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Old 05-09-2008, 10:33 AM   #11
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My mom passed away nearly 5 years ago. My MIL lives 10 hours away. We sent her an Edible Arrangement. They cut up fruit into flower shapes and arrange it like a florist. It should be delivered today. My youngest just came home from his first year of college yesterday. We'll be going to my chef son's restaurant and he will cook for me at some point on Sunday. I let him choose the time so he won't be too busy.
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:55 AM   #12
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Unfortunately, I have to work. I'm scheduled for a 13-hour shift, 7 am to 8 pm, plus closing time. The management has decided, in their infinite stupi.... err, wisdom, that brunch for 500 people just isn't enough, so we're also serving a Table D'Hote menu for dinner that night. I'm hoping that the Chef will do the same thing he did on Mother's Day, and give me a few hours off in the afternoon.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:04 AM   #13
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I'm putting in a new faucet in the upstairs bathroom.


(My mom has passed, my wife is out of town visiting her sister and our new nephew)
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:16 AM   #14
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i asked dw if she wanted me to make lobsters, or something else, or go out to dinner.

she shot back, with a bit of desparation, "i want to go out!"

so i asked her where, and before i finished my sentence, she said "i don't care, anywhere, you choose. just decide where!"

lol. so now the stakes are even higher. i can't blow this one.

tonight, i'm picking up a gift certificate for a spa day - mud, seaweed, hot stones, paraffin, etc. etc.

it sounds like a day in a swamp. but if she enjoys it, that's what matters.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:22 AM   #15
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My husband and son-in-law are cooking for my daughter and me. DH is smoking a turkey and ribs, and SIL is making baked beans and potato salad.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:07 PM   #16
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No mother here. Buck's mom lives in Pennsylvania but we sent her a beautiful card. At 95, she says that's really all she wants or needs. Save gifts and flowers for her birthday and Christmas. His brother, who lives near her, will take her out for dinner.

It'll be only Buck and me. All the children live far and wide, so probably cards and phone calls.

Buck and I are going to a nearby town to see my youngest brother perform in a community (fabulous) theater production of Annie. It's a matinee, so we'll sit on the front porch until dinnertime. I have an extra-special roast chicken recipe I want to make for dinner. Hope the weather is nice.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:35 PM   #17
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My mom is in Montana on a vacation.
I sent her a card.

Paul's folks will be here for the whole weekend. Going out to dinner on Saturday.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:52 PM   #18
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My girls ah yes , my girls, one tries to cook and does pretty well, the other...Well let's say she loves to eat Both my boys, make a mean bbq and both do well with the pots and pans So everyone is coming here to eat..
Still working on the menu and will tell about it later..But, I know no matter what is served up, all of us mom's will be happy campers with bread and water, if our loved ones are with us...
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:22 PM   #19
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Don't blow it BT! lol...

All of your plans sound great, except for maybe installing the faucet...
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:27 PM   #20
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Bt Never blows it Saphellae.

He's the worlds bestest hubby and daddy.
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