Sunday, March 18, 2007

The MacDonald Years ;)

Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do.

We took D back to university yesterday because a severe weather warning had been issued for today. So the lot of us piled in the car and headed for the city. The G & S family circus hits the road with the usual built in screams, wrong turns and ‘are we there yet’ symphony.

We did some food shopping en-route which compensates for the ferry fare. The estate car groans and suspension checks its insurance under the weight of enough supplies for D to feed the Indian sub-continent. He’s a big lad!
We stopped to eat at Macdonalds. This is G’s nemesis. He makes no secret of his view that
when the history of the decline of the human species is told there will be a chapter all to itself titled The Macdonald Years’.
But where else can we go on a rainy Saturday where S can run around the play area while we watch and eat.
On G’s nausea factor scale of 10 this was peaking at 9.5 it having some formidable features of heavy rain, many damp and screaming children and queues that could have queued for Scotland.

'The emporium of bad food where the inedible meets the uneatable.'
and 'Bun wrapped misery with no chips' he muttered darkly. I kid you not! lol

I enjoyed us all being together and we did have a few giggles along the way as well as a few mumbles but that’s what being a family is all about. ;)

So far today we’ve seen snow, sun, hail and gusty winds- typical Scottish ‘can’t make my mind up’ type of weather.

This morning l got a bunch of flowers and chocolates handed to me in bed - wonderful! We all had a few chocolates before breakfast :) Wee S made a beautiful card and some clay moulds- a love heart and dish! Mel has promised me a massage for later- looking forward to that! I am just taking it easy today and will be visiting my blog friends to see what’s been happening in their part of the world.
Later on G is making dinner- I saw his ‘menu’---

Wild Scottish Salmon drizzled with lemon sauce on a bed of saffron rice with sideservice of wild mushrooms and honey toasted potato. Wine –Italian chilled Barbera d’Alba Vigna 2003 - a Rose wine to enchant. Afters – Profiteroles with Cornish Clotted cream from Helston with a bittersweet hot orange and chocolate sauce – and a little Muscati to sip.

I think he is still trying to prove a point about MacDondalds-lol.
Total brownie points however> 1,000,0000!!

S keeps saying prayers for snow and throwing God kisses. Instead of finishing his prayer with ‘Amen’, he says ‘Amanger’, in one word (from the song ‘Away in a Manger’)-lol. He keeps going in and out the back door and l can feel the cold air sweeping though the house, finding it’s way under my desk and wrapping itself around my legs- brrr. I’m off to put on the kettle and make a cup of tea.
Keep warm all.


Susie said...

Happy Mother's Day!
Your menu for today sounds like something out of a 5 star restaurant!
I agree he's trying to prove a point about Mickey D's!!

Tammy said...

I so love the pic up top of you and your darlin's!!
Looks like a sketching!!
I think "G" should open a restaurant and after he has fed one and all a guitar serenade...lovely!!
PS...after I visit sundry blogs of an afternoon, I've been putting the kettle on to have a cuppa along with either an English Muffin or cinnamon toast...It just makes my afternoon I'm tellin' ya!!

Betty said...

May I make a reservation for dinner at your table? The menu sounds delightful to the palate.

Happy Mother's Day to you......

Val said...

Nice snow angels picture there! Well I may be the other end of the "island" but we have had sun and hail showers on and off all day. But I hope to escape a severe weather warning, as I am off to visit with a friend in Bristol. Under two hour drive, as long as the weather plays nice.

CJ said...

Love G's take on MacDonalds, I think he could be right. What a lucky Mom you are! We've tasted spring now winter is shaking it's finger at us! Ahrggggh!!! Oh well the good news is summer has to come sometime, right? Enjoy the rest of your weekend and keep warm :)

Apple said...

Happy Mother's Day! Your dinner sounds lovely.

I love MacDonalds with the kids because they are sooo thrilled to be able to play and run; this time of year I can stay warm while I watch them. They won't be going during the summer.

I'd be happy to send S some snow if only I knew how.

Pretty Lady said...

Happy mother's day!!! Here is until May that's why I am late or better said I didn't know but I am sure you had a wonderful day. Always flowers!!!

UKBob said...

I'm pleased to see you got spoilt on mothers special day.

gina said...

Oh, I definitely want an invite to THAT dinner! Ooops, I'm a couple days late. boo hoo!

I'm laughing about the McDonald's. When we were visiting Scotland, we stayed as far away as possible from the American food chains. Until one day, when The Spouse and Youngest Son just HAD to have a burger - so McDonald's it was. Your burgers are different there.

We had that same weather in May. Blustery, can't make up its mind, kind of like North Idaho. Yesterday it hailed like crazy, then the sun came out, then it rained.

Happy Scottish Mother's Day a bit belatedly.

Kerri said...

Flowers and chocolates before breakfast...delightful! And that dinner sounds so very delicious. Your family "sketch" is lovely.
Mickey D's is a fun place for kids, and has it's place in this world :) I like it.
I love the little prayer for snow :) Ours is melting because the rain is pouring down upon it this evening! But there's still quite a lot left. We'll probably have floods in some areas before it's finished.
A very happy belated "Mothering Sunday" to ye dear friend :) (you're a super special mum to your little clan) xoxo

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