Woohoo! Grandma babysat while my sweet, darling husband and I went to the casino across the state border. If you sign up for their player's club, they give you $25 after you earn 5 points on it, which takes you less than hour to do, so we got an extra $50 total from that.
My husband is so funny. He is never really thrilled whenever I talk him into going to the casino. He thinks its stupid to pour money down a hole, I suppose. I tell him it's like going to Chuck E. Cheese for grownups. We live like 35-40 minutes away, and we probably go maybe 2-3 times a year. However...when we do go, he's like a kid in a candy store and will not leave. He keeps finding more games to play. I have to drag him out of there.
He also gave me presents on Saturday night. First was that sweet wonderful card I mentioned earlier. Plus, he gave me a gift certificate for a pedicure (I can't wait!), an awesome new flour sifter (for cakes!), and a bottle of Olive Garden salad dressing (I swear I could drink that stuff :D).
And that wonderful grandma gave us $40 to blow at the casino! We broke even and came home with $40, even though I was up like $100 at one point, I somehow decided to blow it all. I blame the Yahtzee progressive slot machine. Oh and we ate at Toby Keith's I Love this Bar and Grill. The chicken fried steak is ginormous and comes with two sides, so we split one and each got a side. It was yummy!
The only disappointing thing was that a manager came over to talk to us and gave us free tickets to a show they were having, but it wasn't until 8 pm that night, so we couldn't go. We had to get back to the kidlets close to 6. Oh well...
It was a wonderful birthday! One of the best I've ever had!