I’m making this short and sweet, as I am experiencing
excruciating pain a bit of a backache. I suspect a sciatic flare up, but I have no idea what I did to cause it. I just woke up this morning in the shape of a question mark. Fingers crossed it goes away very soon, like tonight. I’ve got a meeting with a freelance client tomorrow and a quickie road trip Tuesday. It would be nice to accomplish both in my more comfortable exclamation point style.
Last week was busy, as seems to be my motto these days. I’m not complaining, because work means income and I surely need that!
Road Trip Report
I had a two-day road trip to Jackson, MS last week. One of my assignments was at historic Tougaloo College.
Such a lovely campus with oak trees fairly dripping with Spanish moss. I’d thought the moss was a coastal thing, so it was a nice surprise to come upon it here.
I didn’t do a whole lot besides work on this trip. I’d intended to hike along the Natchez Trace or one of the area parks, but a woman I spoke with in a store cautioned me against it, saying there had been several attacks on women in the area recently. So I found a major road with nice wide sidewalks and took a walk on it instead. Not nearly as scenic as the parks would have been, but it got the job done.
For my one dinner in town, I re-visited Trace Grill, a local restaurant you might remember for the infamous tossed salad that was basically a bowl of lettuce. I knew better than to go that route again, so this time I went for a regular dinner:
BBQ chicken, green beans, lima beans and cornbread. AND ALL OF IT TOUCHING! It took me forever to get it all separated. Even then, the juices had all commingled so my green beans tasted a little bit like limas and vice versa. But the chicken and corn bread were delish, so it wasn’t a wasted trip. I think if I go back to this restaurant I’ll just ask if I can prepare my own meal.
I stopped in at the Habitat Store the other day to see if they had any cooktops (they didn’t), and it was looking very Christmas-y:
This 25-foot tree is actually for sale. It started at $5,000 and has dropped all the way to $3,000. If it’s still there on Dec. 19, you can pick it up for a paltry $1,000.
There was a whole suite of furniture in this style, and I’ll be honest, I can’t figure out who would buy it and why. It’s so…ornate.
While I was out, I also stopped in at a flooring outlet to look at the options:
With my budget being so tiny, this ceramic tile is looking more appealing. It has the added benefit of being super easy to clean AND I can do all five rooms in the same material which would help a lot with visual flow. Something to consider anyway.
I have a new favorite sandwich, the Turkey Cranwich from Jason’s Deli:
Turkey, cream cheese, cranberry sauce–heaven on whole wheat bread. I got the “manager’s special”, which is a half sandwich and side item (fruit cup). I’ll definitely get the full sandwich next time. It’s yummy!
Speaking of sandwiches, I forgot to share something here that I’d shared on my facebook page:
Healthy Life now offers bread in half-loaves! This is perfect for us single types who don’t eat a lot of bread but like to have it on hand. I’m still likely to have to freeze some of it, but not as much as with a full loaf. Artisan bread, it’s not. But it’s a good to have for a regular ol’ sandwich bread.
And that, my friends, is the end of this report. My heating pad/ice pack combo are calling to me. Loudly.
Here’s wishing you all a great week ahead!