Happy Monday friends!
How was your weekend? Mine was Faboosh. And yes, I’m on an ‘F’ theme
As you know my Dad was out visiting and we had a blast. Best part about it is knowing he will be back out in January to meet Sawyer!
Friday I didn’t have too much in store, but had to get some stuff checked off the ol’ to-do list and my Dad happily obliged to join me.
First up was the dreaded pregnancy glucose test We didn’t’ need an appointment, but sheesh, the line was like 50 people long in the lab area. Blah. I weasled my way into the front so I could start chugging the drinks, since I would have another hour of waiting before they could take my blood.
The ‘drink’ is about 10 ounces of clear liquid. Mine was lemon-lime flavored and tasted like those freezie pops you had as a kid, but with about ten times the sugar. Yick! Sooo sickeningly sweet! Right after I had it, I could tell I was already getting a sugar-rush headache.
When my hour was up, I hopped on the chair and offered up my arm for sacrifice. I’m a huge wuss, but with pregnancy, I’ve become accustomed to having blood taken. The guy was quick and easy and two vials were done like that.
Then things started going downhill…
My vision became blurred, dizziness overtook me, and I had to put my head down on the table. My blood pressure immediately dropped and I began to sweat through my clothes.
I managed to shuffle to the bed and lay down, but I was pretty darn close to fainting. Meep! I blame it on the supreme sugar rush and then the blood draw causing me to crash.
Not fun, people, not fun!
But let’s move on to the happier times with the father shall we?
Horray for Dad and me at La Fondue, in Saratoga (Do you did my bright red short Michael Kors trench? Bonus is that I can almost button all buttons…winning!)
Check out their menu – it’s amazing:
My Dad and hubby were most excited about the exotic meats. I myself, had a hankering for their spinach salad beast with lemon taragon dressing – it’s quite possible one of the best salads I’ve ever ordered at a restaurant and easily could be a very filling meal:
Next up, we did the 4-cheese fondue with a ton of veggies and bread – we agreed that the cheese was super stinky, but tasty nonetheless:
Then came the entrée (though we were already soooo full). I went with veggies (peppers, zucchini butternut squash, tofu, red onions). The boys however went with some crazy meat choices: Savage Wild Duck, Teriyaki Sirloin, Alligator Tail, Wild Buffalo, Antelope, and Kangaroo. They both thought the alligator was their favorite.
And finally, the piece de resistance – the chocolate fondu. Come to me sweet deliciousness! We went with milk chocolate and English toffee bits. Oh dear god. I die. For dippings we had: strawberries, oranges, cookie dough, cream puffs, snickers, pound cake, bananas, marshmallows, grapes, cheesecake balls, rice krispies, apples, and wafer cookies. My faves were the cookie dough, pound cake, and cream puffs. My mouth is watering just thinking about it all.
By the end of the meal, we were painfully full. Can you tell?
What do you think about fondue?
Have you ever fainted?
Best thing about your weekend?