Saturday, March 29, 2008

Surprise date

So Mom walks in about four o'clock and announces that we are going out to dinner. "We" being me and my husband. By ourselves. Just because... well, Grandma feels like watching the bairns. God Bless Grandma.

After few minutes of settling boys (quite the feat- this is the end of Spring Break, and Joey is definitely ready to go back to school), we raced out the door and into the car. We toyed for a minute with the idea of going to France. Or back to India for a spell. Las Vegas would do. But we decided to just go on to dinner instead.

We had three Indian places in town for a moment, and it was lovely. But the one I liked closed down, the second one the food was terrible so it closed, and now we are left with only one. We decided to chance it. Ah, mango lassi and lamb korma... yum yum yum. It turned out great. We ate, we chatted about possibilities for the future, we came home.

It lasted an hour and a half.

We need to learn to take our time. Maybe drink more. Breathe.


Niksmom said...

OMG, I don't think my husband and I would even be able to figure out where to go if that happened to us! LOL

So glad you got out and had fun. Yes, slow down and savor the time with each other whenever you can! After all, the rest of us must live vicariously through **someone**! ROFL

Casdok said...

Good for Grandma!

Stimey said...

That is fabulous. What a nice grandma! Indian food...yum.

ghkcole said...

OH, my mom is 3,000 miles away, and I always miss her, but right now even more.
Your mom totally rocks.
I hope you had naan and aloo gobi, too.... mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Club 166 said...

There are definite advantages to being older parents (you know what you're about, are a bit more settled than when you were young, etc.).

But we only have one parent left between the two of us(who lives 1200 miles away), and there's no one who would/could come in and send us out for an evening. I'm insanely jealous, but hope you had fun.