The drive is numbing but the reward of seeing her was well worth it. We attended church with her and celebrated her birthday at the restaurant of her choice which turned out to be Moxies. Her boyfriend's birthday is exactly a week to the minute after hers so we had him along and we invited her sweet roommate along. She deserved a dinner out for letting us all take over the apartment all weekend.
We have a Moxies here but let me tell you this was the fanciest Moxies I have ever been in. One of the fanciest restaurants in fact of any kind. Not that it was hoity-toity or anything but the decor was just so unique and neat. And I really made everybody's eyes roll when I was delayed in the washroom because, well, I was taking pictures of it. Yes, I actually did. Aren't I a good little blogger?! It was fancy dancy, I tell ya. And seeing they wouldn't let me take pics of my food at my birthday dinner and I totally forgot to take pictures of the food here, you get to see the washroom! Lucky you!
Just look at them light fixtures.
These are makeup chairs. Those silver contraptions are mirrors that you can adjust where you want. Almost star trekky don't you think.
A washroom is just not complete without a fireplace and tv in the wall. A tv and fireplace, people. I want one of these walls in my bathroom at home. How cool would that be?!
And no, I'm not from the boonies and yes, I don't get out much if I can get this giddy about a restaurant washroom. Thanks for asking. But anything that makes one feel like a movie star, even if it a movie star using a bathroom, is blog worthy, don't ya think?
I wish I would have taken pics of the front door. They were pretty awesome, but it didn't occur to me at the time. And what would a restaurant visit be without someone inventing something out of the items on the table.
Mmmm, the white chocolate brownie birthday dessert was sure good! And no, brother, I won't share.
And of course, a birthday girl has to have gifts. Now Kay has never, ever been into Barbies, but Lucy she loves. So she was pretty pleased with the I Love Lucy collector dolls she got for her birthday. They now have a prominent spot on her tv stand.
Monday by noon it was time to make the seven hour trek back. Tuesday was back to work but it was a weird day. I was exhausted. It wasn't just the long drive there and back all within a long weekend, or just the fact that I never sleep as well when I'm not in my own bed, or that I stayed up too late just being with her. But I was emotionally exhausted too. I had such mixed feelings and felt quite discombobulated. This trip showed me some things. It was so wonderful to go see the cute things the girls have done with the apartment since we moved her in, it was so good to see how she was doing. It made me swell with motherly love and pride at how good she has adjusted and how well she is doing. How responsible she is, and how so many of the things I tried to teach her and figured weren't getting through actually did and now she's doing them.