Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks: final update 12/29, p.98

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  1. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    Thank you. It went okay. I was kind of surprised that it took so long. It took over an hour. When Kody had hers it didn't take that long. We find the results on April 3rd. Which happens to be Kacy's 20th birthday and my moms 76th birthday. I am hoping for not bad news.

    I hope you guys have fun!
     
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  3. DrMomof3

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    There is SO much Passover food in our grocery stores right now. It's even more than usual.
    We'll have a family-only Seder on Monday and then some guests for Seder on Tuesday. I'm working all week so it'll be a little crazy. Which is why I've ordered some of the food rather than make it all from scratch.
    We did a Passover shopping trip today and - as usual - my husband purchased too much kosher-for-Passover food.... :rolleyes1

    Amanda
     
  4. disfanforlife

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    Grocery store that I shop at has free (5 pack ) of matzo with $50 purchase. So far, I have collected three packs. I think we will be eating matzo all year!!,
     
  5. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Have a great Pesach celebration.
     
  6. rentayenta

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    It is beautiful and great to visit.....to live, hmm....I don't love it. It's very pretty and I certainly love the summers more than the winters. Having a boat sure has helped. I've only been to the east coast during the winter once and only for a few days. You guys get gnarly ice though right? ​




    It was fun, good company, but the food was just ok. It was basically hyped up Hawaiin BBQ. :confused3


    I'm hoping for not bad news along with you. :goodvibes Good luck. The waiting is so hard.



    You're lucky. It's very very slim pickings here for Passover food. You have no idea. It's really sad. When we visited AZ a few years ago I was so happy to find cookie mixes and potato chips etc but here, we're lucky to find matzo. ​



    I'm so jealous!!! We're making a chocolate macaroon cake for Passover and DH's birthday cake for tomorrow. ​

    :goodvibes Thank you. Looking forward to it. ​
     
  7. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

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    If you ever need anything, my local grocery store seems to have a decent selection of Kosher foods and there is a Jewish deli/grocery store nearby as well. Would be willing to find/ship anything you need.

    Jill in CO
     
  8. rentayenta

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    Thank you Jill. I may take you up on that and appreciate the offer. I was just in So Cal 3 weeks ago and I should have brought food home. I didn't even think about it. :headache:

    Our matzo ball soup is simmering now and the brisket rub is on.

    Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday. Why does the weekend have to go by so fast? :(
     
  9. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    I am amazed how some major chain stores do not have very good Kosher areas. I have noticed that stores like Trader Joe's are getting more and more Kosher things.
     
  10. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    At most hotels you can request them to bring you a mini fridge for medical necessity. We've pulled that card a few times for Fran's insulin. We split the steak at Billy Bob's. It came with two sides, so she got the sweet potato and I got the baked. Then we added a salad on, at least I think that's how I remember it. We have done that at other places.

    It's actually a nice enough hotel, if you read my report from January 2012, the first hotel we stayed at on the way was much more ghetto, not that it was bad at all, but no tub, just a shower. :eek:

    We need to go back to Mrs. Knotts. Those pics were from the last night of the Expo in 2011. I think we went there back in May for brunch and feasted on the chicken, but I just love dinner there. Besides there and the prospector, I don't know any restaurants where you get soup and salad with your dinner including rolls, and dessert for one price.
     
  11. rentayenta

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    We tried to get to Trader Joe's but ran our of time on Saturday. Great idea though. :rotfl2: Two of our big brand name stores didn't even have matzo. It is Utah but still. :crazy2:





    My corker has stayed at Sam's Town and said it is cool, a great off Strip option. I'm always up for trying some place new and am really looking forward to it. I think my heathens like to tease more than anything else. ;)

    The Prospector sounds great too. We've got a place here, The Grey Cliff Lodge
    http://www.allmenus.com/ut/ogden-valley/279739-gray-cliff-lodge/menu/ that still serves tomato juice as a starter. I love love those old school places. They're so old school, they don't even have their own website. They have amazing food and the view is gorgeous. It serves a total geriatric crowd but that's pretty much my speed. DH and I went last year and we were by far the youngest people there.

