Sunday, October 31, 2010

What I did this weekend...

What I did this weekend...
  • I did not get a job on Thursday and was disappointed. That is what is hard about being a substitute, sometimes you just don't get to them quick enough online and someone beats you to it. This could happen just by not refreshing the page every minute.
  • Took Friday off, I had already planned this to go to a Christmas in the Plantation craft show in Surry, VA.
  • Tried a boiled peanut. BLAHHH! Tasted somewhat like a not so salty black eyed pea but the pea tastes a 100% better. Glad the lady offered me one before I bought the bag. Didn't know a boiled peanut in the shell made the nut soft and mushy. The man behind me told me it was an acquired taste, acquired alright. He was buying 4 bags of them. He was cute too. A lumberjack man. May have to go back to find him and introduce him to plain old roasted in-shell peanuts.
  • Went to Virginia Beach with my mom and stayed in a time-share facility someone gave to us for the weekend. I was scared because VA Beach had a bad bed bug outbreak this summer. That was the first thing I checked. It was a nice, newly renovated facility. Not spectacular but nice.
  • Found a restaurant in my coupon book and enjoyed a fabulous seafood dinner in Virginia Beach. If you are ever there, it is Abbey Road.
  • Tried Oyster Rockefeller bisque and it was good, needed salt.
  • Spent time in the hot tub.
  • Drove down Atlantic Ave and found a breakfast place called Pocahontas Pancakes. Found out it was on Food Network a few years ago and in Southern Living in March. Tried the sampler which was enough food for an army. Two eggs, two sausage, two bacon, two pancakes and half of Belgian waffle. The waffles and the pancakes were fabulous.
  • Rented a double wide bike with my mom. Ummh, never again. Three wheels, two seats, two sets of pedals, one handlebar. We were practically laying down and we were not in sync. She finally near the end got up and walked. Needless to say I am sore, sore, sore today.
  • Walked the boboardwalk and watched the surfers.
  • Drove into town and went shopping. Found another coupon for another restaurant. Ordered a drunken ribeye and it was tender and delish.
  • Tried Irish Nachos at this place. They were good but the cheese sauce tasted a little too much like beer. My mom loved it though.
  • Went back to the hot tub.
  • Slept very little, great beds though but I have a bad back and anything but my bed or an air mattress is bad on my back. I miss my water bed.
  • Went back to Pocahontas Restaurant for breakfast. This time we split the pecan pancakes which were featured on the THE BEST OF... on the Food Network.
  • Walked the boardwalk. Enjoyed the view of a handsome fellow putting up the volleyball nets for tournaments for the day. I think I enjoyed the view too much, I think I was staring. Oh yeah, I watched beach flag football , not near as interesting as my volleyball man.
  • Headed home.
  • Stopped on the Norfolk/ VA Beach border to visit my two cousins in their first apartment. My cousin just finished his Masters and received a job in computer programming starting at 60K. I miss him. He is only 20-25 minutes away but it is through a tunnel which around here is a whole different world. Such a great kid... he deliberately rented a two bedroom so his brother could live with him for free and not have dorm and food fees while finishing his education. A savings of $5500 a semester.
  • Tried Viet Namese food for the second time. I stayed away from the Pho Soup, my first experience was not so good. I tried the fried rice but after tasting the soup at this place , I regretted not ordering it. It was delicious.
  • Headed home again.
  • Went to trunk or treat at my church... I was a black eyed pea.... Yep I wore the letter P and had two black eyes. HAHAHAHAH!

Great Weekend!


The Brown Recluse said...

That's one busy weekend!!! I think being a black eyed pea was funny!

Glady you enjoyed your and your mom needed that, I know.

(go back and get that lumberjack, Girl! entice him with some good peanuts!!)

That corgi :) said...

seems like a great weekend you and your mom had (minus the bike experience though). What a cute idea you had for a costume!! I am sure it was a good weekend just to get away after all you guys have been through!


Marcia said...

I am so happy you and your mom had fun! Your costume sounded so cute, did you take pics? I love that you wrote details, of where you ate. oh and, I think vollyball men, are much hotter then Flag football men anyday!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Love the costume idea...!!