Yesterday after work, the folks and I went to Sam's Club (always an adventure). Before we shopped, however, mother and I timed it so that we could go out to eat for supper first. In honor of Mother's Day, it was my treat. Mom picked Max & Erma's (a Dayton chain - think TGIFriday's or Applebee's), so that's where we ate. Mom got the featured cocktail (vodka, cranberry juice & grapefruit juice) and I got an amaretto sour (very good). I had cajun shrimp & pasta and we all shared freshly baked chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
At Sam's Club, dad picked up a Linksys Router for the cottage at the Lake and mom bought herself an MP3/CD portable player (for exercising to audiobooks). And, having earlier cashed in a credit card rewards check for $50+, I bought books 4-8 of A Series of Unfortunate Events. When we were in Dayton two weekends ago, I bought books 1-3 and have completed them. I really enjoyed the books and decided I should get more. So I was delighted to see that Sam's Club had them for $7.88 a piece. :-) Bye-bye $50, hello books! :-) We also got stuff for our Mother's Day gathering at the Lake. Should be good.
This morning, I goofed off and played City of
The evening had lots of good food - gumbo on rice, crab legs, crawdads, mussels, shrimp, sausage, artichoke, corn on the cob, potatoes, carrots, etc. etc. and plenty of good conversation. Some folks who used to work at our school also arrived and it was great catching up with folks. When mom was nearly asleep and the mosquitoes had bitten my feet up good, we decided to head back. And then I got online to write up about stuff.
Tomorrow's when we have all the Shorts over for Mother's Day at the Lake. Should be some good times. I'll be making ice cream. Gotta remember to make the liquid up tomorrow so that it'll be cool by freezing time. (And we need to get salt & ice, too...)
To all of you mother's out there - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
To my little sissy - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
To jblum - HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!