First let me tell you about our day. This is, as you know if you read Friday's Time Machine, birthday week. Which means a trip to Red Lobster to suck down a couple of Ultimate Feasts. And my compliments, they did a great job. This is the first time ever I've had crab legs where the meat slid right out the entire meal!
Then it was on to attempt #2 at watching the Avengers. It grieves me so to not just tell the whole amazing story; suffice it to say that it lived up to the billing. I've never had people tell me how great a movie was while I was buying tickets before. I think, though, it's safe to show you Laurie's favorite part-
Then Laurie decided she was going to get me a birthday present. "I don't need one," I protested. I didn't know she was planning to and I had not idea #1 on how to reciprocate. But it wasn't a battle I was going to win, so I trudged off in search of something... anything. And then the music played and the clouds opened... and there they were:
What did she get me? I don't know yet. Not surprisingly, Wal-Mart got a fail for not having whatever it is in stock (When do they? I've never seen a store that is one one hand so full of stuff and on the other so devoid of anything you really want.), so she is at this moment winging her way to Meijers. Not, however, before she called me from the car and asked if I wanted her to pick me up anything to eat. It is now about 5 hours since I had a serving of crab legs, a bowl of scampi, four fried shrimp, a lobster tail a salad with ranch, a baked potato with enough butter to make Paula Deen proud, and at least 4 cheddar bay biscuits. "Are you INSANE?" was my response.
Thus, a much better weekend than last, especially when you throw in her sister and b-in-l taking us out to eat at Chinese buffet for our b-days Friday followed by mixed drinks and a rousing look at damnyouautocorrect.com. Hope you all had a pleasant Mother's Day, and God bless all you REAL mothers out there, and thank you from the real kids you raised. Excelsior!