"Hey, I want to do something! What do you say?" This was my hello to Barb today. We haven't spent a day together for as long as I can remember. She was free, so we headed to Houlton. There's not a lot to do here in northern Maine in the winter if you are not an outdoor sports person, but we had a plan. We would visit the second-hand bookstore, check out the health food store and visit a little restaurant where I had never had the pleasure to eat . It was delightful! The carrot-ginger soup was definitely on the spicy side, but the salad was delicious. More than that I loved the atmosphere. I always feel a bit deprived because we don't have any unique little places to eat. The Shamrock was a treat. Later, armed with a chocolate almond candy bar and a bag of books from our daytrip, I made a cup of candy cane tea and nestled into my cozy home. Today was one of those Blessing days.