Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday--long weekend ahead

Feeling much, much better now! Crashed last night and woke up feeling energized. Did my Wii Fit--"ran" 10 minutes...did 1.555 miles! Not too bad! My Wii Fit age has dropped down to 51--it was 69 last time. I have a ways to go to get it back down in the 30-45 range.

Maria wants a full accounting of our purchases...I'll try.

First of all, we found a new shop in the same shopping center as Reny''s a discount clothing place--that has stuff from Coldwater Creek, Ocean Pacific, Lee, Minnetonka, etc.

I think it was closed when we went in January...the woman said "no, we're open all the time" but I doubt they were open when we went, Maria, Anne Marie and I would have been ALL OVER that place!

I got two long-sleeved "Life is good" jerseys. One has a jogger on it, the other has a golfer. I like the feel and fit of them. I also like having long sleeved tees--they are great for early morning and late afternoon-evening in the summer. The only other long sleeved tees I have is one UConn one with a rip in the seam and a Patriots shirt. Those shirts cost $10 each.

I got a jeans jacket with wild colors on the collar, cuffs and breast area. Sandy says "I can see you wearing that jacket." That was a whooping $22!

Then I found some great silk pedal pushers in a nice black on white pattern. Birgitta would love these...great for traveling and in her favorite colors. I think I paid $18 for those.

THEN I found some really nice brown tooled leather clogs (well...more like slide-ons) made by Minnetonka. They are interesting and different! $22

At Reny's I got a dutch oven for $40-comparable to ones I had been drooling over at Kohl's--KitchenAid--for $90...on sale. I got a "chicken frying" fry pan, with cover for $9.99. I got two black short sleeved go with the new white and black pedal pushers and other outfits--one for $3.99 and one for $5.99. I got a pair of Lee "comfort waist" jeans--I think that's what they are called--they have a wide elastic strip in the waist--size 10 petite.....$22.

I got a glass vinegar dispenser; a disposable sea salt grinder and another glass butter dish. All cheap.

Happy Maria? Jean got some great sweaters at both places and some odds and ends. She was very pleased with her purchases. Oh, she bought some very nice coffee mugs with bird pictures on them--very nice. Oh, and she got us a beautiful runner for the front hall.

We stopped at this Home Goods store that is right near Reny's....we weren't going to but we just went on a spur of the moment. Good thing we did. I found some new bath mats to replace our ancient blue mats. Sandy wandered over to the carpet section. She called us over to check them out. We found a beautiful area rug for the living room. Jean had told us about a month ago that she wanted to buy us a new rug for the living room for our birthday presents. We were supposed to go looking for the past few weeks and didn't. Good thing...I don't think we would have found anything this nice and this cheap if we had bought something around here.

Somehow we managed to fit all of our purchases into the car--along with our overnight bags. Sandy is great at packing things in--she got the carpet to fit, it stuck out through the front seats to rest on the console all the way home. Sandy packed herself in the back seat too....leaned her head against the carpet and went to sleep.

I wanted to go to the Maine Diner--but for some reason I thought it was on the road to Freeport from Ogunquit....we couldn't find it, I stopped at a gas station and asked an old guy about it...turns out it was 8 miles away in Wells! I didn't know that! I could have sworn it was down near where we got on 95 to go home.

So, the Maine Diner continues to be a quest of mine. We did go to the newly reopened and remodeled, Egg and I....and had great breakfasts. I love that place. This winter we were so nervous that they had closed for looked abandoned. But no, they were remodeling. And it looks very nice. Great, fast service as usual....great food.

We had dinner at Jackie's Too....right on the water in Perkins Cove. Again, great meals...but I had the seafood alfredo and should have told them to cut the pasta in half. It was just too much. If I could have taken it "to-go" it would have been different...but I really couldn't take it "to-go."

When we left the place where we bought the carpet---oh...and the women who worked there were customer friendly stuff going on there...Jean realized her cell phone was missing. Sandy called every place we ate/stayed in Ogunquit--no soap. Then she called the 99 Restaurant where we ate on the way up to Maine--sure enough, they had it. So the question of where we would eat lunch yesterday was resolved for us...we drove to Lowell and got the phone and another good meal at 99.

The ladies at the Home Goods shop. First I ask, "do you have soap dishes?" "Yeah in the back with the BATHROOM stuff" she says, very sarcastically. Okay....

Later, Jean brings all kinds of purchases up to the counter and the other woman says "I need you to take those off that counter, that's our workspace counter...we are limited in our workspace area." HELLO!!! How about YOU take it off the counter! It was the way they said things.

After she rang up the carpet, she announces in a loud voice, "That sale is FINAL!" How about asking before you ring it up, "do you understand that all carpet sales are final?" There was a sign saying that near the carpet. Instead, she announces that it's they have just been successful in pulling one on us. Even Sandy said, "they are sadly lacking in the customer service department."

We had a wonderful time...the Meadowmere is beautiful in the Spring--have never been up there at this time of year before. The Roman Spa was just what we needed Wednesday night to relax after the trip up. It was nice sitting out in the sun first thing in the AM. Didn't see Jack, but Sandy did and I did talk with him on the phone.

We found a place that had great cheese--Mediterranean (feta, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic) which we bought, put on crackers and I added kalamata olives which we also bought. Jean bought a bottle of wine and I a little bit of that...not too much as I was driving.

The weather was wonderful...we walked on the beach at Ogunquit and at Wells...we went up to Kennebunk beach...looking for W Sr. Didn't see him. We enjoyed seeing all the wonderful houses and cottages in the area.

All in all...a wonderful time and we are talking about maybe returning in September--after Labor Day...Jack says they have great end of season sales.

A good time was had by all....but we were happy to come home to our puppies...who had been well-cared for by Jessica. It is such a relief to have her taking care of the pets. She enjoyed her stay here--so it all went well.

Tonight I'm off to the Sun game. Tomorrow should be a quiet day--Sunday Lynne and David and Linda and Ted are coming for dinner. Monday we rest.

Be Safe everyone....there are a lot of nuts out there on the road!

1 comment:

Marieps said...

Sounds like you got some good buys! But I think that store may have been open when we were there but we were too tired by that time to bother. BTW-I've read quite a few negative comments about the Maine Diner on Not that you shouldn't eventually try it-just that you may not be missing much. How come you didn't go to Mustafa's place for bkfast? No parking?