Morning everyone :)
How was your Mothers Day?
It was very nice. We went to dd's place where she fixed us (dh, me, her MIL and her dh) a very nice brunch. We had quiche! I was impressed, LOL! Then we all sat around chatting about all sorts of stuff, from how they could keep the sun from coming through the skylight and hitting their tv, to things we did when we were kids, lol!
We headed out early enough to get home before the cat had to eat her feet from hunger (lol - Millie is sure she'll starve if dinner is late), had a nice relaxing evening and, because we were still full from brunch, dh said he'll take me out to dinner tonight! Extended Mother's Day perks! I'll take 'em!
Mother's Day was really a nice laid back kind of day.....
I laid in bed and read my book while my H took the pups out and fed them and then he made the coffee. I finally stretched and got up. My 17dd made me breakfast, waffles, yum. She also gave me a coupon book with lots of cool things she says' she'll do for me...one of which is One Hour of Gardening, which is funny because who can do only one hour of gardening...she said, "but mom I gave you an hour because I really hate gardening!" LOL - she also gave me a gift certificate for Borders and wrote me a lovely card thanking me for helping her find her path and being her strongest guide her life - very uplifting to say the least!
After breakfast one of the kid's close friends dropped by. He is a boy who lives in the inner city and we lend him our couch on occasion when he stays in town for events or to see his friends - kind of like a host family. Anyway, he stopped by to give me flowers (and use our shower-lol), which I thought was really nice of him. He's a sweetie - the son I never had.
Later, I went in search of the perfect shower head - we've been through 3 this week because we can't seem to find one without the water saver thingy - our pressure is so bad it dribbles out, so the water saver thingy is not an option for us. Anyway, I found one and my H installed it and it worked, so last night I finally had a decent shower!
Then, as we were getting ready for dinner (H too us out - just we 4, finally without a friend or BF in tow!), my 15dd gave me a poster she made for me. YOu may recall that this dd is the one who's been a handful of trouble lately. Anyway, she wrote me a beautiful poem and in the poem she says how despite the arguing, she's thankful for me and our family. She also said, "I love you means arguments between me and you"...spelled out throughout the poem in red letters - very clever girl, this one. Anyway, it was really a nice surprise.
So that was my mother's day, very great! I hope yours was wonderful as well!
I'm glad your dd treated you to a nice homemade dinner so your could relax - I love when that happens. I am hoping that my dd sees the relaxing benefits of gardening as well. I find weeding to be such great therapy really - so peaceful and gives me time to think about things and appreciate my life. Last year I made my 15dd help me weed one afternoon after the sun had gone behind the trees. We just started talking as we methodically weeded, it was really nice because we talked about life, dreams, boys and other fun stuff; I told her stories about my first loves and things I did at her age. Have a nice time with your mom today and maybe remind her of some of the good stuff too! LOL
My mom is 82 and she is coming to stay with us early June. I really miss her in between visits. She recently gave up her car and feels very trapped, although she lives near my other sister, my sister is one of those really crazy busy people, with never enough time for anything, always rushed! So, my mom is feeling very isolated right now. I was hoping she'd stay with me for a couple weeks and then with my other sister who lives nearby a couple as well but she wants to get home to her cat.
You know what's funny? My mother doesn't remember much from when I was such a bad teenager! If I ask her about certain events or things that I did to make her so mad, she says, "I chose to forget all those bad things - because life is too short to waste time remembering unhappy moments." Hahaa - then when I was telling her about my 15dd's recent behavior, she instantly said, "Well, you know Joey, you were a handful at times too at that age." So much for choosing not to remember that stuff! LOL
Have a great day~
Glad you had a nice Mothers Day Ann! :)