Two gifts, two actions ticked off my to-do list, two friends out and about, two meals enjoyed between friends
and two packages mailed for less than I expected
after they were weighed at the post office. Two British friends will hopefully get their gifts in time for Christmas, although I forgot to tell them that some assembly was required! It also meant another International friend's gift would soon be on the way, along with those I would be sending in the US. In fact, as I finished each gift and card, it went into my mailbox so the postal person could pick it up that very day.
And yes, I'll show what I sent people once I know they have received theirs. Seems some of my US friends have already assembled theirs.
After a few more errands, my friend Sally and I headed for DeFazio's an Italian restaurant known for it's traditional southern (Italian) style that we both love. Even though I had only completed two of 10 gifts I intended to make, I thought a small reward was in order.
Sally and I were greeted with new menus.
Along with those new menus came higher prices, much higher in fact. I asked that the horrible house made salad dressing they normally add, not be added and I got ranch dressing instead. Of course, I was polite and just asked if I could have ranch dressing on the side. The waitress was a bit brusk when she said that people come for the dressing alone and I must be out of my mind. That put me off a bit, but I didn't dwell on it.
With the new menu also came longer wait times. I even mentioned to Sally how long our food was taking and how people who were on lunch breaks would probably have to take theirs to go. I ordered shrimp scampi with a side of fettuccine, while
Sally ordered spaghetti with mushrooms and meatballs. Wait time was over 30 minutes between our salad and our main course. My scampi was relatively hot, but not sizzling, as I usually get scampi. My meal was from the lunch menu and cost $13.50. Sally's was from the main menu and it was $18.00. Note, we both ordered water, too.
I took photos of the "ambiance" and will show those another day. Right now, I'm back making Christmas cards and getting them in the mail, since we are already half-way through this month.
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