Ten year old had a swell time in the Big Apple, and really wants to go back. Apparently the plain pasta in little Italy is darn good. She did complain that the ice in the Central Park rink was too holey, and too busy.
Saturday the neighborhood assocation was holding a sledding party at the park just beyond my backyard ( I can see it from our back windows). The weather finally obliged, with freezing temperatures and snow, winter has finally arrived. When ten year old finally got up ( since she had gotten back late from NYC and was up until 12:30) we went over there with bird_lady. It was a nice time, newspaper_dad and his sons showed up, as did a schoolmate of five year old and her family, as well as other people I didn't know. I got in a bit of sledding, ate some food, drank some hot chocolate and generally enjoyed the winter weather as best I could.
Sunday we splurged and went out to eat (it was cheap, under $20 for breakfast for two) and then went to a suburban Goodwill. This one was near Millenium Games, so after browsing a while I left Mrs. Ha to continue shopping and went browsing for hex wargames at Millenium. None of the cheap, under $30 ones appealed to me (good thing, I checked them out later at the geek and they were poorly rated), and I didn't want to spend $70 on something I knew was good, so I just looked for a long time, and went back to the Goodwill. I miss when they resold old Avalon Hill ones.
To sate my desire for hex and counter goodness, I did play one turn of Advanced Tobruk Friday night and Saturday morning, and reread the rules to First Blood. I think I'll play First Blood soon, the map is only 11x17, and it was free.
Yesterday Mrs. Ha got the news that an opening in a nursing home was available for her mom. By this time today, she should be there. It's a shame, how many of us have envisioned an ideal retirement ending up in a home? I don't think anyone told her, but on the other hand, even if someone had told her, with her dementia/Alzheimers, she would have forgotten it in ten minutes anyways.
We had salads this weekend, and we only had enough Italian Parmesan dressing for one bowl, and not even enough bleu cheese for a bowl. I let Mrs. Ha have the Italian, and I found an older bottle of Thousand Island in the fridge that I bought for Rueben's. I actually enjoyed it, I am typically a spicy tangy dressing fan, but the sweet one worked for me (I'm reminded of how Satanists rate salad dressing). What's your favorite salad dressing?
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