Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all ready to start a new year with new plans and goals. 

New years eve is always a mess for me and Nick. We laugh about it. We never have any parties to attend so we just go out for a nice dinner somewhere.
We always wait to late to make reservations and that always leaves us scrambling to get into a restaurant and end up just going whereever we can find a seat. This time we planned ahead and made reservations at a place in my old hometown of Belmont called the “Old Stone Steak House”. We were excited and relieved that we did not have to go searching for a place to go. We had already searched the menu online and picked out what we each were gonna order. We were excited. We like to eat dinner around five or six but our reservations were for 7:30 and that was fine.

We were both off work on New Years Eve and enjoyed our day together relaxing. We started getting dressed for dinner and left the house a little early just in case there was a problem with parking or getting in the door. We found a parking spot in front of the door and walked right in. The hostess was nice and took us to our table. There at the table she handed us a menu and went to get our drinks.

There was a problem here. The menu was a special four course New Years dinner with limited options. First the price was 55.00 per person and that did not include drinks or tip. Second, there was nothing on this particular menu that we wanted. I asked the waitress if we could order off of the regular menu and she said “No, not tonight” . We apologized and left. No way would we pay 110 plus dollars on something we did not want. We simply don’t spend that way. We expected to spend around 70.00 for the special occasion but by ordering what we wanted. 

We ended up walking down the street to another place in town called “The Lodge Tavern and Tap”. Not our idea of a place but it was getting late and we were mad and hungry. I guess you could say we were “Hangry”. There was no wait and they took us to our table. There we ended up ordering the Ribeye Steaks with two sides. For appetizers we order fried pickles. My favorite! 

The food was ok but we were still disappointed that our original date plans did not work out.
We had plenty left over and that’s what we ate for New Years Lunch. 

Speaking of New Years lunch. This is the first time in at least 10 years that we have not prepared a big traditional New Years Dinner. We always make enough for 12 to 15 people and the meat prices are outrageous. We also struggle to find enough collards. It was stressing me out this time so we decided to give it a break this year. I think we made a good choice because we have some family members battling colds. It feels weird and I miss it. Hopefully we can get back to doing it next year. 

I hope you all have a wonderful 2022! What are some of your goals? Mine is to get a new car in the Spring or Summer. I also hope to lose my weight again. 

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I rely on prescription reading glasses. I absolutely can not read anything that is less than 2 feet from my face. I am a 1.50 in the over the counter readers. They say it comes with age but who’s counting? With that being said, I am excited when I received a pair of prescription glass from Abbeglassses.comI did not even have to get dressed or go out of my house to get them. 


Shown-Lucid, cat & pink, small.

I simply went online to Abbeglasses.com and searched from their wide selection of fun, creative and fashionable designs. The hardest part was making my mind up on the ones I liked best. I usually opt for the darker frames but I wanted something different this time. Once I settled on the frames I wanted, I followed the simple instructions and added the numbers from my prescription, then entered my shipping and payment information.


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I admit, I was skeptical of ordering glasses online, but when my glasses arrived, I was impressed with the quality of the eco friendly frames and accuracy of my prescription. They came with a protective case and dust towel. These glasses are light weight with flexible spring hinges and feel great. I love how sturdy the frames feel.

Did you know that most opticians order your glasses the same way? Yes, they enter the specks online and wait a couple weeks for them to be shipped. Why spend hundreds of dollars on glasses when there is a more affordable option? 

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