Yesterday’s blog was a review of lunch at Red Lobster. Today is this evening’s “mystery run.”
I came home from 10 hours at work thinking of surprising Betsy by taking the whole family out to something simple and cheap for supper. But Betsy had spent a good portion of the day turning the carcase of a Sam’s Club rotisserie chicken into what turned out to be an excellent soup. That and the fact that I came home to hours of reading for my Master’s program class that started tonight, and running out seemed like such a waste of valuable time — hers and mine.
So instead I asked Betsy to choose something for us to watch off Amazon Prime Instant Video — which we would Chromecast onto the 52 inch projection HDTV the neighbor gave us this spring to “get rid of it.” Betsy chose Dr. Who — the first episode of the 2005 relaunch. It started out almost too much like a horror film (we aren’t horror film people), but quickly got into something with a little more humor in it.
Once that ended I told everyone to get their footwear on quickly. They kept on asking me where we were going. I kept answering “to the car.” So out we went with the destination unstated. We turned down Armour Road and Betsy noted that the McDonald’s sign was lit on the store that they had tore down and rebuilt. But it didn’t look like it was quite open yet. There were still cones across the driveway into the parking lot.
Instead I turned into the strip mall before McDonalds, up to our local doughnut shop – Donut King. We hadn’t been in months. I think the last time was celebrating Nathan’s choir concert for middle school. So we picked up a dozen doughnuts — each could choose 3, and came home to enjoy our snack, watch another show (Stargate SG-1) via Amazon Prime and continue reading for class. A 15-minute turnaround and celebration. Simple, fun, and I got to spend (a little) money.