Giant Cinnamon Roll, Pampering, Church & Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 11, 2014

Friday we started our day off much too early with doctors appointments at 8:00 and 8:15.  We’d seen this doctor in October of 2012 for prescription refills and for the same thing this time.  He did some blood work which we’ll get the results of this coming week…just routine stuff.  He’ll probably become our primary care provider as we’ll probably be in this area regularly.  Both of our blood pressures were great but we both need to schedule appointments for this fall when we’re back in the area – a mammogram for me and a colonoscopy for Michael.

 That's one heck of a cinnamon roll!

That’s one heck of a cinnamon roll!

A message from Adam Richman of 'Man vs Food'.  He sampled the cinnamon roll and their massive chicken fried steak.

A message from Adam Richman of ‘Man vs Food’. He sampled the cinnamon roll and their massive chicken fried steak.

After our appointment we stopped just around the corner at LuLu’s Bakery and Cafe.  I’d seen on TV that they offer a 3.5 pound cinnamon roll and we decided to give it a try.  We also ordered regular breakfast dishes so we each only had a small piece and had the rest wrapped up to take home.  It was very good….very sweet…but very good.  They told us to keep it wrapped up, but not to refrigerate it and it will keep for a week.  It will take us all of that week to finish it…IF we finish it all!

After searching from Florida to Texas I've finally found the elusive canister of taco seasoning!

After searching from Florida to Texas I’ve finally found the elusive canister of taco seasoning!

It was kind of a ‘pamper ourselves’ day.  Michael got a haircut while I did some shopping at Target.  I’ve been looking all over for Old El Paso Taco Seasoning in a canister rather than in the packets.  It seems that some time last fall they stopped selling it all the usual places (Walmart, HEB, Kroger, etc) and now only sell it at Target.  I know have my canister and I’m a happy girl!

Michael relaxing while enjoying his pedicure

Michael relaxing while enjoying his pedicure

We also stopped for a much needed pedicure!  The sand/dust & crocks were pretty tough on our tootsie’s but the pedi was a great help in reviving our feet.  It was also nice to sit and relax for a while. We stopped at HEB to stock up on Opa’s  for the summer since we won’t have them at our finger tips.  They’ll stay in the freezer at Mike’s mom’s while we’re visiting our sons. While we were enjoying our pedicures I got a text message from our friend Debbie wondering if we were interested in getting together for dinner.  Of course we were!  We met Rod and Debbie for an early dinner at Applebee’s and had a great time chatting…for over 2 hours.

Ft. Sam Houston Main Chapel

Ft. Sam Houston Main Chapel

For the first time this year we were able to go to church!  We attended the catholic mass here on base Saturday evening.  The building looks huge from the outside but not so much on the inside.  We assumed that the priest was retired from the military as he must have been in his late 70s, early 80s.  We enjoyed his ‘preaching’ style very much and wouldn’t mind going back.  There was a robed monk in the balcony leading the singing….the very slow, old fashioned singing that I would have a hard time dealing with on a weekly basis though.  :-/

Me & my first born...he's not a touchy feely kinda guy so I was happy I got a pic of him with his arm around me!

Me & my first born…he’s not a touchy feely kinda guy so I was happy I got a pic of him with his arm around me!

Zack picked us up about 9:45 this morning to take us to brunch at the Candlelight Coffee House.  He’d been there with his classmates before I wanted to take me for Mother’s Day.  They don’t take reservations so we waited in line for quite a while to order.  Then we waited for a table to become available and then we waited for the food.  It was a long wait but it really wasn’t bad…we visited and people watched, which made it not seem too bad.  I had eggs benedict, Michael had a breakfast quesadilla and Zack had a traditional breakfast of bacon, eggs, potatoes & pancakes.  Everything was very good…I’d highly recommend…just be prepared a wait.

Awesome eggs benedict with a chipotle hollandaise sauce

Awesome eggs benedict with a chipotle hollandaise sauce

We made a quick stop at the commissary to pick up a few things for the next week or so and then stopped at the FamCamp office so that we could make reservations for our weeks stay at the end of September. Zack stayed for a while and we played a game of cribbage, with Zack pulling out the win.  It was a very nice day and I’m glad I was able to spend it with at least one of my boys. The rest of the day we got things put away in anticipation of tomorrow’s travel to Canton, Texas.

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