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10 July 2006 @ 07:12 am
Today is my Mom's birthday. :)  
Last night Mark & I took her out to eat at Shokudo - which has become a favorite Japanese restaurant of ours. The portions there are HUGE and it's more "family style" dining - which was fun. We tried the teriyaki chicken pizza, the spinach salad, fried shrimp maki, and the ever-wonderful cinnamon warm honey toast for dessert. :D It was all SO delicious, especially the HUGE honey toast!! My Mom loved the dinner and I'm pretty sure she found a new favorite place to eat. :D She also loved the photo printer that we got for her - and even though we didn't have the time to set it up for her last night, she was already talking about what good use she'll put it to. ;)

Here are a couple of photos from last night (only a few because we were too full to smile for the camera after the meal!) :P

The most delicious dessert EVER! Warm honey toast with cinnamon!
It was so delicious I have to go back just to eat this again!! :D

We're full and about to fall over after the dinner, but we're happy. :)

So this should technically end my string of horrible eating... until the end of the month, of course, when I'm taking Mark to Alan Wong's for his birthday. I swear, July is such an AWFUL month to try to diet in my family with all the birthdays that need celebrating! ;P

In other news, Bets emailed to let me know that, sadly, she never got to see my co-worker at the stage door on Friday night. :( I'm hoping that my co-worker made it to the show at all... I'll have to call her this morning to find out if she did get to see it. I'm really curious to hear her impressions since I haven't been able to find any "Fiddler" reviews online anywhere. :(

And finally, we've been noticing that Sydney has been eating less and less recently... I know it must be because she's getting older and possibly her appetite isn't as big, but whenever she doesn't eat I get paranoid since her awful illness a few years ago started with her not eating... It's almost time for her annual vet visit anyway so we'll definitely have to speak with our vet about that. Other than her lack of appetite, though, Sydney seems pretty active and definitely still maintains her little diva personality (which we all love) and we can barely even believe that she'll turn nine this September!

Well, I'd better run to work! I apologize if I haven't been able to catch up on your entries, I will definitely catch up when I get home from work tonight. Big *HUGS* to all of you!!
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Michael Corleyclivec on July 10th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
I think that dessert is illegal. Both morally and spiritually. But it looks oh so good.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 06:46 am (UTC)
That dessert SHOULD be illegal - it really killed any thoughts I might've had about shedding a few pounds before my next trip... :P It was wonderful, though!
With a sparkconchispa on July 10th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
Happy B-day to your mom! It's a cute picture of the two of you.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 06:46 am (UTC)
It was incredibly delicious and SO HUGE!! :D

Thanks for the b-day wishes for my Mom!! :)
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 06:47 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Sue! She said she had a wonderful time (I'm sure the great food and HUGE dessert certainly helped) ;)
ilenebook on July 10th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
Oooo ooooo *falls over from uneaten calorie overload*...I would love that .
Happy birthday Mom!!!!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 06:48 am (UTC)
It's SO delicious, Ilene!! I can't even describe how wonderful it was!! I need to go back... and soon! ;)

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes for my Mom!! :)
the girl who's a goddess: Rock Starvsprtn on July 10th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
I have been trying to remember the name of the place with the monster dessert.

The picture that you posted ages ago with you and Mark and two heaping plates of toast & ice cream has haunted me for weeks now and I have meant to ask you where this magical place was.

Thanks for solving the mystery!

Happy B-day to your Mom and hope your pup is okay.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
Re: YES!!
Haha!! It's so funny that you remembered that picture! :) That was almost a year ago. :D Here's a link to all the wonderful honey toast goodness from the restaurant's web site:


It was so delicious, there are no words for how good it was!! :)
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on July 10th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to your Mom, Sheri. I wish her all the best! And thanks for sharing the photos, it's a great picture of you and your Mom. And the dessert looks delicious. :)

but whenever she doesn't eat I get paranoid

I know this feeling. If this "doesn't eat" once was connected with illness, you don't really get it out of the head that there could be something wrong and that even if actually everything seems to be alright. Hope everything is okay with Sydney!

Big *hugs* to you, Sheri! And please give Sydney also a hug from me. :)
Sheri: Sydney is...shutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 06:54 am (UTC)
Thanks for your sweet wishes for my Mom, Sabine! And we all had such a nice time last night at dinner - and that dessert was simply delicious! :D

I'm pretty sure that everything is okay with Sydney, but you're right, I often worry too much because of the bad memories I had when she was ill. She still eats, but not nearly as much as she did a few years ago... I think her appetite is getting smaller. I will speak with the vet about it, though...

