You might remember that Bela and I received a Try the World box featuring Japanese foods.  We have not yet tried everything, but Bela decided to try the seaweed and tea this weekend.  The tea was a hit!  The seaweed, however, was not.  Sometimes we need to work up to trying new foods.

Post-seaweed face....

Post-seaweed face….

Fortunately, we have also found Panda cookies in North Platte stores…we are always willing to try cookies!

Accidentally Amazing!

Last night I had planned to get up early and take Bela’s glasses to North Platte’s ShopKo to be repaired.  I got up early, but made the mistake of snuggling a pup.  I fell back asleep! By the time Bela and I were awake enough to discuss taking her glasses, it was about 10:30.  When I go to North Platte, I prefer to make an early morning, flying trip and get home ASAP.  So much for my plan.  We finally left town around lunch time.  Our first stop was A to Z Books.  I took some old books to turn in for store credit, so Bela ended up with a Manga book and three comic books ($1 each for the comics), and I was lucky enough to find a Christine Feehan book.  For less than $10, I got it all! Our second stop was ShopKo, which was our intended destination (if you recall).  As soon as I walked in the store, I saw it…the most adorable patio table with two chairs.  It was (gasp) on sale!  The original price was $299.99.  This lovely table was marked down to $99.99.  I knew if I waited and thought to buy it a week from now, it would be gone.  It was now or never.  I ended up buying the table for my classroom!  It will be perfect for Spanish class.  When I thought the deal couldn’t be better, the lovely Regina (cashier) gave me a coupon worth $10 off on a purchase of $50 or more!  When it was all said and done, I only paid $90.28 plus tax for that wonderful table!

Check out this lovely table!

Check out this lovely table!

Bela was happy to have her glasses fixed, but she hit the jackpot as well.  She found some Japanese cookies that are featured in one of the anime shows she loves.  She got the last three boxes for 90 cents each!

Bela loves these cookies!  (They are tasty.)

Bela loves these cookies! (They are tasty.)

We were marveling at our good fortune on the way out of North Platte, and then Bela got even happier when I pulled into the parking lot of Candy’s Cupcakery.  Cassandra, the owner, made Bela’s cake for her quince, and she came out to say hello while we ordered.  I ended up ordering a peanut butter bar, and it was to die for.  WOW! Bela and I made it home by a bit after four, so the trip wasn’t long at all.  I feel like we got a lot done in a relatively short amount of time.  We ended our awesome day with a cheese pizza from The Rustic here in town.  I’m seriously ready for a nap (pizza coma!). https://www.facebook.com/candyscupcakery?fref=ts