Archives for: July 2006, 29
My husband and I are off on an adventure. In the 21 1/2 years since our son was born we have never taken a trip without the kids. I seem to remember leaving them with grandparents once when we went to a wedding, but that was just for a short weekend. This summer our daughter is working, and our son is in school. He has lived in apartment for two years, and she is a good cook. They are quite capable of taking care of the house and the dog. So we are going alone to visit several friends and relatives in other states.
Today I had lunch with a friend at a restaurant called Oodles. It is a growing national franchise that specializes in noodles. She suggested the restaurant, and I'll admit that I winced when she told me their specialty. I knew I could be in big Type O trouble.
What a relief when I saw a section of the menu called "Pasta Free Entrees." I chose a lettuce wrap with chicken, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, and broccoli. It was deliciously seasoned with herbs.
Type As would have a field day in this restaurant. Some of the menu items are just noodles and sauce, but most are mixed with generous amounts of fresh vegetables.
My friend and I talked about our children and our jobs. We talked about our churches and our spiritual lives. We talked about remodeling our houses and other plans for the future. We did not talk about the BTD because she does not know her blood type. I was amazed that a smart, resourceful, conscientious adult woman wouldn't know her blood type. She was amazed that blood type, which was so inconsequential to her, was so important to me.