What a fantastic Mother's Day I had today even though none of our kids were here. All of them called or sent cards so I did get to speak with them in some way or another but Sid and I took this day just to have fun together.|
We started off our day with breakfast here at the Cottage--nothing fancy but pretty good. We had thought about seeing a movie today but Sid is not much into movies and it's hard to find something he likes. Me? I'll watch just about anything as long as it's decent. Before we went to the theater though we stopped at Border's Book Store in the Mall complex. We were looking for a particular book but they didn't have it in stock so I'll be checking out Amazon or somewhere else to see if we can find it. It's no big deal but we BOTH actually want to read it so I'll start looking tomorrow.
The people in that store were wonderful. They greeted us as soon as we walked in the store and when it looked like we couldn't find what we wanted we didn't have to ASK for help; they came to us immediately and offered to help us find what we were looking for. Really good place to shop!
While looking for some crossword puzzle books I saw a young man who works there and asked him a question about some kind of books I saw (Manga I think they were called) and he explained what they were. After that we started talking and he told me he was a teacher. His classes are in Forensics and Sociology. The Forensics class in the only one being taught in the state I think but definitely in this area and he had to formulate the entire class himself. When he presented to his principal it was accepted and he has been teaching it this year. From what he said the class incorporates not only forensics but English spelling science and even math; he also had lots of motivational ideas for the kids and they seem to be working. He mentioned that the principal wanted a class that would encourage the students to go into some of the science classes with more interest--and it sure sounds like he has been successful. Way to go!
So we settled on STAR TREK and went to the RAVE theater in the Mall of Louisiana complex. Although the theater did fill up before the start of the movie when we got there we had our choice of seats so that was good. I really enjoyed the movie mainly because I found that I actually remembered some of the characters and what happened to them along the way of the Star Trek movies. It was also good to see Leonard Nimoy (Spock) in a small role but an important one. Sid enjoyed it too so that was an added bonus. LOL
After the movie we decided to have lunch/supper at Applebee's where the place was pretty crowded. We did have to wait a little while but not much and it was worth the wait. Our waitress Natalie was superb--friendly polite efficient knowledgeable concerned that we were satisfied. As you probably know by now I HATE meat that has "pink" still visible when it's supposed to be cooked so I told Natalie that even though I was a good customer I would return the meat if it wasn't totally cooked. She assured me that she would pass this on to the cook--and she really must have. This was probably the best steak I have ever eaten in a restaurant--totally cooked but so moist and tender. The baked potato was excellent--totally tender and delicious. Sid got some "riblettes" and seemed to enjoy that very much. We shared a salad--again excellent. So as you can see our meal was most enjoyable and I look forward to eating there again in the future.
Movie over; meal eaten; time for SAM's--I had purchased a long-sleeved shirt there on our last visit one that I intend to use when I mow the grass. It is considered a "green" material and is made with extra ventilation. It feels so comfy that I decided to get another one today--so that's what we did. While at SAM's we also filled the RAV with gas--with the price going up again we were able to get it there for less than our local stations.
Just now as I checked my e-mails I noticed one from Jess. Before I could read it I received a call from her. You will not guess what they found in their yard--Oh you did guess--a SNAKE! She doesn't know what kind it was and I say "was" because it is no longer of this world. Her desc
I also received an e-mail from a cousin whose brother is apparently very sick sick to the point of needing Hospice care. This is the first I hear of it so I ask that you add him to your prayers. Apparently they seem to think that he cannot last much longer; however we all know that just because a doctor/nurse says that it doesn't make it so.
Jess and Bec and their families got together yesterday for Ty's birthday with the kids swimming in Jan/Troy's pool (with their permission of course). They also had some grilled foods and had a great time together with the kids playing and the adults visiting. Today Jess/Lance/family went crabbing and they caught a few dozen crabs. I assume they boiled those today and if they did I KNOW they enjoyed that.
That's it for tonight! I do want to wish Ben a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow. He will be 19 years old and has gone through a rough 8 months or so as you know. I hope his birthday is extra special in spite of all of that.
QUOTE: "Your neighbors will make judgments about you ba
NOTE: It is also true that you are often judged by the company you keep (and how they appear to others). It really is NOT always fair but the human being doesn't always play fair and judgments are made by observing the things they feel are important whether it be the lawn the house the car the hair tattoos or whatever--so until you can prove your own worth perhaps one must consider these things when deciding how one wants to appear. I know people who don't mow their grass often who have stuff scattered all over their yard who write stuff in the dust of their cars guys who have long hair and folks who have tattoos--and these folks are terrific. So we should try NOT to judge on those things but the people being judged have to learn to accept the human condition and ignore these judgments. SHOW people who you are by your actions as a person NOT by how you look--