Big *HUGS* to you and please give one to Micki and Garry too. :D
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on July 10th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to your mom!
OMG that dessert! The pic of both of you is so adorable. She looks so happy :)

My friend saw Fiddler last Sat and she said she enjoyed the show VERY MUCH! I found a review for you, it's a FOUR stars!

Sheri: Bets - as Hildy in On The Townshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)
Re: Happy Birthday to your mom!
Thanks so much!! :) That dessert was just the most wonderful thing! :D I think I'd go back JUST to eat it. :D

Glad that your friend enjoyed Fiddler!! :D Thanks for the review link. :) Four stars is wonderful!! I really wish I could've seen this production!! :(
karen: satc laughwakedistracted on July 11th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Happy birthday to your mom! :) That dessert looks absolutely delicious. Wow! Now I'm hungry. :)

I hope everything is okay with Sydney - I'm sure it is! But I understand being paranoid...I worry about Sarah all the time! I think it's only natural when you love them that much. :)
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 07:01 am (UTC)
Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes for my Mom, Karen!! :) And the dessert was really HUGE and just SO delicious!! :D

I'm pretty sure that Sydney's alright since she acts normal in every other respect (she just doesn't eat as much as she used to.) But I can totally understand what you mean about worrying about them all the time. I don't know what I'd do if something ever happened to Sydney! :(
_tropicalheart on July 11th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
Happy birthday to your Mom!! :) I'm glad you two had a nice day and that food looks DELICIOUS! :D

I'm sorry to hear about Sydney! I hope she's alright. Maybe it's the heat? When it's 30 plus degrees here, Misty refuses to eat anything and she even loses weight.
Sheri: Puppy Loveshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the sweet wishes for my Mom, Kristen!! :)

I never thought about that, but it could very well be the heat... It's been really warm here recently and perhaps the change has affected Sydney's appetite. I'm sure that she's fine, but it's strange to see her eating only half of what we're used to seeing her eat.
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: (sarah) the dogaudienceawaits on July 11th, 2006 12:38 am (UTC)
Lovely photos! And it sounds like such a wonderful meal. Mmm.. now I'm hungry!

I hope Sydney is ok! I send her puppy-love! :)
Sheri: Sydney is...shutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 07:07 am (UTC)
Thanks, Gill!! It was such a nice meal and so nice to spend time with Mark & my Mom! :D And the dessert was just to-die-for!! *SIGH* :)

And I think Sydney's fine... sometimes I just get overly concerned because of the terrible experience we had when she was ill before. She still eats, but not nearly as much as she used to... It's probably her appetite that's slowed down as she's gotten older. Thanks for the puppy-love! :D
bridal_bliss_07bridal_bliss_07 on July 11th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
everything i wanted to say about this entry has been swept away from my memory when I saw that dessert! IT LOOKS SO GOOD!

Oh and happy birthday to your mom.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 07:08 am (UTC)
It was SO delicious, Stacey!! I couldn't even begin to tell you!! :D

Thanks so much for the sweet birthday wish for my Mom!! Big *HUGS*
bridal_bliss_07bridal_bliss_07 on July 11th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC)
I can only imagine. You always have the best desserts! LOL I only hope my wedding cake will make it into one of your posts as a GREAT dessert! LOL
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 07:12 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure it will!! :D
photodiva02 on July 11th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
Maybe dogs get smaller appetites when they are older. I hope she's okay.
Sheri: Sydney & Sherishutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 07:09 am (UTC)
That's what I'm hoping and I think it makes sense since humans tend to lose their appetites as they get older as well (I'm still waiting for it to happen to me, darnit!) ;) Thanks for your comment! I think she'll be fine, but I'm checking with the vet just in case.
lindasings on July 11th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
Love to Mom, love to Sydney. I KNOW she'll get better.

Fiddler has been reviewed by the Sacramento Bee. http://www.sacticket.com/onstage/

Problem is, you have to register in order to read it.
Sheri: Bets in Guys & Dollsshutterbug93 on July 11th, 2006 07:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comment, Linda!! :D And for the link to the great review!! :D I registered... I couldn't stay away. Personally I love Fiddler - it's the only show that makes me cry EVERY darn time I see it... It would've been nice to see Bets in it. :(

BTW, I'm sad :( that I won't be seeing you on my next LA trip! Wah!! :(
Was I in it?alligatorandme on July 11th, 2006 07:48 am (UTC)
Wow, I tend to get full too easily when I eat out, but I just might be motivated not to if I could possibly order a dessert like that. ;-)