Friday, August 19, 2016

Surprising Mom

Last night I worked another all night shift. I worked from 7am - 2pm, and then again from 7pm - 7:30am. Then I rushed to catch the 8:15 bus home. My plan was to surprise my mother for her birthday, which is tomorrow. I knew she was having a barbecue tonight with several of our family friends, and I wanted to be there for that too and make the most of my short weekend home. I knew in advance she had told everyone 'the chef would not be home' and I had to laugh at that. I did tell my brother, who is home for a few weeks visitng with his girlfriend, that I would be coming but told him to keep it a secret from Mom and Dad.

Well, they were very much surprised as were most of our guests. They were also quite happy. I didn't have much of a chance to make anything before the barbecue and knew Mom and Dad would already have a lot of food planned, but I did decorate the chocolate cake.

All together we had barbecue ribs, beer can chicken, rice pilaf, bean salad, tomato baked zucchini, fresh garden cucumber, bread rolls, flourless chocolate torte, rum cake, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Surprised was an understatement! Thanks for coming Rebecca & making me laugh.
Love Mom