Family get together for one of the birthdays tonight. Unfortunately, kidlet didn’t feel well in the afternoon, so I dropped partner off at her brother’s to catch a ride with him and went back to hang out with kid.
Several hours later she felt better, but we decided not to drive out of town for a late arrival at the party. Since we were supposed to have eaten there, there was nothing ready or defrosted at home, so we opted for a mother-daughter night out. Chose a café and went out to splurge a little.
I tried something a bit different on the menu. Mixed meat salad. (That sounds terrible in English….gah.) Chicken, game hen and roast beef stir-fried in a hot pepper/sweet chili sauce – just the right amount of tangy – and served over a big green salad.
Surprisingly good. Half-pint of beer from the tap to wash it down.
Kidlet couldn’t finish her fried chicken breast and potatoes, we got a doggie bag. Tomorrow’s lunch!
Ended the meal with a nice strong black tea with spearmint leaves.
We talked a lot. Laughed a lot. Especially when partner called from the party to say that when trying to take pictures she had accidentally backed into a big cactus plant, to everyone’s amusement. Ouch. Her brother suggested a session with tweezers when she got home. Kidlet is now calling her Cactus-Butt (wasn’t that one of the hyenas in Lion King???).
Anyway, it was definitely some quality time. And that’s something to treasure.