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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Long Over Due Date!

Okay I know this looks lengthy and wordy but I promise it's an easy read and you will get a giggle out of it!

My husband and I have been way over due on a little time together. We've had some stressful things jump into our laps all at once (as they seem to do) and so we hadn't had the time to get away for a little us time (which we badly needed).
BUT yesterday we had the perfect opportunity so we jumped at it!
It started off going back to a Hallmark store in which I saw this calendar and fell in love with it so I was going BACK to the HALLMARK store to get it. But wouldn't you know it, it was gone, and when I inquired the two sweet knowledgeable ladies behind the counter about it, the conversation went something like this.
Me: " Hi, I'm looking for a certain calendar that I saw here about 2 months ago. It says "Being a Normal Person Day After Day Can Be Exhausting" on it."

Her: "No, all that we've ever had are those calendars right there."
Me: " Huh, I was just in here 2 months ago and saw it, right here where I'm standing."
Her:" You sure it wasn't another HallMark store?"
Me:" Yes, because I was HERE with my friend and then went to the Hallmark store near my house and they said they are all independently owned so that's why I'm back at THIS store. Because this is the store where I saw it in the first place."
HER:" Well, (now said slightly sarcastically and looking back at the other lady) "I've been here 3 years and we never had any calendar like that."
Me: THINKING THIS PART!-Whatever, I have a stupid picture to prove I saw it here but you go ahead and think I'm nuts and don't know what I'M talking about!!!!!
Thank you anyways!"

So we left and headed toward the Melting Pot. I had never been but had always wanted to go. I knew it was expensive but tonight was special and so even though we probably could have fed a 3rd world country with what we were going to spend there, we went.
It was quite an experience for those of you who have never gone. You cook your own food in the boiling yummy brothy stuff.
Here are the highlights!
Me and my hubbalicious in our cozy booth in what they called the "lovers lane" of the restaurant. Very private! Loved it!

You would have thought I'd never been around smoke in a kitchen! LOL
Here is our dinner! All raw and ready to cook. We had a little bit of everything, steak, shrimp, chicken and sausage. EVERYTHING was super delicious!
Me fonduing!
Our dessert! Anything dipped in chocolate is good but we had bananas, cheesecake, pound cake, brownies, rice krispies, strawberries and marshmallows to dip tonight!
Can you tell what's covered in chocolate here?
I got a little creative as we don't care to much for marshmallows! LOL. The waitress loved it!

And how do you end the perfect date? Why at Wal-Mart of course to buy a new battery for the one that was pronounced dead in your vehicle! LOLOh and to top it all off, we scored 2 turkeys for .40 a lb there! Can you say SCORE!!!??

It was the perfect date with my hubby!

I love you sweetheart!

Thanks for hanging in there my friends.


  1. What a lovely date! The Hallmark store, the dinner with fruit posed in most interesting ways; the hunky hubby, and the dead battery! Sigh ... romantic. The only thing that would have topped it off even more would have been to come home to dog upchuck on the carpet!

    Glad you had a much deserved day out.

  2. My oh My ....what a fun and interesting date you had :)
    So happy you were able to have some quality time together .....Hope you find your calendar!! Some people are just hmmmm what's the word? RUDE?? LOL
    I can just see you like Julia Roberts when you get your calendar walking by showing it to her and how cute it is and all .....mistake lady.....BIG mistake ROFLOL

    love you,

  3. ~Giggle~ and here I thought me and my guy were the only ones that ended up at Wallyworld on our dates. The Melting Pot sounds yummy!

  4. The Walmart part sounds like the best part of the date. Maybe I'm biased 'cause my husband and I have gone to Walmart to buy diapers on a date night before!

    Our sitter could not believe us when we told her what we'd done!

    YOu gonna take the pic back to Hallmark right?


  5. This is what you are looking for and can get if you like shopping online!

    Go to Amazon.com and type "pretending to be a normal person day after day is exhausting calendar" in the search box and VOILA!

  6. Looks like you guys had so much fun Kim!! I love fondue!

  7. I'm 1 away from you again - as if you'll ever let me catch up. :)

    Sounds like a great evening!! Too funny about Hallmark - you really must go show the pic! I've always wanted to try Melting Pot. The one near us closed a few months ago. And we often end up at Walmart! Though for our anniversary date, we ended up at Lowe's instead - LOL!

    So glad you got to enjoy some time together! Big you-could-do-a-whole-post-of-possible-comebacks-to-the-Hallmark-lady hugs to you! :) Have a super day my friend!

  8. That sounds like a perfect date! I have always wanted to try the Melting Pot but I heard that it is really expensive?

  9. Love it love it Love it!!
    We've had dates like that. Almost perfect and all grown up, then on the way home we remember that we need something.. so into Walmart we go.. LOL!

    Glad you got out with your hubby!

  10. How fun! Was the thing covered in choc. a strawberry???

  11. Oh Kim,
    This was geat! I am hosting a Friday Date night at my blog. I need inspiration for date night. I loved your post. I am going to link to it for you. K? So if you got another date night idea to share post and come over and leave me a comment. I'll put you in my weekly drawing!
    Have a great day,

  12. Kim,

    Have you tried to google your calendar to purchase it online?

    Sounds like you had a great date even though the dead battery wasn't the best way to end it, it sure was a great way to begin a new day without a dead battery. See God was taking care of you before hubby wasn't around.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  13. What a great date!

    I really need to take my hubs out to the Melting Pot. I've heard so much about it and I love fondue!

  14. Kimmy,

    How fun. Jay and I have never been to the Melting Pot but friends of ours have and loved it!

    You look like you had a really good time! And yes, SCORE @ Walmart!

    Love you mostestester!

  15. Dh took me there for one of our anniversaries years ago. I loved it!! :D

    Great score on the turkey!! :D

  16. Of course they don't sell that calendar there, whatsa matter with you???? (Don't you love people like that?)

    Looks like you had a blast. My friend loves going there but I've never been....I just don't "get" it, I guess!

  17. Oh my Gosh this made me chuckle! you guys are too cute, I am glad I stopped in here to read about your date! Seems like my hubby and I always end up at walmart 2. Sigh, we really need a date as well :)
    God bless

  18. LOL @ the calendar! Maybe you can find it online.

    The dinner date looked fabulous! I love those kinds of places!!!

  19. Just have a minute. Our phone lines are still wonky. Go here and get a discount on that calendar.

    Love ya loads, sweet thang!
    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  20. I agree! No date is complete without a trip to Walmart:)

    So Kim my little bundle of Christmas cheer. i just wanted to let you know that I have a Thursday blog carnival going on and I really hope you will link up some of your great ideas and decorating! (Plus there's giveaways!)

  21. Don't have time to read this morning. Have Bible study. But I wanted you to know I loved what I gleaned from the pics. Esp. the smiley face.


  22. Whatever happened to the customer is always right?!

    I have always wanted to go to The Melting Pot! That looks delicious :P

    My oldest daughter after having a bad experience with roasted marshmallows 2 1/2 years ago is just now to where she is trying them again - only in her hot chocolate though!!!

  23. Oh fun! I guess that means we ain't gonna do the "double date" and check that place out, eh? Just getting back at me for being gone for a week? :) Sounds yummy!
    The Hallmark store story cracked me up...I should go in there and take the photo and say I'm looking for this calendar for my friend... LOL


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