Well, it's a little bit warmer here today, but not by much. Isn't spring supposed to be here already? Where are the birds and flowers, and the SUN?! I went out in our back yard yesterday to practice somersaults and cartwheels (sound strange I know, but it is necessary "homework" for the Taekwondo class we are attending) and my feet were freezing! I stayed out for about 15 minutes, came inside to warm up, and then went back out later in the afternoon. Still cold, but at least the sun was out a little by then!
Anyways, enough talk about the weather. I love seafood. It isn't something I enjoyed growing up, but when I was about 16 or 17 we attended a Church event that included a fresh fried catfish meal one afternoon. From that time on, I was "hooked", and have enjoyed trying new seafood ever since. I would love to visit flahertys seafood if we ever make it out that way, because I have heard so many good things about it. Anyways, I enjoy seafood so much that for my birthday last year, guess what I was surprised with?
We celebrated my birthday at home, but the next day, C and I went down to Branson for a few nights for a special event (basically a birthday trip). The evening before we left, I was presented with a gift card to one of my favorite seafood restaurants, which just happened to have a location in Branson! Needless to say I was very excited. C and I were in Branson for 3 nights, so we decided to have our seafood meal for Sunday dinner after Church. It was one of the highlights of our trip, and was so delicious, especially after not having had seafood for a while. Golden fried shrimp, a piece of catfish, and a nice salad on the side. C had one of her favorites, stuffed flounder. Definitely the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, and enjoy a wonderful meal on Sunday afternoon. Seafood meals are something I can only enjoy at restaurants, because a couple people in the family actually feel nauseous just at the smell of fish cooking. So I'm thankful for any opportunity to indulge!