Yesterday when I awoke the temperature on the hill was 1 degree. As I went about my day, I would check the gage. At noon it was 19 degrees then at 3pm it was 17 degrees.
The first of the week Pammie Pooh wanted to know when we could go out to celebrate me turning 59. The best time was last night. It was so cold for us southern that it hurt to go outside. We three couples met at "Outback" downtown. It was kind of a center point for each of us.
I usually will pick that restaurant because they have huge coconut shrimp for appetizers. Sometimes I get them and a salad and that a meal.
Anyway, we got there first and threw our hat into the ring. As we were waiting one of the firemen, Woody and his wife Carolyn waved at us from across the room. We had not seen them in a long time so we reminisced on our wonderful trips to Alaska and Hawaii. That was their last big trips and our also. Then Carol, aka Mz Bubbles and her hubby, David arrived. We introduced them to the fireman and his wife. Then Pam, aka Pammie Pooh and her hubby, Rick arrived. Just then our pager went off and we were taken to a contortionist booth. The booth was made for wee people and neither of us are wee. David was the smart one and had them bring him a chair so he could sit at the end of the booth. Prince and Rick schooched in and then I slid into the far corner of the other side. Followed by Pammie and then Mz. Bubbles. Before we could order our drinks, Bubbles was already making conversation and getting to know our waiter. He was a Senior at Belmont College.
The meal was fantastic and the fellowship was so much fun. Pammie was telling us that their neighbors Bull Mastiff had died and she thought they should have put him in the freezer until the ground thawed out. I had a flash of a Lucy and Ethel skit and laughed so hard I thought I would cry.
At the end of the meal, even with boots on all our feet were frozen. I do believe they had a draft coming in at our feet. As we all walked out on our frozen digits we laughed and said how much fun we had had.
The above photo has the bag my cute "Domestic Diva" apron was in from Bubbles and the garnishing Kit was from Pammie. David gave me a CD he had made of the show and I cannot wait to watch it.
The kitty justice is you cannot beat a close encounter (the tight booth) with good friends on a "COLD EVENING."