Saturday, July 25, 2009

Girls’ Night Out


Tonight I went out with three other friends from my church and had some girl time!  We went to the new Sam Moon’s in Fort Worth and looked around for a while.  It was fairly crowded, but nothing like it was when I went last Saturday.  Unfortunately, they closed before we could finish looking at everything, so I guess that means we’ll have to go back!

I found some cute hair accessories for Grace, a jewelry organizer for myself (what took me so long to get this thing?…it’s fabulous!), and a new fall purse for myself.  It was the cheapest one I saw in the whole store, and ironically the one I liked the best!  Love it when that happens!  It’s a brownish/bronze leather with a big silver buckle.  It’s a little bigger than I normally carry, but I’m starting to like having a larger purse. 

After shopping, we went to Pasado’s Mexican Restaurant.  This was the first time I have eaten Mexican food since I started my diet last February.  Boy, have I missed it!  Anyway, I saved up most of my calories for the day by drinking protein shakes and tried to get a reasonable meal. 

Warning:  Skip the next paragraph if you aren’t interested in “foodie” details.

So, I did some research and decided ahead of time that I would order the chicken soft tacos since they seem to be the healthiest choice on a Tex-Mex menu (other than a fajita salad with fat-free dressing which did not sound good to me tonight).  When I looked at the menu, I noticed the “Authentic Mexican Fajita Tacos.”  I knew that if Rachel Ray were there doing an episode of “$40 A Day” she would totally order them, so that’s what I chose.  Oh, the bliss.  It was two stone-ground corn tortillas with chicken breast, queso fresco, white onions, cilantro, avocado, lime, and tomatillo salsa.  I got them with a side of rice and grilled veggies (onions, peppers, squash, zucchini, and mushroom).

There’s nothing like good food with good friends!  We had lots of fun tonight despite a slightly creepy waiter and an unfortunate incident with a self-serve ice cream machine.  I hope we’ll start doing it more often!  When we got home, Grace was really glad to see me.  Daddy had taken her on a “date” to Sonic and Redbox.  She helped me put my jewelry into my new hanging jewelry organizer before I tucked her into bed.  Actually, she played with my extensive vintage collection of twister beads.  I never thought back in 1986 that I would someday be watching my daughter play with the same necklaces that I loved so dearly! 


I just can’t part with these beads.  Anyone think they’ll come back?  If so, I’m set!


Audra said...

Honey they are back in Tallassee. I sell them all the time at Ruby's!

Joanna J. said...

I might bust them out at church tomorrow and try to bring them back to Ft. Worth, TX! I'll bet a lot of 80's girls have some in their old jewelry boxes. I just need to get a new clasp...I've lost mine.

Mrs. Sprinkles said...

Am I the only one who wants to hear about the waiter and the ice cream?

Joanna J. said...

I tried to write about it, but I just couldn't make it as funny as it was in real life.

Basically the waiter was young and started showing a little attitude when we didn't order alcoholic drinks or appetizers. Then he started calling us all "honey" and interrupting at inappropriate times while we were trying to talk. Weird.

On the way out, there was a self-serve ice cream machine where you could get yourself a free dessert cone. One of my friends created the perfect, beautiful cone...swirled evenly and picture-worthy. She proudly declared that she used to work at McDonald's as a teenager and had lots of practice! Then it was my turn. I couldn't even get the ice cream to come out in one even stream...just clumps. Throw into the mix that it was chocolate, and you can imagine what it looked like. We couldn't stop laughing. Obviously, I never worked at McDonald's!

Kim H. said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic night out - perfect if you ask me. :-) What's better than shopping and Mexican food with the girls?