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The Perfect Day (Contest)
Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Beckie!

Yesterday was fun. I had an ultrasound scheduled at the VA in Little Rock.

Those two sentences don’t seem to go together but hear me out. We dropped the girls at school and then headed to Little Rock early, hoping that if we arrived early at the VA they’d take me. And they did! Which meant we had all this time we thought we’d be waiting there to do something else before we had to be back to pick them up from school.

How to spend all that time?

Our first thought? THE INDIAN STORE! We’ve been dying to restock the pantry and freezer with chutneys, samosas, and naan bread. But alas, when we got there, we realized we had an hour to wait before they opened. What else could we do?

Barnes & Noble was just down the street. Once inside, Kelly headed to the chicken coop books, and I headed to the art section. One watercolor book about birds and a collection of skin-tone ink markers later, and we were ready for what was next—which was Trader Joe’s right next to B&N! I’d never been inside one so, of course, we had to go! Everything Bagels, tea tree oil shampoo, and shampoo bars later, and we were done!

Next was Target! (Don’t laugh, but Target is a treat in a Walmart-only small town!) Only, our goal was to be in and out fast because we knew we could spend some major time there, so we limited ourselves to the 5-dollar section of the store. What fun we had! I have a small watering can I don’t need and some small chalkboard signs I also don’t need.

So, it was lunchtime by the time we left Target. Indian grocer or Indian restaurant? Our stomachs won. Little Rock actually has one of the best Indian restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. We were first in the door before the lunch crowd, ordered our Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Korma with veggie samosas, and anyone sitting next to us would’ve been uncomfortable listening to us moan over the food. We took a doggie bag back to the car with enough leftovers we could stretch it with naan and samosas to feed the kids and us again later!

So, at last, we headed to the Indian grocery store. We know it well enough we were in and out inside 15 minutes with our incense, hot pickle, naan bread, samosas, and curry sauce.

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon GC, what would your perfect day be like?

13 comments to “The Perfect Day (Contest)”

  1. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · April 25th, 2023 at 10:14 am · Link

    Sitting on the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights on a sunny day

  2. Stephanie
    · April 25th, 2023 at 10:55 am · Link

    I’m kind of wishing I was with y’all lol. Your day aside from the VA sounds like a fun day. Mine would be similar except on the water somewhere so I could eat overlooking the water 😁

  3. Debra Shutters
    · April 25th, 2023 at 12:22 pm · Link

    My perfect day would be me being able to read all day and not get sleepy because right now I read before bed because it makes me sleepy.

  4. Jennifer Beyer
    · April 25th, 2023 at 12:39 pm · Link

    That changes from day to day! I would love to have a day somewhere that I can explore by myself, take time to read, maybe stop for a meal, and just decompress without interruption. Sounds kind of dreamy.

  5. Eileen Airey
    · April 25th, 2023 at 12:57 pm · Link

    A nice not to hot sunny day at a private beach. Sittiiing by the waves reading. Ice tea at hand and a picnic basket packed with lunch and snacks.

  6. Colleen C.
    · April 25th, 2023 at 2:11 pm · Link

    I nice calm day with perfect weather… enjoy my books, some soothing music and yummy snacks!

  7. Mary Preston
    · April 25th, 2023 at 7:01 pm · Link

    Sleeping in, a walk along my favourite beach, beachcombing of course, an afternoon nap and dinner at my local pizza restaurant.

  8. miki
    · April 26th, 2023 at 11:19 am · Link

    oh a full day relaxing, reading what i want,with ice cream and fresh fruit with the birds singing outside and fresh airfrom teh window ( not possible now that a restaurant opened a few house up)….such a dream

    then other possibility: a day with no budget limit in a bookstores that would be perfect

  9. flchen
    · April 26th, 2023 at 2:45 pm · Link

    That sounds really full and fun, DD! I think a perfect day would include a combination of reading and some outdoor time and food with the family! So some inside time and outside time, some more individual and more group time…

  10. Diane Sallans
    · April 26th, 2023 at 9:44 pm · Link

    spend the day with family – have a nice breakfast together, head out for some sightseeing at someplace historical with a lovely garden to wander in and someplace casual with yummy food and a nice view for dinner.

    I’d love to learn more about Indian food – someday I’d like to take a cooking class for it.

  11. BN
    · April 26th, 2023 at 9:53 pm · Link

    reading at beach

  12. Beckie
    · April 27th, 2023 at 5:34 pm · Link

    Reading and being creative (artistic) sitting outdoors spring flowers blooming.

  13. Delilah
    · May 4th, 2023 at 6:59 pm · Link

    Your perfect days all sound lovely!!

    The winner of the GC is…Beckie!

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