When we opened the card up, it continued with: “Isn’t it amazing how those traits have been passed down through the generations?”
Our son Christopher’s card was, we thought, equally amusing. The outside read: “Mom, you carried me inside you for nine months and went through excruciating pain for hours to have me.” Inside the card, it said: “I got you this card. (Kinda makes it all worthwhile, doesn’t it?).” We haven’t stopped laughing yet.
We hasten to point out that our Mother’s Day dining on McWraps was just the beginning of a somewhat unusual week of food. We started with McDonald’s on Sunday. Monday we had two dining out experiences, a take out lunch that we shared with friends at Otsego Manor. And for dinner on Monday, we motored with different friends to Pop’s Place where we finally enjoyed our first shrimp basket of the season. Tuesday was supposed to be a dine at home day. And it actually was, although we dined on a take out dinner we had procured, and frozen, the preceding week. But, given its restaurant affiliation, we decided, for the purposes of this column, we could count it.
Wednesday we moved into the big time with the Women’s Club Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Otesaga. We then returned to the Hawkeye Grill at the Otesaga on Thursday for lunch with a friend from Williamsburg and on Friday to celebrate with friends Jane Curtis’ 90th birthday. All in all, it was a heavy-duty food week. And we really think we are not going to try to recreate it any time soon. We hasten to add, it was indeed nice to stay home on Saturday.
In spite of our somewhat outrageous social schedule, we were still able to keep up with the news. In fact we received what we thought to be a fairly interesting email directing us to the May 2 article on Bloomberg Businessweek entitled “Why Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Are Catching On” by Bradley Olson.