This weekend feels like it never happened... we crammed a lot into it with Andrew just getting home. We got chores and necessities done, and tossed in a nice dinner with his parents and Jessica as a "going away" dinner for her. Jessica leaves for Job Corps this coming Tuesday. That makes two of my chickadees out of the nest.
We took Jessica to Red Lobster for her meal. She was craving shrimp, and I knew she'd have a variety of options on their menu. She chose the shrimp linguini alfredo... which I thought looked awfully oily, but I didn't taste it, and she seemed to like it, so that's all that was important for her meal. I chose the seafood gumbo, and was devastatingly disappointed. The roux just did not have a good flavor to it... you expect a certain flavor to gumbo... and you particularly would expect a seafood restaurant to have a good roux. I've had better gumbo at Jason's Deli, and that's just sad.
Andrew and his dad both ordered the Admiral's Platter - the shrimp was overcooked, the fried fish was almost flavorless, and the scallops were chewy. Can I repeat that this is from a seafood restaurant? Hello?? And yes, you can believe that I DID do the online survey that was referenced on the receipt... you can also believe that I definitely stated everything that I just put here...
When your kids are little and fun and adorable and cute, you think you have so many years before they'll grow up and leave the nest... and then when it's time for them to leave, it's just incredible to think that it seems so very recent that you were holding their hand to cross the street, or teaching them to read, or working with them to learn to make decisions about what to wear... it's a shock when they change their favorite foods or color or cartoon character, and now they're ready to make their way in the world... I'm 36 hours away from taking her to the bus station... holy smokes!
It's after 9pm here, and I'm thinking it's time to head to bed... with Andrew home, my wake up time is back to 5:15am
Good night, everyone!