Trader Joe’s pumpkin contest.

This morning we made another early morning run over to Trader Joe’s. When we were checking out, we noticed Trader Joe’s was having an employee pumpkin decorating contest. And they were pretty awesome…

Wow, right?! Genifer’s favorite was the House on Haunted Hill because she loves haunted houses. My favorite was the VW bus pumpkin. 😀🤗🎃💯❤️

Seen and noted.

Seen and noted at Trader Joe’s. 😀🧸❤️

Sunday morning.

We woke up early this morning to get over to Trader Joe’s before it got too crazy…

One of the things we’ve found at Trader Joe’s that we really like are these Bambas…

They are like cheese curls but instead of cheese, they’re peanut butter. Soo good. We got lotsa good stuff…

After we were done at Trader Joe’s, we stopped for breakfast at Wild Eggs

Their menu had lots of good sounding stuff but unfortunately, we aren’t huge breakfast people. We like breakfast just not a lot of it. Genifer got two scrambled eggs and some sausage links…

I ordered just a Belgian waffle…

Everything was really good. We’ll have to build up more of an appetite and head back to try some of the more elaborate offerings at Wild Eggs. 😀🥞❤️

And we were back home by 10:00am.

Saturday morning errands.

This morning we got up and moving and headed over to Trader Joe’s in Kenwood…

We love Trader Joe’s. We’ve become kind of obsessed with their stuff especially their Mandarin Orange Chicken. It’s better almost every takeout Chinese food that we’ve had. And it’s only $4.99. It’s so dang good.

Then we stopped by the new At Home store in Norwood…

I felt like I was in that last scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark

From there, we headed out to The West Side to collect our taxes. We got money back on the federal but we owed the state and city. But we came out ahead. After we got our taxes, we stopped into Menier’s Fine Meats…

I wanted to try their World Famous Chicken Salad

We a little container of the chicken salad (it was awesome), a little bit of their pasta salad and a couple of these awesome buffalo chicken egg rolls…

Meiner’s has really great stuff. And their meats looked out of this world. We’ll have to go back when it’s a little bit warmer outside when we can grill a bunch of stuff. After we were done at Meiner’s, we stopped a BDubs to share some boneless wings for lunch…

Oh, and mini corn dogs. I love their mini corn dogs…

On the way home from The West Side, we saw this sign for Chester’s Chicken at a Shell gas station on Boudinot…

That chicken is so darn cute. I wonder how the chicken is? It was a really good Saturday morning. We got a lot accomplished and we were still home by one o’clock.

Genifer had Lasik surgery.

This afternoon Genifer had Lasik surgery at Lasik Plus in Kenwood

She was really nervous but powered through the procedure. We were at the doctor for about forty-five minutes. But the actual procedure only took about ten minutes, and then she was on her way home…

She was told to go home and take a four-hour nap. After she woke up from her nap, she could see just fine without contacts or glasses. She has to put medicated eyedrops in her eyes for the next couple weeks. And she can’t rub her eyes for some time while her eyes heal. But that’s pretty much that. It’s rather amazing what modern medical science can do nowadays. And that are people with the knowledge and intestinal fortitude to perform these procedures. 😀🏥👁️❤️

It’s like a whole new computer.

Last Tuesday, I was updating the operating system on my MacBook from Sierra to High Sierra. The computer went to restart but never powered back on. I tried every keyboard command and trick I could find online. I chatted with Apple support and we couldn’t get it to reboot so this afternoon I brought it to the sea of humanity that is the Apple Store at Kenwood Towne Center to see if they could get me back up and running…

Thankful, they got my computer to power on again. They replaced the battery in my MacBook, and now it’s like a whole brand new computer again! 😀🍏💻🔋❤️

Seen and noted.

Yesterday on our way back home from West Chester, we stopped at Circle K to get some gas. We saw these chile & lime puffed wheat snacks that I have never heard of before…

And there was this clever floor sign…

Next time, we’re trying some of those snacks. This afternoon we stopped at Home Goods. We saw these adorable little polar bears…

And we saw this seven-foot-tall giant polar bear…

It can be ours for just $999. What would you do with that guy and more importantly, where would you store him for the other 11-months of the year? 😀🇲🇽🐉🐻❤️

 

Texas Roadhouse.

It seems like everything to eat around the Madeira/Kenwood area is a chain restaurant. We don’t really spend much time in that part of town. But after picking up Genifer’s newly altered wedding dress in Madeira, we stopped at Texas Roadhouse in Kenwood. Sure, it’s a chain restaurant but it’s a chain restaurant that we’ve never been to before. And up until a couple of weeks ago, it’s a chain restaurant that I’d never even heard of…

Genifer had a garden salad and a cup of chili…

I started with a caesar salad, which disappeared really quickly…

I started with the basket of their “award-winning ribs” with steak fries…

When I saw that they had a starter basket of ribs I just had to try them. I had to to see how they stacked up against what I consider to be the best ribs in Cincinnati which are down at Moerlein Lager House. These were a third of a rack and were really good. Especially for a chain restaurant. They were fall off the bone tender and the sauce was delicious. The only downside was that they pretty fatty. Lager House still has the best ribs, in my opinion. I also tried the Beef Tips: cuts of steak with sautéed mushrooms, onions, brown gravy and sour cream over seasoned rice or mashed potatoes…

It was pretty awesome stuff. The beef tips were very tender, the gravy was delicious and full of mushrooms and the mashed potatoes were so creamy especially after I mixed in the sour cream…

It was a really great lunch. But I ordered way too much food. Next time, I wouldn’t get a starter. I’d just go straight for the main course. But we would definitely stop back into Texas Roadhouse again. Good stuff! 🙂