Saddest Text Ever and Flashback Friday

My parents-in-law are in town for Easter weekend.  They picked up Tony and then headed in the direction of my new office to have lunch with me.  Just before I left, I got a text from one of my WW buddies at my old office.  When I left on Monday I saw that she had a couple of my lunches (a soup and something else – can’t remember!) that hadn’t been eaten yet.

I look at my phone and it says:

I have officially eaten my last Biz lunch.  The experience was wonderful with a dark cloud of sadness hovering.  Thank you for all the love and effort you put into every meal.  I washed my dish and had no where to bring it  . . .

It actually almost brought tears to my eyes – I miss my friends so much!

Literally a minute from my new office is the Lucky Monk.  Tony and I have been there lots of times – my MIL ordered a portabello mushroom burger with smothered onions.  She joked at me about it with all the onions – I actually took a taste of the mushroom part and it wasn’t bad – I think I need to give portabella mushrooms another chance.

I got a turkey burger – probably one of the best I’ve ever had – it was moist, flavorful and juicy.  I had it with a slice of pepper jack cheese – I had a few of the fries – my guess is the burger is 11 points and the fries I ate were 4, so lunch comes in at 15 points.

My parents-in-law treated too – thanks Carl and Bonnie!

We had kind of a late lunch, so when I got home I just put some baked potatoes in the oven, grabbed a glass of wine and just hung out with Tony.  He didn’t have much of an appetite for dinner, but I already had planned to cook a steak.  I used a new dry rub that Rachel sent to me (she’s back to blogging so check her out!) from North Carolina.  I loved it!  Had a nice spicy kick to it.  I sprinkled it on the meat about 15 minutes before grilling it.

This was a 1.3 pound steak.  I grilled it 4 minutes on each side, then 3 minutes each side, let it rest for 10 minutes and then sliced it up. 

My plate – and after Tony smelled the steak, he ended up having 1/2 a potato and a piece of steak – it was cooked perfectly if I do say so myself. 😀

I am still trying to find my prom pictures to send to Shelley.  But I thought for this Flashback Friday, Nicole could appreciate this picture – she and I went to the same high school (I’ll neglect the fact that I think I graduated 15 years before her though!) and Jacky went there too

My Dad came to almost every single sporting event I had in high school – field hockey in the fall, indoor track in the winter, outdoor track in the spring and softball in the summer.  Most of the time he was embarrassing, but in hind sight he was so supportive and without him, I would have pictures like the one below – I give you 1983 Biz:

What a crazy week I’ve had.  I am glad I have today off, and am looking forward to being Bizzy in the Kitchen this weekend – I am having 11 people for Easter. 😀  I am just hoping that the sun will show up some time this weekend – I am getting tired of the rain.

I am off to the gym for my last chance workout before my WI tomorrow – I am contemplating just going but not getting on the scale – I haven’t worked out once this whole week! 

Happy Friday and I hope you have a great weekend – you still have time to enter my latest giveaway – I’ll pick a winner on Monday. 😀

23 thoughts on “Saddest Text Ever and Flashback Friday

  1. I love the photo! Pure joy.

  2. Tony’s parents are adorable! 😀

    And great pic’ Biz. Just loved my hockey skirt too!

    Hope you have a lovely Easter. Sounds wonderful. It will only be us three this year 😦 but Pooldad promised to grilled me lamb chops and asparagus. I so happy!

  3. awww 😦 I bet ALL of your old coworkers miss you but ESPECIALLY your WW buddies. Glad you had a nice lunch with the in-laws. And enjoy your day off today (I’m jealous ;)). And hope your Easter goes perfectly! I think we’ll end up with about 10 people at our place too!

  4. Have a great Easter weekend Biz! We’re celebrating my grandfather’s 75th birthday at the shore this weekend.

    And now for shameless plug time, I’m hosting a raffle over at 990 Square starting today. Please check it out!

  5. Have a wonderful weekend enjoying family Biz!

    I am always suspicious when I eat a turkey burger out that is totally moist and delicious….lol I always think they hide stuff in it that isn’t quite on plan! haha

  6. You have had one crazy week, Biz! Hope you get to enjoy your weekend with family! Happy Easter!

  7. You definitely should give portabella mushrooms another try… they are so good!!

    Hope you have a great holiday 🙂

  8. LOL, great photo! Gotta love those huge lenses! My Mom had some just like it in the 80s and Dad called them her “owl eyes.” 🙂 Enjoy your Easter Biz!

  9. Tony looks just like his mom 🙂
    have a great Easter w/e

  10. Biz, I found a picture of us going to prom! I’ll scan it to you so we can submit it to Shelley!

    Have fun today, so jealous you are off!

  11. that picture is outstanding – LOVE IT!

    The text is so sweet – very cool that they took the time to tell you that. I love it.

    Happy Easter weekend – I SO wish I wasn’t at work today!

  12. Love that photo! Such joy 😀

    Have a super weekend and skinny vibes for weigh in tomorrow.

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    Love the photos. Of your in laws and you leaping!!! Have a very happy Easter weekend Biz!!! You deserve some r&r after the work stress lately!

  14. Cute picture 🙂

    I would get on the scale, because even though you’ve been off your exercise game, you’ve still eaten well 🙂

  15. Wow you can totally see Tony in his dad!

    You’ll need to make an effort to hang out w/ your old work buddies! I know it’s usually something that falls by the way side when you change jobs, but w/ thsoe you have a strong bond w/ it’s important! When J left his last job we both really made an effort to keep up w/ his old work buddies (since by then they were mutual friends). Two of his dearest friends are now great family friends of ours. One even came w/ his family to our Thanksgiving dinner!

  16. I love it!!! I drove past OPRF today, and now I think of you every time that I do! Field hockey was HUGE when I was at OPRF — I was always a bit envious of the cute skirts while I donned 20 lbs of stinky, sweaty hockey equipment!!

    That text is sweet! I think you recall how I used to do employee healthy taste testings at my old work and the employees still text me asking me for recipes and thanking me again for helping them lead healthy lifestyles. That’s what you did for your coworkers 🙂

  17. Love “last chance workout”.
    Love the pic. I graduated in 1983, what year did you?

  18. i remember leaving my old job and the pang it left in my heart, you will definitely be missed.

    love the picture, such happiness!

  19. How sweet looking are Tony’s parents! Nice lunch out and I love all those onions!!!

    Happy Easter to you and your family!

  20. love that last picture! and what a sweet text, just sharing the love!

    happy easter 🙂

  21. oh how i love this family time! spending time with the inlaws is always fun….enjoy your easter weekend!

  22. Happy Easter, Biz! Hope you enjoyed a wonderful day with your family!

    Boy, those are some big work changes you had this week – how stressful! And yes, that has to be one of the saddest text messages. I hope you get to keep in touch with your friends from the old job. It’s kind of hard in my area, because everyone is so spread out around here, but I love it when I can reconnect with friends from my former jobs.

  23. LOVE the hockey picture!

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