Tonight we ate dinner out instead of cooking it at home. We had left Dad at the assisted living facility earlier in the day and Paula felt like it would be good to go out to dinner with Mom since we had not been able to do that when Dad was living at home. We ate dinner at a local Mexican restaurant, Pueblo Viejo. The food was tasty and we were even able to enjoy a pitcher of margaritas. This was the first of many meals that we will likely have without Dad as we head into 2012. It is sad for all of us since we wished that we did not have to be in the position of leaving him in an assisted living place but we feel like it is needed.