Our weekend was really good. How was yours? We got to spend a lot of time talking and enjoying each others company. We even sat down and read for an hour or so! I've started re-reading Princess by Jean Sasson. It is seriously one of the best books I've ever read, and I've read a good book or two in my time. Saturday morning we ran our usual errands early in the morning and then cleaned up our back porch. My tomatoes had become overrun with leaf miners and my peppers had mites so bad that their shoots were literally snapping off. It was a major garden fail. But I plan to continue on next year...more prepared for pests.
Apparently I have a knack for flowers and herbs though, my mandevilla is vining very nicely and my caladiums are ginormous!
|Hot Dog Heaven|
For Saturday lunch we decided to try out Hot Dog Heaven. I had a buy one get one coupon and thought that was a good enough reason to try this itty bitty hole in the wall joint. So glad I did, because it was the most delicious hot dog I've had in a while! I had no idea it was so popular. We walked in and were shocked by the line looping through the skinny restaurant waiting area. Check it out...
It was a 15-20 minute wait just to get to the counter, but it was so worth it! They offer Chicago-style dogs with any fixings you could possibly think of. John got the traditional dog with tomatoes, onions, relish, pickles and ketchup. I got this little beauty, my favorite hot dog in the whole wide world...
The CHILI AND SLAW DOG. If you've ever lived in North Carolina and the surrounding areas, you know that chili and slaw go together like peas and carrots, or peanut butter and jelly. It's a hot dog masterpiece, and I have yet to find a place in Florida that served it. Hot Dog Heaven does. And for that they are my new favorite restaurant in town. PERIOD. John, if you are reading this...I would like to go there and get two chili and slaw dogs for my birthday! (Am I a cheap date or what?!)
It was the perfect ending to a really perfect day. On the drive home John looked at me and said, "that was a really fun time." And I couldn't agree more. There's nothing more exciting than getting to know your town a little better, and discovering a little gem on the side of the road that you never even knew about.
And, how about that picture of a human, huh? I took that. I think it looks pretty good! I mean, as good as a handsome man stuffing his face with a hot dog can look.I discovered through this experience that it's not so much the fear or photographing a person that scares me. It's really more the silly looks I get when I take a million pictures of a guy enjoying a hot dog that make it difficult to be confident. So I'm taking pictures of this absolutely mundane moment? What's it to you fellow "Hot Dog Heaven patron who thinks they are too cool for school"?
|Beth, Cindy, and I|
On Sunday we went to church (we finally picked one to settle down in after a year of church-hopping...) and then went out to lunch at Brio with my step-mom Cindy and her daughter Beth. My mom lives in Vero Beach, and my mother-in-law lives in Virginia, so it was nice to have a mom here close to hang out with on Mother's Day! We enjoyed our time at lunch, and it was so much fun to get to see Beth who's visiting from Michigan. I'm making this month Mother's Day Month since I will be celebrating Mom's Day with my mother-in-law on Thursday and with my mom when I go down to visit on the 30th. :)
For Mother's Day I decorated a clay pot with a paint pen. I focused on Proverbs 31:31 wrote the verse on it and filled the pot with all kinds of fun scribbles. I planted some Mexican heather in it and thought that would be a nice Mother's Day gift to go with their new patio furniture they bought. Gift-giving is not in my list of love languages, so buying something to show someone I love them doesn't make sense to me. If I give a gift it has to be something I made and put thought and time into, otherwise I don't feel I've done the gift any justice and it doesn't adequately show my affections. Is anyone else like that?
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. What gifts did you give for Mother's Day?