I am in a fantabulous mood (yes it’s a word… maybe my word – but a word! :D)
Yesterday was a fun road trip with Chance. We went to Hennen’s which was really the reason for the hour trip to St Cloud because we were looking for a new mattress set that we could not find what we liked locally. I do love Hennen’s. It is a large furniture store with good prices and sales and they deliver for free which unfortunately is a better deal than they offer in my own home town.
After spending about an hour in the store I found what I believe to be a great deal and the set will be delivered to my home next Wednesday. Mission accomplished.
Next stop – Barnes and Noble… fondly know by my friends and family as my Mother Ship. Ahhhhh…… I can just smell that new book scent! I did not really have a mission when I went in other than to see what I could find but of course I could not leave empty-handed AND I did have a gift card from my friend Cindy from Christmas. So….
The Hate List was one I have heard a lot about and the synopsis left me going “whoa” which in book language is “this sounds good.”. Olive Kitteridge is a book that part of my book club is reading for a bonus read this month. We have been asked as a group to review a couple of books and plan food around the reviews for a possible opportunity to have our group mentioned in a book coming out. I know – SSQQUUUUEEE right? In order to do this we had to plan a couple additional reviews, and for this month – Olive Kitteridge is the one we will review in two weeks.
Then Chance and I popped into Mongo’s in St Cloud which is a treat every time we are in the area. The food is Mongolian stir fry and if you have never experienced this sort of grill I highly recommend it. They go by many names around the country, I think the one in Fargo is called Hu Hot. You get a bowl when you come in and you go around and fill your bowl with the veggies of choice, (there is everything you could imagine – peppers, cauliflower, spinach, yellow squash, broccoli, onion, pea pods, green beans, potato, peas…) and then you chose your meats (chicken, crab, shrimp, beef, salmon, sausage…) then there are three choices of noodles and then you choose 6 scoops of a sauce which you can select from about twenty different types from sweet and mild to hot and spicy and everything in between. Then you give your bowl to the cooks and they stir fry it in front of you. They will ask you if you would like to add an egg of rice or a wrap – all included. It is delicious and fun! And to give you a bit of what it was like I totally geeked out and recorded a bit of the experience:
Today I have a pretty open day and I am really looking forward to it. After church Chance is hanging with friends all day and I am coming home to read a bit, prep meals for the week, and do a bit of house cleaning and then hopefully – read a bit more. After a week of birthday celebration and eating out way too much and eating way too much…. I need to get back on track.