Sunday, May 10, 2015

FL-Pre-Mom Day Outing

     What a fun day I had!  My Mother's Day treats to me from me.  First, I drove 34 miles just to stock up on the ice tea that I love….only Whole Foods carries it….it was absolutely worth it!
     Then, I went to the Oasis Salon for a long overdue haircut. 
No, that's not me...LOL
But this is my new hairstyle!
 There I met Jonesy, the wonderful woman who did exactly what I asked her to do with my hair….unheard of!!!  She convinced me to have my eyebrows waxed…a first for me! 

I was so excited!  Well, not really, but I survived!

Bright Spot- Jonesy shared with me her amazement at the continuous flow of gentlemen interested in going out with her lately.  She seems to be enjoying the attention.  She is learning to say YES with discretion and NO without guilt.  Good for her. 
I stopped back at the house for a shower and lunch before I headed to get a massage.  Just as I was scrambling about with my crutches and knee walker, a car pulled up.  A window rolled down and a voice said, “Judi?”  I said yes and the woman told me she had a delivery for me.  Shocked, I asked if she would be able to bring it into the house.  She agreed. 
Mother's Day flowers
from Matthew and Adam
When I got in and turned around, there she stood holding an absolutely adorable flower arrangement…orange and white rose, daisies, carnations in an orange vase!!!  The things a son remembers about his mother…favorite color…orange!!!  It was such a wonderful surprise!!!

     My massage was also wonderful….first time ever 90 minutes!  My muscles were ecstatic until I had to use them to get me to the car using crutches…LOL  It was 4:30 by the time I got on the road and there was a lot of traffic.  I decided to get some early dinner at a Perkins restaurant nearby…hadn’t been to one of those in forever.  Bright Spot- I was greeted and treated with kid gloves the entire time I was there.  My server, Gail was delightful and took good care of me.  I was in the mood for a fresh salad and onion rings, but I’m quite particular about the latter.  They have to have a lot of onion and minimal yet flavorful coating.  Of course, I asked Gail to check with the cook.  Not only did she check, but the new manager, Darren, came out to talk with me about them.  He offered to make me a couple to try before I confirmed my order.  How cool was that?  He brought them out and they were fabulous!  My official order went in immediately.  My salad was just as delectable.  Both Gail and Darren touched base with me regularly.  I was noticing that Darren was just as welcoming with each person coming through the doors.  How refreshing, I thought.  I spoke to Darren later and he told me the restaurant was under new management with new menus hoping to win the love back of Perkin’s customers.  That should be easy if they continue to serve great food at reasonable prices and treat customers like they did that afternoon.  

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