My oldest boy turns eleven today. Jordon has the details of what we got him and he was up this morning at 6:30 a.m. to open his gifts and hang out a bit before heading to school. We are having lunch with Jordon at work and then picking up some football gloves (apparently they get sticky when wet) and a case for his new cell phone. He is pretty excited.
The bad part of all of this is that Jordon gave Mark the NFL Training Camp game and I have the EA Sports Active 2 and the controllers are interchangeable. Jordon just casually brought up to Mark that I can also work out with him and do football drills. I am not sure I like the sound of that. Hey look, an intensive training component so I can be ready for the NFL Combine. That looks painful and I am not sure of the payoff. Jordon assures me that quite a few 41 year old women get drafted in the NFL Draft each year but I think he is lying :-)
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you out there. For me it’s a quiet day with friends and family. Mark gave me a hammock chair that will be great at the cabin (if the water stops rising). Even cooler was that the hammock chair was on sale for 33% off when they bought it. (my chair is blue and white, a little different then the one pictured)
Of course the guys being the guys, had an ulterior motive. Last year every time one of us would achieve optimum relaxation on our hammock, Oliver would come out of nowhere and attack us and knocking us to the ground. This gives Oliver another target. That being said, he will just attack both of us.
My other gift was a heavy duty immersion blender. Mine finally died and I really wanted another one. I know guys get in trouble for giving out appliances but this is one that I really wanted.
I also wanted a new recipe box. After looking around at some kitchen places and not wanting to pay $35 for a cardboard box, we checked out Staples and they had these recipe boxes that I really liked for just under $10. Perfect.
One more thing, Maggi bought me a new headlamp. Jordon told the dog that he’s tired of me always using his (and never putting it back). Maggi is just hoping for some late night walks at the lake. I fear what we will find.
Later this morning, the boys are taking both me and the Reimers to the Saskatoon InnTony Romas for Mother’s Day brunch. After that I will find some time to think about where to hang my new chair before Lee stops by for supper.