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Four years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

There's No Place Like Home

Saturday morning, LittleBit and I met at the apartment for the final cleaning. This is not what her room looked like on Tuesday night. Or Thursday night.



Her penny stash. Never let it be said that she has no cents at all!



I borrowed Firstborn’s vacuum. Then I walked the apartment with the assistant manager and turned in our keys. Stick a spork in us; we’re done.

And to celebrate, we went to the Cheesecake Factory, where I used the gift card a friend had given me. This is the bread that they brought us while we waited for our cheesecake; it is also the new desktop image on my computer.



LittleBit had the Chocolate Tuxedo Cream Cheesecake. I had the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut.



[It’s not listed on their website, but it has Caramel in the name somewhere.] We divided each in half, and shared.

Bliss!

Changing the subject; check this out. Very clever, actually. It’s made of plywood [top and bottom], EPS board [completely inert, non-toxic and recyclable] and rope. It functions as a stool and as a side table. It will support 300 pounds, which would more than adequately handle my exponentially-expanding stack of books to be read. And it’s on sale, but I bet I could make something like unto it for a whole lot less.

Had a blast at the church social last night. Played no games, just sat at a couple of tables and watched others play, while I knitted and visited with them. And there was pie and/or ice cream for dessert, or a vegetable platter for the diabetics.

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

You shouldn't have brought cheesecake to your blog if you didn't have enough to share with the rest of us. ;)
Those tables look pretty cool, and yes, I'm sure you could make one yourself for a much smaller investment.

bookgrump said...

Congrats on getting through your move successfully.

I love the Cheesecake Factory. The little grump and I love to share the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cheesecake. Or the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough cheesecake. Absolutely decadent!

Jenni said...

I like Cheesecake Factory but I think their food is overpriced. I think I will just have to make it a rule to go there when I need really good cheesecake and let it be.

Lynn said...

I agree that their food is overpriced. I will probably never be willing to spend what it takes to find out if it's worth the price.

i.e., Pappadeaux's is expensive. And the servings are ginormous. So I don't mind going to Pappadeaux's once or twice a year and getting three or four meals out of it.

I think that Cheesecake Factory's desserts are also expensive. But I'm willing to splurge every other month or so, because the quality is commensurate.

Tan said...

I came over to comment on your move and say how happy I am it's over. But then I saw that thing at the very end about "pie and/or ice cream for dessert, or a vegetable platter for the diabetics" and now I am upset. In whose world is a plate of vegetables the equivalent of pie and ice cream???!!!

The least they could have done is have fruit. It's sort of sweet. And probably have yogurt/lite kool whip to put on it. If they will just tell them how many carbs, most diabetics can fit in some fruit and diet topping.

I know this is not your fault and I'm not yelling at you. I just hope you will raise some awareness in the group before their next social.

Pie-free in Utah (mostly)

Jenni said...

And the kinds of cheesecake they offer make me drool just thinking about it.