May 29, 2012
We celebrated with my family yesterday since it was a holiday and my husband did not have to work. I requested my dad grill turkey burgers and the rest did not really matter to me. Rather than going to a restaurant, I prefer to gather together in a nice relaxed atmosphere where we can stay as long as we like. It was such a great day too!
Only in my family does opening presents become a point of comedy. I had told my mom I needed a new small crockpot because the one I had was falling into a million pieces and becoming more dangerous than helpful. Of course, that is what I got. She told me to open it and make sure it was the right size, which I did. However, I did not pull the crockpot out completely, and thought is was a bit larger than I wanted. Mom made some comment like, "Well, you can exchange it if you want, but look, isn't the lid neat? You can lock it." I did not bother to look more closely, and simply agreed that was a nice feature. It would seem I was not doing as she wanted me to because there was another gift inside the crockpot! I am laughing just thinking about it. She finally said, "Oh, would you just open it all the way and look inside. Pay attention!"
Sheesh, opening a present can be hazardous in our family! There was however a beautiful bracelet inside, so I am glad Mom redirected me. I even promised that I will search any gifts she may give me in the future.
Hope you all are be blessed, laughing as often as possible, and enjoying the warmer temperatures. Go on, celebrate for me today!