I'm sure many, if not most, of you have heard of the restaurant chain, "T.G.I.F. haven't you?
Well tonight was the monthly escape from slaving over cooking at home night for the Autism Group daughter Mandy belongs to over in State College when other families with a child (or children) with autism meet for supper at the TGIF in State College and now, I am definitely going to need some of the best diet pills available!
Cause I am STUFFED! Filled to the gills for sure! And, I didn't even have any dessert either!
Now, that is full, for sure!
Mandy and I ordered the pot stickers along with the spinach dip appetizers which we enjoyed and even Kurtis ate the spinach dip with the red and yellow special dipping crackers or tostitos or whatever they are. Funny thing there in that Kurtis won't touch vegetables -normally -but he will chow down big time on the spinach dip! Go figure that one out, huh? And I for one will not say a word to him about it either asd I just think it's great that he'll eat spinach in at least one form!
Mandy had the flat iron steak tonight while I enjoyed the Italian sausage and chicken with penne pasta. My meal was quite tasty but I couldn't finish all of it so brought home a "doggy box" and can enjoy the rest of it for a little lunch tomorrow I suppose.
It's about a 35 mile drive from here to State College and on the way home, I fell asleep in the jeep when we were almost at the top of Port Matilda mountain and slept until we got to the house. That part of our trip also included time for Mandy to stop in Philipsburg so she could go into the Weis Market store there to pick up some milk and a few paper products we needed during which time she left me in the car with both kids rather than waking me up.
And the kids were angelic while she was in the store too -no fighting, no kicking, no screaming to the high heavens for whatever reason they might think they have to do that -normally.
Now, I can relax tonight -read the blogs on my favorites list with my reader, work on the picture I am currently embroidering and enjoy the fact that there are also no dirty dishes in the sink or on the counter calling out, "Wash me, wash me" to me!
The best part about today though, aside from the great meal, is that the guy from the cable company showed up this afternoon to check out the connection here for the internet and figured out what was wrong that the connection was shorting out and being just plain miserable to deal with here all weekend. And he found a problem at the pole in front of our house that he thinks must have been the culprit cause that's the only thing he worked on and since then, the line as been working fine and dandy.
Whats really great about getting the line fixed is that now I really do feel like I definitely do have a high speed connection for a change!
Recently, my computer had also been running slower and slower -almost like it was back on dial-up again and then from Friday evening through to this afternoon, if I was able to get online via either the Firefox browser or the internet explorer 8 that I also have and able to maintain that connection for anywhere from 5 minutes to a max of 5 hours or so, I was really lucky.
I was also really frustrated this weekend by the internet problems cause that's something that when it goes down, it definitely puts a huge damper on my mood!
So all is well tonight now. Fed, rested, a really fast internet connection working with my computer and no one breathing hard down my back right now wanting to get online here too! (That could really be the miracle of the day, come to think of it!)
Hope this is the way the rest of my week is going to be too!