17 May 2008

Mother's Day, Princes, and Boiling Oil

My Mother's Day didn't arrive on the normal date this year. My husband's big plans to do something were foiled by our stimulus check not arriving (blame the government!). Instead, when I recieved a gift card from my mom, I ventured out of my house to spend it all. Josh went with me, but refused to come into the store. When I finally came back to the car with my arms loaded with all the fun things I bought, there was a balloon and bag with my name on it waiting for me. While I'd been shopping Josh had gone to a nearby store and filled a gift bag with all sorts of things, including chocolate, cookies, and flower seeds. I was very surprised, and Josh looked like the cat who stole the cream.

Later that day, we accompanied a friend to the movies. We saw Prince Caspian, and anyone who is intending to see it....DO!!! It was great, I loved it! Our baby sitter fell through, and I walked Dallas near the door until he fell asleep in my arms, and I didn't have to miss any of the movie.

My one bad spot this week happened a few days ago, while making sticky chicken. (For those of you who have no idea what that is, see Utterly Favorite Foods on Calista's blog.) While frying up the chicken, I dropped a piece, splattering my arm with the hot oil. I now sport four giant blisters on my fore arm and a large bandaid covering two of them that broke open this morning. Th only good thing about the whole sorry affair, was that even though Dallas was standing next to me in the kitchen, none of it got on him (whew!).

All in all, I'd say I had a good week, and a great Mother's Day.
Thank you to my wonderful husband!


Calista said...

What a great Mother's Day, even if it came a tad late! We certainly were thinking about seeing Prince Caspian ourselves, although whether we run out to the theatre or not remains to be seen :) And so sorry to hear about burning your arm. My biggest pitfall in my kitchen is the cupboard above the stove; I've had things fall out into the dinner a couple of times when I was reaching for something else.

Stephanie said...

Too bad about your arm - ouch! That's so sweet of Josh to surprise you like that - what a great hubby! I look forward to seeing Prince Caspian, but it probably won't be until my parents buy it or something! We tend to see movies WAY after they've been released, it's cheaper that way!

Lindsey said...

I'm glad you loved the movie too! It's great that Dallas fell asleep for you and you didn't have to miss any of the movie. I'll have to try that too! :)

Melinda said...

Sounds like such a wonderful day!! Whenever it falls, celebrating motherhood is fabulous! We were going to see Prince Caspian this weekend, but I failed to get a sitter. And we're re-tiling the kitchen this weekend, so I have plenty of time (but I'm not gonna waste it) to find a sitter for NEXT weekend. Looking forward to it!