Mother-in-law BrunchToday was the much anticipated "Mother-in-law Brunch". Her birthday is Aug. 20 and my husband wanted to do something special for her, so he planned to drive about 20 miles to pick her up, then another 45 min. to the "Country Cupboard" restaurant where they have a delicious and incredible Breakfast Buffet.
When we arrived to pick her up, we delivered three boxes of cereal, four packages of bagels, a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread, a 58 oz. can of her favorite coffee, 1000 packets of Splenda, A 55 oz bag of Hershey's miniatures, 2 HUGE bags of frozen Chicken Breasts, 60 day supply of Sea-Bond Denture adheasive and a $50 grocery gift card to help her out. She was stunned. She's been having some trouble making ends meet, so we thought we would help her stock up a bit, before hubby's overtime income stops for this year. My Sister-in-law had bought her 2 huge jars of peanut butter and her favorite cereal, trying to make sure she had plenty in her freezer and cupboards, before bad weather gets here, as she doesn't like to drive when it's slippery out.
We had nice conversation in the car on the drive to the restaurant. We went in and were seated immediately, even though it was VERY busy, the parking lot nearly full. M-i-l asked if her favorite item was on the menu, as she hadn't had it in years. It was, so she was very happy. We all ate a big, hearty brunch, had endless cups of coffee, orange juice or iced tea depending on who was drinking what.
On the ride home we got into a great conversation about family and I had the opportunity to ask her about some of the brands she uses, as far as detergents and personal products, so we can help her out with those types of things as well.
She was so appreciative and so pleased with how the day went. Everything came together well and we all enjoyed ourselves a great deal. I was proud of my son because he joined in the conversation and we laughed and tormented each other in the backseat on the way home. It was a lot of fun.
Today was one of those days you want to file away in your memory banks, to look back on years from now, as a day when everything went just as planned and everyone had a great time, no disappointments, no arguments, no mishaps... :)