Friday, January 9, 2009


The full reality of the past week has finally hit me. I know it's good and right to grieve, but it doesn't make it any easier to go through.

I miss him, and I know I'll keep on missing him. Despite the fact that I know he is truly in a better place. He was a good, quietly steady and strong man. I loved him.

I decided I needed to get out of the house for the evening. I needed the distraction for a few hours. I drove to another nearby college town to visit a few places. The Asian market was the real goal and destination and I wanted to check out the House of Prayer that they have running at a local church. I was quite curious to see if it is anything like the one at KC.

I decided to call my friend that lives over there. I hadn't seen them for a few weeks. She and her kids agreed to meet us for dinner. My girls and I chose Korean since we'd been wanting to try it and it's something different. My friend is married to a Korean and lived in Korea for quite a few years. I was glad she decided to come along. She had never been to the restaurant before though.

Now, I'm no stranger to "foreign food." Not at all. I'm just not familiar with Korean. I ordered a rice bowl with BBQ beef ribs.( I don't remember the name of it exactly though.) Yum. The whole meal was delicious. But I gotta say, the kimchi and other banchan were the highlight of the meal. I just love fermented and pickled foods! mmmm.

I did go to the market, but didnt' find the things I was looking for. I guess we'll have to make a trip to Hubs' city for those things.

The last stop was the HOP. I was later than I wanted to be due to meeting my friend. We had to wait a bit on her. We got there at the end of a set. There were quite a few people in that group. It seemed good, but was over about as soon as we sat down. The next guy up was just solo on a guitar and joined by another female voice. It was good, but...ehhh. It was very difficult to enter in. I wondered if they were having the same difficutly. We only stayed a little over an hour. I'd have to attend another few times before I could comment any further.