The Dining Diva is back to life and feeling healthy! Thank goodness! So this weekend was pretty fun. Friday night, my best friend from high school (who also lives in the apartment complex that my BF lives in), invited me over for dinner with her BF. She made chicken parm. and I brought some Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies (the kind that you take out of package and bake in oven). We haven't hung out in so long, so two bottles of wine and many cookies later, we have a great night. And then the BF came over too. He didn't stay for dinner because he was doing something with his guy friend. It was nice to just hang with Jess (the best friend) and her BF. They have been dating for over five years and living together for over two years and I think everyone is wondering where the diamond is. :) I know I am. I think they'll be getting engaged soon because her birthday is in November and then all of the holidays. So that just leads to believe it may be on its way. All of my friends are getting engaged! It's crazy. Actually, my mom just informed me that she is taking some of the money from a recent house sale and starting a wedding fund for me. Isn't that exciting?! I think she is just excited to think that one of her daughters might actually get married one day. (My older sister is a different story.) Really, I think my mom wants grandkids. She is going to be waiting awhile for that, that's for sure. For now, they have my sister's teacup Chihuahua, Bella. She is the best dog, ever! My mom and I took about a three-mile walk yesterday and I wore this baby strap thing for dogs (snaps in the back and there is a pouch on the front of you) and Bella sat right inside of it in her winter vest and I snuggled her up in blankies and she just relaxed as we walked. I love her. So do my parents and grandparents.
So then Saturday the BF and I went to a SU football game at the Carrier Dome. It was pretty fun. Our seats were awesome, right on the 50-yard line, three rows up from the bottom. Besides the guy behind me spilling beer down my back, it was a great time! Then we went to the Outback for some food. I try not to eat at chain restaurants, just because there are so many great local choices to choose from, but I do love the Outback. For just $9.95 you can have a 6 oz steak and two sides! I had a a sweet potato and a house salad. Mmm! It was good. Also, margaritas are just $3.50! Hello! I had a frozen pomegranite one and it was delicious.
Sunday I went to my parents to do laundry and say hello. (I still bring my laundry to my parent's house, even though I have a laundry facility at my apartment. It's pathetic, I know.) That's when I went for the walk with Bella and mom. Afterwards, I drove back to the city and met the BF at his parents house for dinner. I hadn't seen his family in over a month, so it was nice to catch up. His mom is like Susie Homemaker and made a Thanksgiving meal, pretty much, and a delicous apple pie. I have no chance in the kitchen. I would like to bring something to dinner some time, but I am so handicapped in the kitchen and don't know what to bring. And his mom and sister are both talented cooks/bakers and then there's me.
So that was my weekend and tonight I am going to pick up my new Toyota Rav4! I am so excited. I have been waiting for it to come in, as I wanted a black one and they had to locate it for me. So I will be saying, "goodbye!" to my Florida Jeep and hello to my AWD SUV. I'm sick of getting stuck in the snow. It's hard to believe I lived in Florida and was so unhappy in my apartment with my crazy x-bf. I'm so much happier now, but I never knew that I could be. It's funny how life works out. And it's just getting started, I'm sure.