In Lieu of Anything Intersting

How much did I enjoy reading your blog name origins?!! There’s not a word for it. “Immensely” will have to do, I suppose. You all are a delightful mishmash of creative, thoughtful, practical, fun, and funny people!

So what did I do today? Well-l-l, after I read to Wally (I still need to explain that someday), I went to Macy’s to pick up my Mother’s Day gift for Mom. She’s getting a lovely sterling necklace and a gift pack from Lush. (Note: I bought nothing for myself.)

Then it was off to lunch. To save your neck, I’ll tell you that this is Holiday Ham & Deli, a.k.a. The Cake Place.

This, as you can see, is NOT cake. It’s their tuna salad plate with tomatoes instead of cottage cheese. That’s a paltry scoop of tuna, but considering they use real mayo, I didn’t complain. Plus, it was, you know, enough. I won’t be getting it again, though, as it’s a little pricey for the serving.

And then there was cake. Strawberry Cake, to be precise.

I made a new rule during the Cake Choice Finals: Cake Day must be observed outdoors! There’s no really good reason for this decision, other than it was a pretty day, although I suppose it will also help when I declare Cake Day Hiatus from mid-November through the end of the year.

But that’s then and this is now. I just wanted to be outside today, so off I went to find a park with available tables, which was difficult on such a pretty day. It took me three tries, but I did and the cake was delicious!

I just don’t want anything sweet for a while. :)

After lunch was a bike ride, the longest one yet: 10 miles! The first mile was the toughest, but some of the hills were a bit of a strain. It took me about an hour to ride it, with the only breaks being a brief stop to re-insert earphone and another to pick up some sunglasses that were in the middle of the road. (If you’re looking for lost sunglasses in the Memphis suburbs, I put them on the curb on the west side of the road.)

And then what? Oh, a trip to the thrift store (nada!) and then to Barnes & Noble to pick up a book for my grandmother’s Mother’s Day gift and two books for myself. And then dinner and then home.

Now, wasn’t that fascinating?! LOL I truly do hope your day was significantly more interesting, though I suspect it couldn’t have been anymore enjoyable than the one I had.

Plus, I just noticed I’ve already accumulated 220 more points toward the next Cake Day!