As we all know, I have been car-less this week, so I have been relying on the generosity of friends and family to get me where I need to go and retrieve me from where I needed to be. On Friday, I needed to be at work from 7 AM until 11 AM. My lovely and talented fiance dropped me off at work earlier than I needed to be there because he then had to head to his job over an hour away. My mom offered to pick me up after she was done with her bowling league, about an hour after I was done with work. With no better offers on the table, I settled into a chair in the lobby of the hospital to await her arrival.
At about 11:45, I received a text message from her that she would be there around noon. At about five minutes before noon, I headed outside to await her arrival on the curb. Right at noon, a car pulled up that looked just like my sister's. However, knowing that my sister was at work* and noticing that there were three people in the car and knowing that the Saab 9-3 is a popular car here where the yuppies rule the earth, I didn't really expect it to be my ride...until my cousin climbed out of the front seat and started making her way over to me. After my initial reaction of "Oh my God!" followed by "What the hell?" I learned that my shower is this weekend and since they didn't think they would be able to surprise me with the shower, they decided they would surprise me by picking me up at work and taking me out to lunch. The third person in the car was my best friend Amy. She is another of my bridesmaids. We headed to lunch at a Mexican restaurant, and it was mmmm, mmmm good!
I love surprises!
*she is sneaky, that one!