Thursday, May 10, 2007

What do Mexico and China Have to do With my Children?

So two of my daughters will be unavailable on Sunday; one will be leaving quite early that morning for a school mission trip to New Orleans, and the other has to work a double shift. Since all the kids wanted to be together to celebrate Mother's Day they decided that they would make today (Thursday) Mothers day at the angelmeg household.

Since mother's day isn't complete without Mass we started our celebration with a trip to daily Mass. We expected the Mass to be celebrated by our parish's acerbic associate pastor who has known my kids for nearly 13 years and would be totally incredulous that they chose to attend daily mass. They were ready though because they were planning to tell him that they were celebrating Mother's Day. To which they were sure he would retort that today wasn't Mother's Day. To this they were all (including the angelbaby) ready to say with a perfectly timed sneer "In Mexico it is."

They never got to use the line though, because the mass was said by our pastor. He was very happy to see the kids at Mass and never once questioned why they were there. We did get to see our previous pastor who is recently retired. He is looking really good and says that he has finally gotten the knack of retirement and is actually beginning to like it.

After Mass we stopped off and ordered Take Out from our favorite Chinese place on our way home. We haven't had good Chinese in a very long time so this was a real treat. We went all out and ordered all of our favorites and a few new items to try (moo shoo chicken for one).

Then I got to open my Mother's Day gift; a gift set from the movie Office Space, complete with a Initech coffee mug and red stapler and TPS Report covers and a mat for jumping to conclusions (along with a bunch of other things as well.) We love this movie and quote from it all the time around our house. One of my favorite lines is "I wouldn't say I have been missing work." When mrangelmeg needs our son to do things he does a great impression of Lumberg "Yeah, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and come over and do this right now."

Then after dinner we watched the Thursday night lineup on NBC. Our favorite night of television. It just doesn't get much better than this.

And I still have Sunday to do whatever I want. Hmm wonder if I can get the other three kids to leave me alone all day. With all the video game systems in this house it might just work.

I hope all you mothers out there have a wonderful Mother's day with your kids.

Pax

3 comments:

Suzanne said...

This was all so nice! Two of my kids are going to spend Saturday with Maria and one is staying home. I think that Maria will be bringing them back home on Sunday, but she can't stay long as Doug's sister is graduating in Indy later in the afternoon. Anyway, Happy Mom's Day to you too!

Adoro te Devote said...

Happy Mother's Day!

I love that movie...we quote it all the time at work. My favorite line...

"I don't really like my job...and I don't think I'm gonna go anymore."

I have sent time off requests to my Manager by stating, "On X date, I'm going to go ahead and not come in. This isn't one of those half-day things, this is an all-day type of thing. I'm not gonna quit...I'm just not not gonna go."

And yeah, in reality, I hate my job and so there's truth in my words and my Manager knows it, but we all quote this movie constantly anyway. It has some of the best lines EVER! :-) Nice to meet a fellow fan!

angelmeg said...

I wouldn't say I am a fan. I am a devote of this movie.

Like I have said I haven't been missing work (I have been unemployed for a year.) When people in my previous profession ask me when I am going to go back to work I shrug and say. I don't know, I just don't know.

If you like the movie you have to get the 10th anniversary DVD and see the extras, outakes and the alternate ending it will make you laugh soo hard.