    I found some old pics of Mrs. Knott's Sunday brunch that we attended years ago. Their gravy is so good.

     
  12. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    Great updates and pics.

    What a great birthday you had. The lunch looked delicious.

    The plans for the upcoming trip look great. If I don't get back in time have a great trip.
     
  13. eandesmom

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    OMG I got so hungry reading that update. I just want to sneak in your suticase for the food.

    Not to mention the power day and surprise stay. Speaking of which, how will you manage that with your stuff if kids thing you are headed back to your friends.

    Great call though, now it can be a power day.

    I want to so somewhere SO bad for Spring Break I can't stand myself.

    Preferably Disneyland!

    WAH!
     
  14. rentayenta

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    Thank you. Lunch was fabulous. Best birthday lunch ever. Food and company were both stellar. I dream about the truffle Mac n cheese. It was so good, creamy with big truffle chucks, not tiny slivers. My lamb was great too. One chop was more overdone than the other and I took the overdone one as a leftover.


    I was hoping to get two updates posted tonight but we'll see how the packing comes along once I get home. I'm painfully behind on this report. :blush:





    Aren't you going somewhere next week or really soon? I swore you had an April trip.

    We have to check into the hotel that morning at like 6:30 am :scared1: because we need room keys for EMH at DCA. They'll know then but I'm hoping not before. Waking them at 5:45 will also benefit me as they'll be asleep. ;) Dinner will also be a surprise for them. Can't wait for that. They may clue in when I tell them no flip flops but not before. ​
     
  15. MEK

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    The east coast winter weather is awful. It doesn't snow a lot. People freak when it snows an inch. In New England the skiing can definitely be all ice because it will warm up, rain, and freeze.

    It's also overcast here the majority of days from November through March. It's a damp cold that over the years I have grown to hate. I told my DH that we absolutely have to move south to retire! :rotfl2:

    I certainly would love to see Utah in the summer. Sounds lovely.
     
  16. rentayenta

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    We get that bad grey sky too but it's not overcast, it's smog or inversion as the Utahans like to call it. ;) It's smog. It's gross and it's depressing. And cold. Once you get into the mountains it clears but who has time to drive to Park City everyday? Lol! I'm just not a winter fan at all. The kids used to tolerate it more but our numerous trips to So Cal have enlightened them too much and now don't love the winter. They'll sled and play in the snow but poor DH's dreams of having his three offspring become pro snowboarders is over. :rotfl: They much prefer the water like their mama. Thank goodness we've got the boat and beautiful lakes nearby. It makes suffering through Utah winters almost worth it.




    :blush: Sorry it's taken so long for me to be able to get back here. We're still in So Cal and we've been so busy. It's been a fabulous trip but non stop. Hoping to enjoy some down time on the beach today. ​
     
  17. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    5:45? Do they get warning the night before to expect such an early departure? Yikes. 6:30 check in? is emh at 7?
     
  18. rentayenta

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    My kids? Yes, they knew we were leaving at 5:45. :lmao: Thank goodness our room was ready early because they hit their wall at 1:00. EMH was at 7 am. After valeting the car, checking in, and grabbing our passes, we were at the gates for DCA by 6:45. My friend lives literally 10 minutes away without traffic and on Easter Sunday at 6 am, we were the only ones on the road. :woohoo: It was a crazy cool magical day and I'll give a full report when we get home. ​
     
  19. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Sounds like a real magical trip.
     
  20. MomToPrincePhillip

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    I can't wait to hear all about it, but until then enjoy your time away!
     
  21. MEK

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    :rotfl2::rotfl::lmao: Too funny!

    I hope you are having a marvelous spring break with lots of fun and awesome weather!
     

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