Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What's A Mother To Do?

with her 13 year old son all vacation week?

He is into Xbox and basketball. I don't have a clue how to play video games and I won't be running around a basketball court anytime soon!

Besides us both being sick with head colds, there is not a lot to do in our area this time of year. Yeah, there are museums and the zoo....not too interested in those.

Sometimes we just have to fill the day up with silly things like errands, stopping at the grocery store, and a doctor's appointment for my inevitable sinus infection. I tried to make doing all that today sound better by saying we would go to Wegmans for lunch and maybe they would be giving out samples at the bakery and deli and other places throughout the store like they sometimes do.

If you have never heard of Wegmans than you are not from the northeast....or even Pennsylvania.....I hear there are Wegmans popping up there too. It is quite the place to go for groceries because of their specialty areas. The store in Pittsford, which is 20 minutes from me, has a kosher deli area, a patisserie, a cheese shop and a Godiva chocolate shop to name a few. It's the atmosphere there that is amazing. I told my husband I want to go there on a date on a Saturday afternoon when it is crowded just to walk around and look! It is like going through a small marketplace in an exotic city!

Anyways, I digress. On the way to Canandaigua, which is where my doctor is and where I do most of my shopping, there was a mishap with me and another car at a 4-way stop. Neither one of us knew whose turn it was and we both ended up in the middle of the intersection at the same time. I backed up and when I looked over, there sitting at one of the other stops was a Canandaigua Sheriff's car. I went on my way, watching my driving because he followed us all the way to Wegmans and then finally turned off. We got inside and I went to the food area to get some soup. Who was standing right there, about 7 feet tall, getting himself some soup, but the policeman that had been following us! I guess I didn't do anything wrong, or at least I handled it correctly. In front of my son. Whew!

I guess we made some memories with that one. We spent the rest of the day watching the movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which was really good, and then he beat me 5 games to 2  at Sequence. I used to beat him....

Tomorrow is lunch with Dad and then we'll have to come up with something for the rest of the week.

Any ideas for me?

AnnMarie :)


  1. You had quite an adventure!
    If the weather is nice, maybe you could take a walk together? I love exploring parks and nature areas :)

  2. Oh gosh, I don't know. You could get beat at that game a few more times...lol. Have you tried getting him to teach you some of his xbox games?

  3. You've probably done all the things I loved when I spent a couple days in and near the finger lake area. I loved the long walk up the ravine at Watkins Glen State Park. How about glass blowing in Corning? Maybe let him know he can pretend like you are someone else for a little while and have him teach you Xbox :) - slowly like he is teaching a little child - now you put in the game, mom, #2, you hit (I don't know what you hit), you leave it on S L O W speed, etc. Then at the end of the appointed time . . . yeah! - you're back to being 'mom'.

    1. You made me smile Luella, when you said to let my son know he can pretend like I am someone else and teach me xbox.....I don't know that either one of us has the patience for that! I think when it comes to that I am just too S L O W!

    2. I feel the same as you do about Wegman's - maybe even more so. Somehow, I feel like I am on an adventuresome holiday while wandering through those overfed aisles.

      Bring your boy to laser tag or to the public market (open on Thursday)

  4. Pasteries, cheese, Godiva chocolate Yum! I want to go on a date there too!!

  5. Hmmm....not sure I can help you much there, AnnMarie. My son is 17 and in college now, and I still haven't figured out how to spend quality time with him. I have played Nintendo with him before...we get laughing so hard at how bad I am that I almost pee my pants, and that makes him laugh even harder! :-)

  6. My husband gets the Consumer Reports magazine. The latest issue just had a list of grocery stores. Wegmans is listed as the best in the country. I think I have been to one once.

  7. That is very interesting about Wegmans but I can't say I am surprised. I want to work there someday....maybe in the Godiva chocolates!

  8. Hope you both feel better real soon. I love that game, I need to get us one. We played it in France with our friends on a mission trip a couple of years ago and I've been meaning to get it since. Sounds like a lovely place to have a date. Blessings Niki x


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