The long and winding road to fitness, day 96

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This was quite a busy day for me today…busy and productive, and I wasn’t even at work! A dear friend of mine came down for the day and we did some running around, I had to go to the license branch, she had to go to the dentist, and in between we did a little of this and a little of that.  While she was at the dentist, I went just down the road to Goodwill…hadn’t been there for a good little while…ended up buying some books, no clothes…honestly, there were too many people looking at the clothes that I wanted to look at, so I gave up, walked over to the books and found a few that I hadn’t read…well, I found lots of books that I hadn’t read, but not a lot that I was interested in reading.  So I ended up spending about $5….not bad!  While I was killing time and Margaret was getting her mouth pushed on and prodded, I drove over to the Hyundai dealership and drove thru their lot.  I’m in the market for a car, but I don’t want to have to make car payments, so it won’t be an expensive car.  Just something to get me around town, up to Indy and down to Mitchell on occasion.  So let me know if you hear of anything…well, not you Simone…I’m not coming out to Kansas to pick up a car.

After all of our more pressing errands were taken care of, we decided to go to WalMart…have I mentioned that I hate going in to WalMart?  Well, I do.  There are always way too many people there and they’re always in my way.  Ambling through WalMart isn’t high on my list of enjoyable activities…I usually just try to get in and out as quickly as possible. 

We stopped at a local restaurant (Cloverleaf…a locally owned family diner, not too many of those around these parts any more) for lunch.  We both ordered grilled tenderloin sandwiches.  I can’t even tell you the last time I ate one of those.  It was quite tasty and now I’m good on the grilled tenderloin for another five years or so.  I had a few fries with my sandwich, why is it that these places always give you way too many fries?  I ended up eating about half the bun on my sandwich and maybe 8 to 10 of the fries.  So I’m feeling pretty good about the lunch.

At the end of our day, we stopped at Jiffy Treat.  I went in intending to get their 8-calorie per ounce “ice cream”, but found the homemade pumpkin ice cream to be irresistable…and delicious.  Ahh…had I been in Mitchell for the annual Persimmon Festival, I would have been able to get persimmon ice cream.  If you haven’t tried it, don’t wrinkle your nose at it.  Persimmons are really quite versatile…pudding, cookies, bread, ice cream…yum, yum!!

So not a lot of exercise for the day and not the best eating either, but it was a fun day with an old friend and that doesn’t happen too often.  Thanks for everything, Margaret!  You rock!!

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10 Responses

  1. I’m so happy that you were able to spend time with your dear friend and enjoy your day.

    I didn’t know you were in the market for a new car! Do I have a beauty for you in my driveway. A ’91 4 door and it runs like a gem except when it dies. A little pounding on the battery cables gets it going again. At times reverse doesn’t work, but do you have to use reverse? I don’t. It’s well worth a road trip to the #1 state, Kansas. The second best part? No car payments. Now, what can we do to get you in this car…today?

    • I’m in the market for a new-to-me car, not buying a new car because I don’t want to take on those kinds of payments…hmm…your car sounds…well, interesting, to say the least…and I think you just might have a future in sales, you know, if the grain thing ever falls through…

  2. Dear friends are few and precious for many of us. I’m glad you had a good time and enjoyed yourself. Back to the lifestyle grind tomorrow for today was worth it and forgivable! 🙂

    • It really is nice to get to spend time with close friends, sometimes I’d rather be with my friends than with my family…terrible thing to say, isn’t it?

  3. I was so happy that you called me your “dear” friend. Not old. Then I saw the last line. I’m sure you meant old as in a friend for a long time, not my age. Ha! I’ll be back to the dentist on the 14th. If you don’t have to work, we’ll get together again. In the mean time, if you see any craft shows, etc. let me know.

    • Ha! Not old, old…just been friends for a long time…you silly thing, like you didn’t already know that! I don’t know if I’ll be working on the 14th or not…if nothing else, maybe we could go out for a quick lunch somewhere if I am working. It really was good seeing you!

  4. @run4joy59

    No, not really. How does that adage go…”God gave us relatives-thank God you can pick your friends”. 🙂

  5. It sounds like you had a wonderful day off, Patti. How could you pass up a deal on a car like that? (Simone’s) LOL

    • ha…yes, it was difficult passing up the car Simone was trying to palm off on me…oh wait, no I meant that she was good enough to offer me…I’m hoping to get the chance to go car shopping later this week…wish me luck!

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