Dinner With Dad

Hello my friends, I am loving this sunny weather today, despite it being Sunday….

Last night I had a dinner date with my dad in Northampton 😀 My dad Jim, only lives about 50 minutes from my school, so meeting up with him is fairly easy as neither of us have to travel too far. I had not seen him in awhile so I was very excited about my Saturday night plans, as opposed to my usual ones that involve staying in!

After driving around for literally 20 minutes trying to find a parking spot, I finally SNAGGED one and met up with my dad right at 7:00. We were dining at my favorite restaurant in Northampton, Osaka! Japanese food is among my favorites when I go out to eat so I was psyched we decided on there.

Osaka specializes in creating amazing sushi rolls and they also have hibachi for party and group gatherings. I have tested a number of sushi restaurants in the area, and this is by far my favorite one with the food always tasting so fresh!

We started the meal with miso soup and edamame



Then it was time for the main part of the meal, Sushi of course!

I am all about the raw stuff when it comes to sushi, so I ordered a combination plate of various kinds of sushi and sashimi and it also came with a california roll. This was so so delicious, fresh, and simply great! All of the flavors were very distinct for each type of fish, I think the salmon was my favorite!

My dad ordered the Volcano Roll, “tuna, white tuna, salmon, yellowtail and king crab with chef’s special sauce on the side.” I didn’t try any of his but he said it was fabulous as well. Overall it was a great time, this restaurant never disappoints me!

After we walked around Northampton for awhile, checking out some of the shops that were still open and continuing to catch up. At one point we stopped in a cute shop so my dad could pick out a particular night gown she liked from this place. It was quite fun trying to choose one, especially when my dad was holding up four different “girly” nightgowns at once trying to decide 😀

Looks like the right fit right? :p

I had such a nice evening with my dad, catching up and simply enjoying each others company. At the end of the night we both wondered why we don’t do this more often, and there is no reason why! So I am looking forward to more dinner dates with my dad quite soon. I love him so much and am thankful to have such a close relationship with him!

Confession: I got back to my room around 9:30 and thought about going out for maybe .5 seconds and realized how much I didn’t want to. I was having similar feelings like last week 😦 For one thing, I was tired from the lack of sleep I had gotten the night before, and I just was not up for it. Also though, eating has to play a role in my decision to not go out. I was pretty full from dinner and the idea of changing into an outfit that would show off (in my mind) my “bloated” stomach was something I was not in the mood for. And so these issues strike again, I am so looking forward to them GOING AWAY!

Sorry to end on that negative note, I had to confess to it though!

Well it is Sunday after all, so I must complete some homework. I am also working on a very important post for later today. I hope everyone has a productive/relaxing/whatever ya need to do- day!

See ya’ll later 🙂


Filed under Confession, Family, Favorite Foods, Restaurant Review

4 responses to “Dinner With Dad

  1. Hi! Obviously I just found your blog, but man, your about me is basically my story, minus the running for my college part. My first year of college was so homesickly and miserable, and I’ve been plagued with eating and self-confidence issues as well. It’s getting easier, but I’m definitely a work in progress. It’s nice to find bloggers that I can relate to, though! Also, I love just about every book on your book list! I’m definitely subscribing 🙂

    • Hi Sara!
      Thank you so much for leaving the nice message! That is so good to hear you are getting better, but I totally understand the “work in progress” idea! I am so glad you contacted me because like you said, it is helpful and encouraging to hear from people that can relate to what you are going through, it makes the experience a bit easier!
      I am so glad you like the book list! Do you have any more book suggestions? I just finished Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (amazing) and need a new read.
      Thank you for subscribing too and I am surely going to check out your blog! Right now as a matter of fact 😀

  2. So glad you had such a nice dinner with your Dad 🙂 You should definitely do it more often. I love getting to spend time with my Dad.
    Looks like you two had fun- love the picture of your Dad with the dress- haha!
    And don’t you worry about those thoughts, they WILL go away- just keep telling them to. Seriously. I know that might sound funny to tell your thoughts to ‘go away’ but it has helped me.
    Good luck with your homework today!!

    • Hi Holly!
      Yes it was a pleasant and needed night and one the I plan to do again soon! Family is so important 🙂
      That is great advice and doesn’t sound funny at all! It makes sense to me and am going to try that tactic

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