Lynne came up yesterday and went with me to Putnam to get Bob Miller and Wini to take them out for lunch. I was also going up to collect a good-sized donation Bob was making in support of my Relay for Life team.
We got up there before Wini got home from church (her Perpertual Adoration gig for the week) and we sat outside on the deck, enjoying the warm sun.
When Wini got home, we immediately left for Buster's for the barbecue. Mike Waters had raved about this place and I had wanted to try it ever since I heard about it from him. Buster's is where Jason's used to be...at Cunningham's Four Corners, hard by the beautiful French River.
I ordered the whole rack of pork ribs, Lynne had the pulled pork sandwich and of course Wini and Bob kept up the trend by ordering.....scallops.
I was a bit disappointed in the ribs. I think someone made a mistake and spread some kind of salsa or red pepper relish over the top of my ribs by mistake. The ribs themselves were very good...nice and crispy and had a great smoky, spicy taste. The damned relish/salsa crap detracted from the flavor. It wasn't until we were leaving the table that I spied the extra bowl of barbecue sauce the waitress had brought to the table.
Lynne fell in love with pulled pork---first time she's ever had it. She spotted a notice for a Monday night special they run with all-you-can-eat pulled pork, ribs and chicken for $10.99 and immediately started planning a return trip! I mean she REALLY LOVED the pulled pork!
On our way out the door, we stopped and checked out the free local newspaper they had in a rack, and then Lynne was checking the rack of tourist attraction brochures. She said "Roseland Cottage.....I've been there." Wini, who was standing behind her asked, "and who gave you your tour?" Lynne froze for half a second and then whirled around, crying "YOU DID!"
It was hysterical....Wini, nodding, knowingly.....Lynne wide-eyed and incredulous! I had to laugh.
Wini had indeed led the tour of Roseland that Lynne had been on, she was/is a docent there and has been for years.
The look on Lynne's face was priceless. It was like "It was YOU....in the LIBRARY....with the LEAD PIPE!!!"
We headed home after lunch as Lynne had to go to yoga and I had Janet and Jessica coming up for supper.
They arrived around 6pm and I was pleasantly surprised to see that Jeremy had come along with them. I rewarded him by making him come with me to Joe DiMaggio's Pizza place to pick up the pizzas we ordered. I wanted him to see all the religious artifacts that they have around the place and all the Narca-Non literature. Jeremy noted what no one had noted before....the bible that they have spread open for people to read...while they wait for their pizza...sits on a garbage can! Good spotting, Jer! It is well worth the trip into that place to get the chance to look around.
And the pizza is pretty good too.
Not much happening today. Rocky, Lily and I lazed around in the AM....Rocky fell asleep on my lap and that got me drowsy...next thing I know I'm waking up to the sound of Sandy's footsteps upstairs...she had gotten up from bed--and it was 1pm! She had come home from work around 4am...scaring the you-know-what out of me...she has pink eye and was sent home due to the fact it's so contagious. Anyway...I was supposed to go to the pharmacy to bring her RX for the eye ointment and I hadn't done it! I flew down to Stop and Shop and now I'm back and getting ready to make a nice Chicken Ceasar Salad for supper.
Sox play later tonight...I dunno if I'll make it to stay up...but then again, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" starts tonight at 11pm so I think I will stay up. That looks like an even bigger trainwreck than all of the Housewives combined! Now we will always have a Housewives playing....New York, then New Jersey, then the Atlanta gals will be back and after them--the California crew. We watch these shows, horrified by the things they say and do....we can't believe they can be so stupid! It really makes us feel superior.