Since working at the restaurant, my weekends seem to go by in the blink of an eye.  On the way to work on Saturday, I decided to stop off at Starbuck’s for a pick my up to get me through the night.  Heather, I am still using the gift card you sent me!  I got something completely different that I never had before:

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I got it with skim milk and sugar free syrup – I got a grande and it came in at 210 calories.  I was afraid it would be too cinnamony, but it was light and refreshing.  Work on Saturday was super busy.  I had a 5 table station and literally as soon as a table left and the table was reset, I had a new table.  Super fun people, the night went by super fast and I was home by 11:15 with $202 dollars.  Nice!  One of my customers on Friday night left a comment on Facebook – both the Chef and the GM gave me high fives!

Dined at Zeal for the 1st time! Going back soon….very soon! First, let me say this; Beth is an excellent server. She knows the menu and makes excellent suggestions, including wine & cocktail choices. In addition, Chef Vince is amazing! He came out and greeted my mother and I. Lastly, he treated us to the most delicious desert, my new fav, salted caramel gelato w/ Garret’s caramel popcorn! Who does that! Zeal! Go check it out. You won’t be disappointed, I promise!


I also had another customer Saturday night tell me that she was going to Yelp about the restaurant and my service – nice!   We had a special appetizer on the menu this weekend – a giant soft pretzel with rock salt and an IPA cheese dipping sauce.  It looked so good!

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I ended up sleeping in until 10:30 yesterday morning.  It felt so good.  I ended up with 14,000 steps on Saturday – I only had 4,000 going into the night so that will tell you how busy I was!  And I fell asleep within 2 minutes of my head hitting the pillow.  Tony was still watching t.v. and I was out like a light.  He took this picture and said “cocoon wife!”

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We had a taste for sushi for lunch yesterday but realized as soon as we got there that they weren’t open for lunch on Sundays.  Bummer.  So we went to Buffalo Wild Wings instead.  I know, complete opposite of what we wanted, but it was across the street.  I had beer and wings.  I always do the sauce on the side for the wings, I like my wings nice and crispy.  Tony got an awful burger, it was so over cooked.  This picture was taken with the PRO HDR app – the detail is pretty good considering I have an iPhone 4!

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I am not going to lie, as soon as we got back from lunch I seriously wanted to take a nap, but I ended up doing laundry, watched a couple episodes of GIRLS (love that show!) and got Bizzy in my Kitchen.  I made copycat Nature Valley granola bars (recipe coming later this week) and I made another batch of Lasagna Soup, although this time I made Italian sausage meatballs and cheese tortellaci.    We bought more peanuts for the squirrels but there have been a couple mean ones who run everyone off – especially this one, who is definitely not Kyle or Lyle!

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I also made ribs for dinner.  I cooked them low and slow at 225 for 4.5 hours, then finished them off the grill.  Yes, it may have been 26 degrees outside but I was willing it to feel like summer.  I was even having a glass of white wine which is my summer wine!

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So yesterday could most definitely be called a rest day for me – check out how many steps I got!

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And my WI:

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I guess all that extra walking helped this week!  I’ll take it.  It’s going to be a slow week at work – four attorneys are away on spring break, but I am taking Thursday and Friday day off from work.  I still need to look at the restaurant schedule for this week.  My step-daughter-in-law is in town this week visiting her parents so we hope to get together with her and her family one night this week.

Thank you Louise for the lovely hand crafted birthday card!  I really appreciated it!

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Time to get this show on the road – make it a great day!