Girls Day!

Saturday was girls day! I met up with my daughter, Mandy and my cousin Janet for a luncheon date and some serious girl chatting! I arrived first at my cousin’s condo and the two of us talked and I snuggled with her two dogs. I got this picture of her Shiba Inu, Wolf.

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Wolf and I have a thing going. He loves me and I love him and his soft fur. Janet warned me about how much he sheds, and I was amazed at how much fur he left on my slacks! But I didn’t care. He was really sweet with me. So was Janet’s other dog, Max. Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture of him. I hope the one of me with the two dogs that Janet took comes out!

Janet took us to a Great restaurant in Lowell called “Life Alive”.

I had “The Innocent”, a fusion of delectably nutritious flavorings forming a savory sauce for steamed sweet corn, shredded carrots, broccoli and tamari roasted almonds all served over light and protein rich quinoa and short grain brown rice.

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Mandy had the same but added some cashews, apples and carrots.

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And Janet had “The Goddess”, a nurturing blend of smoked tofu, short grain brown rice, steamed carrots, beets, broccoli, and dark greens surrounded by our zesty Ginger Nama Shoyu dressing.

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I also decided to order some tea. I was glancing over their teas when Something caught my eye.

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Yerba Mate was recently written about on my friend Betty’s Blog, A Glimpse Into Midlife! Just two days ago she had written about this tea, so I knew I had to try it. It was wonderful and I really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing the information about Yerba Mate, Betty!!

We ate our lunches and talked the entire time, we sipped our teas and enjoyed each others company. I really think we need to have these “Girls Days” more often. It was so much fun! Here I am with Mandy at the restaurant.

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After lunch we went back to Janet’s and had some coffee and dessert. All too soon it was time to say goodbye, and head home. I hugged Mandy and Janet and said my good-byes.

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The ride home was something else! It was pouring rain and windy. I drove slowly and carefully, and I made it home in good time.  However at one point the wind picked up and blew the car all over the place. It was just a bit scary!

Now I am sitting here with all three dachshunds asleep around me and Fritz at my feet. I am so happy to have such a loving family and loving pets too!

7 thoughts on “Girls Day!”

  1. What fun! I´m glad you had such a good time and the food looks delicious! Thanks for the link to my post. What a coincidence to see that tea the day after I write about it, huh? I´m glad you liked it!

  2. I love girls days ! and yours must have been so nice. The food looks great and very healthy ! and the dog is adorable, he looks like a cuddle toy. I have once a week a girls day which we call our “Goat day” because all three myself, Ilona and Chantal are goats in chinese astrology, . We make a turn, next week it will be at Ilona’s place. With them I also went to Egypt and Morocco.

  3. Oh, and thanks for the Heavenly Jam and the grape jelly! I made coffee cake with some of the jam this morning…figured I’d take some with me tomorrow.

  4. Sounds like you gals had a SUPER time — and I am so jealous that you got to try Yerba Mate!!! But how COOL is that! I gotta find some…

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