Blogger Meet-ups are always fun, and seeing someone you've met before is even better. My blog-friend Beverly from Florida has been north visiting her children and grandchild, and on her way back south, she stopped to visit with mr. kenju and me, and have lunch. A new route put her a bit behind, but she made it and we didn't get hungry enough while waiting to go ahead with lunch. It is always nice to see a friend, and catch-up with the news (especially since she is one of those bloggers who doesn't blog much any more.)
I made a soup called "garden gold"; consisting of potatoes, carrots, onions and celery (partially pureed in the food processor and re-heated with milk and butter). It is one of my favorite "from scratch" soups and I enjoyed every bite. I also made chicken salad (and should have added a little bit more seasoning.) Live and learn, right? I learned something else too. Next time I buy a boule of rosemary/olive oil/sea salt bread, I'll have the store slice it for me. Either that, or I need to buy some sharp knives. Trying to saw through that loaf (and it was fresh) nearly made me pass out with fatigue. But the chocolate ice cream revived me, I think. LOL
And speaking of LOL, I think I must be the only person alive who still uses that abbreviation! But it's so handy, and it expresses exactly what I'm trying to say/show. You'll forgive me for being trite, won't you? Have you thought about this? Once you are out of school or young adulthood, it is harder to keep up with the current slang phrases. Of course, you don't want to keep up with some of them (LOL) but it would be nice to know when things become passe. Otherwise, you tend to use them well beyond their expiration dates, and your grandkids (and kids) roll their eyes and wink at each other. I know what they're thinking....."Geeze, grandma is SO out of it these days."