I've had a very nice day. Lily and Jessie and I met up at a place called Bliss Nails and honestly, the guy who did my pedicure blissed me right out. If there is anything on this earth more luxurious than getting a pedicure which includes foot and leg massages and hot towels and hot stones, I do not know what it is.
The three of us yacked and yacked and laughed and laughed while we were getting our feet beautified. And then we went to lunch. The decision about where to go took us at least fifteen minutes. This is the way it always is. We ended up at a sports bar that I'd been to them with them once before where I'd gotten a chopped ahi salad that was so good I've not forgotten it and wanted it again. The lady children got Brussels sprouts which they got the last time we were there. You may remember that I cannot abide a Brussels sprout. And please do not tell me that I would like them the way YOU cook them. I don't care what you do to those sulfureous little devil cabbages, I do not like the way they taste. You can wrap all the damn bacon in the world around one and deep fry it and I still won't like it. Lily and Jessie, however, love them and were happy with their side-dish orders of them.
Here's what my salad looked like.
Is that a thing of beauty or what? And yes, there was some actual vegetal matter beneath all of that goodness. It was as fabulous as it looks.
There was more talking and more laughing over lunch. No one can make me laugh like my own kids. Every one of them has a unique and fabulous sense of humor.
I took these pictures after we ate.
Their "No Loitering" defiant faces.
The post crack-up laughing faces.
After I got home, Mr. Moon went to go pick up Magnolia June. Lily sent me this picture to show me how happy and excited she was.
She arrived with her Lissi doll, a backpack full of her things, and a huge amount of joy.
Jack came to greet her as soon as she walked in the door. We've played a game of Go Fish and a game of Battle with her Boppy. And then he gave her a ride on the four-wheeler.
I took that picture and she said, "Send it to Mama to show her how much fun I'm having!"
And so I did.
She is wearing her first cashmere sweater. It came in a box from Linda Sue (where all the best things come from) and was too small for any of us. I told Maggie that she should try it on because it is so soft and so warm. She wasn't too keen on the idea on but once she did, she said, "Oh! It really, really fits me! And it is so soft!"
I best get to cooking. Believe it or not, Maggie asked for fish to be served tonight with the requisite cheesy noodles so I have thawed the last bit of mahi from the freezer and will gladly fry it up for her. I am so impressed at her dinner choice!
She is such a darling girl and we are glad to have her here. She will snuggle in with me tonight. This has become our custom. She has no desire to sleep in the guest room by herself and Mr. Moon probably loves having that whole bed to stretch out in so that works out well. Tomorrow she has to be at dance class by eleven and so we'll have to get up early enough to get the pancakes and bacon made before then.
So much fun!
So little time.
Happy Friday, y'all.
Sounds like the perfect way to spend this Friday! A pedicure ... oh, my! I need one bad!ReplyDelete
That salad ... raw fish! Just doesn't appeal to me at all!
Go get you a pedicure, woman!Delete
The tuna was, in fact, cooked. Just very rare. Which is how I like it.
What a day. Ahi doesn't appeal to me, but neither do brussels sprouts. It must be acquired. My sister would not have a holiday dinner without them.ReplyDelete
I love tuna so much.Delete
I think that maybe brussels sprouts are like cilantro- some people are just not wired to enjoy them.
What a lovely day you had. I love the fierce loiterers just loitering are hard as they could.ReplyDelete
Defiantly and fiercely loitering!Delete
A truly sweet day!ReplyDelete
You failed to share your pampered, blissed out toes with us.ReplyDelete
Maggie is having such fun. She is making happy memories for sure.
Right after we got pedicures it started raining and then it got chilly and so I've been wearing socks ever since!Delete
I always hope the kids remember the sweet times.
well yummy! Breaking the law and getting toes did- top it off with a Maggie evening- Perfect! I am surprised the sweater fits her and am so glad about it!!! She will develop an appreciation for cashmere! It is the best!ReplyDelete
She wanted to put it back on this morning before she went to dance! And so she did.Delete
What a truly perfect day, first yacking and laughing and loitering with your girls and then queen Magnolia June herself to snuggle in for the night. This is joy.ReplyDelete
It was a day to remember for sure.Delete
So much fun, so little time. That's the way it is with grandkids who are old enough for school and dance etc.ReplyDelete
I used to go to a podiatrist iin Geneva when I was still working and I agree with you - it's such bliss to have someone take care of your feet and massage them isn't it. The fact that he was drop dead gorgeous too didn't hurt. And I'm with you on the Brussels sprouts too - vile little things whichever way you deal with them!ReplyDelete
That sounds rather ideal, actually!Delete
I had to smile at your ahi/mahi day! Glad you had so much fun.ReplyDelete
I have 2 grandsons visiting today so fun will be had here too! :)
I did not realize the ahi/mahi connection until you pointed it out!Delete
I hope y'all are having fun.
Loitering is an underrated pastime. There's too much rushing about these days. If people just took the time to loiter more often, the world would be a happier place.ReplyDelete
I read somewhere long ago that modern humans have far less leisure time than early humans whose lives revolved around finding food.Delete
I agree, Mr. P! And Ellen- I've read that too. Isn't it weird?Delete
I used to like brussels sprouts if they were small. Then one day I didn't like them and still don't, like you don't care how they are cooked. Raw tuna just does not do it for me though. Good food can come in surprising places. While Marc was in the hospital and his brother and sister came to visit on a Sunday, Lisa and I went out for dinner and the only place we saw that was open that wasn't fast food was a place called Froggy's Grub and Pub, a sports bar. What the heck, we can at least look at the menu which was surprising. I ordered shrimp alfredo and it was delicious.ReplyDelete
This place is like that too, Ellen! They have all sorts of interesting and delicious looking foods in this sports bar. And lucky for me, the TV right across from me had men's diving events going on which did not hurt my feelings at all.Delete
It is strange but true. I can't stand having strangers handle my feet. Just freaks me out. I don't know why. You can have all my pedicures. I will take all your brussel sprouts. I love the loitering picture.ReplyDelete
I have a friend who is absolutely triggered into panic by feet. I feel certain that something must have happened in his childhood that scarred him for life. But some people just don't want strangers to touch their feet. I get it! I'm glad I don't have that problem though. I love a foot massage more than anything.Delete
What a happy, smiling girl Magnolia is! It's nice to see children being happy and enjoying their childhoods. Lucky girl.ReplyDelete
Oh, she can throw down, that girl. But when she's here she's a dream child because she loves it here so much that she's afraid to do anything that would cause us not to want her back. And she was so happy to be here.Delete
The day you had made me very happy to read through. Pedis and laughter at lunch. And the sweetest woman child sleepover. Did my heart good.ReplyDelete
Brussels sprouts are nasty.ReplyDelete