Yesterday I took 14 and Princess to the orthodontist. This would have worked out so much better if it hadn’t turned out that their appointment had been Tuesday.
So since we were in Charleston with no braces to tighten, we went to my favorite restaurant, Soho’s, at the Capitol Market. It’s a really cool restaurant inside a renovated old railroad transfer dock building. Outside is a wonderful farmers market. The cuisine is gourmet–one time, I was there with a friend and she asked for ketchup and mayonnaise. The waitress said, “The chef will not allow ketchup and mayonnaise in the restaurant.” Well. Okay….. The food is really good, though, and it’s a great place to people-watch as it is a popular spot for media personalities and local politicians, including the governor. Which clearly made it a fabulous place for Princess to show off her etiquette skills blowing wrappers off straws and shooting Coke out of four at once…..at a table next to Bray Cary (above, the man in blue), CEO of West Virginia Media and anchor of the TV news show, Decision Makers. Of course, a celebrity stalking is not complete without a picture, so I managed to sneak one, then looked around and said, “What other famous people are here today? Oh–me!!!!”
14 said, “I don’t see anybody trying to take a picture of you.”
What is that about?
After Princess finished four Cokes, adding approximately four sugar packets to each one (as if there wasn’t enough sugar in there to begin with?) we headed out to the house to find the concrete being poured in the basement!
Princess was very excited about her windowseat-to-be!
Then she checked out her big window.And climbed out–
–onto the roof.
She is going to be the death of me.
But truth? We had a wonderful day. It’s rare, a day to goof off with my kids, no schedule to keep. I didn’t even take them back to school. We just….enjoyed. Maybe I should screw up appointments more often.
Giving away this weekend–Kiss or Kill by Lyn Stone, another November Silhouette Romantic Suspense. Let me know if you want to be in the draw.
So what’s on tap for you this weekend? It’s cold here! Might even snow….