Presidents' Day Together

Monday, February 18, 2008

First, Bryce and I took Caroline to her occupational therapy appointment. Usually, I sit with Caroline during the appointment, but, becuase Bryce was there, I went to a store right by her therapy place that I've been wanting to check out called Cheesecake and Crime, a mystery bookshop/cheesecake bakery and cafe. The store is steeped in charm and ease - a perfect place to hang out. I bought a new book there by Martha Grimes. I love mysteries and this series by her looks right up my alley - set in the British countryside and has English nobility, meddling old biddies, and....(duh, duh, duh) murder.

Then, we all left OT and went to a closeout furniture sale. We browsed around, and I found a chair that I liked...which was listed at around $2,000.

Well, the store did have signs everywhere saying they were accepting all reasonable offers.

So, Bryce gave them our offer of $200 :). The saleswoman said she would have to take the offer to the owner to see what he would say (we felt like we were on Deal or No Deal waiting for the Banker to call back). Anyway, I believe we offended him because we got a big NO DEAL back, something about the chair being of the highest quality, at least worth $700, blah, blah, blah. So we thanked them, started walking and they didn't stop us:). No big deal - we had a good time - Bryce especially (he loves to negotiate).

Following that, we had lunch at Pin-Kaow Thai Restaurant. We thought it was just OK, not nearly as good as Lotus of Siam (the BEST, seriously) or second best and more convenient to us Archi's Thai (we go to their location on Rainbow). Pin-Kaow's flavors weren't vibrant or memorable and the service was poor.

Then, we went to Lowe's and got some odds and ends, nothing exciting.

Then, we went to Lamps Plus and got a new chandelier(see the light fixture in the pic below) for above our dining room table and Bryce installed it himself! It looks great - Bryce is an electrician. I'll post real-life pictures later.

Finally, we came home - it was a fun holiday.


  1. Sounds like a fun day to me. Shopping can be fun or just a bunch of errands. I especially like shopping with Nate. I like to get his advice. I hope Caroline is doing well. Have a great day!

  2. I like the chandelier. I'm sure it looks great over your table. Good job, Bryce!

  3. I love mystery books too!! Okay, where did you get that is great! That sounds like a perfect holiday.


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