The day we brought Penny home was a holiday. I can’t recall exactly if it was Good Friday or Black Saturday but it was one of these two because we had such a difficult time finding a place to have lunch before proceeding to my cousin’s house to pick up the puppy. Because Sam is vegetarian, it was twice as hard. Finding a restaurant that serves dishes for omnivores and vegetarians is hard enough; during Lent when most establishments are closed, it’s almost impossible. We ended up at Shakey’s which, fortunately, serves meaty and meatless pizza. And mojo potatoes which we all love.
I’m not sure when exactly Sam saw the balloon hawker. I remember that I wanted to step out for a smoke after lunch and Sam went with me. Whether she went with me because she had already seen the balloon hawker through the glass windows or she saw the hawker after we stepped out, I can’t remember. I do remember that, once outside, Sam saw the Nemo and Olaf balloons and started her “Please, please, please” line. When Sam gets into that kind of mood, you have to declare war to keep her still. I wasn’t in the mood for war; in fact, I wanted to buy them balloons. Why not? They may be past their teens but they still love things that remind them of their childhood. [Read more…] about My daughters love balloons, Nemo and Olaf