Thursday, May 19, 2016

Strawberry Cheerios

I pay special attention to what Wegmans puts in their endcaps because it's often special or new products. Sure enough I just spotted this new version of Cherrios with strawberry!

Another cool thing is many of the Cheerio flavors are now gluten free. Great news for those who cannot eat gluten.

Here is what is worrisome. The Strawberry Cheerios are delicious. I really, really like them. BUT. They are LIMITED EDITION! I fear the day I can no longer find them.

Needless to say I stocked up with two extra boxes.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Special lunch special

I love it when local restaurants post pictures of their specials. It's also sort of torture too.

I have been dying to get to McCann's for their wednesday ramen special. It's about a twenty minute trip to get there from my office into the city though.

Then they switched the wednesday special from ramen to bibimbap and I had a renewed goal of getting there. Finally today it happened! Totally worth it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Flower shopping

It's plant shopping time! It's so much fun to go and see the huge selection of plants and flowers and pick out what we want for the season.

It might be flower shopping time but it's not flower planting time. I just heard we have a frost warning so they are all going into the greenhouse to wait for warmer days.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Finders keepers, Losers use "Find My iPhone" to track you down

I had a bit of an adventure today.

I stopped at Wegmans on my way home to get tater tots and sloppy joe mix. When I got home I discovered I didn’t have my phone. Retracing my steps, I figured it fell out of my pocket somewhere between checkout and my car. I had texted Aaron right after checkout. I had to take Oscar to the vet to get his staples out so I put him in the car and drove back to Wegmans. They hadn’t seen it. I drove back home and got my laptop out. Using Find My iPhone I locked the phone, added a message to it to call Aaron’s phone if found, and then searched for it. It was still at Wegmans. I drive back to the store and ask Helping Hands to help me look for it. Nothing. At this point I had to get Oscar to the vet.

After the vet, I come back home and open up Find My iPhone. I now see my phone making a path from Wegmans heading due north. At first I think Aaron picked it up but realize he is in a meeting plus the phone is inching along very slowly. Too slowly for a car. I was watching it creep along up the street before my eyes.

I had to do something. I jumped in the car with my laptop and parked at a gas station at the last intersection I saw it at. I could see two people in the path my phone was on - one guy getting on his bike at the library (doesn't make sense for it to be him - just getting on his bike) and another guy slowly meandering a half block further up the sidewalk. Gripping my laptop I took off after him on foot.

He was an older, not well kept, obviously down on his luck sort. “Sir were you just at Wegmans?” “Yeeeaaah” “Did you find a pink iPhone?” He looks uncomfortable. “I don’t know.” He sort of shuffles around - not confrontational. “If you found it, I just want it back, please.” “I have a lot of phones.” he tells me. He takes off his back pack and starts rooting through it. It’s full of phones and bottles of cough syrup. He shows me a silver iPhone 6S he had wrapped in newspaper and tucked in a Wegman's pharmacy bag. "No it's pink." (thinking back I should have taken that phone too and tried to find the owner) At this point, I get on public wifi and I can see I am right near my phone. I hit the button that makes my phone play a sound and a chime noise comes his bag. I peer in, see it and take it. "Someone must have put it there!" he exclaims.

Once I have my phone I tell him “Thank you” then turn around and walk away. In hindsight this plan might not have been a very good idea - my parents are going to pop a gasket when they read this - but hey, I got my phone back.

PS - Just wanted to mention this was not in a dark alley, it was in the daylight and right in front of restaurant windows with plenty of traffic.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Shish Kebabs

It's still a wee bit chilly but that isn't stopping us from grilling.

I put these shish kebabs together and Aaron grilled them to perfection. I used kielbasa, shallots, mushrooms, squash, eggplant and bell peppers... sprinkled with Wegmans basting oils and steak seasoning.

So good! Note to self! Make this again!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Struck gold

Look at me with another beauty post! I'd had it with my old curling iron. I was spending way too much time holding it up to my head, staring in the mirror, waiting for curls to take hold. I don't even do that much but it wasn't cutting the mustard.

A trip to the store and I spied a GOLD curling iron. Well that must be top notch right?

Nice job new curling iron. Nice job.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mountain mantelscape

Typically for May I go with a birthday decorating theme but this year I have something new. It's a "mountain theme" with a "Go to the mountains" sign and three laser cut wood displays.

We love the mountains and our stays at the family cabin hold such good memories.

So here's a little bit of that on our mantle.