“Don’t worry about the stock market. Invest in family.”
Good advice. And it’s one reason we spent an hour just trying to gather ourselves at Mr. Wu’s for my birthday lunch.
You would think the four of us were coming from the earth’s four corners. Not true! We live no more than 5 minutes from each other.
There was a game plan in place, but for our clan, the presence of a plan is merely an ominous herald that very soon, things are about to go awry. In this case it was a simple, actionable strategy–one son would pick up the granny, one son would drive himself, and I would meet everyone there at 11:30.
Long, long story abbreviated–our family birthday celebration stretched into hours like a pool of melted ice cream. Don’t ask me why. And I won’t tell.
Once everyone finally did have their napkins in their laps, we ate wonderfully well.
Here are two photos of my birthday lunch repast (look! fried food!) , as well as the supper I enjoyed later in the day with some of my best friends.