapia creole style, and I had the BBQ brisket. Both were perfect. I went with the cole slaw—and DD had the collard greens.

We passed on the desserts (we are both thinking about managing our weight better) and they all looked so good.. I don’ think we’d have been able to share or leave with out licking the plates clean!

Sunday, was, as usual, the unusual group of knitters at Panera’s West Babylon.

As always there were wheels a spinning, and curious children—but we also had Stan Newman, and when Teabird tried to stump me with the word enantiodromic and I puzzled out something close to the meaning—she was slightly annoyed (she hadn’t been able to stump me)and slightly impressed.

When I just looked it up to check the spelling, I found the only place the word is sited is on the Worthless Word of the Day.. (Hi Michael!) --In my other life (ie, non knitting life) I am a word nerd.

My experiment hat is ready to be felted.. and sitting next to me, is some pastel near solid sock yarn –for a KAL on Ravelry.. I have to get cracking—these socks need to be finished in 2 weeks!


teabird said...

annoyed? never! I was awed.

Susie said...

I love the idea of celebrating Mother's Day on a different day. Restaurants are zoos that day. Sounds like you had a great weekend!

Rebecca Clayton said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better--and having fun!