We just got home from the Griffins game. I was impressed; the kids made it to just a few minutes before the end of the second period. Actually it was A.P. who called it; Maybelle was fired up and could have stayed for the whole thing. Or maybe he was just sick of me trying to explain a power play, I’m not sure.
They are hoarse from yelling. I was surrounded by “Gooooooo GRIFFINS!” on one side and “READY SET GO” on the other the whole time. We had great seats, and got a great parking spot. It was on the street, right next to the Ottawa/Fulton lot. So, we just hopped out of the car and walked across the street to the stadium. That never happens!
My friend Jill had told me that Douglas J Salon, which I have written about before and absolutely love offers a free service if you show your ticket stub. I chatted with the Douglas J folks who were there (and also borrowed a smidge of Aveda hand lotion) and they said that was correct; as long as I get down there in the next 15 days. Awesome. A haircut there is $15, and the tickets were only $17, so that’s a pretty good deal.
It was Lake Michigan Credit Union member night, so we got a t-shirt and a $5 food voucher also. I didn’t think $15 worth of stadium food would be much, but I was quite wrong. We ended up getting a huge bag of cotton candy, a large popcorn, and a large pop. A.P. and I gave up on the pop, because Maybelle apparently is addicted to Sierra Mist. It was impossible to get it away from her. She also refused to eat anything but the pink cotton candy. This came after a day of treats at the Family Matters event at GRCC, then a birthday party which included not only the usual cake and ice cream, but salad, breadsticks, and lasagne.
Weight Watchers, I didn’t even know you today.
My husband’s project in St. Louis finished up early, but he suspiciously couldn’t get a flight home today. He thought it would be best just to check out of his hotel and head over to Ricardo’s house for the night instead, so I am looking forward to picking his hung-over self up from the airport tomorrow.
Right now though, I am so happy. That this week is almost over, that we all made it in-tact, and that I live in a place I can take my kids downtown at night and feel safe doing so. We only live about 10 minutes door to door from Van Andel, and both kids were asleep before I got home. It’s nice and quiet, and I am going….to….sleep…