8.26.2007

Killer Bees

Our small town had a "Taste of Belvidere" day... where a bunch of the local eateries had samples of things and everyone was out walking around. Lee and I live close to downtown, so we walked on down. Had dang quesadillas. Then we stopped for hotdogs at the Weiner Wagon. There were signs on the wagon about bees, and they had a bee trap thing. I had only enough time to think "It's been a long time since I've been st.... OUCH!!!! @#$%" A bee stung me on the inside of my upper arm. Now, I don't remember bee stings hurting THIS much. But dang if that thing didn't swell up and make a nasty red mark about 3" in diameter. Today it just itches like crazy... I've been trying not to scratch, but you all know how that is probably going.

After the bee sting, but before the ice cream... we happened to go in our local furniture store. We'd never been in there... assumed it was small... just never went. Turns out it's HUGE... 3 floors. On the 3rd floor we found a couch and chair we liked. On the 1st floor, I fell in love with a red leather lay-z-boy rocker/recliner, that just happened to go with the other two pieces of furniture. All this was pretty expensive, but we've had a hand me down living room set for our whole marriage... 9 years. (Dividing the final price by 9 seemed a pretty good way to justify the purchase!) I was prepared just to get the couch and chair and wait on the recliner, because Lee was sure he would NEVER use a recliner. Then he sat in it. So, um, we're getting all 3 pieces, and I'm pretty sure there will be fights over who gets to sit in the recliner.

After the sticker shock, Lee headed toward the Sweetery. I could hardly deny the poor guy ice cream after the impulse buy of major furniture. There was a contest going on at the shop... these two teenagers were trying to eat banana splits in 5 minutes or less to get them free. It was pretty gruesome... then the owner told us what all was in them... 5 scoops of ice cream, 5 toppings, 2 bananas. Ergh. Did your stomach just lurch? Mine did. I don't think I'd feel well after eating 2 bananas... but with all the rest... Ergh. They didn't make it. The girl came close and finished at about 5:30. I got the single scoop of Zanzibar chocolate, which is pretty much the best chocolate ice cream I have ever had. It was almost black it was so dark. It tasted like the most chocolate thing you've ever had, covered in chocolate sauce. Mmmmm...

2 comments:

kelly said...

mmm, Zanzibar chocolate ice cream sounds delicious. One more decadent thing I simply must try!

I fear your bee sting may be a bee allergy. Bee sting allergies usually start out mild and get worse with each sting... you might want to mention it to your doctor next time you see him or her - just in case they want you to carry a bee sting kit on your person all summer, or just add it to your records. Not fun, but not something to mess with either...

but congrats on the furniture! we bought a HUGE recliner when we knew we were having twins, and for a short time it was my recliner where I rocked the twin babies. It's um, Daniel's throne now. But since I'm usually at the computer, it isn't such a bad deal.

Marion said...

We have a leather recliner too, that was purchased alongside the couch and chair. I believe Dan calls it, "Daddy's chair," and sighs in relief when sitting in it.

Congrats!