Monday, May 14, 2007

Maw Maw's Brag Book

I can't help but do one of those sort of cloying posts telling you how great I was treated on Mother's Day. First, I was able to sleep in until 8 or so, which I needed. Handsome Lad brought me a breakfast in bed of waffles, fruit, and orange juice. (Note: I did find out later, when I opened the microwave, that he had apparently attempted scrambled eggs...not a great idea in the micro unless you really know how to break up those yolks...) After breakfast, I tidied up the livingroom, while Girlie Girl kindly did the bathroom and the kitchen, and did a very good job of them too. About 1, some of the family came over for a Mother's Day lunch. We just did nice sandwiches, with a fruit salad, veggies and dip, and chips. It was just my mom, my sister and nephew, all the kids, including Kick Back Dude and his gang, plus my dad and step-mom. I invited my ex-MIL too, but she was in a funk and didn't want to come out. Secret Agent Man had cleaned up the backyard really good so that we could eat out there, plus he washed my very dusty car. Social Animal was sort of out of the loop, but I forgave him since he was recovering from Prom Night.
Anyway, I got flowers, a $50 American Express Card, a AMC theater card, a Starbucks card, and the promise that I will be getting new brakes put on my car ASAP. The best thing though, was the way the kids helped out to make the day nice.
In the evening I went to the movies with my sister, Girlie Girl, and Princess Diva. We wanted to go to the cheap theater so our choices were somewhat limited. We ended up going to see Next. It hasn't gotten very good reviews, but I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. I mean, it wasn't art or anything, but it was cool. I have this little thing, too, for Nicholas Cage. He isn't classically handsome or anything like that, but he has this certain intensity that I find appealing. Sure, he gets points off for naming his child Kal-el, but celebrities seem compelled to do that to their progeny.
Anyway, that was my very nice Mother's Day. Thank you for reading :-)

8 comments:

Sebastien said...

Yay! That sounds like such a wonderful day!

That movie, Next, I remember seeing previews, wasn't too motivated to see it... although I agree, Nic Cage has that intensity about him.

Babybull40 said...

I love Nic Cage.. love him in bad or good movies..Glad you had a nice day.. I did too.. and the kids were helpful...

Viki said...

I am against mother's day - not my mother. I feel I shd do nice things for her all the time. And I try to. I also think the same about my mil.
She does get on my nerves but it isnt intentional I think. So I do nice things for her too.

However, its nice to hear that you had a fab mother's day! Good 4 u!

l.b. said...

Sebastien: Yeah, it isn't one of those movies I'd go around recommending, but he sort of makes things watchable.

BabyBull: He makes a lot of movies. I don't necessarily see a movie just because he's in it, but when given the chance I sure don't mind looking at him.

Viki: I feel that same way, more or less, about all those sort of greeting card holidays. Still I can't deny that I like being treated extra special, whatever the reason :-)

evil-e said...

Nicholas Cage's best movie was "Wild at Heart"....

Sounds like a good mother's day was had. It also sounds like the kiddies kicked in and did some of the work that kids take for granted. Glad you enjoyed.

l.b. said...

Evil-E: Ooohh! That movie was so intense. I remember going to see it all strung out on caffeine.
It was a good day, thanks!

AlienCG said...

It sounds like a great Mother's Day for you. You cleaned up big time. Happy Mother's Day to you.

l.b. said...

AlienCG: It took some time and training, but those kids are shaping up pretty well!
Thank you.