Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christine's Birthday at the Abita Brew Pub

We had a fun day yesterday.  We loaded up into Christine's rental car and went to the Abita Brew Pub for a late lunch.

I hadn't been there for probably a good 20 years.  It was pretty good!

For the THIRD time this week, Dom walked into the restaurant using a walker.  I'm SO PROUD of him!

We had a couple of beers.  I got a mushroom/swiss/bacon burger, Dom got a hot muffaleta.  Both were very tasty.

The birthday girl got the pecan/honey crusted catfish.  OMG!  DELICIOUS!  Huge chunk of catfish loaded with pecans.  I wasn't crazy about the sides...would have preferred fries, but that's me.  😊

Our server seemed friendly enough, but not very attentive.  😢

But, it was a pleasant afternoon, nice drive and a beautiful day.  (We had gotten 5" of snow on Friday!)

We're back to physical therapy tomorrow, then Christine is spending the night in Slidell.  Has an ungodly early flight home on Tuesday morning.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Woke up to this today: 

Local schools were closed, Dom's Physical Therapy was canceled, yet Christine braved the roads to spend the night in Slidell with a girlfriend.

It's Been a Great Week!

We're SO enjoying Christine's visit!

It's been non-stop fun.

On Wednesday, Christine and I had a couple of beers at Wendy and Bubby's house while Dom was in PT.  It was good to visit with them!

Yesterday, the 3 of us went to The Italian Grill in Picayune.  Once again, my Dominic walked into the restaurant.  😃

He had Veal Parmesan with pasta, while we girls indulged in an 18" Supreme pizza.  YUMMY!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A big FIRST today!!!!!

With the OK of our physical therapist, Dom walked into a restaurant today!  (using a walker).

What a boost for his confidence!

We went to the Picayune location of one of our favorites-  FATTY'S.

Great food, and a wonderful server, Mia!

We started with a huge order of Abita Beer battered onion rings.

Christine had corn/crab bisque and a small salad.  I had my usual Club sandwich.  Dom ordered the "FATTY MELT".  OMG!  Ham, roast beef & turkey sautéed with onions, mushrooms & jalapeños smothered with American and swiss cheese.  Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy!  (That's what I'm getting next time...with a steak knife!)

So.... today was a real milestone in his progression!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Another Visit With our Christine! FUN, FUN, FUN!

Christine flew into town for a couple of weeks on Tuesday afternoon.  We rented her a car.  It's a pleasant change to have a "driver".

On Wednesday, we dropped off Dom at Physical Therapy and headed over to Yo Yo's for a couple of beers, bean dip, chips, and salsa.

Picked up a gallon of eggnog daiquiris on the way home.

We had a great time on Thursday.  The three of us went to The Chimes in Covington.   It's a fun and scenic joint...sitting on the Bogue Falaya River.  Plenty of outdoor seating, as well as a beautiful walkway down to the river.

We "wheeled" Dom into the bar area.  The manager was going to bring a low table for us.  I told him that Dom could manage the high-top.  Sure enough...he got out of that transport chair (THANKS, Rondi!!!!) and hopped up onto the tall chair!

This is a great place with great food and a huge beer selection.  I'm a boring Miller Lite gal, but Christine indulged in some local beer.

Lunch was great!  MENU 

Dom had the "Chimes Club".  LOVED IT

Christine had a salad and a bowl of Tomato/Basil/Crabmeat soup.  LOVED IT

I got my usual... a Jalapeno Bacon Burger.  LOVED IT.

This is a "Must Stop" every time we're in Covington.

When we left there, we headed across the street to Rouse's.  (A local chain).  We picked up crab legs, lobster tails and champagne for our 29th wedding anniversary on Dec. 2nd.  (today!!!)

It was a fun, fun day!

Friday, December 1, 2017

A Very Mellow Thanksgiving- Just the 2 of us.

Hello, gang-

Dom is doing very well.  He's getting stronger by the day.  Still going to Physical Therapy three days per week.

He's becoming very comfortable using his walker, driving his truck and walking outside in our yard (which has dips and holes) with the walker.

We finally see light at the end of the tunnel!


Thanksgiving was quite the change for us.  Other years, we'd have a houseful of friends on Thanksgiving day with the "party" lasting long into the weekend.

With things as they are here, I just wasn't comfortable cooking and entertaining.  So, all of the usual suspects did their own thing.  Cooking for themselves, eating at family homes, etc.

Kind of a bummer not to be included.

HOWEVER, we had a lovely day.  😊

We picked up a couple of lovely filets, baking potatoes, and some baby bella mushrooms.

Had a delightful dinner-  just the two of us.

Hoping that everyone had a great Thanksgiving!