Monday, May 18, 2009

Fambly Time

It was one of those weekends. I worked a very busy Saturday, then had a quiet evening. Sunday was the family brunch for Handsome Lad's 12th birthday, which is actually Wednesday. My dad and stepmom came and took us all out. I had the most amazing grilled cheese sandwich. I know that sounds like a lame thing to order at a restaurant, but I assure you, this one is extra amazing. It has four different cheeses and is served on this cheesy garlic bread. Add a side of onion rings and a raspberry lemonade and you'll think you've died and gone to heaven. Well, that might just be me. Anyway, after the meal we had a little coffee and dessert visit at my house. I think Handsome Lad enjoyed all of that. The best part for him, though, was to follow. Kick Back Dude, Princess Diva, and Girlie Girl took him out to spend his birthday money (another completely equipped skateboard) and then out to Skandia for miniature golfing, go-carts, and other amusements. Of course with KBD and PD leading that charge, someone had to tend the babies and who better than the best grandma in the world? Um, yes, I mean me. We had a good time, the four of us, but the girls don't like to go to sleep when they're away from home. So, when the fun time gang finally returned at 11, Love Bug had barely dropped with exhaustion and Miss Personality was still going. At least Little Prince still sleeps anywhere. The Good Night Show would have knocked me out nice and early, but apparently they don't find it as boring as I do.

Now it is another week. It is hot as Hades here and they are repairing the Library's forced air system or whatever it is...anyway, no air conditioning for the next few weeks and I'm thinking the fans they have sitting around are not going to be so helpful. I usually complain about how cold they keep it...this is my karmic punishment, I'm sure. Also, I am on possible jury duty this week. Every night I have to call in and see if I'm needed the next day. So far, two days down. Keep your fingers crossed that I can make it through this week with no jury duty...and no ugly heat stroke! Thanks :-)


Tara said...

That grilled cheese sandwich with the onion rings does sound fantastic.

I am definitely keeping my fingers crossed for you that they do not call you in for jury duty. I also hope you get your air conditioning back much sooner than expected! That's awful to work in that kind of heat!

Anonymous said...

I've never really drooled over a grilled cheese sandwich. That sounds like I'm going to have try at home.

That sounds like a great way to spend a birthday. I love mini-golf, go-karts and money spending.

Here's hoping you don't get any jury duty. I've gotten out of it twice so far.

Ananda girl said...

Oh you poor thing! No one likes me when I don't have air conditioning. My children hide.

Sounds like a great day for everyone.

I will cross my fingers about the jury duty. Uck.

laura b. said...

Tara: Yes, please send good "no jury duty" thoughts my direction! As for the air, I am already starting to sense that the aroma factor is going to be even worse than the heat factor.

AlienCG: You just might drool over this one :-) Let me know if you ever cook one up.
It was a fun day for Handsome Lad, for sure.
Last time I had jury duty was about three years ago. I called each evening and was never here's hoping.

Ananda: Nothing disuades the crowds around here from using the library (which is a good thing) but I am sure the complaints will be flying fast and furious.
Yes, PLEASE keep your fingers crossed for no jury duty!

Churlita said...

I'm keeping both my fingers and my eyes crossed for you.

It sounds like a sweet weekend. I bet Handsome Lad loved his birthday.

Pamela said...

I would think you'd want jury duty to get away from the heat!

laura b. said...

Churlita: Wow, that is bound to help! Thanks :-)
He had such a good time and you know how birthdays can be...the celebration continues.

Pamela: You'd think so, right? Goes to show how much I don't want to do jury duty. Bring on the smelly heat. haha!

Sebastien said...

You called it, karmic justice for complaining about how cool the air conditioning was, haha!!!

Love the family photos...

My mom, who is French, finds the funniest ways to get out of jury duty by butchering her English... I wish I could remember what she said last time, really cracked me up. Will have to ask her and if I remember post it as a follow up comment.

The Furtive Wangler said...

The grilled cheese sandwich does sound an odd choice for a restaurant but with your description I think I understand. I've never been called for jury duty, so I don't know how I'd feel - time of from work has its appeal though. Good luck with the air flow and the aromas!

laura b. said...

Sebastien: I do believe in karma, but I don't appreciate it when it turns against me :-)
haha! I love that your mom has a way out like that! I wonder if I could somehow make that work for me?

FW: This particular grilled cheese is a thing of beauty.
Jury duty isn't so much time off work as it is a different and less convenient job, wherein your actual job isn't getting done.
And thanks, I'm hoping we don't melt or pass out from either the heat or the smells :-)