Once she was showered, we woke up Judi with promise of blueberry pancakes and she, too, got all cleaned up for the day. My goal was to be on the road by 10:30am, and we managed it, even with me cleaning up the breakfast dishes. The goal was to head south to the Bookery so Judi could get her Doctor Who magazines, we could have Indian Fud, and watch Indiana Jones (at $7.25 for a matinée - gah! Gimme my $4 matinées from Piqua & Troy.) We accomplished the goal and included a stop at a used bookstore where I bought more Terry Brooks' Landover novels and a stop at BestBuy where I bought dad the wireless mouse he wanted and decided to get one for myself. I'll be interested to see if I use it much - I've become pretty used to my trackpad on my laptop.
We enjoyed the movie - it's silly fun with some edge-of-your-seat action and really crappy science. But it played up to its silly science and was an enjoyable 2 hours. (I'll still prefer the third movie because I loved the interplay between Ford and Connery.) Several of the trailers were entertaining too. I think we all agreed that Hancock will be our 4th of July movie when we're in Chicago (where I'll be wishing I was paying that $7.25 matinée price of today).
When we got back to the Lake, our guests for the evening were already here and enjoying nachos with salsa and guacamole. Aunt Becky and Deanna had come up for supper and to play cards. Mom and dad were also here for supper and cards (dad to avoid them, mom to play them). Even my Uncle Dean showed up for supper. I got to work on making the burger patties. Dad had already started a fire, so once the burgers were made, I could start grilling them and the hot dogs. I also grilled the leftover shrimp so that Elsa could have some - indeed, anyone that wanted to try the shrimp was able to. And it was just as delicious today as yesterday. Go shrimp!
My hostess skills are constantly improving thanks to these Memorial Day weekend gatherings. However, I didn't remember tomato and, to my uncle Dean's dismay, deviled eggs. However, I doubt that deviled eggs will ever be part of my hostessing repertoire. Never liked the suckers, even though they're pretty to look at. Thanks to the brownies that Becky brought and the sugar cookies and no bake cookies that I'd bought, we had plenty of sweet stuff. Everyone got their fill and then some.
After supper it was time for some Shanghai Rum. Elsa isn't much for card playing, but she condescended to join us for the game. She picked up the rudiments to the game quickly, but Judi had smelled victory early on and fought hard for the final win of the game. Becky decided that we'd have to have a rematch later this summer when Judi deigns to visit again. Heh.
Folks headed out once the game was done and Judi cleaned the dishes with me drying them. She's now slowly downing an amaretto sour while playing World of Warcrack on her laptop. Elsa's also working on her laptop (and most likely NOT playing World of Warcrack). I'm writing this.
Tomorrow is Relax Day. Our only real task is to make supper - with Elsa making barbecued country ribs and sour cream potato salad. I'll be baking an apple pie (from frozen) for dessert. Should be another fun & food filled day tomorrow!