Bust After Bust

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I’m definitely going to miss my early morning 60 minute lap swims and meeting the day like this. One things for sure about Montana, it sure has beautiful big skies.

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To use up my NatureBox Blueberry Almonds, I made a bowl of Kashi GoLean and topped it with dried blueberries and fresh homegrown plums. Ya know, this Kashi didn’t taste like I remembered it! Too cinammony. Have  I mentioned me and Cinnamon aren’t friends? He’s pals with Ginger so none of us get along.

Since I’m only working afternoons these last few days, I spent my morning watching Breaking Bad and going to town on my cross-stitch. No, I don’t think I’m going to complete it in MT but I sure as hell am going to try and get it finished before school starts on September 30th!

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For lunch I had a wonderful lunch date with an old middle school friend, Kappa! I hadn’t seen her in probably five years and we didn’t keep in much contact throughout high school either. Still, we chatted like we were old friends. =) I hope we can continue to improve our friendship.

While we chatted we ate at Cafe Dolce in the mall. I had a large house salad and a double shot low-fat mocha. I was surprised that their large salad doesn’t come with bread like the half does but oh well. It was still delicious!

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Work went extremely fast and before I knew it I was having dinner with my mom, giving Riverside Cafe another chance. My mom and I really wanted to like this place…but alas it was another dude. We split a mixed green salad that was to die for…but our entrees were pretty much inedible. I got the Lobster mushroom “steak” with salt-baked fingerlings, braised spigarello and pear, and pickled smoked onions. Honestly, I get that they tried to give the mushrooms flavor by charring them, but all I could taste was propane and charcoal. I tried to eat one side of the plate but couldn’t even finish that. Bleh. We’ve given up on this establishment. =/

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Super dissatisfied and acknowledging that this was our last mother-daughter dinner outing before I leave, we grabbed a new flavor of Talenti gelato, Sea Salt Caramel. Sadly this was another bust. =/ Way too sweet and no salt tones at all!

Gah. Definitely time to depart when we can’t even get a good ice cream!!

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