Yesterday, Cary and I drove into Bend and ate lunch at Sidelines, a sports bar that we enjoy. Just like we did the last time we were there, Cary had a Cobb Salad with chicken and I had a California Omelet (turkey, tomatoes, cheese and avocado). It was all very good and the prices were reasonable.
As we left, we took a short walk around downtown. There was a breeze and it was cold, so we didn't stay long. We went to the plaza near Mirror Pond. After wading through some Earth people and greeting an unleased pit bull, I took the pretty picture above. The Three Sisters were quite stunning in the background.
We noticed some changes in Downtown Bend. The Mirror Pond Gallery is there no more. A Bike shop and "The Bike Cafe" have taken it's place. The Indian restaurant next to the Wall Street Bar has also changed hands.
Leaving downtown, we went to Fred Meyer to get Cary some new jeans and shoes. We were floored to learn that Levi's are now $47.99. What the heck? They used to be $32.00, and we dated ourselves as Cary remembered when they were $5.00 per pair, and I remembered when they were $6.00. (I was in ninth grade and bought some with my babysitting money.)
We came home and watched re-runs of Law and Order SVU, and I enjoyed learning more about my new phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note II. That thing rocks. It is like a mini-laptop, and I compare to using Word instead of Office. Office would be my former Galaxy phone, version one and 18-months-old. That thing always was frustrating for me. I thought it was me, but maybe it really was the phone.
In between Facebook and t.v., I read my new book: Stephen King's Full Dark No Stars. It is good so far, and I am filling up with dreadful anticipation about what is going to happen next. I'll post a review on here when I am through.
Mom called, and they got their Christmas gifts from us yesterday and were happy with them. Somehow, the 3-year-old's gifts were lost in transit, and he watched everybody else open theirs and said, "Where is mine?" That will need to be remedied. What an odd Christmas this was, all the way around.
Cary and I were glad that S. (our homeless schizophrenic nephew) loved his very warm jacket that we gave him. Mom said that he put it right on and checked himself out in the mirror. He told Cary once that ever since a cold winter underneath the bridge a couple of years ago, that he is always cold. For the rest of us, that is a reminder that things could always be worse.
So, that is it, except that the word is we might get a bit of snow today. It sure is pretty out right now with clear blue skies, and doesn't look like snow weather, but you never know.
I hope that you had a great weekend, and that your week will be wonderful.
~ Kathy M.
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