Mia got to our house at 10:30 on Monday. We ran errands to the library and picked out some movie options for that night, Dollar Tree, Fallas, and Ross where Mia bought cute black flats with gold tips and a professional work purse. I saw a cool double jacket that looked a bit like that pilot jacket I tried on at the Space Center in California, and this one was only $15! Although I know I didn't need it since I have my usual puffy one with fake fur on the hood, I like my clothes looking different and I've worn that jacket the past three years. Vanity!
After Ross we had lunch at House Blend Cafe and shared half of a veggie panini and she ate the side salad that came with it. (I had my protein breakfast a few hours before: two eggs with some leftover pork chops.) You'll see during the remainder of the post that I was not being strict with my budget. I only have $11 in cash left, but am okay with that, knowing that I do have $39 in Walmart credit, from the Savings Catcher app and Shopkick! I can definitely make $50 last me 10 days.
We drove to a puppy store that I have not been to, but the store didn't open until 2pm. So we drove thru tiny downtown Ocoee and walked into a Plato's Closet type store. Mia got a blazer and a necklace. I also got a necklace with plastic looking stones for $5 (it was marked $7 but I told the cashier I only had five, which was true). I didn't have the Canon during this two hour period.
The next building we passed was for taxidermy, but Mia saw a real live dog sitting inside at the window, so we went in to pet it and there was another fluffy dog. She read their names from their collars, Turbo & Marley. The guy inside gave us a weird look when we told him we were just there to pet the dogs. Lastly we went into a flower shop and talked to the guy there (Steve). He was making a beautiful arrangement for a funeral. My favorite part was when he said "I used to be a ballet major, but then I got fat." Sharanya called me shortly after that and we met her back at the house.
After getting their bags in, we drove up to Sorrento and took a few pictures in front of the house we used for the Blood Widow orphanage. Then drove to Mount Dora and walked along a bike path. We didn't stay long because the mosquitoes were crazy!!! Then had lunch at Mellow Mushroom and shared a large Mega Veggie pizza which was really good. We never made it to the Downtown Mount Dora area that Lindsey likes and has visited several times, but it was already 5pm after we ate.
|At the bike park in Mount Dora.|
When we got back, we talked to Michael for a bit, then watched "Trainwreck".
Tuesday morning I had a training meeting at work from 8-10am, then drove over to meet Mia and Sharanya for lunch at Market on South. Mia called me when they got there around 10:15 and I was almost there.
"I would like to get pictures in front of the sunflowers at some point while we are there," I told her.
She provided a quick pause, "Uh, there aren't any sunflowers, but there are corn stalks. We can pictures in front of those."
"What the heck? I just saw all the sunflowers there when I drove by the other day! Okay.." The sunflowers were what caught our attention when we went the first time in June. After we ordered our food (which wouldn't be "ready" until 11am when they start serving lunch) I asked the cashier about the sunflowers. She said they had to cut them down because they are hard to take care of and when the wind blows a lot they slam into each other and all the petals fall off. We managed to take a bunch of good pictures while we waited anyway.
|Tempe and jackfruit taco photo by Sharanya!|
|I got the TLT sandwich (tempe, lettuce/arugula, and tomato)|
|Cool foliage photo by Sharanya!|