After having a refreshing, envigorating time visiting friends and giving a program to the Fort Rosalie Chapter of the Mississippi DAR Saturday morning at the Jackson Municipal Art Gallery, Gordon and I went out to share a private lunch!
Just the two of us! Alone!
Almost five years of marriage, and how long has it been since I wrote about us going to see the movie American Gangster together? We had wanted to go see Appaloosa Saturday afternoon, but we were both just too tired from the past few weeks. We probably would have gone to sleep in the theater! HA!
I fell asleep one time, long time ago, during a performance at The Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, AL. The performance was splendid, as always, but I was so tired, and the theater was cold, and I just fell asleep on my date's shoulder. SO embarassing, but he was cool about it. (Now this is your opportunity to help me feel better by telling me your Falling Asleep in Public story!)
Any advice on somehow saving enough energy as 40-something's to enjoy our rare times alone?
For some silly fun, see if you can guess where we had a delicious, relaxing, lingering lunch?
This restaurant is in the Jackson area. The outside of the restaurant may not be like the version you have in your area because this particular town makes all of the commercial businesses jazz up their external architecture to fit the overall profile of the rapidly growing bedroom community near Jackson.
I betcha you have eaten at this brand name restaurant somewhere else in the country before. Surely these restaurants can be found outside the South and Southwest!
Some special folks had given us some gift cards to this and/or three other restaurants in the same parent company. That generous gift was TWO years ago! The closest restaurant on those gift cards is in the Jackson, MS, area.
In the past, either we have not had the gift cards with us when we have gone to Jackson, or we have had the cards with us but have not had time to enjoy a real sit-down meal.
Are these just regular chili peppers in the third picture, or are these those Poinsettia Peppers that turn red around Christmas and look like poinsettias (from a distance)? Every year, I think about planting some, but I just never have time to follow through. One day....
I sat where I could see the sun illuminate Gordon's stunning blue eyes. That embarases him when I tell him how much I enjoy just looking at the many shades of blue in his eyes.
We had to stop ourselves from talking "shop"...what we needed to get at Walmart, which medicines Mama and Unc would need by the end of the week, etc.
We really do need to start having a Date Night every month or every week!!! That lunch for just the two of us was so refreshing!
The table made me think of quilting! I am really missing my quilting! Maybe soon I can pick it back up!
So have you figured out the name of the chain restaurant where we had lunch?
While I take my third nap of the afternoon...after I finish this post, I'll think of some prize to give the first person to post in their comment the name of the restaurant and the town in which it is located...and maybe what I had for lunch.
The pictures give some pretty strong hints.
By the way, the talking heads on TV have suggested that we all use any gift cards we have been given because if some of these parent companies go under from the recent financial unrest, those gift cards will probably not be honored.