Yesterday was so much fun. In the early afternoon we met our good friends: Les, Kris & Jim for a fun lunch, at the China Town restaurant, but right when we were pulling into the parking lot, an ambulance and fire truck, with their sirens blasting and their lights flashing red and blue—beat us into the parking lot and they parked the emergency vehicles, right in front of the China Town restaurant. So I immediately started worrying that it might be one of our friends that was headed to the hospital, because that would ruin our lunch.
When we got out of JJ (Cale, of course.) I was staring at my cell phone, looking at this delicious-looking Herbed Crab Rolls recipe photo, that I had earlier taken a picture of using my iPhone camera. It was inside my copy of Prevention magazine's August/2017 issue.
Actually, I was looking at the recipe—not the picture, so I could be sure to buy all of the ingredients needed to make the recipe, after we ate lunch with our friends. So since I had my cell phone's camera handy, I pointed it and snapped this picture of the ambulance.
And right after I took this picture, a kind-looking, elderly woman walked up to me—smiled at us and then just stared at me. I asked her if she needed help, and she replied, "Yes, I forgot where I parked my car. I've been walking around this hot parking lot, for over ten minutes."
Tony and I asked her what color her car was. "It's a white Toyota." Then we asked her if it was a big or small Toyota. "Yes, it is small." Tony and I quickly scanned the parking lot and just about every other car that was parked there was white.
"There's a white Toyota parked over there," I said, as I pointed to it. She looked, and said, "That's not it. It has a little A&M bumper sticker on the bumper." So I asked the sweet woman to stay put and we'd go looking for it.
Our search for her missing vehicle was short lived and within two minutes, because this sweet lady walked really, really slow, we waved goodbye to her as she drove off.
When we walked inside the restaurant, the emergency rescue team immediately asked us to stand back, as they wheeled another sweet, old lady out the front door. And thirty seconds later, we greeted Les, Kris & Jim, who were sitting, at a table near the fireplace. (Denise, Les' sweet wife was unable to make our luncheon, because she was entertaining their granddaughter, in San Antone.)
While we were waiting for the waitress to come and take our orders, I was telling them about us unintentionally following Kinky into town. "He was driving right in front of us," I said. "And he was driving under the speed limit. So I called him on his cell phone, and said, "Kinky, the speed limit is 60. Well it startled Kinky, and he said, "Who is this? Nance? Anyway, when I told him it was me we both started laughing and then he sped up to 60 mph. And before we adios-ed each other he invited Tony and me to join him, Kent & Ruthie for lunch, at the Hat, which is right across the street from the China Town restaurant. So they're sitting right across the street eating Mexican food while we..."
Well, our lunch with our good friends was a lot of fun and yes, Tony and I ordered the exact same thing, as usual—Sweet & Sour Shrimp, Hot & Sour Soup, Fried Rice, Egg Rolls and Iced Teas.
After lunch, Tony and I bought our groceries, at the little H-E-B store and then we came back home. And because Kinky had earlier invited us to come over, to the Lodge, to visit with Kent & his sweet wife, Ruth Buzzi and him, when we got back home, I baked (Carol's) my Cousin Nancy's Chocolate Sheet Cake to take over to the Lodge.
We had a really fun visit with Ruthie & Kent and Kinky and they loved my delicious cake. And a few hours later, we took Ruthie & Kent, over to see our property. And after we gave them a grand tour—they told us that they loved it as much as we do and they were very excited for us.
Today has been great. Kent & Ruthie came over early this morning for a short, fun visit, before heading back home, in North Texas. And during our visit Kent told us the most hilarious story about when a long time ago Ruthie and Jonathan Winters ran into each other, at the Burbank Airport and were crossing the street when a traffic officer stopped traffic. I will share the story, but not today, because this post is turning into a book.
For lunch today I fixed Prevention magazine's delicious Herbed Crab Rolls recipe—but minus the rolls, because we're dieting. It was totally healthy and absolutely delicious and it only took me 15 minutes to prepare. And we totally loved it.
So I highly recommend that you make this recipe. And here's that picture of the recipe that I was staring at, in the parking lot, before we helped that, sweet elderly woman find her little white Toyota, with an A&M bumper sticker on it. Followed by a picture of my healthy lunch plate, before I ate it all up.
And before I finish writing this I must confess that after we ate our healthy lunch today—we caved-in and ate Cousin Nancy's Chocolate Sheet Cake for dessert.
Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!