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Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Mothers out there … and soon-to-be-Moms, too!

Here’s a pic of just a few awesome Moms in my life, but much much love to all you Moms!!!!

You know there must be a party going on if you’re chilling with a Lemonade Capri Sun in your hand.  Yep, that load of sugary juice tucked away inside a foil bag with a surfer dude on it, it was all mine yesterday.  I was going to opt for the boring kid’s-birthday-party-drink-norm of a Coke or Sprite, but then I saw the motherload — a cooler of Capri Suns. Packed in with layers of ice, all with their plastic-wrapped straw neatly attached.  I was sold.  I found my inner-child.

So it was, on Saturday I had five hours of a seven year old’s birthday party.  Given the beverage array, promises of an unlimited potato chip bowl and cake, plus the fact there were TWO — not one, but TWO — blow-up bounce houses, it was really a no-brainer as to why I was there.  Oh yeah, and it was my little brother-in-law’s birthday.

Of course, everyone had to ask the six-degrees question: “Sooooo, how do you know the birthday boy?”  And putting the story together was always fun.

“I’m married to J, and J’s father is the father of the birthday boy.”

“Oh, the birthday boy is my brother.” (Receive strange stare, as we all know a blonde-hair-fair-skinned child can’t have an Asian sister.) “Brother-in-law,” I clarify.

I love Thanksgiving, for so many reasons. I know, I’m a little late on this one, but I have to get it out there.  I’m thankful for the double F’s — family and friends — of course. I’m thankful that it’s a holiday, and I get a couple of extra days off of work.  Also, I’m thankful for my KitchenAid mixer, because it’s kind of awesome.

Yeah, I totally thanked my mixer. It doesn’t get love everyday, so the days it gets to step out into the spotlight, get to sit on the primest real estate of my countertops, I have to soak it all in.

I was in charge of pies this Thanksgiving.  Martha I’m not, but I think I do OK.  I mean, everyone ate it — and didn’t die. So, that’s a good sign.

I love long weekends!  This Labor Day could not have come at a more welcome time … work is busy, summer is ending, football is starting, my diet is trying to improve.  Sounds like a good time to enjoy three days of no work!

I checked out the Lake Worth Playhouse this weekend, courtesy of the awesome husband.  He got us tickets to see “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare … abridged,” and it was great!  Three guys, tragedies, comedies and sonnets, oh my!  Even for those who aren’t keen on thee’s, thou’s and o’ers, I think the play would be  enjoyable.  I mean, funny is funny, right?! And it was pretty funny, thanks to the very talented actors, of course.  I couldn’t imagine getting up in front of an audience and performing, so I’m always in awe of those that can do it – and do it well!

Before the play, we stopped by Little Munich on Lake Ave.  I think it could be our ‘spot.’  You know, the place where you know the beer, don’t mind the bartenders and appreciate the (usually) clean bathrooms.  Plus, they have good beer on tap and it’s nice and cold in there.  We grabbed a beer before the play, then decided to head back after.  However, LM is undergoing a transformation in an attempt to attract more people and live music.  So, in that case, yaaay!  On the other hand, $10 cover to get in.  So, boooo!

The long weekend also included, of course, a trip over to Peanut Island.  As always, a g-double O-d time!  The people watching, the weather, the blue skies, the boat ride there and back, but most of all, the company!  Family and friends 🙂

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