Originally posted Mon, 12 May 2003 19:42:20 -0700
You would think that in 18 years of being a mother that I would have scored either a gift or a dinner. Nope. Never happened. Until this year. I got a gift AND a dinner. Life ain't so bad after all
First of all, the gift. I feel like I really won the lottery. I got a set of Bath and Body works stuff in Night Blooming Jasmine. The twins bought it, via their aunt who liberated the cash from the Uncle Dan's wallet. I'm really pleased with it. I'm just wallowing in Night Blooming Jasmine. Of course, everyone in the neighborhood's eyes are watering.
Then I got my dinner. A lobster dinner. Oh and the lobster was yummy. This was the first time I opened one myself. Of course they cut it down the middle to make it easier and the placemat came with directions for the lobster cracking virgins. They had a shore dinner for $23 that came with steamers, salad, chowder, along with the lobster and baked potato. This place was set on the rocky shore in York, Maine and overlooked a lighthouse. The lighthouse was on a little island that was probably only 100 ft from the shore and it was so pretty. I wish I had film in my camera. The the sun was setting behind us and weather was turning gray and stormy and it was so beautiful with the waves crashing against the rocks. The light would have been so perfect. I want the picture so I can paint it later when I finally have some time to myself, in say, oh, 10 years.
The kids weren't too bad. We were upstairs at the restaurant and there weren't too many people there so they could look out the window to their hearts' content. They were fascinated by the water and the seagulls. Towards the end of the meal, the boys took turns wanting to go to the bathroom, so I was up and down the stairs like a piston like 4-5 times. They waited until the hour ride home to act up. They conned Aunt Eileen into buying them these lobster claw pinchy things, which they used to beat each other the whole way home. Only one fight is a good day.