Monday, May 11, 2009

Post-Mommy Day

Hope that all of you mommies out there had a fabulous Mothers Day! My day was quite nice- I slept until 10:30 (nowhere near late enough for me, but it beats the usual). Then we poked around the house, before getting ready and heading out for the afternoon. I did a bit of shopping, mostly for the kids, but it just feels so good to get out and do what I want. Husband chauffeured me around town and stopped at wherever I pointed to hehe ;)

The real kicker was dinner- oh, dinner. Ugh. In husbands defense, he wanted to take me somewhere really nice. But, given the last incident when we ate at this place, I didn't think they were ready to see us back anytime soon. We drove around for a bit, thinking about where to eat and noticing that of course everywhere was packed out. So we settled on-

Golden Corral. OMG.

I seriously hate public buffets. Not only are they full of germs, they normally also have quite a mass of not-so-clean people (who coincidentally probably spread most of the germs). don't get me wrong, for families with young kids, sometimes it's the only way to go. Son is wild and sometimes sit down dinners with a waitress are just not going to happen. We need to go somewhere where we can shovel it all in, and flee to the car before a meltdown happens. But a special breed of people were out in full force yesterday, that's for sure. The place was gross, the food was blah, just...ugh. Quite an experience.

But, the gifts were much better. Husband got me a bike- something I have been wanting but wasn't expecting. Obviously in FL there are no hills, so our neighborhood makes a great riding place. Daughter and I have been taking evening bike rides which is nice. Hopefully once husband gets his bike, we can put a baby thing on it and all go together. I also got some very cute handmade cards from daughter, and son even signed them with his custom "gurkles" (circles). He also got me a cosmetic bag from Juicy, so all in all I'd say they did quite well. Of course he gets a double whammy since my birthday is Monday, so it's double the trouble of figuring out gifts ;)

Other than that, the weekend was pretty low key. It's been in the mid 90's since Friday, quite hot. It is quite funny when the meteorologists talk about our "cold front" moving in, which will send a chill tomorrow- a high of 79. Oh BRRRR ;) Daughter did a spa day for Girl Scouts on Saturday and then we went to the water park, only they closed half an hour after we got there, but I'd already promised her we would go in, not knowing that. So, I paid $40 for 30min of water play. ugh.

It's another hot day here today, but we'll be out in it. At 2:00 son and I are riding down to the beach, with hopes that the sky is still as clear as it is now so that we can see the Space Shuttle launch. :)


Bridgett said...

Eeek! $40 for 30 minutes? Poor Chantelle.

As for Mother's Day...sounds wonderful. Well, except for the dinner. YUCKO.

I'll be honest. I HATE those buffet places. I've seen people coughing and sneezing all over the food. Gross. I feel your pain.

But the gifts! WooHoo!

And a birthday on Monday, eh? More presents! LOL


Karla said...

Ooh, I demand a photo of the bike, and the Juicy bag. :) I'm happy your day was nearly perfect. I think I would have ordered in!! Happy Birthday!!! Is it the 11th or the 18th? We're nearly birthday buddies!