Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Girl's Night Out

My sister took me out for my birthday last night. I know it was a few weeks ago, but we haven't had a chance to get together.We went to Texas Roadhouse and had a wonderful meal. Just the two of us. Now for those of you that *know* me, this is rare, but needful. Going out without the children and having the opportunity to go with my sister. We don't spend nearly enough time together and this was apparent from all the conversation we had "stocked up." We talked and talked. We were oblivious to anyone else in the restaurant as we chatted.

I like the food here, but not the bar. We had a pleasant server, another rarity around here, and our food was hot and delicious. I had the ribeye, my favorite and she had sirloin. I can honestly say this is the only place I enjoy ordering steak. I am not one to waste money on this and it has caused my husband to get a little irritated with me. It's not like he can't order what he wants and let me order something a little less expensive. I don't want to order steak, just for the sake of *ordering* steak.

We decided to do a little shopping while we were out. I know ya'll get tired of my advertising my favorites, but I can't help it. I am a bargain shopper, even if I don't buy anything. *grin* Anyway, we did the usual rounds and headed to Ross first. I was a little disappointed in the stock. I have pondered on purchasing a particular item of cookware, (anything to help me cook like Rachel Ray) and thought I might find it on this trip. I didn't. However, I did find a nice Izod shirt for my son, Caleb. Very low price. I was pleased with my only purchase from there.

Next it was on to T.J. Maxx. I love browsing the Home section. This is where I usually find my tea treasures. We looked at the cookware, but didn't find the one I was looking for there either. I found a bowl with a similar pattern of one my from my childhood. This brought up a lot of memories for my sister and I. Our grandmother use to have this particular pattern of tableware and used it everyday! She didn't have it tucked away for special occassions like I have some of my things. This has caused me to think. Why not enjoy those pieces while we can. I think I am going to incorporate using some of my treasures into everyday meals. Not for oodles of noodles or spaghetti o's, mind you, but some of the family sit downs. I think I can, I think I can........


Lisa said...

Birthdays are for celebrating as long as you want to do celebrate! :-)

Glad you had fun! I always enjoy hearing what goodies you come home with from you bargain hunting!

Denise said...

I am so glad that you had such a fun time with your sister sweety. You are a great shopper.

Sharon said...

When we moved from FL to GA, we tried different places for good steaks and couldn't find any, UNTIL the Texas Roadhouse was built in a town about 30 miles from us. We go there sometimes on special occasions and have steak. It really is good!

I'm glad you had good, quality time with your sister. That is always going to be a good memory for you.

lady of value said...

My grandma used her china every day too. No matter what she cooked.

Sounds like you had such a nice time with your sister and shopping! I love to *window* shop as well.

No good steak places around here either. Steak is my favorite, mmm!

Unashamed said...

There's two steakhouse chains in this area: Montana's, which is reasonably priced, but the steak is only so-so, and there's The Keg which is more upscale but Worth. Every. Penny. Steak to die for. And I like steak, oh yeah!