Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Monday, February 15, 2010

A free dinner :-)

Yesterday we went out to eat at Famous Dave's. We went there because of their commercial on television which showed delicious looking blackened catfish. We stepped into the restaurant and was told that there was a 45 minute wait. We happened to spot an empty booth in the bar so decided to eat there right away instead of waiting. We didn't see the special on the menu so asked about it. Our server said that the special wasn't available any longer. They decided to stop it because it took too long to cook and they were super busy. Ken in a nice way said, "Oh, we saw the add on TV and came just for the catfish because it looked so good". She then said, "I'll go ask in the kitchen if they would make it for you". We waited a while and the manager came out. He told us they couldn't make it for us tonight because they were just too busy, but he gave us his signed card with a note that said we were to get two FREE blackened catfish dinners the next time we were in. Wow! Wasn't that nice!!? So we ordered something else (catfish strips), had a great meal and time and have a free dinner in our future. :-)

We bought a new television yesterday. A big 46 inch one!! It is awesome. Great for watching the Olympics! We haven't gotten a chance to hang it up on the wall yet. When I do I'll post a before and after picture of the old and new TV. What a difference.
We checked out the prices in various stores and ended up at a store called Belmont TV. They had the best price and it was $200 cheaper than the next best price on sale at another store.

Now I have the other television up stairs with the Wii hooked up to it and can do my exercises up there. Since I moved the television upstairs I had to do a little rearranging up there as well so then I vacuumed too.

Once again I didn't walk. Its cloudy today and supposed to snow again tonight. Only 4 - 6 inches this time. I'm praying for warm temperatures so it will be rain instead. So far this year we have gotten 83 inches of snow!!!

Even though its a holiday Ken went to work anyway. He has lots to do and this way he can take another day off when there's not so much to do.

I want to knit Ken a hat but I seem to be having a problem find just the right pattern and have attempted to knit a hat quite a few times with different patterns. I think I've found one I like and have started knitting on it. So far so good.

That's about it for today so far. Don't know what the rest of the day will hold, but right now I'm going to read until Ken comes home from work.
Till next time......

Sunrise 6:59
Sunset 5:44

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There are two types of people - those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are."
~Frederick L. Collins


  1. Great on the free food your next visit. That was nice.
    My son wants a now Tv. They had one at Walmart I wanted but he did not like it. Since he is paying for it He can have which ever one he wants. he is going to put the old one in his room and put the new one in the living room. I like that .

  2. Oh! That is a lot of snow!!!!!

  3. We've been to Famous Dave's several times and have always enjoyed it. And that's without a free meal thrown in for good measure!
    It sounds as if you are going to really enjoy your new TV.

  4. Always good to get free food!! That TV sounds Awesome!!

  5. You two deserve a free dinner out after being so nice about everything. I'm so glad for you!

  6. I'm snagging that quote! I know both kinds and I bet that you do, too.

    Oh the big tv sounds very nice for Olympic watching!

    What a nice thing to get two free meals the next time you are out. It's the least that the manager could do given the circumstances.

    Rain instead? Nah, you're used to all that white stuff, right?!

  7. You had lots of good things to report today! =D The Olympics will be amazing on that new TV.

  8. Hi dear Karen,

    Hey!!! FREE DINNER.. that is one good manager... And besides that congrats on getting the new TV... looking forward for pictures.

  9. Free dinner sounds good to me.

    The new tv sounds great especially for Olympics viewing. I have been glued to the figure skating.

    I can't believe you are due for more snow. You must be wondering if it will ever end.

    Stay warm.

  10. How nice was that! I like it when business establishments actually act like they appreciate their customers!


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