Monday, October 12, 2009

sur-prise [ser-prahyz, suh] - verb

--to make an unexpected assault on (an unprepared army, fort, person, mother etc.)

The person who was surprised? That would be me. Unbeknownst to me, the Skater and the Marine had hatched a plan to surprise Mom. The Marine was in Ft. Worth, attending a class. The Skater drove up there, picked him  up and drove him back down here to Austin to surprise me. It worked!!

The Marine even called me, chatting away, making me think he was on his way home from work, where he lives, which is not in Texas. A short time later, the Skater appears at my back door to borrow something. While in the pantry, (because it’s food, the Skater always needs food) the Marine sneaks in the back door. Yes, I was very surprised. And stupid, too, because I kept saying “How can you be here? You just said you were in your driveway?”

Right on their heels were the Girl and the Chef, anxious to see the surprise on my face. My goodness, can a day get any better? I don’t think so. The only one missing was CGMan (who knew and kept the secret, too!) luckily, we were able to spend some time with him on Skype.

So my weekend, which would have normally been spent refereeing the dogs, was spent doing this…

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…refereeing the boys.

Life is good.


  1. Yea! I'm glad you were surprised. OR Mom and I knew about it, too. Just wish we could have been there to see the look on your face. Life IS good!

  2. funny how that skater boy can get the best of the marine these days - how times have changed - and how kenny has caught up!!

  3. Who sez that boys don't know what to get for their moms?

  4. Could life get any better ! Bitzie


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