I was back up at 7:00 AM, running to the one deli here that has bagels that are somewhat close to a real New York bagel. I had ordered a pound and a half of nova lox, a pound of salty belly lox, and one large filleted smoked whitefish from Deli Den in Fort Lauderdale. My FIL picked it up, put it on ice, and brought it up with him for the brunch. It held up very well.
By 10:00 AM, everyone was there. We served:
Orange Juice and Strawberry-Banana Juicy Juice
Various Oven Heated Bagels
Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon
Filleted Smoked Whitefish and
All of the leftover desserts from the night before
By noon, everyone was finishing saying their good-byes and departing. MIL stayed one more night, and she and Paul started cleaning while Beorn watched the special features disk on the Commons Room projector and surround sound system of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD my sister and her husband gave him for his birthday present. I had every intention of helping, but fell asleep on one of the couches and they let me sleep until 5:00 PM.
At 6:00 PM, Beorn started getting hungry again, and he had received a gift card to The Olive Garden from his three therapists, so he begged to go there. We had (and still have) some food leftover, but we catered to him as it was still his special weekend. Beorn, Paul, and I had the all-you-can-eat pasta bowl, and Paul’s Mom just had some minestrone and bread sticks, as well as a rum and coke.
When we left the restaurant, Beorn got ready for bed, and Paul and I returned to the Commons Room to sweep and mop the floor and to set it back up for the ESOL classes that would be coming at 8:30 the next morning. MIL returned to her hotel.
We stopped at MIL’s hotel room in the morning for one last good-bye as we drove Beorn to school on Monday morning, and the weekend then officially came to an end. We’re slowly returning to normal, whatever that means.